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    This is just what my gut says after seeing everyone's nationals (Europeans, etc) for the ladies:
    1. Yuna
    2. Adelina
    3. Julia
    4. Mao
    5. Akiko
    6. Ashley

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    I think in Ladies..
    1-Yuna Kim
    2-Mao Asada
    3-??
    I am so confused for 3rd place,I can see so many people getting it Ashley Wagner,Julia Lipnitskaia,maybe another Japanese skater or someone really far out

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    Japan announced it's team roster:

    http://www.nikkansports.com/sochi201...1-1246921.html

    Yuzuru Hanyu (SP), Tatsuki Machida (FS)
    Mao Asada (SP), Akiko Suzuki (FS)
    Narumi Takahashi & Ryuichi Kihara (SP+FS)
    Cathy Reed & Chris Reed (SD+FD)

    Murakami's chances of olympic medal are gone. Dai needs to kill it at the individual event to get his second medal. If Japan pulls up to bronze the freaking Reeds will be olympic medallists, oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskates View Post
    This is just what my gut says after seeing everyone's nationals (Europeans, etc) for the ladies:
    1. Yuna
    2. Adelina
    3. Julia
    4. Mao
    5. Akiko
    6. Ashley
    My gut is starting to hurt a little bit. Out of all those ladies you chose, guess which one ISN'T participating in the Team event? It makes me wonder if Mao will gain an advantage over YuNa by the time the singles competition gets underway since by then it will be Mao's second time competing which gives her a second chance to polish up her short or free program. Not as sure as I was before now as I also had YuNa first (and Mao second).

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    It could be a disadvantage for everyone not named Yuna. There's something to be said for having a "fresh" program and performing in the moment.

    Remember last year at the WCs, the EuroSport guys said after Yuna's Les Mis: "we just want to see her skate it again".

    But if she had actually gone out there and skated the program again ... do you think it would have had the same effect? I say no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven View Post
    It could be a disadvantage for everyone not named Yuna. There's something to be said for having a "fresh" program and performing in the moment.

    Remember last year at the WCs, the EuroSport guys said after Yuna's Les Mis: "we just want to see her skate it again".

    But if she had actually gone out there and skated the program again ... do you think it would have had the same effect? I say no.
    ITA. This moment is gone. But Yuna will repeat it at olys. She looks so calm and confident these days every time the korean media is around. I think it is trust in herself. She will go out and perform adios with the same confidence and perfection as she did with les mis last year...
    so my prediction is:

    Ladies
    1.Yuna Kim
    2. Julia Lipnitskaya
    3. Mao Asada
    4. Kanako Murakami
    5. Karolina Kostner
    6. Ashley Wagner

    Men
    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Javier Fernandez
    3. Yuzuru Hanyu
    4. Plushy
    5. Denis Ten
    6. Daisuke Takahashi

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    Who I want to see in the gala skate (aka top five)

    Men
    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Javier Fernandez
    3. Brian Joubert or Daisuke Takahashi
    4. Brian Joubert or Daisuke Takahashi
    5. Jeremy Abbott

    Ladies
    1. Carolina Kostner
    2. Akiko Suzuki
    3. Adelina Sotnikova OR Ashley Wagner OR Yu Na Kim
    4. Mao Asada
    5. Kaetlyn Osmond

    Pairs
    1. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2. Duhamel/Radford
    3. Stolbova/Klimov
    4. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    5. Berton/Hotarek

    Dance
    1. Virtue/Moir
    2. Weaver/Poje
    3. Pechalat/Bourzat
    4. Cappellini/Lannotte
    5. Ilynikh/Katsalpov or Bobrova/Soloviev

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    For me...

    Men:

    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Yuzuru Hanyu
    3. Javier Fernandez
    4. Daisuke Takahashi
    5. Jeremy Abbott

    Ladies

    1. Yuna Kim
    2. Mao Asada
    3. Julia Lipnitskaya
    4. Carolina Kostner
    5. Akiko Suzuki

    Ice Dance:

    1. Davis/White
    2. Virtue/Moir
    3. Bobrova/Soloviev
    4. Pechalat/Bourzat
    5. Weaver/Poje


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    Medal predictions: I wont get ANY of my wishes :

    Ladies:
    Gold for Asada
    Medal for Kostner
    Medal for Wagner

    Men
    Gold for Hanyu
    Medal for Fernandez
    Medal for Abbott
    Medal for Plushenko

    Pairs:
    Gold for S\S
    Medal for MT\M

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Who I want to see in the gala skate (aka top five)

    Men
    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Javier Fernandez
    3. Brian Joubert or Daisuke Takahashi
    4. Brian Joubert or Daisuke Takahashi
    5. Jeremy Abbott

    Ladies
    1. Carolina Kostner
    2. Akiko Suzuki
    3. Adelina Sotnikova OR Ashley Wagner OR Yu Na Kim
    4. Mao Asada
    5. Kaetlyn Osmond

    Pairs
    1. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2. Duhamel/Radford
    3. Stolbova/Klimov
    4. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    5. Berton/Hotarek

    Dance
    1. Virtue/Moir
    2. Weaver/Poje
    3. Pechalat/Bourzat
    4. Cappellini/Lannotte
    5. Ilynikh/Katsalpov or Bobrova/Soloviev
    kate above grace an Julia?????Yuzu out of top 5???? NO!!

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    Men:

    1) Patrick Chan
    2) Hunyu
    3) Javier Fernandez

    Women:

    1)Julia Lipnitskaia
    2)Gracie Gold
    3)Adelina Sotnikova
    4) Yuna Kim
    5) Mao Asada
    6) Polina Edmunds


    I suspect that neither Mao nor Yuna will be medalists this year.

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    Ladies
    1. Yuna Kim
    2. Julia Lipniskaia(home ice) / Mao asada
    3. Mao Asada / Julia Lipniskaia

    Actually i thought of quite a few more skaters having chances to get a bronze or even silver :Gracie Gold, Akiko Suzuki, Adelina Sotnikova(home ice), Kanako Murakami, Lizijun, Ashley Wagner

    Dream Podium
    1. Yuna Kim
    2. Li zijun
    3. Akiko Suzuki

    Men :
    1. Hanyu Yuzuru
    2. Patrick Chan
    3. Javier Fernandez

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    For men I can only predict gold which is Chan even he skate with some mistakes, he is in really good shape. As I think Hanyu may not skate to his potential as he might be too pressure by his own expectation (I think I just watch a news report that he think about Sochi all the time - -"), also he is not as commit to performance in FS as in 2012 yet.


    May be Daisuke will have super skate of his life and surprise us all .

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    Men: Chan, Fernandez and Hanyu

    Ladies: Kim, Asada and Lipnitskaia

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    Do we win a prize if we're correct?

    Here are mine, not doing ice dance since D/W are a lock for gold, and I'm not hugely into pairs.

    Men: Hanyu, Chan, Fernandez

    Ladies: Kim, Asada, Lipnitskaia

    Team: Russia, Japan, USA

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