Lots of Entries. I wonder who will be shown on ESPN.
The only top tier skaters among the men that I see are Chngjian LI, Min Zhang, Daisuke Takahashi, Evan Lysacek, Delmore (if you consider him top tier), Matt Savoie.
Among the Ladies: Yukari Nakano (don't know her), Yoshie Onda, Fumie Suguri; Amber, Jennie and Beatriza. Will there be a showdown between Jenny and Bebe?
There are some substitutes I'd like to see again.
Last edited by Joesitz; 02-08-2005 at 02:18 PM.
I predict a sweep of the pairs event for China and a possible sweep of the ice dancing event for the U.S.
It is strange that all the top ice dance couples from Canada have elected not to go. In the past they used to participate.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
Nakano was the Japanese skater who created a lot of buzz at SA a couple of years ago when she landed the 3axel in competition (1st since Midori Ito). She has some promise, but from everything I've seen, is still pretty unpolished and inconsistent (she does have more artistry than Ludmila Nelidina, the other woman who landed the 3axel at that SA, but that's really not saying much)
Originally Posted by SailorGalaxia518
Definitely probable, but I still wouldn't rule out some of the Canadian teams (Senft/Gislason have been doing rather well on the junior circuit)
I'm interested to know if any of the teams/skaters from the other countries do well enough to be shown (I'd love to see some of the Mexican skaters make it up there for a change of pace; probably won't happen though, nor would ESPN show them if they did :sheesh: )
ITA and I would like to see them judged more fairly.Originally Posted by Matt