02-12-2013, 02:33 PM
If everyone skated clean this is exactly how I think the order would be, except I might sway Adelina and Akiko, and probably put Zijun last on this list. Outside the top 3, which I think will be the medalists in whatever order, there could be a great deal of variability depending upon who makes mistakes. Liza is usually pretty solid so I could see her as high as 4th if the others make mistakes, and Adelina or Akiko could medal if Mao or Carolina have a meltdown in the LP. I don't like Ashley's odds of medaling much now because we have seen some great performances at Euros and 4CC that have far surpassed what Ashley has delivered lately.
Originally Posted by christinaskater
02-12-2013, 03:08 PM
At the rink. Again.
Osmond has been clean exactly once this season - at Challenge. She wasn't completely clean at any other competition this year, so saying she's "consistent" is a misnomer...She has gotten lucky in that Sotnikova was a mess at the Senior B, Suzuki made mistakes enough at SC and Tuktamysheva was recovering from injury at SC, and she had NO competition at her own Nationals...
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
Gold has had 7 international competitions in total (between Junior and Senior) so it's not like she has this oodles of experience that Osmond is lacking as someone else has suggested...
02-12-2013, 03:16 PM
Everyone isn't going to skate clean so I think it will be more like this:
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
1. Yu-Na Kim
2. Mao Asada
3. Carolina Kostner.
4. Akiko Suzuki
5. Ashley Wagner
6. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
7. Gracie Gold
8. Kanako Murakami
9. Adelina Sonitkova
10. Kaetlyn Osmond
11. Zijun Li
7-11 are really hard to predict. It could go in any order. Zijun Li is a real wild-card. And if Gracie Gold skates two clean programs, she will medal.
Last edited by jenaj; 02-12-2013 at 03:19 PM.
02-12-2013, 03:38 PM