How does she compare to Sotnikova or Julip? I feel she is a better dancer/mover than both AS and JL. However Elena will be the new it girl this season and right now she's a bomb. So talented. I see her rise as meteoric and think if puberty is kind, she will perform really well, and may be the complete girl to a tough Russian trio. Somone did a thread and the Promising Polinas of Russia have all petered out-one in Israel, one injured, and one forgotten. Plus where is Liza now???? shortlived tech phenoms.
Grace I hope is World Champ by 2015. She will be unbeatable. I love Ashley but ISU judges will decide her fate next year. Edmunds is a competitor I can see, but gawky to look at in her LP. But her sp showed a performer even better than Kaetlynn. So I feel we have a great trio, with I hope Cesario getting respect this year. Grace can win worlds if Adelina won Olympics. And without cheating or crazy PCS. Grace deserves high PCS. She's the total package from the blades to her crown. I don't know why anyone would doubt this elegant woman who has great jumps/and Frank and Lori now. I hope she wins Gold in 2018 so Frank can feel he did it after so many great student ladies just missing the top.
Here's hoping Polina's body stays manageable for her because her mind seems very calm.
I had my eye on Polina Korobeynikova and also thought Gosviani might hatch. Well, I've learnt to not count my chickens, esp if of Caucasian backround and not thru puberty. I hate that Arakawa was the only mature woman -yet very slender to grab that gold since ? Good luck to our fab 3 ladies. But if we cannot win the WC this year, may Caro Mao or Akiko win, oh skate Gods!