The Japanese will conquer the podium this year. Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Nobunari Oda. They all have a perfect technique and they perform quadruple jumps.
Brian Joubert is not in form lately and he is getting prepared to have a knee operation, so he will skate with the help of injections. Rationally, there is no hope for a good position. Florent Amodio, Tomas Verner, Richard Dornbush, Kevin Van Der Perren, Kevin Reynolds, Michal Brezina, Samuel Contesti may take the ten first places. We will also watch the 15 year old Artur Gachinski, a great future hope of the Russian ice skating federation. Miki Ando and Mao Asada are the protagonists in women as they have stable triple jumps and a good technique. For the 3rd position Alissa Czisny, Rachael Flatt, Kiira Korpi, Yuna Kim, Ksenia Makarova, Alena Leonova, Valentina Marchei will fight. We will also see what position is going to take Karolina Kosner, whose performance fluctuates. The Japanese athlete Murakami will make her debut and she has already won all the competitions she has participated.
Georgia Glastris tried unsuccessfully to represent Greece (this mediocre performance cannot be attributed to the representation of a country), an American athlete of Greek origin, who lives in USA and over the past years she has been winning mr. Chatziathanasiou’ s Greek championships without even being present in Greece. This year after the reports of “Resisting the Corruption in Greek Ice Sports” she made us the honor. She took part in the preliminary competition for those who have not qualified for the finals, where the first 12 are admitted to participate in the world championships.
Of course our predictions came true. She has no possibility to qualify for the finals, due to the fact that A level athletes who participate in the world championships, perform double axels. Georgia Glastris, who trains at modern ice rinks in the USA, performed singles and doubles of low quality. You will be surprised by the fact that Mr. Chatziathanasiou does not send Greek athletes to the championships, who do single jumps and unstable doubles. At least there is a good excuse. Greece does not host proper ice rinks.
American athletes for wealthy families, pay Mr. Chatziathanasiou a lot of money, so that he sends their daughters to participate and they pay for all the expenses. Mr. Chatziathanasiou was taking money from different sources (some of them were cut off this year, but he found another way to supplement them) so their daughters take points only for their participations in America’s colleges, as in the States, they cannot even perform in the regionals with this performance. All these untalented athletes are gathered by Chatziathanasiou so he makes money and we are internationally humiliated. Real athletes, with respectful representations like Markouizos, Mena, Ntina and many others who did double axles and triples were vanished by him. Some good junior athletes that existed left the county, one in Sweden, one in Austria and one in England. At least they had dignity. We know that the Greeks are dignified.
Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy, Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov will compete in pairs. Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy, Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov, they are all wonderful. Virtue & Moir, Davis & White in ice dancing. The French Katsalapov, Chock & Zuerlein, Hoffman & Zavozin are very good and of course Bobrova & Soloviev, Crone & Poirier, Maia & Alex Shibutani, Weaver & Poje, Ilinykh & Katsalapov, Chock & Zuerlein, Hoffman & Zavozin and Capellini & Lanotte.
Mentioning the pairs, we would like to ask what happened to our so called representatives in the Olympic Games, Vancouver 2010? We are talking about these kids, that Mr. Chatziathanasiou tried to Hellenize so that he would be able to take 60,000 euros from the Hellenic Olympic Committee, in order to organize a summer preparation camp. According to Mr. Chatziathanasiou the answer is simple” whoever pays, participates. But these pairs, that have already understood his tactic, did not pay him and they did well to our point of view, as in contrast to other athletes, they managed to maintain a high level of dignity and self-respect.