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manleywoman
03-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Episode #46 of the Manleywoman SkateCast is up. I spoke with Yuka Sato while at the US Nationals in Greensboro. I was VERY nice of her to take time out of her busy schedule while she was t here coaching Alissa and Jeremy. She's so down to earth, and I really enjoyed hearing her perspective on having Olympians as parents, the whole backstage Tonya Harding/Josee Choinard timing at the 1994 Olympics, and her thoughts when Surya Bonaly took off her medal in protest at Yuka's winning the World Championships.

Interview here (http://www.manleywoman.com/) or through the iTunes Store.

She also gave me two photos of herself . . . one of her solo, and one with Jeremy . . . to give away to two lucky listeners. Neither photo is signed, FYI, but they are gorgeous. But if you want to enter, here are the details (http://www.manleywoman.com/contests/).

Thanks for listening, and please let others know about the interview!

skatesindreams
03-08-2011, 06:12 PM
The interview was wonderful.
I love Yuka as a person/skater.

I believe anyone fortunate enough to be coached by her, is really blessed,

Macassar88
03-08-2011, 10:29 PM
This is the first time I've listened to your podcast. I like your voice in the podcast. It's very calm and clear.

manleywoman
03-08-2011, 10:38 PM
Thank you Macassar88! There are 45 others to check out ;) so I hope you get time to do so.

LilJen
03-09-2011, 12:02 AM
Ooh, goody!! Love the photo of her and Jeremy--Jeremy looks GIGANTIC next to her, but he's not. And she is in fact tiny, too!

Lanna
03-09-2011, 12:41 AM
Thank you for doing these! :cheer2:

Macassar88
03-09-2011, 01:18 AM
Thank you Macassar88! There are 45 others to check out ;) so I hope you get time to do so.

If they're all as long as the Sato one, it'll take a while. Any buzz on who the next one will be?

shan
03-09-2011, 01:27 AM
Yuka is so interesting to listen to! :) I love the questions you asked. Great interview. :cheer2:

manleywoman
03-09-2011, 01:39 AM
If they're all as long as the Sato one, it'll take a while. Any buzz on who the next one will be?

David jenkins.

Macassar88
03-09-2011, 02:44 AM
David jenkins.
Just looked him up. I haven't really watched much figure skating from before 1996 except for Biellmann, Kwan and Lu. But I just saw him do a triple axel in a suit!
Wow

manleywoman
03-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Since that was my first episode using my laptop at home, how was the sound quality for everyone? Was it okay?

julieann
03-09-2011, 05:02 PM
It was a great interview, I love all your interviews. I listen to them at work. :)

The sound was great!

Allskate
03-09-2011, 05:57 PM
Thanks! Yuka is so nice and very insightful.

manleywoman
03-09-2011, 07:41 PM
Just looked him up. I haven't really watched much figure skating from before 1996 except for Biellmann, Kwan and Lu. But I just saw him do a triple axel in a suit!
Wow

Almost 30 years before the first one was ratified too. :)

ninadel
03-09-2011, 09:42 PM
Yuka is soo funny!

My favourite quote:
Yuka: "I'd like to produce some shows and things. That's my plan right now. That's my next dream."
MW: "Well you've fulfilled a lot of dreams so far."
Yuka: "I'm a GREEDY person!"

And:
Yuka: "You don't learn pairs skating at 24. It's not right. It's not normal!"

Also what she said about Alissa and Jeremy not being weak was very touching.