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.