Well, I was planning to post an update last night... and it just didn't happen haha. I would love for figure skating to be my full-time job and my only responsibility, but alas, it is not.
So, no one will believe me now that they're over but I actually was predicting Jason Brown to move up in the men's event and for Papadakis and Cizeron to win ice dance again. I swear!! The only surprise to me was that Duhamel and Radford didn't end up in first after the pairs short, but rumor on Twitter has it that Eric was suffering from food poisoning and that is why we didn't see him on camera much at the beginning of the week. They are less than three points behind Sui/Han though and could easily make that up in the free.
I still have to catch up on watching the events so I won't say more on them. Jeez.... this is not the event to miss one night of! Lots to catch up on!
The standings right now:
So, the next event is the pairs free skate. I see Duhamel and Radford overtaking Sui/Han but the other placements staying the same. (And even if 1-2 stays the same, it would have little to no effect on the top 3 team standings). So that would make it:
USA 83+9= 92
RUS 77+10= 87
CHN 59+11= 70
FRA 44+8 = 52
Then, after the ladies predictions I'm making (see below)....
OOooh... so as you can see, it will be a very close race. The only way that Russia could win is if Scimeca and Knieirim finish lower than fourth or Kavagutu/Smirnoff move up to second AND at least one of the American ladies finishes below fourth- OR- both American ladies finish below fourth. The pairs standings seem pretty solid, but there is certainly potential in the ladies event for Gracie and/or Ashley to slip down in the standings.
Hang on to your seats, folks!
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