Now that "all of Russia's hopes" are upon Sotnikova, I don't see tomorrow going well for her. I bet the pressure will get to her. Conversely, now that Russia thinks Lipnitskaya has no hope, she'll bang out a perfect program. I really wouldn't be shocked if Julia still makes the podium, 10 points or not.
I'm still hoping Kostner can pull this off somehow, but we'll see. I've been a fan of hers since before Torino. I have to stay with her till her retirement. Go Carolina!
I'd most like to see everyone skate clean, in which case I bet it'd stay the same order, but then we'll have 4 years of arguing over everyone's grades of execution and PCS.
Is it too much to hope that Yuna decides to swap out her tango for Les Miserables again? Or is it too late to make that call? I'd love it if she pulled out last year's performance and put it on Olympic ice. It would be immortal. Anyhow, it's just my wishful thinking.
Loved all three top ladies today. I think if #2-#4 falter or make big mistakes Yulia still has a shot at the podium. I'm very sad and still in shock for all three Japanese ladies.
As everybody else I didn't expect what happened. On the other hand Costner's performance was easy to predict: her short is spectacular and she always performed it well. Of course, as usual, she won't be able to to hold on to that. So for me, she is out of medal contention. However, I have been always wrong in my predictions, so in reality this is just my wishful thinking. I simply don't want her on the podium.
So for me it's a reluctant admission that gold will go to Yuna. Very reluctant.
Silver is open assuming Carolina will fall apart and I have no idea how well Adelina can hold on. Can Yulia make up the 10 missing points? This will require her best performance ever with help from others. Completely unpredictable. Coin toss.
Anyway, I think Gracie has a lock on the podium already. Which is good.
So in the current circumstances my dream podium is:
Please, be like that!
And another request to Olympic God: please, make Mikaela win slalom!