If Julia wins the OGM by winning fair and square, skating well and everybody faltering, then I am fine with this.
I wish this would be Asada's time, but at this point I am rooting for KIM to give a skating lesson to little Julia.
In the case where everybody ups their game and Julia is still on top (and I could bet right now 1000$ it will happen! we all know it will I am over with this sport.
The Russians found exactly the right time to be treating this sport just like Rythmic gymnastics....
Obviously Kim has the edge over Julia who should be below her in both Technical mark and Component mark after GEOs.
The only way Yuna can lose is falling once in SP and again in LP.
She's the 2010 Gold medalist so everyone expects her to win again. So if she loses to Julia with a minor mistake, it will be messy. The public will not take this well
Sadly it'll mean no medal for Ashley,
But it probably WILL mean podium is the same Ladies at world, Unknown order, With a shot for Gracie Gold too
If Lipnitskaya upsets any of the amazing three when clean, Then yes, We can stop watching the sport
But i think she will appeal the most to the common crowd, Because of her age, Cheeks and exceptional spins
why hostility towards Julia ? if she is clean
I don't see why she should not be rewarded
also don't forget Gracie Gold is also in the mix
if she is clean he has 3Lz-3T and will score in 73-74 range in SP
her max in LP is 140, that could put her above Yuna and Julia
speed, power, body type, and facial beauty just like Kim
Gracie should be scoring well with this two
Unfortunately Yuna is not as invicible as before. But if both skaters will go clean, yuna wins with a decent lead. But lets not forget Mao.
Lip's personal best scores are still significantly lower than Yuna's PBS. Lip seems to be slated for bronze though. Yuna and Mao would have to meltdown if Lip is to win the OGM.
maybe it's cause it's still early,
I know for me what made me give up my tickets was just being scared to travel there right now, I know another person like that,
I have a couple of friends who said when they went to worlds and GPF, People in the crowd laughed at skaters from other countries when they fell,
And then again, A Facebook friend of mine is there, And he just wrote he's having a wonderful time,
So i'm not yet sure what to make of the atmosphere there
If Yu-Na skates 100% clean, she will get about 150
Sadly, I'm kind of feeling like Julia will also come close to that number due to the judges' leniencies toward her. The judges want her to win, and she is going to be overscored no matter what. She will probably break 70 pcs if she skates clean; something i find ludicrous and absurd. She deserved around 62 for a clean performance.
As I said, this looks like a Rythmic gymnastics contest.
If the Olympics had been in Norway, yesterday's short program results would have been:
Lipnistskaia (with minimal margin)
Wagner and Asada tied (but higher score)
and so on
We all know by this time that Skyfly you are Russian...it is fine to root for your fellow countrymen, but please do not be blind with this overscoring...
she has been getting media exposure by US media
they may have dumped Wagner but they will be putting all their eggs on Gracie
Gracie has something Mao lacks, speed and powerful big jumps
the PCS could not be enough for the +GOEs Gracie will be getting
judges love Gracie too
But then again, Both her lutzes there got -1's, If she has the same skate and the judges give her extra points for both she'll definitely be in the 140's
I still can't help but burst into laughter every time she looks back to the judges like a Holocaust victim in that red dress
And i don't think Yu-na is going for 7 triples, So no 150 for her