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    Johnny Weir at CoR -- your thoughts??

    Johnny Weir at CoR -- what are your thoughts??

    can he maybe snatch the bronze???

    what are his chances of success at CoR??

    can he make the minimum tech scores to qualify for worlds??


    not sure

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    I'm not sure, too. Here's a great article about him: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news, he says he's working on a 4S, too! I don't think he can win a medal here: basing on his Finlandia programs, Kozuka, Chan and Oda are better than him, at the moment. I just hope he obtains the minimum TES! Considering that Dornbush, Menshov and maybe Brezina can be strong competitors, even a 5th place finish would be good... If he lands a fully rotated quad, he can fight for high placements, without it or having it </<<, he's definitely out of the podium...

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    I doubt that he will medal but I certainly wish him well.

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    With Kozuka, Chan, and Oda there, it will be a disaster for any of them if Weir is on the podium.

    However, PJ Kwong has already predicted Patrick being off the gold medal stand :

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskati...of-russia.html

    The men's competition is going to be the most interesting.

    Front and centre is the matchup between Canada's Patrick Chan and Skate America winner Takahiko Kozuka. On a good day, I think it would go to Chan. The problem is, Chan is off to a slow start this season while Kozuka looks poised and ready.

    Toss into the mix Johnny Weir, Nobunari Oda, Konstantin Menshov and Denis Ten and I think we have all kinds of scenario possibilities in the race for the podium.
    Pj's gold medal picks

    Men: Takahiko Kozuka, Japan
    Ladies: Adelina Sotnikova, Russia
    Dance: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Canada
    Pairs: Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Russia
    Last edited by Bluebonnet; 11-08-2012 at 11:52 AM.

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    Anything is possible. If you told me last week that Machida would win Gold at COC I would say you must be drunk. lol

    I love Johnny but I think this is a tough competition for him to be on the podium.

    I don't agree with PJ. I think Patrick will do much better at COR and take Gold.

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    ^Oh my, Johnny looks like he is in great shape just fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaba22 View Post
    err, still recycling his movements from three, four years ago...nothing new.

    On a positive note, I've noticed that his last spin was quite fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaba22 View Post
    That final spin and, even if the lutz was two-footed, the quad looked fully rotated!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaba22 View Post
    Thanks for sharing, I love Johnny's skating and I wished we could have seen his LP in competition. Other than that I wish him well.

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