This is very good list except Polina Edmunds. No Osmond
And Mao got a silver in Vancouver not Torino.
Very good list. Wish these 10 be top-10 in final results.
In what order?
Wish all of them clean skating and let the strongest win!
Polina is the only female skater at this competitions with two 3+3 combos in FS.
It is not Russian JrNats (where several girls have two 3+3 Combos), it's just Olympics! (joke)
Kostner is 3rd favorite ?
would switch 3rd with Gracie and 6th with Carolina
1 Yuna Kim
2 Gracie Gold
3 Mao Asada
4 Julia Lipnitskaia
5 Adelina Sotnikova
6 Carolina Kostner
7 Akiko Suzuki
8 Ashley Wagner
9 Kanako Murakami
10 Ziun Li
Is this supposed to be in order of probability?
I don't see why Gracie is getting so much hype. She had a good skate in front of US judges but very few outside of Lipnitskaia and YuNa are capable duplicating their National results, this year, in front of International Judges. Am I missing something. She is a great up and coming lady who is developing into her own, and fun to watch, but she has never really done that well internationally. Her best GP finish this year was 3rd. I personally think both Kostner and Sotnikova can and will finish ahead of Gracie.
Great Article but the three MOST LIKELY to win a medal are YuNa, Mao, and Julia w/Koster and Sotnikova ready to pounce on any step out left on the ice. Don't forget Suzuki who I would place even higher in the medal hunt than Gracie. Who knows how the stars will align but Gracie, while possible, isn't likely to medal. I've already requested Feb 19-20 off of work. I can't wait.