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Akira Andrea
06-16-2010, 10:09 PM
This is an article in “Sankei Sports” in Japan.
Translation into English.
Mao Asada decided the special coach for jumps: Part 1
June 17th, 2010 JST

In June 16th, it was found that Mao Asada, 19, Chukyo University, who won the silver medal in Vancouver Olympics in February and won the gold medal in Worlds (Turin) in March ask Hiroshi Nagakubo, 63, who is the leading person in coaching jumps, for coaching.
As not the exclusive coach but the special coach for jumps, he supports aiming at the success of the triple Axel and the two consecutive triple jump combination which Mao challenges to from this season.

The article:
Mao decided the special coach for jumps: Part 1
http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/100617/spm1006170516000-n1.htm

caseyedwards
06-16-2010, 10:15 PM
She wants to do 3/3s better? Or to stop getting so many URs on triple axels?

Ziggy
06-16-2010, 10:18 PM
Well, she needs a coach as she currently has none. :P

Who has Nagakubo worked with before? I don't remember seeing his name before.

karen
06-16-2010, 10:23 PM
Well, she needs a coach as she currently has none. :P

Who has Nagakubo worked with before? I don't remember seeing his name before.

Akiko Suzuki, I believe :)

Sylvia
06-16-2010, 10:23 PM
Who has Nagakubo worked with before? I don't remember seeing his name before.
He's Akiko Suzuki's coach. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Nagakubo

Ziggy
06-16-2010, 10:27 PM
Thanks. :)

I always get a very positive vibe out of him when observing him in the K&C. Don't know but it feels like he's somebody who's supportive.

I am glad Mao is getting a Japanese coach and Folle is out of the picture finally.

Tarosova is still doing her choreography, right?

HSGP21
06-16-2010, 10:32 PM
Tarosova is still doing her choreography, right?

Lori Nichol is now, no?

CantALoop
06-16-2010, 10:32 PM
Good choice in terms of overall jump technique. When Akiko was on last season, her landings were solid and her rotations unquestionable. Her only real jumping flaw is a flutz, but it's pretty venial compared to most flutzes.

Ziggy
06-16-2010, 10:34 PM
Good choice in terms of overall jump technique. When Akiko was on last season, her landings were solid and her rotations unquestionable. Her only real jumping flaw is a flutz, but it's pretty venial compared to most flutzes.

I agree. Suzuki's jump technique is very solid, she doesn't cheat and the jumps are higher and most impressive than you usually see from Ladiezzz.

She does have a flutz but it's quite slight.

MikiAndoFan#1
06-16-2010, 10:35 PM
I'm very happy with these news!

:cheer2:


Lori Nichol is now, no?

Tatiana and Lori are Mao's coreographers for next season.

:)

Akira Andrea
06-16-2010, 10:59 PM
This is an article in “Sankei Sports” in Japan.
Translation into English.
Mao Asada decided the special coach for jumps: Part 2
June 17th, 2010 JST

Mao Asada took a strong step forward aiming at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. It was found that she asked Hiroshi Nagakubo who is known as the leading person for coaching jumps, for coaching from this season.

Because being the coach of Akiko Suzuki (Howa sports Land), the said person becomes the special coach as his utmost, but it is the first time for Mao to place the special coach for jumps.
Aiming at new season where a favorable window against the challenge to high difficult jumps is going to blow because the base value of triple Axel etc has risen, she is going to secure a firm foothold.

Nagakubo is known because he grew excellent players such as Shizuka Arakawa but Mao, too, knows him well because she used to participate to his camp in her childhood.
In last season when she was groaning under slump of triple Axel, it used to become the opportunity to get out from slump that Nagakubo who happened to meet with in the rink of Chukyo University advised her as for the track of approach run. Because she challenges to not only the triple Axel but also the two consecutive triple jump combination in this season, he seems to become strong reinforcement for her.

As for the new system of "Team Mao", it is decided that Russian Tatiana Tarasova who was the coach till last season becomes the adviser as the general manager, but the exclusive coach who succeeds to Tarasova
is not decided yet. In June 20th when coming back from Canada after making the program for FS, Mao is going to have an interview to announce as for new program etc.

The article:
Mao Asada decided the special coach for jumps: Part 2
http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/100617/spm1006170516000-n2.htm

RunnersHigh
06-17-2010, 12:39 AM
Akiko Suzuki, I believe :)

Oops.... what happened with Suzuki & Nagakubo? End of contract?
It's too sorry that I've thought the combination had been great last season. :confused:

VIETgrlTerifa
06-17-2010, 12:45 AM
The article above said that he's still Akiko's "exclusive" coach, which is why he's only Mao's jump specialist.

I had suggested Hiroshi Nagakubo in one of the old "Who should Mao's New Coach Be" threads, and I'm happy it happened in some capacity.

RunnersHigh
06-17-2010, 12:51 AM
^ oops, there's the answer. I didn't read all above before I posted. :P

Thanks.

midori
06-17-2010, 02:34 AM
The article above said that he's still Akiko's "exclusive" coach, which is why he's only Mao's jump specialist.

The original article in Japanese does not have the word "exclusive." I think he has a lot of lower level students as well.