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    Quote Originally Posted by hippomoomin View Post
    I actually thought about that. She probably should have withdrawn from COC. After the competition she said COC was the first time she performed the LP in full.
    Yeah. Probably there is not enough time to replace her, which stinks.

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    My prediction for ladies:
    1. Mao Asada
    2. Akiko Suzuki
    3. Gracie Gold
    4. Elena Radionova
    5. Satoko Miyahara
    6. Valentina Marchei
    7. Mirai Nagasu
    8. Alena Leonova
    9. Elene Gedevanishvili

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    I'm curious to see who will take the silver and gold. Mao will win gold, unless she bomb badly. Akiko already had silver so another silver is a guarantee spot for GPF. Rodinova and Gold will need a silver at least to have a chance for final with tie breaker.

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    Too bad about Zijun. I'm so looking forward to NHK, finally a competition with full ranks and enthusiastic figure skating fans!

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    It all depends on the tech team. Aside from the tiny jumps, Miyahara is a chronic underrotater, far worse than Murakami.

    Miyahara's JW FS: 3ze+3t<, 3f<, 3lo<, 2a, 2a+3t<, 3ze<, 3s<+2t+2t

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    Miyahara has made huge improvements since Junior Worlds.

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    Right. And you will dispute every UR call she gets because you can see so much better than any tech team out there!

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    My predictions for Ladies:

    1. Mao Asada
    2. Gracie Gold
    3. Akiko Suzuki
    4. Elena Radionova
    5. Satoko Miyahara
    6. Mirai Nagasu
    7. Valentina Marchei
    8. Elene G.
    9. Alena Leonova

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Zijun Li has withdrawn.
    awwwwww :(
    Please recover soon before the Olympics

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    Radionova was injured a week ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polycon View Post
    Radionova was injured a week ago.
    Oh no. I really want to see another good performance from her. She is my favorite among all Russian wonder girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polycon View Post
    Radionova was injured a week ago.
    What!?!?! Where? What happened exactly? :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Right. And you will dispute every UR call she gets because you can see so much better than any tech team out there!
    Actually she performed at the Asian Trophy and received only one UR call in the FS on her second triple lutz. This program included a fully ratified 3Lz-3T and a 2A-3T in the second half. She also received no edge calls and if you watch her performance you can see a notable improvement in her jumps; they're still small, but they're rotated. Protocols here, video here and also here is a video of her performing on The ICE where you can see a clear improvement in height.

    Also there's no need to be snappy, Blades of Passion actually provides solid logic behind his reasons for questioning UR calls, not just fervent rambling that you seem to liken it to.

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    Chafik Besseghier withdrew. It's too bad that he can't be replaced by now.
    I wonder what happened to Chafik. He hasn't withdrawn from TEB (at least not yet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirai4life View Post
    1. Mao Asada
    2. Akiko Suzuki
    3. Elena Radionova
    4. Gracie Gold
    5. Alena Lenova
    6. Mirai Nagasu
    7. Zijun Li
    8. Satoko Miyahara
    9. Elene Gedevanishvili
    10. Valentina Marchei

    I shall keep my hope low for Mirai, so she wont leave me sad.
    I wish that would work for me. I don't expect Mirai to place much higher based on her Finlandia PCS scores by an international judging panel. She could improve her TES if she's not hit by a ton of UR's like Finlandia but I'm not sure what she can do to improve her PCS scores. She used to score well internationally but it seems now that the US Federation seems to have dumped her so have the international judges. :/ Either way I'm still going to be sad. :( And possibly mad if she does great but is still lowballed ...

    That being said, I like Mirai's FS but I'm not feeling her SP at all. She just hasn't found something on the level of "Pirates of the Caribbean" or better yet, something that would have surpassed it.

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