Team Competition -- Who will win what medals?
I can't seem to find any information on who's likely to medal in Team Competition.
Who are the favorites?
Gold -- Canada
Silver -- Russia
Bronze -- USA
More or less: more is more
Yeah, Russia, USA and Canada are medal favorites, but it's hard to predict how they stand in relation to each other before the make up of the teams are announced.
Is it for sure than Patrick Chan will not skate twice in the team event? I think Canada still has the edge with Chan, Virtue and Moir, ttwo strong pairs teams and pretty good lady.
Oh, this would be good to know if Chan and V/M both plan on doing both segments. The pairs will likely be split, and women's should be Osmond for both segments. I'm guessing Chan would want to do both segments if he wants to secure a gold, as Reynolds is a rather significant question mark.
Originally Posted by Mathman
I agree with Canadianskaterguy about the U.S. men. I think we have already decided where Castelini and Snapir will reasonably land, so they are in a great position. If they do better than expected, they are the heros. If they don't. oh well.
Davis and White will get 1 or 2, the ladies will chug into the station pretty much as expected. But will Jeremy Abbott score 90 in the short program or 70?
Last edited by Mathman; 01-27-2014 at 09:01 PM.
I think it will be
Gold - Russia
Silver - Canada
Bronze - USA
Japan may have an outside chance for a bronze.
I think Russia will have a lot of momentum and may get a hometown boost in scores.
Japan's going to have a hard time even making it to the free skate. Russia, Canada, and USA are locks for making the freeskate and I think Italy will make it too. I used to think France would be the other country but I'm not so sure anymore. It could be China now that Zijun's back to normal. Japan's pair and ice dancers can beat the Ukrainians but I don't know if they can beat anyone else so that would be just 4 points there. Both their singles skaters probably need to win the SP for Japan to have any chance of making the free.
Originally Posted by Danibellerika
Their singles are very strong though and didn't a pairs team medal recently? How many countries can advance to the final?