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Thread: Who is everyone's guess for ladies podium-can Ashley take bronze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha'sSpins View Post
    London?
    London, Canada -- she made it clear that 2013 was her last World Championships.

    Yuna's last hurrah will be Sochi Olympics, whether she scores 300 and wins by over 100 points and the audience starts floating in the air, or whether she misses the podium. Probably she scores 210+ and wins gold, but who knows, you can never take anything for granted in life. Whatever happens it will be her final competition, so we should enjoy the last opportunities to see her compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    In Russia, however, I think Ashley will have a much much tougher time beating Julia.
    Yuna, Mao, and one of the Russian girls, in some order, most probably that one. Unless all the Russian girls bomb, the judges will find a way to get one of them at least the bronze, that's just how these things work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven View Post
    London, Canada -- she made it clear that 2013 was her last World Championships.

    Yuna's last hurrah will be Sochi Olympics, whether she scores 300 and wins by over 100 points and the audience starts floating in the air, or whether she misses the podium. Probably she scores 210+ and wins gold, but who knows, you can never take anything for granted in life. Whatever happens it will be her final competition, so we should enjoy the last opportunities to see her compete.
    Oh - I thought we were talking about the future and that the London (England) Olympics got mixed up with Sochi!

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    I think Julia might take bronze unless the pressure gets to her because this is her first big competition, she didn't even go to worlds and this a huge thing for her so...However Ashley can challenge Julia but it's going to be tough because it's in Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha'sSpins View Post
    Oh - I thought we were talking about the future and that the London (England) Olympics got mixed up with Sochi!
    If you were from France you wouldn't have mixed the two cities up; in France London, England is Londres where as London, Ontario is still London.

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    Yuna's last hurrah will be Sochi Olympics, whether she scores 300 and wins by over 100 points and the audience starts floating in the air, or whether she misses the podium.
    I think it's assumed that Sochi will be her last hurrah because it's understandably presumed that she will at least get on the podium, whether it's a gold or silver or even a bronze (heaven forbid the last one though lol). But honestly, if hell freezes over and Yuna misses the podium for the first time ever, I see the South Korean federation heavily leaning on her to continue on to 2014 World's to "redeem" herself. Who knows if she'll listen, but I don't think it'll necessarily be as certain that she's quitting for good, regardless of what she's said, if she misses the podium entirely.

    I wish both Yuna and Mao could tie for the gold. They're both worthy in my eyes, and I want them both to be happy!

    Bronze... I don't care that much. LOL. I've never been that crazy about Ashley Wagner's skating, but her interviews have made me really like her, so I hope she does well, but I won't be heartbroken if she doesn't make the podium, the way I would be if Mao or Yuna messed up.

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    I don't think anything on earth could make Yuna skate at 2014 Worlds, after her 2010 experience.

    Unless she changes her mind in some years and decides to skate at Pyeongchang 2018, which is very unlikely, then Sochi in 2 months will be the last time we see her skate a competitive program.

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    I don't think anything on earth could make Yuna skate at 2014 Worlds, after her 2010 experience.
    Yeah, but I thought that the 2010 experience was that way because Yuna had won gold and at that point she had nothing to prove anymore. I think when she talked about how empty she felt, it was because, well, she'd just won the most major award for her sport, so...now what?

    If on the other hand she lands off the podium in Sochi, she might feel like she does have something left to prove.

    ETA: Of course this is all just speculation on my part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven View Post
    Yuna, Mao, and one of the Russian girls, in some order, most probably that one. Unless all the Russian girls bomb, the judges will find a way to get one of them at least the bronze, that's just how these things work.
    I don't think the judges will have to try to find a way to get Julia or (presumably) Adelina on the podium. Both are capable of beating any of the bronze hopefuls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sporkwhatspork View Post
    she might feel like she does have something left to prove.
    I don't think she feels like she has anything left to prove, no matter what happens in Sochi. She's already won World Championships and Olympic Gold Medal and anything else she could ever win at figure skating. Instead, she's talked about "finishing her career". She seems to have a maturity and sense for the moment that most people don't have. Compare her to the other girls she will compete against, some old, some young ... they're still chasing their dreams. Yuna's already achieved hers, her programs this year are not just competitive programs, they are goodbyes.

    Even if she doesn't do her best at Sochi, I get the feeling like she would be disappointed with that one event, but not disappointed with her career. Sometimes when people say their last goodbyes, they stumble on the way out the door. You can't go back and do it over again, so you just have to shake your head and laugh at yourself, but move on in life.

    That said, I have faith Yuna will do her best at Sochi and achieve results she will be happy with. When everything comes together and it's the right time in life, things have a way of working out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    I don't think the judges will have to try to find a way to get Julia or (presumably) Adelina on the podium. Both are capable of beating any of the bronze hopefuls.
    Yes, you're absolutely right, they may not need a boost. However, suppose another skater gives a tremendous performance that could be considered even better than a good Julia or other Russian girl. As long as one of the leading Russian girls skates well, does anyone think they would be kept from at least Bronze? The Olympics are in Russia this year, so I'm just saying they are guaranteed a medal unless all their girls just totally go splat.

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    The question was about Ashley, but there she goes again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    The question was about Ashley, but there she goes again...
    The thread is titled: "Who is everyone's guess for ladies' podium?"

    Surely you knew this, since you started the thread?

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    Everyone knows Yuna wins gold by 20 points over Mao. Its a given-300 would not surprise me. But it is realyl, before you hijacked yet another thread-so cheeky aren't you? About Ashley's actual chances for Bronze. I see them giving it to a 15 year old Russian girl-their best lady. Sadly, Ashley does not have her best programs this year.

    I have no doubt she would podium if she returned to her programs last two years, and if she is clean or almost clean. Those were very strong programs by Mills. I did read with interest Blades thread to redo her LP. Sadly, it seems this board has given up on Ashley's dream. I guess we don't have many US fans anymore is my guess.

    I think she is a longshot due to politics and Julia's music-I see bronze slipping away from Ashley. I hope I am wrong. She and Akiko are two skaters who fight for everything.

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    I answered another poster's question, to which they seemed to be thankful. I then answered the question posed by the thread title, saying the podium will almost certainly include Yuna, Mao, and one of the Russian girls, probably in that order.

    How is that "hijacking yet another thread"?

    Maybe you need an emotional timeout? I hope whatever problems you are having at this time sort themselves out, skateluvr. Every time someone posts "Yuna" it must be like nails on a chalkboard to you. I feel like it physically pains your soul to hear her name spoken out loud. Will you even be able to watch the Olympics?

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