Though Four Continents can sometimes be so-so in terms of competitors, this year’s event is actually packed with World medal contenders in mens and dance, two big returns in pairs and a ladies field with North American women looking to make a statement. I am genuinely really excited about this event! See my predictions below.
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While the men at Four Continents are hosting #quadfest, we will be seeing three quad attempts in pairs as well. Duhamel/Radford will try a throw quad salchow and both Yu/Zhang and Sui/Han will be trying a quad twist. To say that I am excited about Sui/Han’s return is a vast understatement. The quality of their line and choreography with their explosive technical elements is a combination that is hard to find in pair teams. Although I’ve only seen practice videos, Sui/Han’s programs this year are STUNNING and already have so much potential.
Because of the uncertainty of the status of Sui/Han’s recovery from injury, I’ll go with the safe pick of Duhamel/Radford to win the title here. Though they lost a little practice because Meagan’s skates were lost in transit, they have toned down their program’s technical content, which should put them in a comfortable spot to skate clean.
Sui/Han will be my pick for silver; a good showing here can set them up for the World podium. Their teammates Yu/Zhang are my pick for third. For fourth, I’ll pick the third Chinese team of Peng/Jin. I hope Scimeca/Knierim can have a solid start to their competitive season for fifth, followed by Ilyushechkina/Moscovitch in sixth.
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