The Comeback Kid
Who can pack their bags for Sochi Now?
Baring injuries some skaters can start packing their bags
Davis and White
The Aussies: Brooklee Han, Brendan Kerry, and dancers O'Brien/Merriman.
Michael Christian Martinez, I think he's already been confirmed by Phils Fed as their men's rep.
Kemp & King (pairs), Reeds (dance)
sad for Christopher Caluza, he converted to represent Flip instead of USA for nothing now! Chris is very artistic skater
Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie
Stuck in the Kwan/Cohen years
Mao Asada can pack her bag. There's no way she would be sitting at home.
Her PCS at Nationals will guarantee at least top 3, even if she can only land 1 or 2 triples.
Her world ranking is unreachable by any of her teammate.
And she just won SA.
More or less: more is more
I think these are pretty safe (barring injury), either because their impressive resume or lack skaters anywhere near their level.
Tomas Verner, Michal Brezina
Florent Amodio, Brian Joubert (unless FFSG stops him)
Carolina Kostner, Valentina Marchei
Mao. Since the beginning of last season she has only failed to win one competition, so I don't see how three Japanese women would earn spots ahead of her. Ashley also, because there are not three better American women to bump her off and even if she bombs Nationals she is the only skater who can score high enough to be in a position to medal if any of the top 3 make errors.
Duhamel and Radford
Weaver and Poje
Wicked Yankee Girl
Especially because illness & injury happen
Not even Yuna?
Originally Posted by Icey
Some skaters will skate at the olys in spite of injury. So injury will not necessarily stop a skater competing.
Depends on the injury as well as on the person. No one's going to go out there with a leg broken in two places, and no one's going out there if they've broken their neck either. Catastrophic events do happen.
Originally Posted by emdee
I think the point of this thread was to determine who's Olympic spot is safe, barring a catastrophic injury