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krnsskate
11-09-2011, 02:00 PM
In a newspaper article,Takahiko Kozuka says:
The big title of world championships medalist changes my score higher.
Because judges are criticized if they give low scores to a skater with high reputation.
Judes have human feelings, that influence scores.
That was why I wanted to get good result last season.
From my first competition of last season,I was very determined,wasn't I?
(He won in two GPS and was the third in GPF.)
Some people might consider it not good,but this is reality.
Actually,I feel that my score is different from what I have got before I won silver medal in 2011 world chanpionships.

In this competition(Skate America 2011),I was in high spirits.
But I think I was also nervous because this is my first competition in this season.
I was the third, however I was not anxious about that result. For I felt what I have done all just then.
I missed all jumps including the quadruple jump in SP, and I missed the quadruple jump and 3-lutz jump,which I usually do not miss,in FP.
However my PCS was highest among the all competitors.

For me, PCS was one wall.
Patrick Chan and Daisuke Takahashi get high valuation for their programs whether they succeed with their jumps or not.Therefore, their PCS are still higher.
In my case,my PCS was high when I succeeded with jumps, but I lost many points when I missed jumps.
For example,in 2011 world championships-I was the second-my PCS is high, but in 2011 4CC-I was the fourth-my PCS are only in 6s.
In this competition,my PCS are all in 7s in both programs.
But,nothing starts without succeeding jumps.
By next competition,the NHK trophy,I will practice jumps harder.

After Vamcuver Olympic, quadruple jumps became more popular among male skaters.
Now every skater tries it as if it is the focus of the competition.
"That is why men's skatings is so exciting."my SP's choreographer,David Wilson said.
In Canada,while I and Javier Fernandez(ESP) were practicing in the same rink,he started doing many quadruple jumps just when photographers appeared to take my pictures.
Like that,male skaters get more motivated,like"I wanna do it too".
According to David,ladies skaters are not as competitive as male skaters.
Certainly,now men's conpetitions are more exciting, like "a battle of quadruple jumps"

If everbody does quadruple jumps,victory and defeat depend on PCS.
That is why programs are so important.

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This is excerpted from {ttp://www.nikkei.com/sports/column/article/g=96958A88889DE1E7EBE6E5E3E7E2E0E5E3E2E0E2E3E3E2E2 E2E2E2E2;p=9694E3E0E2EAE0E2E3E2E1E6E6E4}.

His opinion looks different from other Japanese skaters's one.
What do you think about this?

museksk8r
11-09-2011, 02:05 PM
He pretty much gave the truth about the way things are. I agree with him. Thanks for translating the article for us! :)

ks1227
11-09-2011, 02:14 PM
There's a lot of truth in what he's saying here: In comparison with Chan and Takahashi (both of whom I love), Kozuka was undermarked in PCS for a couple of years at least. I hope he'll continue to get the marks he deserves now.

Of course, as he also says, he'll still need the jumps including the quad to compete.

CoP is finally starting to pay off now that skaters are recognizing the need for both the big jumps and all the other elements that make Kozuka, Chan, Takahashi such great skaters: it's both/and rather than either/or.

krnsskate
11-09-2011, 02:17 PM
sorry.
{http://www.nikkei.com/sports/column/article/g=96958A88889DE1E7EBE6E5E3E7E2E0E5E3E2E0E2E3E3E2E2 E2E2E2E2;p=9694E3E0E2EAE0E2E3E2E1E6E6E4}

berthesghost
11-09-2011, 02:22 PM
Thank god cop has fixed all of the sports problems! :lol:

Sylvia
11-09-2011, 02:53 PM
krnsskate, I fixed your article link (you need the tags):
[url]http://www.nikkei.com/sports/column/article/g=96958A88889DE1E7EBE6E5E3E7E2E0E5E3E2E0E2E3E3E2E2 E2E2E2E2;p=9694E3E0E2EAE0E2E3E2E1E6E6E4

Sylvia
11-09-2011, 02:54 PM
double post

Marco
11-09-2011, 04:28 PM
Well, in his case, he has always deserved high PCS. So in a way it's wrong almost that he has to medal at Worlds to finally get what he deserves.

(and now secretly hoping Abbott finally medals at Worlds - although I just said a few days ago that I think his prime might have been over as far as world medals are concerned...)

dinakt
11-09-2011, 08:17 PM
Takahiko says it like it is, IMO.

Cheylana
11-09-2011, 08:31 PM
Well, in his case, he has always deserved high PCS. So in a way it's wrong almost that he has to medal at Worlds to finally get what he deserves.

(and now secretly hoping Abbott finally medals at Worlds - although I just said a few days ago that I think his prime might have been over as far as world medals are concerned...)
A World podium containing Taka and Jeremy (and, ideally, Chan or Dai) would send me into a delirium from which I might never recover. :swoon:

Especially if my little cutie pie Javier Fernandez rounded out the top five :D

kittyjake5
11-09-2011, 08:38 PM
Takahiko says it like it is, IMO.

Agreed. He is so right about reputation and PC's. It is nice to hear a skater say it out loud.

Thank you Krnsskate for the translation.

Triple Butz
11-10-2011, 12:30 AM
A new reason to love Takahiko: he's incredibly honest and sincere! :)

VIETgrlTerifa
11-10-2011, 12:43 AM
I hate to see his scores plummet if more judges and officials got wind of this. I'm glad he's speaking up as many here have been arguing that PCS and other parts of the COP is not as objective as many are arguing despite being quantifiable and having an elements by the numbers system where you can illustrate any sort of defense to the score of one's favored competitor (or in wanting to defend the system itself).

skfan
11-10-2011, 03:37 AM
I hate to see his scores plummet if more judges and officials got wind of this. I'm glad he's speaking up as many here have been arguing that PCS and other parts of the COP is not as objective as many are arguing despite being quantifiable and having an elements by the numbers system where you can illustrate any sort of defense to the score of one's favored competitor (or in wanting to defend the system itself).


i don't think the repercussions would be that obvious. i can imagine someone might quietly tell mr. sato that kozuka needs to be more thoughtful when he speaks.

i applaud kozuka's candor, but as a dai fan i think kozuka over-estimates how kind the judges have been to dai since dai fell from japan #1 to japan #2.5. dai's not in the chan stratosphere in terms of judging leniency anymore--perhaps kozuka is talking about old times?

back to the here and now, if kozuka's scores get dinged it will be because
1. kozuka fell a lot, in multiple competitions
2. yuzuru seizes claim to japan #1

Japanfan
11-10-2011, 04:10 AM
It's also possible that his PCS improved because he has more confidence and is skating better. Just as judges can score PCS according to reputation, a skater can improve due to the boost a world podium finish gives.