The results page is up, and here are the technical panels:
Tech Controller Beth CRANE CAN
Tech Spec Pirjo UIMONEN FIN
Asst Tech Spec Zsofia KULCZAR HUN
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
Tech Controller Karen ARCHER GBR
Tech Spec Troy GOLDSTEIN USA
Asst Tech Spec Jamie McGRIGOR CAN
Tech Controller Ingrid Charlotte WOLTER GER
Tech Spec Marie BOWNESS CAN
Asst Tech Spec Judy BLUMBERG USA Another stickler!
I'm always happy to see someone with top competitive results (US Silver, WC Team) as a technical specialist. She is very knowledgable.
Originally Posted by chuckm
RE: The Sticklers
Good. It's the World Championships. Get your jumps all the way around, or get your backside home.
At the rink. Again.
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)!!!
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.
Originally Posted by aero
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.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
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.
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?
Originally Posted by Skater Boy
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.
hopefully that won't happen
Originally Posted by silverlake22
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
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
Originally Posted by let`s talk
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:
1 Chan - lock
1 V/M - lock
3 MT/M or D/H
Technical Controller Beth CRANE CAN
Technical Specialist Ms. Pirjo UIMONEN FIN
Assistant Technical Specialist Ms. Zsofia KULCZAR HUN
Technical Controller Ms. Leena LAAKSONEN FIN
Technical Specialist Mr. Sandor GALAMBOS SUI
Assistant Technical Specialist Ms. Lisa ERVIN USA
Technical Controller Ms. Karen ARCHER GBR
Technical Specialist Mr. Troy GOLDSTEIN USA
Assistant Technical Specialist Mr. Jamie MCGRIGOR CAN
Technical Controller Ms. Ingrid Charlotte WOLTER GER
Technical Specialist Ms. Marie BOWNESS CAN
Assistant Technical Specialist Ms. Judy BLUMBERG USA
Out of 12:
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.
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
Originally Posted by let`s talk
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.