I suspect Asada will cheat a number of jumps, leaving the door open for Osmond.
Gold hasn't been very consistent this season and I think the pressure might get to her. Although maybe Worlds will be the event where she'll struggle. 4CC is not that high profile.
The same goes for Gold, though I'd rather not expect her to struggle at all. After her Nationals FS, she should have gained some insight into the mindset she needs to be in to skate clean.
Last edited by ForeverFish; 01-31-2013 at 10:33 PM.
3 Kevin Reynolds
3 Kanako MURAKAMI
but Osmond or Gold have a chance to overtake if Murakami has mistakes.
2 MOORE-TOWERS / MOSCOVITCH
3 LAWRENCE / SWIEGERS or Jones/Beharry but they are Sub
D/W are popular in Japan i believe and V/M need more time to fix lifts.
Last edited by figuristka; 01-31-2013 at 10:44 PM.
figuristja, Lawrence/Sweigers are competing, not Jones/Beharry. A Canadian sweep is possible, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Osmond hasn't been getting any inflated scores. She's been skating extremely well and deservedly winning. That's all there is to it.
Not like there's any weak points to her skating other than her posture, which only counts for a fraction of the PE mark (that she otherwise checks most of the boxes for).
It will be interesting how she will be scored against the Japanese she surpassed in 4CC to be held in Japan
though I expect Osmond will be in Top 5 by Worlds or maybe bronze if the top have a splatfest as it will be held in Canada
Worlds in Canada won't guarantee a top 5 placement for Osmond. She won at SC because it was very early in the season and most of the other ladies underperformed. The top ladies will be bringing their A game in March.
Speaking of Kexin earlier, she was my favourite SP of last year's Worlds and had a solid free with 6 triples. It's hard to say how she will skate but she has a solid 3-3 and high toe jumps, and IMO, one of the best flying camels in the World.
I'm really bummed that Murakami hasn't been able to skate her programs to their potential because the programs themselves are lovely this year, particularly her short. I think many were surprised to see her in 2nd (and Alena in 1st, at that) after the SP, but I wasn't surprised to see her. She's always been a favourite of mine.
Men: Yuzuru Hanyu
Ladies: Mao Asada unless she really bombs
Dance: I'll just say I hope V/M wins.
Men: Takahashi, Hanyu, Miner
Ladies: Mao, Akiko, Gold
Pairs: D/R, M-T/M, C/S
Dance; V/M, D/W, Shibs