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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan O View Post
    Well, as it turned out, Canada won medals in pairs & dance, and only lost spots in men's. Expectations in ice dance were far surpassed, with W&P easily winning silver, and with G&P vaulting up to 8th, and P&I finishing a respectable 10th. Canada kept its 3 dance spots with room to spare.
    ... W/P were literally 0.04 in front of P/B and skated last. That wasn't much room to spare.
    On the podium, yes. For their place, definitely not.

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    3 spots isn't enough for the Russian girls IMO haha. Congrats to So Youn for getting 2 spots for S.Korea!!! Yuna must be so proud :D I've heard some talk about a Russia ladies' podium sweep at the next worlds. What do you all think? I think if Asada retires and the US girls don't step up their game, it's possible... as for Euros, with Caro gone, a Russian podium sweep is almost inevitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleeting View Post
    ... W/P were literally 0.04 in front of P/B and skated last. That wasn't much room to spare.
    On the podium, yes. For their place, definitely not.
    What I meant by 'room to spare' was that Canada easily qualified 3 spots for next year. A few weeks ago, people were doing mathematical calculations and wondering whether Canada could retain 3 spots without V&M. There was a fear that W&P would be the only Canadian dancers to be in the Top 10. As it turned out, G&P finished 8th, and P&I were able to finish 10th, so even if W&P had finished a couple spots lower, Canada would still have retained 3 spots.

    Hope I clarified my post better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan O View Post
    What I meant by 'room to spare' was that Canada easily qualified 3 spots for next year. A few weeks ago, people were doing mathematical calculations and wondering whether Canada could retain 3 spots without V&M. There was a fear that W&P would be the only Canadian dancers to be in the Top 10. As it turned out, G&P finished 8th, and P&I were able to finish 10th, so even if W&P had finished a couple spots lower, Canada would still have retained 3 spots.

    Hope I clarified my post better.
    Oh, okay! Sorry I mistook your words. I definitely get the context now, thanks for explaining!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceInWonderland View Post
    3 spots isn't enough for the Russian girls IMO haha. Congrats to So Youn for getting 2 spots for S.Korea!!! Yuna must be so proud :D I've heard some talk about a Russia ladies' podium sweep at the next worlds. What do you all think? I think if Asada retires and the US girls don't step up their game, it's possible... as for Euros, with Caro gone, a Russian podium sweep is almost inevitable.
    Technically SoYoun only got the 2 spots because her teammate's 23rd only counts as 16 points. They very nearly lost that second spot.

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    For me, the big shocker is that the US Men regained the third spot.

    I didn't see that as a reasonable possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    For me, the big shocker is that the US Men regained the third spot.

    I didn't see that as a reasonable possibility.
    Yeah i didn't even think it was possible that Jeremy and Max could get that 3rd spot back and this was before Max's shaky LP. With Jason, Josh, Max and Nathan Chen coming up we need to get these guys out there against the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceInWonderland View Post
    3 spots isn't enough for the Russian girls IMO haha. Congrats to So Youn for getting 2 spots for S.Korea!!! Yuna must be so proud :D I've heard some talk about a Russia ladies' podium sweep at the next worlds. What do you all think? I think if Asada retires and the US girls don't step up their game, it's possible... as for Euros, with Caro gone, a Russian podium sweep is almost inevitable.
    Julia is going to grow. Check out the pic Polina posted with her. She still looks like a little girl. Not saying she can't get through it and still be at the top, but not everyone does. Seems like most actually don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    Yeah i didn't even think it was possible that Jeremy and Max could get that 3rd spot back and this was before Max's shaky LP. With Jason, Josh, Max and Nathan Chen coming up we need to get these guys out there against the best.
    I hope this next season is Josh's breakout, similar to how this past season was so good for Jason.

    I think Josh has the elegance and potential of Abbott, without the accompanying baggage.

    I'm more interested in the US men than I have been in a while... frankly I haven't been that interested in Men's skating at all for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    I hope this next season is Josh's breakout, similar to how this past season was so good for Jason.

    I think Josh has the elegance and potential of Abbott, without the accompanying baggage.

    I'm more interested in the US men than I have been in a while... frankly I haven't been that interested in Men's skating at all for some time.
    I want to see a little more fire from Josh. Jason is laid back for sure but he puts it all out there when he's competing and it's paid off. Josh has the bigger jumps and is quad away from being a major force in the sport. His 3axel is a thing of beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I want to see a little more fire from Josh. Jason is laid back for sure but he puts it all out there when he's competing and it's paid off. Josh has the bigger jumps and is quad away from being a major force in the sport. His 3axel is a thing of beauty.
    Not only that, but he has musicality equal to Jason's (different, but equal). Both of them are close to the whole package. And they seem to genuinely like and to root for each other. Which is amazing at this level of competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    For me, the big shocker is that the US Men regained the third spot.

    I didn't see that as a reasonable possibility.
    And although Abbott didn't get the medal he may have wanted, he did finish higher than Aaron and get the U.S. the 3rd spot back. Considering how many people were raking Abbott over the coals last month and predicting he would cost the U.S. the 3rd spot, that is some amount of redemption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeaganSkater View Post
    I'm just thankful Canada lucked out and did not go down to 1 spot in the Men's after the disappointing skates from Kevin Reynolds.

    And thanks to Nam for stepping up his game and having an excellent Sr. Worlds debut considering he has no quads.
    Agreed! I'm very pleased the ladies and men both have 2 spots for next year.

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    I'm pleased that Kovtun managed to take home 2 spots for Russian men this time. I think he took a lot of unfair criticism last year, for only getting 1 spot for the Olympics and this World's. I'm glad he doesn't have to take that again.

    And well done to the Korean girls, 2 places there too... So Youn Park was impressive, and looks like one to watch for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan O View Post
    And although Abbott didn't get the medal he may have wanted, he did finish higher than Aaron and get the U.S. the 3rd spot back. Considering how many people were raking Abbott over the coals last month and predicting he would cost the U.S. the 3rd spot, that is some amount of redemption.
    I'm more willing to eat my words. I really didn't think Jeremy would finish so strongly. Glad he proved me wrong.

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