I put Mao 1st because, after 2 years away from the big international stage, becoming World Champion is bit of a tall order--even for the Queen.
Originally Posted by Melon
Stay in her shadow
I agree with that too. We saw this at 2011 Worlds where she was away for an year, and we saw her making few mistakes, resulting in 2nd. But she did say she had trouble finding motivation in competing. However, this time, she's competing so that her juniors can experience Olympic experience, as well as creating figure skating more prominent sport in South Korea. And through this, she said she found motivation in competing.
Originally Posted by ForeverFish
However, I'm kind of worried she might make mistakes because she didn't compete for so long... I mean she did compete at NRW and Nationals.. but that's just 2 competitions and it's minuscule compared to competitions that Mao attended. (actually, Nationals won't count because it's not even an international event, so it's just 1 competition)
hoping for the best performance though!
I would have Marchei in there, before Li, she impressed all at Euros
Originally Posted by Li'Kitsu