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    Ladies

    Kim Yu-Na
    Gracie Gold
    Mao Asada

    Men
    Javier Fernandez
    Patrick Chan
    Daisuke Takahashi

    Pairs
    Volosozhar/Trankov
    Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Duhamel/Radford

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    Davis/White
    Virtue/Moir
    Ilınykh/Katsalapov

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    The results page is up, and here are the technical panels:

    MEN
    Tech Controller Beth CRANE CAN
    Tech Spec Pirjo UIMONEN FIN
    Asst Tech Spec Zsofia KULCZAR HUN

    LADIES
    Tech Controller Leena LAAKSONEN FIN
    Tech Spec Sandor GALAMBOS SUI
    Asst Tech Spec Lisa ERVIN USA - she is a notorious stickler. Should be lots of URs and edge calls

    PAIRS
    Tech Controller Karen ARCHER GBR
    Tech Spec Troy GOLDSTEIN USA
    Asst Tech Spec Jamie McGRIGOR CAN


    ICE DANCE
    Tech Controller Ingrid Charlotte WOLTER GER
    Tech Spec Marie BOWNESS CAN
    Asst Tech Spec Judy BLUMBERG USA Another stickler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    LADIES
    Tech Controller Leena LAAKSONEN FIN
    Tech Spec Sandor GALAMBOS SUI
    Asst Tech Spec Lisa ERVIN USA - she is a notorious stickler. Should be lots of URs and edge calls
    I'm always happy to see someone with top competitive results (US Silver, WC Team) as a technical specialist. She is very knowledgable.

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    RE: The Sticklers

    Good. It's the World Championships. Get your jumps all the way around, or get your backside home.

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    ^^^^
    A, c'mon, TontoK, you know you want to see the highest scores of the season at Worlds (even if they are iffy and there are arguments over whether or not something was 84 or 94 degrees rotated)!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aero View Post
    My Predictions:

    Pairs
    1. Volosozhar/Trankov (A lot of momentum going into Worlds)
    2. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    3. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch (Their FS is phenomenal, they'll need to skate a good SP though)
    4. Duhamel/Radford (Will probably outscore MT/M in the short)
    5. Qing/Tong
    6. Bazarova/Larionov (I'm apprehensive because of their injury)
    7. Berton/Hotarek (Have skated well this season)
    8. Kavaguti/Smirnov (I'm hoping that they return to form for Sochi)
    9. Wenjing/Han (They needed to skate this season, I feel like they aren't prepared)
    10. Castelli/Shnapir (They can score better if they go clean)
    11. James/Cipres
    12. Scimeca/Knierim
    13. Peng/Zhang
    I agree with your 1-3 pics. I think MT/M have really put the pressure on Duhammel/Radford and they really connect with the audience better. Their freeskate has been getting them good 2nd marks that Duhammel/Radford can't compete with. As long as MT/M can skate clean I think this one is theirs. They looked great at practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    weird I just dreamed of Kovtun in his SP
    he did a nice 4T-3T, 1A and hand down 3Lutz
    Could very well happen but I just have a feeling Miner isn't going to do great here, and maybe that's just what he needs to go find a new coach who can teach him better jump technique.
    I think Miner is lucky to be at Worlds at all honestly, he laid a bit of an egg at 4CC...Dornbush was much better than him there, and then Farris followed up his great Nats showing (where he beat Miner on TES) with a convincing win at JW. If he was skating for Russia, I'm pretty sure Dornbush or Farris would be at Worlds. IMO those two have star potential whereas Ross I feel may have already overachieved his true potential in terms of skating results - he's a good competitor but the jumps aren't textbook, his movement is still stiff, and the hockey player background is still rather apparent. Of course, there were times I felt the same way about Lysacek in terms of hard work compensating for lack of natural grace or ability and he wound up winning freaking Olympic Gold - so I could be way off, this is just how I see things currently.

    Anyways, I want the US men to get 3 spots and have faith that Aaron will do well for himself I just think it's a big ask with the depth of this field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    i agreee I don't think his injury was nearly as bad as Weaver's.
    I was basing my placement over the fact that Weaver seemed to have more time to recover than Bourzat. B/P withdrew from Europeans which was far more recent than the Canadian Nationals. I'd like to think that all the competitors are in top form, but that isn't always the case. I haven't had any news on them, so does anyone have any training footage?

