And realistically, given some home turf points, can that skater podium in Sochi? I think there will be a great push to have someone the fans can adore in Russia like they did Irina. I like Liza and Adelina, but no where near as much as many others. One thread is talking like its a lock between YuNa (very likely gold again) and then Mao or Caro. This is the Russian Olympics and politics certainly matter. Even though they likely will win a Pairs silver or gold, a dance bronze and maybe get Evgeni on the bronze (would that be amazing or what) I think they really want to podium at THEE marquee event of the games.
I haven't watched their ladies that much due to dislike of many programs at almost first site, and haven't crunched numbers (or read any russian lady threads). Still how can we count out one of these girls for maybe a bronze on home turf? Who are we betting on, and who do you all see as the best hope going into this season? Russophiles, what's your best guess for these young girls?