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    Ill go out on a limb and say that I think next season will surprise us all and the OGM will be win by someone that none of us expected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie View Post
    Ashley's definitely not a blonde. So much for your symmetry.
    Well, she's gone from almost girl to now girl, so let's bequeath her this symmetrical gift, at least for pairings sake dammit.

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    Wagner? A gold medalist? LMAO, she couldn't even do 3+3 at the nationals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reginald View Post
    At the beginning of this quad, 100s of skaters dreamed of being the Olympic champion in Sochi.

    Now only 10 skaters have a realistic chance of winning an OGM in 2014.

    (In no particular order)

    Gracie Gold
    Ashley Wagner
    Akiko Suzuki
    Kanako Murakami
    Mao Asada
    Yu-Na Kim
    Carolina Kostner
    Julia Lipnitskaia
    Adelina Sotnikova
    Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

    Who. Will. Win?
    The answer is easy. Kaetlyn Osmond. No seriously, you asked which lady has the best chance of winning OGM. As it stands, Team Canada has the best chance of winning the OGM in Sochi for the Figure Skating Team Event. Given that Osmond is the only lady from Canada with qualifying scores so far, it has to be her. With two World Champions in 2 of the 4 disciplines (including a current OGM in Ice Dance), two World podium worthy couples in Pairs, adding Osmond herself would pretty much ensure Canada is the overwhelming favorite for Gold in the Team Event, thus ensuring that Osmond is the most likely OGM for ladies.

    Some would ask, why not Russia? Well, if Russia actually has a man who can compete, yeah, maybe but as it stands, Russia has no man (real competitive man), cannot beat Canada in Ice Dance, not even sure to beat Canada in ladies and Pairs may end up winning by only one spot or two - the probability of Russia taking Gold is not good at this point. So yeah, this is the easiest question ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reginald View Post
    At the beginning of this quad, 100s of skaters dreamed of being the Olympic champion in Sochi.

    Now only 10 skaters have a realistic chance of winning an OGM in 2014.

    (In no particular order)

    Gracie Gold
    Ashley Wagner
    Akiko Suzuki
    Kanako Murakami
    Mao Asada
    Yu-Na Kim
    Carolina Kostner
    Julia Lipnitskaia
    Adelina Sotnikova
    Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

    Who. Will. Win?
    I don't want to jinx any one's chances, so I'll go out on a limb here and say Rachel Flatt will win the OGM. Just watch--she'll stage a last-minute comeback and unseat the defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    I don't want to jinx any one's chances, so I'll go out on a limb here and say Rachel Flatt will win the OGM. Just watch--she'll stage a last-minute comeback and unseat the defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    I don't want to jinx any one's chances, so I'll go out on a limb here and say Rachel Flatt will win the OGM. Just watch--she'll stage a last-minute comeback and unseat the defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim.
    That would be really the most surprising sport event ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    I don't want to jinx any one's chances, so I'll go out on a limb here and say Rachel Flatt will win the OGM. Just watch--she'll stage a last-minute comeback and unseat the defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim.
    And I would just like to say that Yuna Kim has never beaten four (Gracie, Liza, Julia, Adelina) out of the nine other ladies on this list. And she has never beaten Kaetlyn Osmond.

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    I'd narrow the list down to 7: Yu-Na, Mao, Kostner, Tukt, Sotnikova, Lipnitskaya, and Gold.

    Akiko and Murakami both DESERVE to be on this list (and they are certainly contenders for medals) but the judges almost never give either of these wonderful Japanese ladies the scores they deserve, so I don't think they have any chance at Gold.

    Wagner does not deserve to be on the list, and won't be in contention for Gold, unless she starts consistently doing the 3-3 in the SP. She hasn't actually ever done a clean 3Flip-3Toe in competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    ah yes, she just dyed her hair, lol
    Julia I think is not blonde also, maybe wheatish hair
    Julia's hair is light brown.
    Ashley had medium brown hair that she dyed a goldish blonde color.
    Looking at her roots I would guess Gracie's natural hair color is a medium to dark brown. Also she has brown eyes. I doubt she's a natural blonde.

    Also, Kanako I really don't think is in the mix for OGM given her UR issues and Akiko I really doubt could win either. Medal maybe, but she's mistake prone and will be almost 30 by then. Plus if Miki comes back one of them might not even be on the team so...

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    ^ A picture of the US ladies medalist for reference here. Lipstick also seems to be in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequinsgalore View Post
    ^ A picture of the US ladies medalist for reference here. Lipstick also seems to be in.
    They are all very pretty (I guess they are all going for blond..). It's great that they all look quite happy.

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    After witnessing this weekend's outcome and how favs aren't exactly guaranteed I'll wait til after all the Nationals are completed next season.

    Only Yu na and Caroline are probably guaranteed a spot as long as no injuries come up
    Last edited by lavender; 01-28-2013 at 04:52 PM.

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    Is Gold's hair really golden? Her sister has dark brown hair.

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    Carley dyes her dark brown. Both seem to have a more mousey light brown color

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