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Thread: Osmond’s preparing for her future

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    She won't withdraw as there is no one to replace her. All the other top skaters have already been assigned to SC or did the JGP and can't do the GP too.

    She will win a medal no matter how she skates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    She will win a medal no matter how she skates.
    agreed, I think 3 falls is enough for gold probably 170+ score
    a clean Osmond will rack between 190-210 total in inflated scoring

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    agreed, I think 3 falls is enough for gold probably 170+ score
    a clean Osmond will rack between 190-210 total in inflated scoring
    Don't understand the inflated scoring in Canada when it is an international judging panel. I believe last year there was only one judge from Canada in the ladies event

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    I hope she's ready for it! It could hurt her physically and certainly hurt her standing if she shows vulnerability. She's a fierce competitor and does tend to perform well on home ice though. Based on her early performances of the season, and her current injury, it'll be difficult for her to defeat Gold, Suzuki and Lipnitskaia, though.
    This is the reality. It is going to be a tough fight and an uphill battle. I question whether the Canadian public (generally) or the Canadian press realize what a tough field she is up against. There is a disconnect between expectations and the reality. People will be disappointed terribly if she does not win and, if she does win, they will take it for granted. She is a classy person. I just hope she is able to skate her best if she skates and is satisfied within herself for doing that. But I don't think the broader Canadian public is going to be happy with that if the other skaters skate better and have higher scores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hohoho View Post
    Don't understand the inflated scoring in Canada when it is an international judging panel. I believe last year there was only one judge from Canada in the ladies event
    then you need to look at Osmonds Results, even her national scoring gets a 200+ with multiple falls, lol
    its insignificant as long as she shows up she is a lock for podium I guarantee you that, this is "home ice"

    and don't forget SC is the most shady GP event

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    then you need to look at Osmonds Results, even her national scoring gets a 200+ with multiple falls, lol
    its insignificant as long as she shows up she is a lock for podium I guarantee you that, this is "home ice"

    and don't forget SC is the most shady GP event
    I believe the only time she scored over 200 was at nationals with one fall on the last jump of her LP. Please show the multiple falls!!!!

    She also won at Nebelhorn last year with basically the same score as Skate Canada. Two different judges panels.

    It is very evident that you do not like Osmond. But instead of coming up with "stories", try justifying your logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hohoho View Post
    I believe the only time she scored over 200 was at nationals with one fall on the last jump of her LP. Please show the multiple falls!!!!

    She also won at Nebelhorn last year with basically the same score as Skate Canada. Two different judges panels.

    It is very evident that you do not like Osmond. But instead of coming up with "stories", try justifying your logic.
    same content but with 2 falls in SC
    and I'm not the only one who thinks she's a lock for podium

    no matter how she skates, as it is home ice
    she can win, a 170+ score for 3 falls should be enough I think for a first GP

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    same content but with 2 falls in SC
    and I'm not the only one who thinks she's a lock for podium

    no matter how she skates, as it is home ice
    she can win, a 170+ score for 3 falls should be enough I think for a first GP
    You keep saying the same thing over and over. Try to justify your answer

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    The Skate Canada field has weakened quite a bit since it was originally set in June.

    Yu-Na Kim is out, replaced by Courtney HICKS, making her GP debut. Courtney is a prolific jumper but is lacking in musicality and finesse. She has medaled in the JGP and at the 2013 US International B.
    Kiira Korpi is out, replaced by Natalia POPOVA (UKR), making her GP debut. Natalia has competed in the JGP, Europeans and Worlds but has never finished top 10.
    Alena Leonova is out, and may or may not be replaced.

    The top remaining competitors: Suzuki, Lipnitskaia, Gold, maybe Gao

    Suzuki and Lipnitskaia skated well at their recent competitions, and so did Hicks.
    Gold and Gao not so much. Gold has switched coaches to Frank Carroll since her last competition.

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    hohoho, sky_fly20 just hates Osmond. Which is why she's saying ridiculous things about Nationals inflation. Please, Nationals scores don't count for anything, as long as the placements are suitable. Anyone could point out a slew of skaters who have had Nationals inflation. Plushenko got over 100 points in the 2010 Russian Nationals SP with a turnout on his 3Z. Chan would not have gotten 300 points internationally as he did for his excellent skates at the 2012 Nationals which had inflated scores.

    Speaking of home ice advantage, it didn't help Osmond when she dropped to 8th at 2013 Worlds, or when she skated her SP flawlessly and was still placed behind Kostner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    Speaking of home ice advantage, it didn't help Osmond when she dropped to 8th at 2013 Worlds, or when she skated her SP flawlessly and was still placed behind Kostner.
    Osmond, with two falls, a stepout a UR and a flutz, finished 4 points ahead of Mae Berenice Meite who skated a squeaky-clean 6-triple FS including a 3z without an edge call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    , don't you think I dind't know what crocodile tears means
    I meant I didn't cry when I opened this thread in the first place so no crocodile tears needed
    I don't like any skaters being injured but doesn't mean I cry for all

    she won gold last year with 2 falls
    so if she shows up even with 3 falls she is a lock for podium or even teh gold medal
    it is " home ice', look at Osmonds record, all her wins are in home ice,

    had this been a different GP then we can talk
    where she panics and falls even more as she knows she will not get inflated scores
    Last I knew nebelhorn was not skated in Canada....one learns new geography each day....the power of the Internet.

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    I'd like to see all of the girls competing in SC. It's much more interesting when you don't know for sure who'll win the thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I think it is quite usual for the Grand Prix of an Olympic year to go forward with depleted ranks.
    Yes, makes one wonder who is going to be left standing by the time the Olympics arrives


    It is never good news imo for a skater when a good competitor drops out due to injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icey View Post
    Yes, makes one wonder who is going to be left standing by the time the Olympics arrives


    It is never good news imo for a skater when a good competitor drops out due to injury.
    I think many of the injured skaters are simply being cautious. When faced with the alternative of withdrawing from the GP to heal an injury so that they're in perfect shape for the Olymipcs, or competing in the GP and risk making their injury worse and giving them less time to heal and prepare for the Olympics, the choice is obvious.

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