Hello, friends! THE GRAND PRIX SEASON IS FINALLY HERE! It feels great to be back sharing podium predictions and this event will be special for me because I am attending an event live for the very first time. (Make sure you follow me on Twitter for pictures, videos, and updates!) As we get ready for this first event, let’s preview our competitors, shall we?
Podium Predictions: Chock and Bates headline this event- and barring a complete disaster- they should run away easily with this competition. Similarly, Canadians Gilles and Prioir should be safely in second. For third, I think Hawayek and Baker are ready to take a step up internationally this season. If they skate well, a bronze medal here would be wonderful for them. I’d expect Sinistina/Kastalov and Yanovskaya/Mozgov to round out the top five.
Podium Predictions: I feel good about Sui/Han walking away with gold here. Their programs look to be the strongest of the field for me. Stolbova/Klimov proved at Nepela that they will still score high even if they don’t skate well and I think they should finish in second. It will be a battle between Scimeca/Knierim and Astakhova/Rogonov for the bronze medal. I think if they can skate clean, Scimeca/Knierim will come out on top, with a hometown boost. Kayne/OShea should safely be in the top five.
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