Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
I agree with your analysis for the most part except I am not sure if the Russians will survive puberty in the ladies AND in the pairs - the Italians actually have gone up and down. 2012 - 2013 was their chance at the bronze and they failed miserably.
Sotnikova, Tuk are post puberty
Julia, Elena arent doing bad either and they are still way better than your glorious Osmond
who you mentioned will crush all the Russian ladies who will not survive all puberty

I guess Osmond will be there too next quad if she stops landing on her butt all the time

on a good side: what I'm expecting next quad after hopefully a retirement of Chan and V/M for good
for 2014-2018

will be Russia and USA in ladies
Ladies: Gracie Gold, Julia Lipnitskaya, Elena Radionova,
maybes: Karen Chen, Sotnikova, Pogorilaya, Proklova

US men will do very well next quad
Men: Yuzu, Jason and Yan Han
maybes: Farris, Rippon, Kovtun, Reynolds, Ten

Dance
Ilinykh/Katsalapov, Weaver/Poje, Capellini/Lanotte, Papadakis/Cizeron
maybes: Mcnamara/Carpenter, Sinitsina/Mozgov ?

Pairs
Sui/Han, Moore-Tower/Moskovitch, Yu/Jin, Stolbova/Klimov, Bazarova/Larionov
maybes: Wang/Wang, Catelli/Shnapir, Vigalova/Zakroev, Morgan/Cipres, Berton/Hotarek