04-16-2014, 10:18 PM
1)She skated a clean Short program at Skate america with a 3-3, Which she received 69+ for
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
2)She had clean skates with 3-2, No "" needed, Bompard and WTT come to mind.
3)Kostner passed 200 points, She might've bombed the FS but with her PCS and SP she's a way too tall tree to try and climb,
Asada did not bomb this competition,
And Lipnitskaya, The one who to you is a lesser choice than Radionova for this competition, Did not bomb either,
And Gold, Who you did give credit for as one of the tops, Is really not there yet.
4)It's not, A good 3-2 in the 2nd half of her SP could get her within reach, I still hope she gets a solid one though, it's possible.
5)Every competition is it's own island, You can't fully know what will happen, I bet you didn't feel coming in to 2012 Worlds that Leonova
would claim silver with her 3t-3t's, Unless you always felt she "blows the others away with her artistry, skating skills, jumps and spins".
04-18-2014, 01:26 AM
Assuming the junior ladies from Russia aren't 100% quite yet and are still developing, Ashley has a good shot at a bronze in worlds next year. This assumes that only Yulia and Gracie pass her (in whichever order you choose, they'll be battling it out next season). This also assumes that the following haven't improved: Pogo, Radionova, Proklova, Murakami, Li (she better get a move on) and / or Miyahara. Then again, let's note that Pogo did finish ahead of Ashley at Saitama and is the most logical at this point to surpass her. Beyond that, she has to fight off that entire squad in addition to keeping up with Yulia and Gracie, who I think will dominate the next quad a la Kwan/Slutskaya from 1998-2002.
04-18-2014, 01:32 AM
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