it's always nice to see different opinions
1. the one that skate's lights out. It would be nice to see Chan skating cleanly and proving he's excellent, but I wouldn't like the judges to hold him up even a tiny bit
2. Yuzuru or Fernandez, preferably Fernandez, since skating in his homecountry could benefitted more rather than skating in Japan if Yuzuru gets silver
3. Plushenko (cause the only Olympic medal he's lacking is bronze)
4. Yuzuru or Fernandez
6. Denis Ten
1. Mao, she deserves it and I'm still telling myself that's quite possible.
3. Caroline Zhang (alright, here I know it's not going to happen)
4. Akiko Suzuki
This year's worlds result would be fine, except that it would somehow imply this discipline being boring at the Olympics, I wouldn't like it to be this way
1st - Asada
2nd - Czisny
3rd - Kostner
1st - Takahashi
2nd - Chan
3rd - Fernandez
1st - V & T
2nd - S & S
3rd - D & R
1st - D & W
2nd - V & M
3rd - S & S
& Would love to see C & B place in the top 10!
Wow - this is hard. Strictly and "in your heart" dream list?
Charlie and Meryl
(don't care who comes in second and third)
Don't care about the position but would love to see Denney and Coughlin on the podium.
I saw Ice Dreams in Oakland yesterday and the whole audience was blown away by Johnny Weir's black swan Swan Lake. I've watched him from the beginning and have never seen him skate as well. He didn't back off from any of his jumps (did 3 or 4 triple axels that were a thing of beauty) his spins were tight and fast, and he actually played to the audience. Max Aaron on the other hand looked like a young Elvis Stojko. He has very short legs and a long torso so his spins are awkward looking with no apparent line. His choreography was very Stojko reminiscent - trying to do dance moves when you can't dance. I think the only way he's going to win Nationals again or place at the Olys if he has alot of help from the other men. In other words, he'd have to be the only one that skated clean!
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I think I'm just going to do medalists for some of the disciplines because Top 6 is too hard..
LADIES - I'd like Yu-Na to win as I think she deserves it, and Mao and Ashley both to be on the podium in some order. I do not dislike Kostner, but I do not want to see her on the podium with a flawed performance.
PAIRS - S/S to win, V/T second and either D/R or MT/M third so there's a Canadian team on the podium.
DANCE - D/W to win (so they get their chance), V/M second, and P/B third.
MEN - Daisuke wins, Chan 2nd IF HE DOESN'T FALL, then.. uh.. I'll say Joubert even though I doubt that's gonna happen. This is 'dream', right? lol.
1. Mao (many would have given up trying for the gold medal in her shoes and play it safe to get a medal. Just the fact that she will try 8 triples sends shivers down my spine. She has a true heart of a champion)
2. Caro (because I love her even when she was an awkward looking 15 year old, Bambi on ice)
3. Yuna (because she is one of the greatest skater ever. I know she's likely winning and I would be happy if she does)
4. Sotnikova (to silence all haters)
5. Murakami (to get "hungry" and stay after Sochi)
2. Plushy(this is the first time I am not wishing for one of my old time favorite to win the gold)
3. Javier (how charming can he be?)
4. Kozuka, because of his beautiful, quiet skating
3. M-T/M (fell in love with them at Worlds)
1. D/W (too good to retire without an Oly gold)
2. V/M (because they already have an Oly gold)
3. P/B (because they are my sentimental favorites and had too many downs in their career. Time for some ups!)
4. C/L (how cruel of me to wish them another 4th place, but on the other hand beating the Russians would be exciting)
Woo. Very Russian.
Originally Posted by vera01
Though, my favourite up to date is still the last Vancouver medals, which looked big, chunky, shiny & DELICIOUS. I wonder why they didn't make chocolate medals out of them as part of the Olympics souvenir collection.
As for the podium, Yuna deserves no less than what she's going for; Chan, while controversial, is worth a Gold or Silver in a good condition - otherwise, I'm rooting for Ten and Yuzuru, and maybe Takahashi in the mix. Also, I secretly hope Mirai would climb back to where visible, although less likely, and if not for the podium, then in top 5.
...Now that I look at it, this is so Asian. Therefore, I'd like to mention that I am always rooting for dear Czisny too.
This is fun. I'm taking out YuNa because I'm too overwhelmingly biased for her. Let's pretend she changed her mind and retired after the 2013-2014 Grand Prix. Haha!
1) Mao Asada
2) Carolina Kostner
3) Akiko Suzuki
4) Mirai Nagasu :P
5) Kanako Murakami
1) Daisuke Takahashi
2) Evgeni Plushenko LOL
3) Javier Fernandez
4) Patrick Chan (stay around for PyeongChang!)
5) Denis Ten (you too!)
1. Yu-Na Kim
2. Akiko Suzuki
3. Carolina Kostner
1. Daisuke Takahashi
2. Patrick Chan
3. Evan Lysacek
Chan is definitely retiring regardless how he does, but 4th place for him would be my wish too.
Originally Posted by prettykeys
Skating is art, if you let it be.
My current wish is for Javier Fernandez to keep his Chaplin LP, skate it perfectly, and win the Gold. That program is an unbelievable masterpiece and I can't see it being topped. The way Fernandez incorporates 3 Quads into the program, with fluid transitions before and after all of them AND while staying in character, really pushes it into the stratosphere. Nobody else is able to do that.
The choreography creates a real story and range of emotions, with a brilliant array of full-body movement and emoting directly to the music. It's sublimely delightful, which is a particularly difficult feeling to express. Programs like this can easily veer into being little too cutesy, a little too broad, or too insubstantial, but this one completely nails the essence of Chaplin and that joyful-yet-sad point of view which so deeply characterizes the human experience. This is what Fernandez was born for.
In the Euros' FP, even his little stumble was Chaplin-esque.
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Ok, I'll play:
Men Singles: Plushenko, Lysacek, Aaron
Women Singles: Gold, Korpi, Li
Dance: D/W, Italians, someone else
Pairs: No podium, as this event has been discontinued.