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Sugar
12-24-2010, 02:50 AM
http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/play/set-ups-and-setbacks-olympian-mao-asada-ready-jump-next-season-257855

smarts1
12-24-2010, 03:01 AM
NO MAO! DON'T GIVE UP!

genevieve
12-24-2010, 03:24 AM
Aw, poor Mao :( But the article isn't as dire as the title suggests. She seems to have perspective on her career and that she wants to compete in 2014.

Good luck to her at Nationals

dundas
12-24-2010, 03:31 AM
It's a tragety that Mao had to bend to the pressure of stupid and crazy fans including fsuers to 'retool' her jump technique. She won't be able to land one triple jump after the 'retooling' runs its course.

victoriaheidi
12-24-2010, 03:41 AM
Three cheers for Mao!

I have no clue which Japanese women I really want to see at Worlds (take that back. I know I want to see Kanako and Akiko. Just not sure if I'd rather see Mao or Miki).

figsrus
12-24-2010, 03:50 AM
photos from practice (http://unisports.tv/hSti8Z) at Japanese Nationals

MR-FAN
12-24-2010, 03:55 AM
photos from practice (http://unisports.tv/hSti8Z) at Japanese Nationals

Footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSBPHC8uRGc

os168
12-24-2010, 03:56 AM
I am confused about the article where it says

"Asada will be up against Miki Ando and Olympian Akiko Suzuki during Japan’s National Championships on December 25 in Nagano."

Since when is Akiko Suzuki an Olympian?

I wish best of luck for Mao. I want her do well with a performance she can be proud of, and like her way of thinking wanting to fall in love next year (only a few days honey, any one you already have in mind? :D)

Ozzisk8tr
12-24-2010, 03:58 AM
It's a tragety that Mao had to bend to the pressure of stupid and crazy fans including fsuers to 'retool' her jump technique. She won't be able to land one triple jump after the 'retooling' runs its course.

:lol: OMG! Do you write for Jay Leno or something?

danafan
12-24-2010, 04:01 AM
I am confused about the article where it says

"Asada will be up against Miki Ando and Olympian Akiko Suzuki during Japanís National Championships on December 25 in Nagano."

Since when is Akiko Suzuki an Olympian?

I wish best of luck for Mao. I want her do well with a performance she can be proud of, and like her way of thinking wanting to fall in love next year (only a few days honey, any one you already have in mind? :D)

Suzuki has been an Olympian since skating in Vancouver at the olympics earlier this year??:confused:

os168
12-24-2010, 04:07 AM
Yeah but Mao actually won a medal where as Miki is more Olympian than Akiko interms of career and medal counts.

Unless they mean her age, her health problems and how long she lasted in the sport? It is just bad weird term to be used when there are more 'Olympian' competitor about. Very confusing.

Anyway, Go Akiko... this is such a tight contest and I just want the best lady on the day to win fairly. I am hoping akiko and mao will both go through.

victorskid
12-24-2010, 04:08 AM
Suzuki has been an Olympian since skating in Vancouver at the olympics earlier this year??:confused:

Where, according to her ISU biography, she finished 8th.

LuckyCharm
12-24-2010, 04:09 AM
Yeah but Mao actually won a medal where as Miki is more Olympian than Akiko interms of career and medal counts.

Unless they mean her age, her health problems and how long she lasted in the sport? It is just bad weird term to be used when there are more 'Olympian' competitor about. Very confusing.

Olympian in this context simply means one who has competed in the Olympic Games.

os168
12-24-2010, 04:12 AM
Olympian in this context simply means one who has competed in the Olympic Games.

Yeah but it is a bit like saying Yuna and Mao are top skaters, so is the World Champion Miki ando. It is so ????

genevieve
12-24-2010, 04:14 AM
I think Olympian in any context means someone who has competed at the Olympic games. Gizmo is an Olympian!