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pinky166
05-20-2011, 05:58 PM
Akiko is almost 27 now and is near the end of her career. It will be hard for her to hold off the younger Japanese girls.

This. And regarding Kanako, she's pretty good, but if Risa Shoji gets her URs under control I think she could easily pass Kanako by the time she's eligible for senior competition (12-13 season), she's more elegant than Kanako and can rotate her 3-3 more consistently too, plus she doesn't rely on being cute.

Sylvia
05-20-2011, 06:02 PM
Here is the link to a translation by mot over at the Golden Skate forum of a Daisuke Takahashi interview in Nihon Keizai Shinbun Newspaper: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?34419-Daisuke-Takahashi-Talks-About-The-Worlds-And-The-Future&p=570178&viewfull=1#post570178

Sparks
05-20-2011, 08:30 PM
Thanks for the link. I loves me my Dai.

kittyjake5
05-20-2011, 09:54 PM
That was a great interview from Dai he really talked openly about his season and shared his feeling and emotions. I hope all goes well with his surgery and rehab.

Thanks to Sylvia for the link and to mot for the translation.

maureenfarone
05-20-2011, 10:07 PM
Great interview. Thanks to Sylvia and mot...you both rock!

luCN
05-21-2011, 06:27 AM
Dreams on Ice 2011 (http://www.onice.jp/)
June 24-26, Yokohama

Men
Oda
Hanyu
Mura
Tanaka
Nakamura
Kihara

Ladies
Murakami
Suzuki
Suguri
Imai
Shoji
Oba
Nishino

Pairs

Dance

Guests
Lambiel
Volosozhar/Trankov
Pechalat/Bourzat

Takashi had a bolt removing surgery. Kozuka and Asada are out due to IMG's marketing tactics (to raise the value of THE ICE). Ando is in Russia, not sure what Morozov is planning for the next season.

um,why Kozuka and Asada not attend DOI?They used to in DOI last few years and not effect The ice……

and I see Ando in fantasy on ice cast list in June and July

Sylvia
05-24-2011, 10:21 PM
According to this 5/20 English article, Daisuke Takahashi had his surgery last Thursday (5/19): http://www.houseofjapan.com/sport/takahashi-has-knee-surgery

Jarrett
05-24-2011, 10:31 PM
This. And regarding Kanako, she's pretty good, but if Risa Shoji gets her URs under control I think she could easily pass Kanako by the time she's eligible for senior competition (12-13 season), she's more elegant than Kanako and can rotate her 3-3 more consistently too, plus she doesn't rely on being cute.

So can she do 3/3 or not? Kinda conflicting...

NMURA
05-24-2011, 11:04 PM
um,why Kozuka and Asada not attend DOI?They used to in DOI last few years and not effect The ice……

and I see Ando in fantasy on ice cast list in June and July

I remember both Asada and Kozuka didn't show at DOI two years ago due to same "choreography" reasons. Maybe their agent is negotiating with the DOI organizer for better deals now. I think Ando will appear anyway. It's hard to sell to broadcasters without three "stars" including Takahashi.

pinky166
05-25-2011, 01:18 AM
So can she do 3/3 or not? Kinda conflicting...

She has UR issues with her harder triples (3lz, 3f, 3lo) but not the easier ones (3t, 3s), and her 3-3 combo just happens to be 3s-3t, so she gets it ratified nearly every time. If that makes sense. It's the same for her 2a-3t. Kanako otoh seems to get a lot of UR calls on the back end of her 3t-3t.

BittyBug
05-25-2011, 01:53 AM
Here is the link to a translation by mot over at the Golden Skate forum of a Daisuke Takahashi interview in Nihon Keizai Shinbun Newspaper: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?34419-Daisuke-Takahashi-Talks-About-The-Worlds-And-The-Future&p=570178&viewfull=1#post570178

.....it is hard to skate the different kinds of programmes and make sure people are not bored by my performances every year.Dai boring? Never.

That interview was really interesting - thanks for the link.

dinakt
05-25-2011, 02:10 AM
Thank you for the link to Daisuke's interview. I absolutely loved it. Thoughtful, honest, clear-sighted, strong, self- deprecating, creative... Good luck Daisuke, I hope he can make it a go till Sochi.

Ziggy
05-25-2011, 04:36 AM
http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/110514/spm1105142134000-n1.htm[/url]

The JSF is planning pair (and dance) tryout sessions in June. Since Takahashi/Tran can't participate the Olympics, they are urged to create a national pair team for the team event.

Awesome! Finally! :)

I'm totally behind the team event now. :)


Maybe Oda can go to math class whilst he is injured.

+1

Eris
05-26-2011, 09:16 AM
Pechalat/Bourzat confirmed their participation in a Fukuoka show in 18 & 19 June. Does anybody know amth about this show?:shuffle:

Marco
05-26-2011, 09:41 AM
The JSF is planning pair (and dance) tryout sessions in June. Since Takahashi/Tran can't participate the Olympics, they are urged to create a national pair team for the team event.

Great. There are so many great singles skaters in Japan and the singles field is so deep that many of them can't make it out of Japan. Exploring pairs and dance makes perfect sense. So many of these Japanse skaters have great skating skills and musicality and would probably make good pairs or dance couples if they were given the opportunity to train and actually compete internationally. It's probably a challenge to find many taller guys in Japan though.