Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oslo, Finally

With or without Andrus Veerpalu, the Oslo World Ski Championships are underway. A New Zealander and a Dane won today's qualifying races, but I think the freestyle sprint podiums will include the usual suspects:

I can't wait...


Anonymous said...

Joensson isn't gonna win it. He doesn't have the mindset for championship races. See his 2009 worlds and Vancouver last year. I also have a hard time seeing Kershaw making it to the final. The course doesn't really suit him. I would put Petukhov in the top 3 as well, but I guess predictions are predictions for a reason, eh?

Christopher Tassava said...

Exactly! My predictions are partly based on who *might* win, given the course, venue, peaking, etc., and who I would *like* to win (or place). All in fun, thank goodness.

Anonymous said...

i'll guess Fabjan rather than Majdic in the women's race, top 5.

Koos, i think, will be the North American surprise. Qualifying and making it to the semifinals, in my crystal snowball.

All in fun, as noted.

Anonymous said...


If for no other reason than to shut people up:-)

Besides, the battle between the Norwegian and the Russian teams could quite possibly leave the victory open for a "laughing third guy" (as the Germans say).

(And as for the Finns, 1 + 1 in the semis would mean a great result!)