Now that we know the entries (http://www.isuresults.com/events/wtt-13_teams.htm), let's share our predictions!
For me, this will be the result:
1) Russia (they're sending the best team, so I think that they'll win)
3) Japan (with the probable good results in singles they could stay up, but they will have 0 Pairs points)
6) China (Li and Yan could have good placements, but all the others no)
(I didn't know where to post this, since there isn't a WTT forum...)
Can someone list the skaters, please?
Mathman, I've posted them in the WTT Entries thread here: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post730534
Gabrielle Daleman, Kaetlyn Osmond
Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner
Max Aaron, Jeremy Abbott
Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki
Daisuke Takahashi, Takahito Mura
no pair will attend the competition
Adelina Sotnikova, Elizaveta Tuktamisheva
Konstantin Menshov, Maxim Kovtun
Lenaelle Gilleron-Gorry, Mae Berenice Meite
Brian Joubert, Florent Amodio
Zijun Lin, Kexin Zhang
Nan Song, Han Yan
I am so excited to see Daleman! I think that Canada will win. Russia is going with the best team, and that's probably because they want to experience before the Olympic team competition, but their men and ladies is quite unpredictable. They all can be equally first or fifth
It would be great if Russia won. After a rather dismal Worlds, they are due for some good news and cheering up.
Mao is clear lead favorite
Gracie, Wagner should do well
redemption for Akiko, Liza
Zijun might finish top 3 this time
others like Fallmond and inconsistent Sotnikova might crack Top 5
6 Adelina - probably 2 falls
7 Akiko - she passed her peak
8 Osmond - will panic skating non Canadian soil as usual, knowing there will be no inflation for her with her 3 Falls
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
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...Just plain immature according to my definition. How old are you, 10?
Russia has the best team?
Originally Posted by FSGMT
MEN: Kovtun-at Worlds, finished behind Joubert, Amodio, Takahashi, Mura, Aaron, Reynolds, Chan, Song
LADIES: Sot and Tuk finished behind Asada, Wagner, Gold, Li and Osmond
PAIRS: Russia likely #1
DANCE: Russia likely #1
So Russia has the top Pair and Dance team (only because D/W and V/M aren't going). But that isn't quite enough....
the mean are weak but the ladies are tentative
Originally Posted by chuckm
they skated earlier in the FS and lets not forget Osmond's inflated FS with 2 falls that was in Canadian soil
Sky_fly20 we get that you are not a fan of Osmond and you think she is receiving inflated scores. She had one rough competition at 4CC but her PCS has been consistent from Nebelhorn until Worlds. I expect she will want to redeem herself for 4CC and will do well.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
Not sure where the Fallmond came from, but I do believe she had more landed jumps than Kostner at Worlds...
sure maybe she will redeem herself from last 4CC but she wont get a 112+ FS with 2 falls that she scored at London Canada
Originally Posted by hohoho
Singles dramatically outweighs pairs and dance so with that Japan us Canada are far stronger in this competition then anyone else. The issues with the Russian singles program make them a long shot even if they come in first in pairs and dance.
U.S.A., Canada,Russia can win it Japan has outside chance .,i think because n,field i all about same how men skate will determine which team wins.
Also regarding petition seems only canada can petition & get results they want . Seems e not to long ago they bitched regarding a clean pair,skate,to, win,ogm received it even,though other messed uo a little suppose harder program. My how times have changed. Maybe not . All along i stated as lkng as it davord your team, skater y po u
are,fi with the scoring but god help the fan who points out what,is wrong with the winner etc. tn
The ijs system wouldvwork if poltics, federation ,sksters, coaches stay out of wsy. According to systm any little mistake suppose to get no points un oc mark ,,,,zero higedy not these 1,2 3 .but everine wants high scores and marks for trying oer system,do,or dont get it but kike dine for 100 years tweaked to fa or certain dkatets and sceew ip dpory in process UNlike in PAST SOCIAL MEDIA WONT ALLOW IT. CANT COVER IT UP AND GET AWAT WIRH IT , EXPLAIN WAY OUT IF MESS,