Fumie Suguri failed to qualify for Japanese Nationals again

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by tkaug, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

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    I keep checking this thread looking for actual information (not that I don't enjoy the other stuff too). The most recent status I can find is in this post re her 6th place finished at Tokyo block event:

    So, I take it this result qualifies her to move on to Sectionals. When is that held?

    (I find I am secretly hoping she has a miracle skate there and *does* qualify for her Nationals, so this thread can be closed.)
     
  2. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    That is my current understanding too. Although, I must admit it looks to be a huge stretch for her to go past Sectionals without some realiable triples now that she doesn't have the skills, the spins or the programs anymore.
     
  3. tkaug

    tkaug Member

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    Yes, she has qualified for the East Japan Sectionals which will be held from November 2 to 4(Sr Ladies Short on 3rd and Free on 4th).
    Haruka Imai was going to do this competition but she was exempted because she was assigned to a GPS in China.
    Top 5 ladies(used to be 6 before Imai was exempted) in the East Japan Sectionals will qualify for Nationals.

    By the way, this article is about Suguri going to host clubs.
     
  4. CantALoop

    CantALoop Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear, poor, poor Fumie - instead of retiring and finding a husband she's blowing all her salary on buying overpriced drinks from young men with overdone hair. :drama:

    Seriously, it's not unusual for Japanese women to go to host bars these days, is it? It's not like Fumie got caught being a john for a gigolo :lol:
     
  5. tkaug

    tkaug Member

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    She celebrates her friend's birthday on her blog saying,

    My best friend is Birthday today
     
  6. shah

    shah Shhh...

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    Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy competition :p.
     
  7. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    You really are obsessed.
     
  8. sk8boyforlife

    sk8boyforlife New Member

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    I predict that Fumie Suguri will finish in the top 5 at Sectionals and qualify for nationals.
     
  9. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

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    Go fumie!!! (Otherwise we need a third thread with the title "suguri fails to qualify for nationals for the 3rd time")
     
  10. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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    I predict Fumie won't qualify for nationals.
     
  11. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Any attempts to bury this thread will be dealt with swiftly and drastically.

    :soapbox:
     
  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    This is the moment tkaug has waited for all year!!!

    Fumie Suguri placed 9th in Easter Senior Ladies SP. 3flip</2toe, 3toe<, 2axel

    Top 5 qualify so she's probably done.

    HOWEVER! Suguri has beaten Ando who was 13th!!! Therefore Suguri > Ando. :D

    If Ando doesn't manage to make up for lost ground in the FS and turn things around, I expect you to start a 'Miki Ando failed to qualify for Japanese Nationals WHILE LOSING TO FUMIE SUGURI' thread, tkaug.
     
  13. darya_russian

    darya_russian Active Member

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    :eek:
    Looking at Suguri's content and seeing Ando 4 places below - what did Ando land then?!
     
  14. mikeko

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    Top 5 will be qualified for Natinals. The 5th skater, Risa Shoji scored 47.55 while Suguri's score is 46.41. So there is still a chance for Suguri, I guess. On the other hand, Ando's score is only 41.97, and it was obvious at Nebelhorn and Kanto regional that she lacked stamina to skate FS.
     
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  16. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Yes--where are you, tkaug? You should be having a celebration!
     
  17. Blondie12

    Blondie12 New Member

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    So I take it that Miki is not looking good for an Olympic spot? On the NBC today they made it seem like she is a contender...
     
  18. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    NBC have not been in touch with reality for a good 20 years now. Their perspective on reality is as fake as a bad reality TV show. They were using Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin to promote the 2012 Olympic gymnastics competition only a couple months before. They are also potraying Lysacek like he is the favorite for the mens gold in 2014. Prepare for commericals soon whether defending Champion Yu Na Kim, and the triple axel girl Mao Asada, can challenge the queen of the ice- Gracie Gold, who glitters with gold.
     
  19. Seerek

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    The problem is NBC doesn't hire seasoned figure skating reporters for their web reporting. For Sochi, they've hired complete newbies, freelance reporters who usually cover tennis and other pro sports. The articles on the nbcolympics website thus far have been thin in analytical depth.
     
  20. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    I'll do it.

    Suguri placed 11th overall and did not qualify for Nationals.

    [Ando placed 2nd overall and qualified for Nationals.]
     
  21. Jarrett

    Jarrett Well-Known Member

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    Fumie for 2018!!!! :swoon:
     
  22. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    OMG what a shocker. A real turnaround for Ando!

    See you next year Fumie, best of luck. :)
     
  23. daydreamangel

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    It's getting really embarrassing for Suguri. Can she afford to continue?

    Good for Ando.
     
  24. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    She has a sponsor so unless they drop her, yes.
     
  25. Blondie12

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    Maybe she is like Rachel. I think Rachel is realistic and other priorities in her life right now - but I think she genuinely enjoys going to competitions, competing, etc, I don't think she has expectations, If Fumi is in the same boat we have no right to judge. She is fortunate if she does not have to work a real job and can live off her skating,

    The only reason people should be mad is if Fumi was taking spots from other skaters - but she is not. JFS is not giving her intl assignments
     
  26. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    :(
     
  27. alchemy void

    alchemy void it's time for the perkolator

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    BUMP! Any news on Suguri continuing this year (quad)?

    Ulterior motive: To see how many freaking Fumie threads we can have going In the trashcan this summer. :EVILLE:
     
  28. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Suguri is apparently registered for some summer competition in Canada. I forget which one.. Thornhill?
     
  29. antmanb

    antmanb Well-Known Member

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    :cheer2: Yay! Go Fumie :cheer2:
     
  30. alchemy void

    alchemy void it's time for the perkolator

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    :cheer: That's awesome. Thanks for the update. I hope she keeps going as long as it makes her happy (and also drives some fans crazy!)