1 Julia Lipnitskaia Total: 187.05; Short: 63.09, Free Skate: 123.96
2 Gracie Gold Total: 171.85; Short: 58.00, Free Skate: 113.85
1 Julia Lipnitskaia: Total: 198.23; Short: 66.89; Free Skate: 131.34
3 Gracie Gold: Total: 186.75;Short: 69.45; Free Skate: 117.20
If Gracie wins Gold It won't be because of "luck" It will be because talented and consistency
The times I've seen Julia skate well this season, I've thought, dang, this girl could snatch the gold. She wasn't even at worlds last season but she has somehow already positioned herself as a clear medal threat. If she manages to win Euros, the hype (and the pressure) will go through the roof. For Caro and Adelina too but it would be more expected for them to win and people will still wonder if they can defeat their consistency demons.
(For the record, even though I am so impressed by both Julia and Gracie, and though I like Ashley and Adelina, for sentimental reasons, I must root for Caro and/or Akiko to get their first Olympic medals )
Gracie definitely has the Gold material in her. Her jumps are superior, probably as good as Yuna's. She has a beautiful body line, she's blond, and pretty face…all can points accumulating factor. She needs to add some level of sophistication in her presentation, and that's all.
Judges have been giving Julia Lip huge scores, why not Gracie, especially when she is clean. In perfect judging, Gracie should receive much more GOE scores in her jumps than Julia. I believe a clean Gracie should beat a clean Julia. I don't think Mao or Caro will be clean at the Oly, since they haven't been for a long time. In a word, I expect something big from Gracie at the Oly.