Julia and Gracie and Marin Honda.
I don't think Sotnikova will dominate. She'll win some titles, but Gracie Gold and Julia will catch up to or surpass her. If Kanako stays she'll be a contender, but I heard she was retiring. Others to watch - Radionova, Satoko Miyahara, Polina Edmunds, Zijun Li. I'm not sure about the Canadian ladies. I think Daleman may eventually overtake Osmond.
Meaningless . It depends on where it is held not on who is capable .Or on who the judges are.
In Russia no lady can expect consistent "pushes" from the federations. There will be always ups and downs. Quite impressive to see the change in just one SP. If Sotnikova does poorly at worlds, she can lose her position easily. In this sense, Gold is more advantageous because no other US ladies would challenge her in near future.
I see Julia losing her jumps in the next year or two. Even if she doesn't grow much more in height her body will continue to change and she won't be as petite. Remember how petite and thin Mirai was at 16 but her body kept changing over the next year or two.
Adelina Sotnikova and Gracie Gold.
We have US junior wondergirls reaching seniors in a few years. Hopefully they'll maintain health and steadily improve skills.
i hope karen chen and elena radionova with dominate, they have lots of potential
For my money, Yulia/Polina could be the next great rivalry unless Yulia gets thrown under the bus (even more) by the Russian TPTB.
^I highly doubt Sotnikova will be winning another gold in 2018 in Pyeongchang. I see Gracie Gold giving her a serious run for her money. Plus, I've already seen Gold give her an epic b*tchface backstage in Sochi so that's already some good rivalry brewing there.
What? The US Skating Federation isn't a strong one? Besides Russia, which Federation is? Japan?
I will dominate this following quad. I mean if Adelina can get Gold, everyone else can too