I dont think it is over for them by any means. The chance for the 2nd Olympic Gold is still there. This is not the pairs equivalent where V&T will win barring 3 falls or worse. But right now I would say D&W are 70-75% likely to win the Sochi Gold. If I were a betting with real money I know which team I would place my dollars with the bookies on right now.
It ain't over til it's over. There's no reason to say V/M are done just because the judges/tech team at Finlandia gave them a hard time. They've never been at their best in the early season anyway. I'm sure their performance at SC will show a vast improvement. GPF will be their last and only head-to-head with D/W before Sochi and that should be a nailbiter.
I'm baffled by all this angst also. V/M will fix whatever issues they feel they have, and they will show up in Sochi fully prepared to contend for the gold medal. The sun will rise in the east tomorrow and the Pope is still Catholic. I have no doubts about the certainty of all three of these things.
Having an Olympic gold medal in their pocket already, I believe V/M will be more relaxed mentally than D/W. That will give V/M the advantage at the most stressful moment.
When I saw the thread title, I thought I seriously missed something like V/M decide to split? One got seriously injured?
It is not the case and I don't see the legitimacy of the discussion.
Even if they finish 2nd or 3rd in Sochi, that is still great. So what game??What over???!!!!
And if they want to continue, they won't be that old to compete in the 2018 Olympics.
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Huh? What game?
The gpf will be vital of course. Dw will win their two gps and vm will win their two events and all 4 wins will be gigantic landslides but Gpf will determine who is stronger.
D&W will win the Olympic title this year. They have won every event in the last year so have taken over in jugdes minds as top team. They look stronger early this season. They will win the GPF as they have every year since 2010 now. This time will be different from 2010 and 2012 though as it will mean an extension of D&W's already long growing win streak, and V&M wont be able to come back from that. Add to all that D&W are the sentimental favorites since they haven't won the Olympics yet, and it will take a big error for V&M to defend their Olympic Gold I believe.