03-05-2014, 06:54 PM
Size 7 Knife Boots
03-05-2014, 07:03 PM
Adelina's situation is really different from any other OGM winner I can think of. I can't think of another skater who went straight to the top of the Olympic podium without ever winning so much as a World bronze. Among surprise OGM winners even Urmanov and Sarah Hughes had World bronzes.
Originally Posted by VirMo
So every gold medalist I can think of who skipped Worlds had a World podium history (so nothing to prove) and a reason, like they were either retiring or semi-retiring, or they were injured.
To me Adelina's circumstance matches up best with Hanyu's, who gets that he still has something to prove (and we know he feels this way because he's said so), and he's competing.
03-05-2014, 07:03 PM
I thought Kostner was going to retire. What's she doing here?
Anyway, this is a chance for Asada and Lipnitskaya to redeem themselves. I think both will end up on the podium somewhere.
03-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Carolina's on the ISU list. She's going!
Originally Posted by R.D.
03-05-2014, 07:10 PM
To be fair, Hanyu did fall twice to his OGM, so I certainly understand his assertion that he has something to prove.
Originally Posted by KJGL
From a skating standpoint, Adelina doesn't have that same burden. She skated two solid programs.
03-05-2014, 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch
If Las Vegas posted odds on the podium (in no particular order) this would probably be it, so you've got a good chance to have your dream come true
03-05-2014, 07:35 PM
So did her podium-mates, which is a part of the controversy surrounding her win. And as you may remember, I don't challenge the win. I just think not showing up at Worlds doesn't serve her interests very well--it certainly doesn't do anything to quiet her critics/doubters. I know others feel differently about this being an okay move for her, but I can't get myself there. I just don't think she came out of the Olympics with the luxury of saying gee, I think I'll stay home and rest while all those also-rans duke it out. Mainly because even those of us who think her win qualifies as legit still don't think her competitors can be that easily dismissed. She's not big enough and they're not small enough.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
03-05-2014, 07:39 PM
On the Ice
It's disappointing that Adelina won't be there, but hopefully Caro and Mao can go out on a high note.
03-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Her best chance so far was 2012. Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on how you see things) she took herself out of the running in the SP.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
I don't know what will happen in the future, but for her to have a chance NOW, not only does she need to hit, but she needs skaters with higher scoring potential than her to make mistakes. Even with 2 of those skaters missing, we've still got at least 4 left. That's more than enough to fill a podium.
But Gold has a REALLY good shot here at the podium. 2 of the 3 competitors she lost to in Sochi won't be at Worlds...if anyone is going to get the US back on the world podium in ladies, that's probably who it will be. And I'm perfectly cool with that!
03-05-2014, 08:32 PM
That's a BIG if, though.
03-05-2014, 08:44 PM
Do you realize that Yulia is 2 years younger than Adelina, works just as hard, and skated 2 more Olympic programs then Adelina and her individual event was, from an outsider's perspective, under more pressure?
Originally Posted by Scott512
Honestly I think if Adelina doesn't go, it's because she's enjoying her moment in the spotlight and her Olympic victory lap (not saying it's a bad thing).
03-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Wicked Yankee Girl
Anna P. just won the Cup of Russia Cup Final.
There is a thread and videos. She has her 2A back. Her only obvious error was a popped flip.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 03-05-2014 at 09:07 PM.
03-05-2014, 11:54 PM
I have basically nothing to contribute to all the ladies discussions. I'm just going to curl up in my dark corner and be sad that China only has one men's spot.
03-06-2014, 12:03 AM
Size 7 Knife Boots
03-06-2014, 12:19 AM
Does anyone know why Christopher Caluza is representing Philippines, while Michael-Christian Martinez is listed as their alternate?