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carriecmu0503
03-10-2011, 10:59 PM
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110310&content_id=16889188&vkey=ice_news

Jenna
03-10-2011, 11:00 PM
:eek:

The NEW granny! :cheer2:

The only problem is, she's skating in the most competitive country in the world. :shuffle:

blue_idealist
03-10-2011, 11:09 PM
It's too bad she couldn't switch to another country. She would be good enough to win Nats in a lot of smaller countries.

If she wants to make Sochi she'll have to skate a lot better than she did this season, but it could be done. Look at Shawn, Alissa, Ryan, etc.

judgejudy27
03-10-2011, 11:17 PM
It's too bad she couldn't switch to another country. She would be good enough to win Nats in a lot of smaller countries.


Hardly. Based on the grand prix events she was in this year Sonia Lafuente is now a better skater than Suguri.

The girl needs to get over her crazy delusions (eg- qualifying to compete for Japan in Sochi, ROTFL), and move on with her life, be that in skating or something else.

caseyedwards
03-10-2011, 11:17 PM
She was fifth in the SP at Japanese nationals and that was not that bad. But then in the FS she is having problems with doubling jumps and flutzing. At GPs she was kind of a bottom dweller.

RFOS
03-10-2011, 11:22 PM
It's too bad she couldn't switch to another country. She would be good enough to win Nats in a lot of smaller countries.

If she wants to make Sochi she'll have to skate a lot better than she did this season, but it could be done. Look at Shawn, Alissa, Ryan, etc.

They're all 3-6 years younger than Fumie is now. She'll be *33* by Sochi. That would be like if Sasha Cohen decided to come back in 2018, or if Katarina Witt had stayed reinstated and competed until 1999. Which is kind of cool, actually :shuffle: (if she can afford it). Have any other ladies' singles skaters competed beyond age 30? I believe Miriam Manzano was 30 in her last Worlds and Gimazetdinova just competed at Asian Games at age 30. Even Butyrskaya, Malinina, and Liashenko only competed until age 29.

OliviaPug
03-10-2011, 11:37 PM
I'm speechless! I know Fumie was having some trouble finding a sponsor to continue skating, but something came through. If she shoots for 2014, she'll be able to distinguish herself by her age! Maybe some sponsors will jump aboard to see if Fumie could do it. It would make a really fun story (if she has some success in the Olympic season) or no story at all. Risky for sponsors, but I suppose that's true much of the time. Athletes, no matter their age, can always get injured.

O-

Fallcolor
03-10-2011, 11:48 PM
:rofl: at this thread in the trash can

Now that I think about it the only way she can get to the next olympics is by acquiring citizenship for skating in another country...otherwise her chances are zero.

MikiAndoFan#1
03-11-2011, 12:05 AM
Yay! :cheer2: I'm happy she hasn't given up on her dream! Go Fumie! :glamor:

a56
03-11-2011, 12:19 AM
:encore: 33 year old Granny Fumie! :cheer2:

icellist
03-11-2011, 12:19 AM
i hope her the best few years she has left and a healthy one to boot!
she was always inspiring to me pre '08
I think she has the best flying sit spin/camel spin entrance of any lady

NMURA
03-11-2011, 12:31 AM
Suguri's sponsor is a pharmaceutical company in Toyama. Looks like its owner is giving money out of some shared feelings toward Suguri. It's more like a personal hobby than a corporate activity. So, her results won't matter much anyway. Suguri's "skating" is turning into nothing more than her personal hobby. I'm curious if the JSF would continue funding to Suguri. She won't have any international assignments in the next season.

reese
03-11-2011, 01:26 AM
Get it Fumie!

JamieSix
03-11-2011, 01:27 AM
Never quit, Fumie! :cheer2::cheer2:

I would love to see her in Sochi, actually!

ks777
03-11-2011, 02:10 AM
Never quit, Fumie! :cheer2::cheer2:

I would love to see her in Sochi, actually!

yes, it would be nice to see her in the broadcasting booth.:P