Well, this is what I want..
1) Ashley Wagner
2) Akiko Suzuki
3) Kaetlyn Osmond - I know this is a long shot, but you said DREAM..
I'd be fine with the top two being reversed.
1) Daisuke Takahashi
2) Patrick Chan
3) Konstantin Menshov - once again, DREAM..
leave no stone unturned
Ashley or Akiko
Liza or Adelina
Wicked Yankee Girl
Last edited by deedee1; 11-12-2012 at 07:25 AM.
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Mens Podium is harder...veterans or newer guys?
I'd like to see Javier have two perfect skates and win Gold for Spain...they could use some good, unexpected news. I would like to see jeremy skate like he does in practice and just be relaxed. His LP is really beautiful if he can just do the jumps then perform with his heatr. If he won I'd be ecstatic as he could retire with no regrets. I am assuming he gets there, and as for bronze, incredible skating by Florent Amodio. He is fabulous. The Japanese and Chan dominate the podiums and likely will for a long time. These are the different programs and I think florent just flies. Such feet. It would be fun to have a total European/American upset. Michal Brezina has a non-stop racing program and it could be entertaining to see his LP done so well. PChan has won twice, as has Dai, Hanyu has so much time and it seems inevitable. Chan would have to not show up to place below silver but spread the wealth around, my motto.
AS for pairs V/T are the classic and S/S win everything. I hope they do not win this year and Caydee and John into Bronze. They have improved and it is nationalistic, but I think they could earn it.
Ice dance is impossible but I think Charlie and Meryl are the best in the world, so gold for Marlie. Next the Shibutanis are so, so good and no one is better at their so smooth style. Hard to do ice dance without romantic elements/programs, yes? But they skate with such unison, I have loved them from day one. I hope for silver-I adore this team and the Canadian team of Weaver /Poje expect 4th so I hope for bronze. Again, Voir are expected to be gold and over marked. I really do not think they are so much better than other teams mentioned and I get tired of the rep advantage. They are very handsome and look like they have a secret romantic connection, but I expect that is just good acting. I like the speed of marlie. I think they do the most difficulyt choreo in the world and hope they are not the bridesmaids once again to Tess/Scott. I thought their FD (Voir) looked slow and I was not inspired. Comparie it to last years Marlie FD which should have won the WC shows who is the best team. Vancouver was magic, but rep judging seems the norm still in ID.
Dream on, Dream on Drean on, Dream until your dreams come true. (Steven Tyler)
Last edited by skateluvr; 11-13-2012 at 12:30 AM.
2. Kozuka / Chan
1. Mao Asada (if she cleans up her jumps)
2. Akiko Suzuki
3. Ashley Wagner
3. Donlan/Speroff (this is a dream podium, right? Lol)
3. Bobrova/Soloviev. I really love their programs this year!!
I'll do LADIES only
Any podium that:
1) has Wagner or Gold at the top spot, assuming that's the US team (in my perfect scenario, they go 1-2)
2) is missing Korpi
is fine by me.
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Ah, to dream.... Well, then:
Yes, yes, I know, but... Also, this also conveniently doubles as my Euros wish podium. (And I hope I haven't jinxed it by saying that... )
3. Volosozhar/Trankor OR Savchenko/Szolkowy
Yes, I know, very likely, right? But, if one may dream... Also, at least there's a pretty good chance of three of them being on the podium, if not quite in that order.
1. Mao Asada
2. Akiko Suzuki
3. Liza T
This was somewhat tricky... I'm well on my way to becoming a Liza uber, but I don't think I even want her to win gold her first time out - far, far too much pressure! - even had it been at all likely.
And lastly... well, I don't actually watch ice dance, but yet somehow I have developed a soft spot for:
So, there we go.
Trixie Schuba's biggest fan!
1. Kiira Korpi
2. Mao Asada
3. Gracie Gold
Czisny on the podium anywhere
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It is interesting that Fernandez is wished on the podium by so many folks. He is wished bronze because we all know the podium in likely Chan, then Dai, then maybe Hanyu, or maybe Fernandez. Javi is a great skater. If all splat and he goes clean, is gold impossible given the preference for Chan, Dai and now Hanyu perhaps?
I hope some tells Javi up in Canada how so many people hope to see him on the world podium. I think he is worthy. Go Javier!
On the Ice
Skaters I'd like to see anywhere on the podium:
Men: Joubert, Abbott
Ice dance: P/B, Shibutanis
Last edited by Victura; 11-21-2012 at 10:05 PM.
I so want to see this podium. I really want both Abbott and Oda to get the Worlds medal. I do not care if that means one of the other Japanese men do not make the Worlds team this time. I am sure they have their chances in another time.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
3. Denney & Coughlin