Dream podiums for worlds?
I am not thinking of tactics for Sochi, but for people who have great programs and also some age. Suzuki has battled much, and if she is to be WC it is this year. She is so all around wonderful. I wish her great luck...would she be the oldest ladies champion at Worlds? How old was Maria B? Akiko is so complete-she needs luck and love from the judges. Also, this is the first year I feel Kira is more fluid...again her age and years. She is blindingly beautiful and I am thrilled for her recent success. It's great to see Europeans and Northamericans podium. I'd like to see Ashley peak with her LP and skate as well if not better than last year. Silver or bronze. If one of our most talented teens like Goldie or Aggie pulls an upset over the vets, well, wunderbar.
Sentimentally I'd love to see Akiko win if she brings her A game and one of our ladies podium-Ashley as the most senior and our champion and Kira prove she made right decision heading for Sochi. Her skating is finally catching up to the uber elegance. Glam should not matter but beauty is part of ladies and when these stunning girls skate like great athletes, it is just lovely-beauty is of course subjective but is healing in a fragile scary world. I won't be disappointed if they are outs kated big time by a teen prodigy-just hope it is Goldie or Aggie if that happens. Do you have a sentimental podium? Of course, may the best win that event.
1. Takahiko Kozuka
2. Javier Fernandez
3. Jeremy Abbott
1. Ashley Wagner or Akiko Suzuki
2. Ashley Wagner of Akiko Suzuki
3. Mao Asada
Thinking about this it was surprising to me how little I care about everything except for Mens
I once was more engaged in Pairs and Ladies too,but the haven't caught my attention yet
Who knows who is even going to go to Worlds. Assuming these picks show up...
Men: G Chan S Plush B Hanyu
Women: G Yuna S Ashley B Adelina
Wagner (yes, I'm being partisan)
Davis and White
I usually do not reply in the thread like this but your list is surprisily the same as mine! They have been my favorites since 2008.
Originally Posted by ivy
As for Abbott, I think I became a figure fan shortly before Vancouver olys mostly because of his perfect National performances and I almost gave up seeing FS after I saw his very disappointing results there.
His conditions seem to be not the best this season but I can always dream of his being on the podium at Worlds. For whatever reasons, I cannot stand the fact that he has never been on the podium at Worlds yet.
And even though I like Chan and Kozuka very much, I would like to put Oda in the list too. After such silly mistakes, misfortunes and injuries, he has very good programs this year and deserves some redemption.
Ladies have been subpar this season to me. Can Yuna deliver after the long sit out? I wish all the best for her. Want to see her build momentum step by step until Sochi regardless of Worlds this year.
Maybe this year is Kiira's last chance for World podium so I hope she does well enough for it.
Pair and Dance are somewhat predictable even if I have my own favorite... so I don't think it is so much a DREAM podium.
Hmmm...dream podiums would be:
1. Daisuke Takahashi
2. Javier Fernandez
3. Patrick Chan
(would love to see Florent Amodio on the podium too, but I don't think that will ever happen)
1. Ashley Wagner
2. Mao Asada
3. Gracie Gold
(I also like Akiko, as many of you mentioned, but I just think it would be so awesome if Gracie made the World podium)
(honestly I'd like to see Weaver/Poje at the top of the podium, but that might be a little too wishful)
Last edited by Butterscotch17; 11-11-2012 at 01:46 AM.
1.) Daisuke Takahashi
2.) Yuzuru Hanyu
3.) Nobunari Oda
Off the ice
Mao has a nice comeback, Korpi gets her first world medal and Kostner doesn't have the pressure of being a two-time world champion going into the Olympic season.
ETA: though I'd be more than happy to see Akiko on the podium.
I don't really like too many programs this year, or the direction in which men's skating is going. I guess if Fernandez can get a medal for Spain, that would be cool.
V/T's coronation cannot be allowed to proceed, and K/S are a much nicer pair with nicer programs. P/T get a parting gift and S/S don't have to go into the Olympic season with too much pressure. Thus, everyone's a winner!
1. P/B even though I dislike their FD
2. V/M even though I dislike their FD more
3. C/L because I couldn't think of anyone else and Anna and Luca are cute.
Last edited by Buttercup; 11-11-2012 at 04:42 AM.
I know these were the medalist last year but love them!
Pair's isn't interesting me this year so far.
(I'd love to see Gold on the podium, but am afraid that'd add more pressure on her for the next season.)
3 Liza T.
Last edited by sky_fly20; 11-11-2012 at 07:03 AM.