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    Only dream podiums

    MEN
    1. Fernandez
    2. Abbott
    3. Brown or Takahashi

    LADIES
    1. Kim
    2. Suzuki
    3. Li or Marchei

    PAIRS
    1. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2- Pang/Tong
    3. Berton/Hotarek

    ICE DANCE
    1. Pechalat/Bourzat
    2. Weaver/Poje
    3. Cappellini/Lanotte or Ilinykh/Katsalapov

    TEAM
    1. Italy
    2. Japan
    3. China

    Well, one can dream, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elistra View Post
    SP: 3Lz-3T, 3F, 2A.
    LP: 3Lz-3T, 3F, 3S-2T, 3Lz, 3S, 2A-2T-2L, 2A.

    Her short program jump layout isn't weak at all. Please tell me how many other top contenders in the ladies plan to do both 3Lz and 3F in SP?
    She repeats 3Lz and 3S in her free program. Granted, She no longer does 2A-3T like in Vancouver due to the 2A limit rule. However, her LP jump layout isn't exactly too weak either.
    With her PCS she doesn't need the difficulty but the LP does seem watered down. Ashley better step it up if she plans on being competitive. She need that triple triple and the double axel triple toe especially with the Russian girls and if Mao goes clean with two triple axels.

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    I hesitate to predict because my track record is *always* wrong!

    Ladies: the field is so deep, anyone could take gold depending on how they all skate. Assuming ALL clean, it would be Yu-Na, Mao, Julia...but that's a huge assumption. If I were Mao, I'd stop fooling with the 3ax and go for clean.

    Men: Hanyu, Javier, Chan. It pains me to write that. As a Canadian, I want the first men's gold for CA. That said, the popped jumps at Nats are a concern. This is why, in an Olympic year, you upgrade your technical coaching a la Gracie Gold.

    Dance: White/Davis, Virtue/Moir, someone European. I'm not a Davis/White fan, at all, but the writing is on the wall that they're getting the gold, no matter how they skate.

    Pairs: V/T, S/S, P/T...Russians will be thrown a bone in the pairs because they're hosting and can't be elevated to gold in Dance without controversy. The Russians are a strong pair anyway so, I think, so long as they skate clean, they'll win gold.

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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
    I'll add my dream standings since others are
    1. Yuna
    2. Akiko
    3. Ashley
    4. Julia
    5. Mao
    6. Carolina

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    too much dream predictions in this thread .. just accept tge fact that either yuna kim or mao asada will fight for the gold and just predict the bronze medalist .. on the mens field it will be much tighter and anybody in the last group after the short program can win so stop all the nonsense although my prediction is that julia is locked on the bronze 60% unless she makes mistakes and suzuki is flawless then suzuki will bring home the bronze, or either kostner if she stops drinking coffee

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    MENS

    1- Yuzuru Hanyu
    2 - Patrick Chan
    3 - Evgeni Plushenko
    4 - Daisuke Takahashi
    5 - Javier Fernandez

    Although Patrick is the 'favorite' and I wish him the best, his inconsistency in competition may drop him from Gold. Yuzuru has been incredible this season and seems to be handling pressure quite well, so I believe he has the highest degree of consistency to grab Gold. Plushenko is the Russian hero and he will have home advantage, so I think he will be rewarded a medal (unless he completely flops).

    LADIES

    1 - Yuna Kim
    2 - Mao Asada
    3 - Carolina Kostner
    4 - Gracie Gold
    5 - Ashley Wagner

    Yuna ... is there even a question about it. Unless she completely flops, she is guaranteed the Gold. Mao has been great the past couple of seasons, so she should put forward a great performance.

    PAIRS

    1 - Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
    2 - Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
    3 - Pang Qing / Tong Jian
    4 - Duhamel / Radford

    This discipline is probably the most predictable, especially with the top two teams.

    DANCE

    1 - Davis/White
    2 - Virtue/Moir
    3 - Ilinykh / Katsalapov
    4 - Cappellini / Lanotte
    5 - ....

