As much as I hate predictions, I would have to go with Li En Zhi. He has shown consistency and has made progress with virtually every competition. There also seems to be less pressure on him than the Japanese competitors and he doesn't seem to stress as much as the others.
Not knowing if the course will change or not, I do think that the guys that struggled in 26 may continue to do so in 27 although I'm sure thaey have been training hard - especially the rolling sushi. I hope Nagano has a great run but I think his time may be up now.
I'd go with Koji, Li, Okuyama and 2 American competitors as my top 5.
Post by wrestlingfan55 on Jul 5, 2011 10:41:16 GMT -5
I'm surprised at the lack of love for Okuyama, Hashimoto and Yuuji to be honest, especially Okuyama(even though I didn't pick him, I thought there would be more votes for him).
I picked Hashimoto. I really hope he passes stage 1. Was anyone else annoyed to see Hashimoto not shown in full in 26? He was #98 and the last person to clear stage 1! He must have killed the first stage, becasue he walked slowly to the finish line and still finished with 10 seconds left. He's my pick, along with Yuuji, to win.