Results 1 to 15 of 47

Thread: Skaters with a shot at gold and a medal in each event

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    4,147

    Skaters with a shot at gold and a medal in each event

    Now that the Games are approaching which skaters do you believe have a shot (even if small) at a)the gold medal, b) a medal of any color, at the Games in the 4 individual disciplines. Here are mine:

    Ladies:

    Shots at gold- Kim, Asada, Lipnitskaia
    Shots at as high as silver- Suzuki, Sotnikova
    Shots at bronze- Murakami, Kostner, Gold, Wagner (maybe being generous even including Wagner at this moment)


    Men:

    Shots at gold- Hanyu, Chan, Takahashi (laugh but if he did pull a blinder out of nowhere, and others made mistakes it would be hard to deny him)
    Shots at as high as silver- Machida, Fernandez
    Shots at bronze- Plushenko, Abbott, Ten (if he pulls something out of nowhere again)


    Pairs:

    Shots at gold- Voloszhar & Trankov, Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Shots at as high as silver- Stolbova & Klimkin, Pang & Tong
    Shots at bronze- Duhamel & Radford, Moore-Towers & Moscovitch, Barzova & Larionov

    Dance:

    Shots at gold- Virtue & Moir, Davis & White
    Shots at as high as silver- Nobody else
    Shots at bronze- Weaver & Poje, Pechalat & Bourzat, both top Russian teams, Capellini & Lanotte

  2. #2
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    245
    I am not interested in pairs or dance, and for the men, I have absolutely no clue who will medal... But for the ladies, I would say:

    Gold: Yu-na, Mao, Julia, or Kostner (if completely clean with 3flip-3toe).
    Silver: Suzuki, Sotnikova, Kostner.
    Bronze: Suzuki, Sotnikova, Kostner, Murakami.

    I honestly do not think the Americans are strong contenders for medals. Gracie has done well at Nationals but still lacks artistic-wise. Her jumps have also gotten much smaller after going to Frank although more consistent (I have seen her jumps live upfront with my very two eyes at Nationals). Ashley has not been doing too well this season, and the fact that she's going back to an old program just a few weeks before the Olympics does not bode well for her IMO.

  3. #3
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3,521
    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Ladies:

    Shots at gold- Kim, Asada, Lipnitskaia
    Shots at as high as silver- Suzuki, Sotnikova
    Shots at bronze- Murakami, Kostner, Gold, Wagner (maybe being generous even including Wagner at this moment)
    Pretty much agree here, except I'd probably have Julia peaking at silver not gold. Before Euros I'd have Kostner as a potential silver but seeing as she skated clean and still lost the SP to Adelina by a good margin, I don't think she will be close enough to the leaders after the short and she is unlikely to make up ground in the long.

  4. #4
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    201
    Ladies:

    Gold- Kim, Asada, Kostner, Lipnitskaia
    Silver- Suzuki, Sotnikova
    Bronze- Murakami, Wagner, Gold

    Men:
    Gold- Chan, Hanyu, Fernandez, Takahashi
    Silver- Machida
    Bronze- Abbott, Ten

    These lists are obviously absent the occasional Olympic surprises. I don't know who would've predicted Hughes and Kulik would be gold medalists and Wylie a silver medalist before those Olympics. On the right nights, Sotnikova and Abbott could be Olympic champions. It would just take a complete splatfest from other leading competitors (Kim and Chan would have to fall at least twice each) and Adelina and Jeremy would have to skate pristine clean programs.

  5. #5
    - * - blue_idealist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,747
    LADIES

    Gold - Kim, Asada, Lipnitskaia
    Any medal - Kostner, Suzuki, Sotnikova, Wagner, Gold, Murakami, and I'll include Osmond but that's a very outside shot for bronze

    MEN

    Gold - Chan, Hanyu, Takahashi as a long shot
    Any medal - Plushenko, Reynolds, Fernandez, Machida, Yan, Abbott, Denis Ten, Brezina, Verner (the last two are very long shots, but they skated well at Euros, and if Takahashi isn't skating well, bronze seems like anybody's game.. the Czech guys have about as much chance as Plushenko in his current state, and I listed him)

    PAIRS

    Gold - Volosozhar/Trankov, Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Any medal - Pang/Tong (I almost listed them as gold but I don't think they will be able to defeat BOTH V/T and S/S), Duhamel/Radford, Moore-Towers/Moscovitch, Bazarova/Larionov, Stolbova/Klimov, Peng/Zhang, Berton/Hotarek (but a very small chance for this last team, especially after they didn't do that well at Euros)

    DANCE

    Gold - Virtue/Moir, Davis/White - pigs would fly if it was anyone else!
    Any medal - Pechalat/Bourzat, Bobrova/Soloviev, Weaver/Poje, Cappellini/Lanotte, Ilinykh/Katsalapov (although I'm 90% sure it'll be one of the first two I listed)

  6. #6
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    4
    Personally, I would love to see someone like Zijun Li take the bronze medal out of "nowhere". If nothing else, it would be drama. =)

  7. #7
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    211
    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    Pretty much agree here, except I'd probably have Julia peaking at silver not gold. Before Euros I'd have Kostner as a potential silver but seeing as she skated clean and still lost the SP to Adelina by a good margin, I don't think she will be close enough to the leaders after the short and she is unlikely to make up ground in the long.
    I hope Kostner goes for broke and attempts the Triple Flip-Triple Toe Combo in the short.

  8. #8
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    2,607
    Wow I thought there would be more Wagner and gold medal pushers for at least bronze. And Adelina was left out of the mix often too. Interesting. No hope at all for Osmond which is understandable.