    Again, top two teams are very predictable ... although Im rooting for Virtue/Moir, David/White have dominated the past two seasons so it is reasonable to assume they will take gold. And there has to be a russian team on the podium or all hell will break loose.

    TEAM

    1 - Russia/Canada
    2 - Russia/Canada
    3 - USA

    Russia and Canada has the most well-rounded teams so I predict they will take gold and silver. USA is close by, so bronze is feasible.

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    Ladies
    1. Yu-Na Kim
    2. Gracie Gold
    3. Julia Lipntiskaia
    Men
    1.Yuzuru Hanyu
    2. Patrich Chan
    3.Javier Fernandez
    Pairs
    1.Volosozhar/Trankov
    2.Savchenko/Szolkowy
    3.Pang/Tong
    İce dance
    1.Davis/White
    2.Virtue/Moir
    3.Ilinykh/Katsalapov
    Team
    1.Canada
    2.Russia
    3.USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by nagoya View Post
    too much dream predictions in this thread .. just accept tge fact that either yuna kim or mao asada will fight for the gold and just predict the bronze medalist .. on the mens field it will be much tighter and anybody in the last group after the short program can win so stop all the nonsense although my prediction is that julia is locked on the bronze 60% unless she makes mistakes and suzuki is flawless then suzuki will bring home the bronze, or either kostner if she stops drinking coffee
    what do you mean by the coffee remark?

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    I think she means that Kostner should be more refined?

    And why can't we all have a little fun with our predictions, Nagoya?

    Hmm... how about this one?

    1. (Tie) Yuna Kim/Mao Asada
    3. Akiko Suzuki
    4. Julia Lipnitskaya


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    I'm only interested in the ladies, so...

    My predictions

    1) Yu-na Kim
    2) Julia Lipnitskaya
    3) Mao Asada

    My dream podium (If this comes true, I will hehe).

    1) Yu-na Kim
    2) Akiko Suzuki
    3) Carolina Kostner

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    My prediction:
    Ladies:
    Gold Kim
    Silver Gold
    Bronze Mao/Julia/Zijun/Akkiko

    Men:
    Gold Chen
    Silver Hanyu
    Bronzw Javier

    Pair:
    Gold V/T
    Silver P/T
    Bronze S/S

    Dance:
    Gold D/W
    Silver V/M
    Bronze one of the Russian, Franch or Italian team.

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    Men
    1. Hanyu
    2. Chan
    3. Abbott or Takahashi

    I have a hunch that the bronze medal will go to a veteran skater planning to retire after this season.
    If Plushenko skates, he may come in third.

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    I think the favs in men and ladies will succumb to nerves to some extent and we will have a few surprises. Pairs and dance? No.
    Men
    Fernandez
    Hanyu
    Machida

    Ladies
    Lipnitskayia
    Kim
    Suzuki

    Pairs
    Volosozhar/Trankov
    Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Pang/Tong

    Dance
    Davis/White
    Virtue/Moir
    Ilinykh/Katsalapov

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    Team Event:
    USA
    RUS
    Canada

    Men:
    Hanyu
    Chan
    Plushenko


    Ladies:
    Kim
    Gold
    Asada



    Dance:
    D/W - no contest they have been set up to win this all season
    V/M - will be about 5 points back - will get dinged again in the short with low levels
    B/S - will be close to V/M - will get high levels in the short and may even be ahead of V/M


    Pairs:
    V/T
    S/S
    S/K

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    Considering Oly is in Russia in Europe, then guessing Russian skaters will get bounce not let then North Americans in Vancouver.

    So if everybody skate clean.


    Men
    Plushenko ( if skate )
    Chan
    Hanyu

    Ladies
    Lipnitskaya
    Kostner
    Yuna Kim

    Pairs
    V/T
    S/Z
    P/T

    Dance
    USA
    Russia
    France

    Team
    Russia
    USA
    Italy

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