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    Ladies Qualifying Groups

    Group A:
    1. Shizuka Arakawa
    2. Michelle Kwan
    3. Carolina Kostner
    4. Fumie Suguri
    5. Irina Slutskaya
    6. Elena Liashenko
    7. Sarah Meier
    8. Jennifer Kirk
    9. Annette Dytrt
    10. Joanne Carter
    11. Daria Timoshenko
    12. Sara Falotico
    13. Sonia Radeva
    14. Diane Chen
    15. Candice Didier
    16. Tamar Katz
    17. Fleur Maxwell
    18. Karen Venhuizen
    19. Roxana Luca
    20. Teodora Postic
    21. Laura Fernandez

    Group B:
    1. Sasha Cohen
    2. Miki Ando
    3. Julia Sebestyen
    4. Joannie Rochette
    5. Elena Sokolova
    6. Susanna Poykio
    7. Idora Hegel
    8. Dan Fang
    9. Jenna McCorkell
    10. Andrea Kreuzer
    11. Evgenia Melnik
    12. Nina Bates
    13. Cynthia Phaneuf
    14. Elena Glebova
    15. Viktoria Pavuk
    16. Gintare Vostrecovaite
    17. Michele Cantu
    18. Ji Eun Choi
    19. Ksenia Jastsenski
    20. Shirene Human
    21. Lina Johansson
    22. Tugba Karademir


    Thanks to FSU

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    Whee Go Freakin' Liashenko, Idora Hegel and Nina Bates!

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    Wow. I looked at group A and was amazed it seemed so stacked, then I looked at group B and realized it was just as competitive. Seeing all those names together really gives you a sense of how deep and tough the ladies field is going to be this year. The medals are really going to come down to the wire. This is going to be exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rain
    Wow. I looked at group A and was amazed it seemed so stacked, then I looked at group B and realized it was just as competitive. Seeing all those names together really gives you a sense of how deep and tough the ladies field is going to be this year. The medals are really going to come down to the wire. This is going to be exciting.
    Amen! Any of the top 6 in either group could make the podium!

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    It is good to see that the groups seem to be quite balanced, which isn't always the case. In years past, we have seen one group have like 4 or 5 medal contenders, with only 1 or 2 in the second group. Of course, the field is so deep this year (one could argue that this may be the deepest strongest overall Ladies field ever at a Worlds) that the odds of such an imbalance were pretty slim.

    In previous seasons, I would sometimes wonder why the ISU did not divide the field into groups based on PERFORMANCE THAT SEASON UP TO THAT POINT, as opposed to using the previous year's Worlds results. It really wasn't very fair sometimes -- Group A could have LAST season's hot skaters, while group B could have the current season's hot skaters, and you'd get cases where a performance that was 3rd in group A would have been about 7th or 8th in group B. And with qualifying counting towards the final score (which I never believed it should), the difference between a podium finish or 4th place could simply be luck of the qualifying draw.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing how Viktoria Pavuk and Fleur Maxwell fare. I hope that both make it out of the qualifiers.

    I'm especially looking forward to (hopefully) seeing Cohen and Maxwell competing together in the SPs. It will be fascinating to compare their respective ballerina styles. We'll see who has the most natural extensions.

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