  9. #9
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    3,558
    MEN
    Gold: Chan, Hanyu, Fernandez and Ten
    Silver: Takahashi and Machida
    Bronze: Abbott, Yan and Plushenko

    LADIES
    Gold: Kim, Asada, Kostner and Suzuki
    Silver: Sotnikova and Lipnitskaia
    Bronze: Gold, Wagner and Murakami

  10. #10
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    3
    Ladies:
    Gold: Kim, Asada (if she happens to land her triple axels) Lipnitskaia, Suzuki (if she skates clean and the first three make errors)
    Silver: Lipnitskaia, Asada, Suzuki, Kostner
    Bronze: Gold, Wagner, Kostner, Murakami

    Men:
    Gold: Patrick Chan
    Silver: Yuzuru Hanyu
    Bronze: Jeremy Abbott, Jason Brown

    Pairs:
    Gold: Savchenko/Szolkowy, Pang/Tong
    Silver: Voloszhar & Trankov
    Bronze: Duhamel/Radford, Moore-Towers/Moscovitch

    Ice Dance:
    Gold: Virtue/Moir, Davis/White
    Silver: Davis/White, Virtue/Moir
    Bronze: Weaver/Poje, Pechalat/Bourzat, Cappellini/Lanotte

  11. #11
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Now that the Games are approaching which skaters do you believe have a shot (even if small) at a)the gold medal, b) a medal of any color, at the Games in the 4 individual disciplines. Here are mine:

    Ladies:
    Shots at gold- Kim, Asada, Lipnitskaia
    Shots at as high as silver- Suzuki, Sotnikova
    Shots at bronze- Murakami, Kostner, Gold, Wagner (maybe being generous even including Wagner at this moment)
    Men:
    Shots at gold- Hanyu, Chan, Takahashi (laugh but if he did pull a blinder out of nowhere, and others made mistakes it would be hard to deny him)
    Shots at as high as silver- Machida, Fernandez
    Shots at bronze- Plushenko, Abbott, Ten (if he pulls something out of nowhere again)
    Pairs:
    Shots at gold- Voloszhar & Trankov, Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Shots at as high as silver- Stolbova & Klimkin, Pang & Tong
    Shots at bronze- Duhamel & Radford, Moore-Towers & Moscovitch, Barzova & Larionov
    Dance:
    Shots at gold- Virtue & Moir, Davis & White
    Shots at as high as silver- Nobody else
    Shots at bronze- Weaver & Poje, Pechalat & Bourzat, both top Russian teams, Capellini & Lanotte
    You chose a very good form of forecast presentation !
    I would agree with everything, except for Kostner, Plushenko, Bazarova-Larionov, Capelinni-Lanotte. All these people have no chance even for bronze.
    Also silver for Suzuki is hardly believable.
    And please correct "Klimkin" to "Klimov".

  12. #12
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    4,828
    Ladies:

    Shots at gold- Kim, Asada, Lipnitskaia
    Shots at as high as silver- Suzuki, Sotnikova
    Shots at bronze- Kostner, Gold, Wagner, Murakami
    Wild card for a medal: Li

    Men:

    Shots at gold- Hanyu, Chan, Fernandez
    Shots at as high as silver- Takahashi, Machida (he's my darkhorse to win gold, if the others mess up, but realistically he'll get silver at tops)
    Shots at bronze- Abbott, Plushenko, Ten (if any of them go clean in both programs, which I doubt they will)
    Wild card for a medal: Brown

    Pairs:

    Shots at gold- Volosozhar & Trankov, Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Shots at as high as silver- None; I think the top 2 spots will be a la Ice Dance (I could picture a perfect Canadian team spoiling for silver, but it's highly unlikely)
    Shots at bronze- Pang & Tong, Duhamel & Radford, Moore-Towers & Moscovitch, Stolbova & Klimov (only with perfect skates on home ice)
    Wild card for a medal: Bazarova & Larionov

    Dance:

    Shots at gold- Virtue & Moir, Davis & White
    Shots at as high as silver- Nobody else
    Shots at bronze- Bobrova/Soloviev (who will have to really mess up to lose bronze), Pechalat & Bourzat, Capellini & Lanotte
    Wild card for a medal: Weaver & Poje

  13. #13
    Tripping on the Podium
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    Ladies:

    Shots at gold- Kim, Asada, Lipnitskaia
    Shots at as high as silver- Suzuki, Sotnikova
    Shots at bronze- Kostner, Gold, Wagner, Murakami
    Wild card for a medal: Li

    Men:

    Shots at gold- Hanyu, Chan, Fernandez
    Shots at as high as silver- Takahashi, Machida (he's my darkhorse to win gold, if the others mess up, but realistically he'll get silver at tops)
    Shots at bronze- Abbott, Plushenko, Ten (if any of them go clean in both programs, which I doubt they will)
    Wild card for a medal: Brown

    Pairs:

    Shots at gold- Volosozhar & Trankov, Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Shots at as high as silver- None; I think the top 2 spots will be a la Ice Dance (I could picture a perfect Canadian team spoiling for silver, but it's highly unlikely)
    Shots at bronze- Pang & Tong, Duhamel & Radford, Moore-Towers & Moscovitch, Stolbova & Klimov (only with perfect skates on home ice)
    Wild card for a medal: Bazarova & Larionov

    Dance:

    Shots at gold- Virtue & Moir, Davis & White
    Shots at as high as silver- Nobody else
    Shots at bronze- Bobrova/Soloviev (who will have to really mess up to lose bronze), Pechalat & Bourzat, Capellini & Lanotte
    Wild card for a medal: Weaver & Poje
    I love your picks especially your wild cards.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •