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    Battle for bronze medals in pairs and ice dancing

    If Savchenko & Szolkowy and Virtue & Moir skip Worlds as expected the battles for the bronze in both pairs and ice dancing should be exciting.

    For the pairs assuming the two Russians go 1-2 you would have Duhamel & Radford, Moore-Towers & Moscovitch, Berton & Hotarek, Peng & Zhang, Barazova & Larionov, Sui & Han all going for that bronze with B&L trying to complete a Russian sweep.

    Then in the dance if D&W win and I&K are 2nd as expected it should be a great 3 way battle between Weaver & Poje, Bobrova & Soloviev, and Capellini & Lanotte, with W&P and C&L both looking for their first World medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    If Savchenko & Szolkowy and Virtue & Moir skip Worlds as expected the battles for the bronze in both pairs and ice dancing should be exciting.

    For the pairs assuming the two Russians go 1-2 you would have Duhamel & Radford, Moore-Towers & Moscovitch, Berton & Hotarek, Peng & Zhang, Barazova & Larionov, Sui & Han all going for that bronze with B&L trying to complete a Russian sweep.

    Then in the dance if D&W win and I&K are 2nd as expected it should be a great 3 way battle between Weaver & Poje, Bobrova & Soloviev, and Capellini & Lanotte, with W&P and C&L both looking for their first World medal.


    Also, I'm hoping for a bit of a lighting in a bottle where Yuko & Sasha get on the podium in the pairs. That being said, I think any of the teams you mentioned would make worthy medalists. Should be exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Megan Duhamel said in an interview on CBC she thinks she can win Worlds this year and they can beat V&T. It seems they are very optimistic to put it mildly. Will be interesting to see how they fare, they seem very determined.
    If she feels they can beat V/T, why didn't they beat them at the Olympics? Just curious... Or is she hoping that V/T will spend the month between Olympics and Worlds celebrating and therefore won't be prepared for worlds? (It may be possible. The gold medal affected YuNa in 2010 and she struggled to get motivation to prepare herself for worlds.)

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    can't stand duhamel… girl needs a slice of humble pie. ugh

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    They are not exactly aiming for the bronze I guess, but S/S are going to Worlds.

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    Maybe I'm being ignorant here, but what makes Duhamel/Radford think they can beat S/S, much less V/T? Their personal best is even lower than Sui/Han's(who they should honestly look out for, btw).

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    I don't think it's just a battle for bronze in these two disciplines. Assuming V/T win pairs and D/W win dance, then the other two spots are up for grabs. S/S could have another nightmare and take bronze, and S/K aren't a lock for silver, although they will have momentum. In dance, assuming V/M aren't going (and the French certainly aren't), then wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that 2nd and 3rd could go to any combination of C/L, W/P, B/S, I/K? Looking forward to the competition!

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    It depends on who the judges will be and who is the technical specialist and controller. I don't believe in figure skating results any more. I will just have my own opinions in the future who should get gold silver and bronze. The ISU and speedy's IJS is a joke and an embarrassment to the sport. Figure skating has suffered and it is evident that fans are discussed. It is not surprising that World's will have very little TV coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catija View Post
    can't stand duhamel… girl needs a slice of humble pie. ugh
    Megan Duhamel does come on a little strong sometimes.

    I think she tries to project confidence and is quite ambitious. The thing is though, Megan & Eric haven't been as consistent or as clean this season as they wanted to be. If you say you want to be #1, you need to back it up. I know they were aiming high this season, but ironically they ended up being outskated by their Canadian colleagues Moore-Towers & Moscovitch at the Olympics and finishing as the #2 pair. So maybe D&R have wanted to win too badly this year and M-T&M are doing something right by the approach they've adopted lately.

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    Pechalat/Bourzat have changed their mind and they will be at Worlds. And I/K definitely aren't a lock for silver. They've never been consistent so everything could happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vicky458 View Post
    It depends on who the judges will be and who is the technical specialist and controller. I don't believe in figure skating results any more.
    Just like any figure skating competition that has ever taken place.

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    I am so happy that Nathalie & Fabian will be at Worlds

    Is it sure that V&M will not go? And I wonder whether I&K will go, given they just won the bronze.

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    I want to be happy for Pechalat/Bourzat but I want to see Papadakis/Cizeron too

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    yes, it will be very exciting!! If V/m don't go, P/B, I/K, B/S, W/P, C/L all have a shot I think... And that's five couples for two spots (I don't think I/K will have a great adavtange over P/B and B/S outside Russia: remember NHK this year...)

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    Vitue/Moir said that they want to focus on the Art on Ice tour, IIRC, and it sounded like they are done. But who knows, we won't know for sure until the entry lists are out.

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    That's what I thought, but some fans reported they had such a great time at their 2nd Olympics that they are reconsidering. I don't know whether the fans have inside info or whether it is a case of wishful thinking.

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