Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 Four Continents Predictions

15 countries are represented this week at Four Continents Championship in Seoul, South Korea. Here’s who I’m picking for the podium:

GOLD—Weaver/Poje (CAN)
SILVER—Chock/Bates (USA)
BRONZE—Shib Sibs (USA)
Dark Horse: Gilles/Poirier (CAN)

The Shibs and G/P were So. Very. Close. in points at the Grand Prix Final. Will be interesting to see if it’s the same story here.

GOLD—Duhamel/Radford (CAN)
BRONZE—Pang/Tong (CHN)
Dark Horse: Peng/Zheng (CHN)

Yes, you read that right... Pang/Tong are competing here. (Though I’ve no idea why. Did they lose a bet with the government or something?)  I’m sure they’ll still be competitive; however, knowing what sort of stunning tricks D/R and S/H have been executing this year, I’m putting P/T third.

GOLD— Takahito Mura (JPN)
BRONZE—Jason Brown (USA)
Dark Horse: Denis Ten (KAZ) or Adam Rippon (USA)

Can Rippon “kill it” here like he did in Greensboro? I’m still hedging my bets, but I sure hope so.

GOLD—Gracie Gold (USA)
SILVER—Satoko Miyahara (JPN)
BRONZE—Rika Hongo (JPN)
Dark Horse: Alaine Chartrand (CAN) or Samantha Cesario (USA)

Picking bronze is tough here. Hongo was my choice because of her surprising GP success this year, but the same could be said of Chartrand. And Cesario’s last spin as Carmen! I know she needs more speed out there, but I like her so much. I say she’s got a shot.

What do YOU say?

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