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    B and L were really shakey on there sbs jumps in practice; I am not sure what is happening. Crazy K and S decide to show up last second it seems. Too bad canada coldn't use the tech of DR and pcs of MT/M lol I think Sui and Han and Castelli and Shnapir might surprise. Patrick really needs to be perfect to have a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Could very well happen but I just have a feeling Miner isn't going to do great here, and maybe that's just what he needs to go find a new coach who can teach him better jump technique.
    I think Miner is lucky to be at Worlds at all honestly, he laid a bit of an egg at 4CC...Dornbush was much better than him there, and then Farris followed up his great Nats showing (where he beat Miner on TES) with a convincing win at JW. If he was skating for Russia, I'm pretty sure Dornbush or Farris would be at Worlds. IMO those two have star potential whereas Ross I feel may have already overachieved his true potential in terms of skating results - he's a good competitor but the jumps aren't textbook, his movement is still stiff, and the hockey player background is still rather apparent. Of course, there were times I felt the same way about Lysacek in terms of hard work compensating for lack of natural grace or ability and he wound up winning freaking Olympic Gold - so I could be way off, this is just how I see things currently.

    Anyways, I want the US men to get 3 spots and have faith that Aaron will do well for himself I just think it's a big ask with the depth of this field.
    hopefully that won't happen
    I woke up before I saw the score as I thought it was already Worlds Championships, lol, I my dream think Kovtun's was a 60+ score, I didn't get a 70 score in SP

    B/L seems to be struggling with sbs jumps again
    hope they don't bomb as usual by Worlds. I agree MT/M have better LP than D/H and they connect better also and have more chemistry, i think if they will be clean they will get bronze

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    Technical Controller: Beth Crane CAN

    Chan is a champion!

    How arrogant from SC and ISU to put a technical controller from the host WC country of one of the main contenders. Shameful to disgust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    Men

    Technical Controller: Beth Crane CAN

    Chan is a champion!

    How arrogant from SC and ISU to put a technical controller from the host WC country of one of the main contenders. Shameful to disgust.
    not to mention Pairs: a Canadian Assistanct Tech and a judge
    Canada is a lock for bronze or even silver in Pairs
    so we are looking at 3 medals for Canada now with 2 golds almost a Lock
    even a bronze for Osmond is not far sighted

    I will revise my predictions:

    Ladies:
    1 Mao
    2 Yuna
    3 Osmond

    1 Chan - lock
    2 Hanyu
    3 Takahashi

    1 V/M - lock
    2 D/W
    3 P/B

    1 S/S
    2 V/T
    3 MT/M or D/H

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    MEN:


    Technical Controller Beth CRANE CAN

    Technical Specialist Ms. Pirjo UIMONEN FIN

    Assistant Technical Specialist Ms. Zsofia KULCZAR HUN


    LADIES:


    Technical Controller Ms. Leena LAAKSONEN FIN

    Technical Specialist Mr. Sandor GALAMBOS SUI

    Assistant Technical Specialist Ms. Lisa ERVIN USA


    PAIRS:


    Technical Controller Ms. Karen ARCHER GBR

    Technical Specialist Mr. Troy GOLDSTEIN USA

    Assistant Technical Specialist Mr. Jamie MCGRIGOR CAN



    ICE DANCE:


    Technical Controller Ms. Ingrid Charlotte WOLTER GER

    Technical Specialist Ms. Marie BOWNESS CAN

    Assistant Technical Specialist Ms. Judy BLUMBERG USA

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    Out of 12:


    CAN- 3
    USA-3

    FIN- 2
    GBR- 1
    GER- 1
    SUI-1
    HUN-1

    RUS- 0
    JPN- 0
    CHN- 0
    Asia&the rest of the world- 0


    CAN&USA in total took half of spots- 6. And they call it WOLRD championship? Farce before it even started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
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    CAN&USA in total took half of spots- 6. And they call it WOLRD championship? Farce before it even started.
    I think Ladies still has a chance though Pairs Canada has a lock of a podium, a gold for Chan and V/M is almost certain

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    Never fear, lets talk. There is plenty of representation from Russia and former SSRs on the judging panels, but no USA judge in Men and Ladies and no CAN judge in any event except Pairs.

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