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MINAM
10-09-2012, 08:11 AM
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20121009-00000031-dal-spo
(article in Japanese)

She wasn't able to find a new coach.

Jeschke
10-09-2012, 08:19 AM
oh no, I was so looking forward to see her again.

and come one, a two time world champion, there should be some coaches out there who are willing to train her.

even though I´m a big fan of her, that sounds more like an excuse.

so this is very bad, if she really wants to compete next season, she has to qualifiy and do well at worlds, otherwise no2 grand prixs mehr. apart from that, she will go do in the rankings, what would be really bad for starting orders next season, but who knows if next season will come

NMURA
10-09-2012, 08:26 AM
I was expecting something like this. I think the lack of motivation is the real problem. A "coach" is an excuse. If she seriously wants to compete, the federation officials will do their best to find one. Since Ando is an employee of Toyota, she couldn't easily "withdraw" from Lexus Cup of China. She would've been happy if the JSF decided not to send Japanese skaters to China.

judgejudy27
10-09-2012, 08:32 AM
Not a surprise. I was very surprised to even see her listed in the grand prix. I really dont think she will compete at all as an amateur again. I have read many reports of her lacking motivation to continue, and lets face it she is never going to duplicate her 2010-2011 season again, that was the perfect note to end her amateur career on.

rosewood
10-09-2012, 08:36 AM
nooooooooo :wall: :fragile::fragile:

spikydurian
10-09-2012, 08:45 AM
:( Miki will add to the depth in ladies and make ladies as exciting and thrilling as men.

l'etoile
10-09-2012, 09:26 AM
Japanese federation didn't sound that much worried that Miki was going coachless which to me seemed like they had confidence in her current training.

I was so looking forward to her comeback!

IceIceBaby
10-09-2012, 09:51 AM
Miki was so sad when she tweeted about how hard it was to start practice again. This is not a surprise. But she hasn't tweeted anything lately...

Jeschke
10-09-2012, 09:55 AM
Miki was so sad when she tweeted about how hard it was to start practice again. This is not a surprise. But she hasn't tweeted anything lately...

can you link her twitter-account?

the one, i used to have (miki_m_ando) doesn´t exist any more since few weeks.

t.mann
10-09-2012, 11:00 AM
no Caro, no Ando, half(maybe) Tuktamysheva in GP series.
GPF competition will be easy.

Marco
10-09-2012, 11:20 AM
Does it say she is taking just the GPs off or the whole season off?

tkaug
10-09-2012, 11:30 AM
Kostner, Silété, and now Ando, 3 skaters out of the same GP events(COC and TEB).
There are too many skaters matching in the same events.
ISU should organize skaters more carefully so something like this won't happen.

Jeschke
10-09-2012, 12:30 PM
Does it say she is taking just the GPs off or the whole season off?

just grand prix, but i´m fearing we don´t have to wait too long for the next announcement :(

NMURA
10-09-2012, 01:32 PM
Based on the JSF's currently issued selection criteria, skaters who have not achieved minimum TES shall not be chosen for ISU championships. So if Ando wants to go to worlds, she needs to compete at any senior B comps before Japanese nationals. She won't do that as long as motivation is the problem. After all, the same three will go to worlds in Canada.

Jeschke
10-09-2012, 01:51 PM
After all, the same three will go to worlds in Canada.

you mean imai, nishino and ishikawa? :D

such a great gap between the top 4 (i still include ando until she finally stabs my heart :) )