Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by morqet, Jun 19, 2013.
Get well soon Kevin. Rest your knees well.
All the best Kevin
Oh so sad to hear of Kevin's injury. The fans in Japan truly appreciate his persona. But it is a prudent thing for him not to aggravate the injury further with a long journey and a competition which does not mean as much as the upcoming Grand Prix. Heal well and fully Kevin!
Practice report by "Sportsnavi" (sorry in Japanese)
Seems the reporter doesn't know figure skating well enough to report in detail.
Rough summary(My bad translation from Japanese to English)
Abbott: He tried many jumps. He didn't do any major mistakes and checked his skating.
Bｒezina： He showed splendid step works to the music and nailed 3-3.
Buttle: Fell on 3A and landed on the second trial but shaky. He showed skilfull skating to the music.
Fernandez: His first quad trial was shaky and the second one was successful. He nailed 3-3. Seems he's in good shape.
Kozuka: He showed smooth skating to the music. He landed triple-jump(shaky), managed to land the second triple-jump and again shaky on 3-2-2. He was inconsistent with his jumps.
Takahashi: He began his practice with edge works and showed smooth stepworks to his music without trying any jump. Later he tried a quad and fell on it. He tried less jumps than other skaters.
Asada: She began her practice with routine edge works. She went into the preparation for the jumps without jumping. She showed light step works to the music but didn't show any jumps in her run through. Later she nailed some triple-jumps.
Murakami: She also didn't show any jumps in her run through. Later she tried some jumps and they were almost successful, including 3-3.
Rochette: She tried triple-jump(shaky), landed 3-2 and the last triple-jump was successful.
Sotnikova: She did successful 3-3, showed skillful footwork and the triple-jump in the second half was also successful. Seems she is in good shape.
Wagner: She fell on 3-3, landed the triple-jump in her runthrough. Later she tried triple-jumps for three times. She checked her jumps carefully.
At the end of the session other skaters were talking with their coaches or drinking water. Asada showed successful 3-3 and got a hand.
(any correction is welcome)
The preview TV program of Japan Open.
You can see a bit of Daisuke/Mao's practice(including Daisuke's stepworks/3A-2T and Mao's 3A/2A-3T)and their interview.
Man, they're dropping like flies. I hope his knee gets better soon. Thrilled for Jeremy, though!
Wow Mao is looking as good as ever
More news reports (Dai and Mao):
Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, but will overseas fans (I'm in US) be able to watch online or delayed? Thanks!!
Both Dai and Mao look very strong in the practice videos.
Thanks for the report, can't wait to watch this! Here's hoping Mao brings back her 3axel this season. I'll never ever forget her 2010 Olympic FS (ranks amongst my best ever, right behind Sarah Hughes). When she landed both 3axels I felt soooo empowered as a woman I honest to God wanted to run around the block a hundred times!
And my heart goes out to another favorite of mine, Kevin Reynolds, please heal fast and come back roaring for the Olympic Season! I so want to see your AC/DC program.
Mao's axel looks so casual. She makes it look like the rest of her triples. So effortless. The flip/loop is looking just perfect as well.
Nabou Sato has made her jumps look so casual and matter of fact. I am impressed. With that flutz, she needs axel and 3/3 combinations to come close to Kim.
"Sportsnavi" is doing pbp here. (Sorry in Japanese)
List of the planned jump contents　in skating order.
The result of the mens field
1 Fernandez Europe 176.91
2 Kizuka Japan 158.42
3 Abbott North America 157.70
4 Takahashi Japane 149.12
5 Buttle North America 127.43
6 Brezina Europe 125.74
Ladies field begins in 20 minutes.
Thanks! Are there any live feeds?
Shame there isn't any. TV Tokyo begins airing the recorded program in 4 hours. Figure Skating is barely popular there so they want to air it in the prime time.
Was told on Twitter that this was TV Tokyo: http://ryuuzaki-ouji.tumblr.com/ Tape-delayed starting at 5:30am EST I think.
Rough summary of the Ladies field according to the pbp by "Sportsnavi".
Asada and Murakami are in the blue-based costumes. Asada landed a 3A(hand down) She landed all other jumps successfully.
Murakami landed successful jumps including 3-2-2.
Rochette landed 3F, 3S-1Lo-3T, and 3Lo. In the second half she popped 2A into 1A but she landed successful 3T＋2T and 2A. Without major mistakes she got standing ovations. 123.99
Murakami changed 3F-3T into 3F-2T, landed 3F(two footed), popped 3Lo into 1Lo. In the second half she popped 3Lo into 2Lo, landed successful 3F and popped 2A into 1A. 102.15
Slutskaya fell on opening 3F, popped 3Lo into 2Lo and fell and popped the second 2Lo(shaky) in the cascade. In the second half she popped 2A into 1A, landed 2Lz and added 1T to the last 2A. 69.24
Wagner landed the opening 3F-3T, and also landed beautiful 2A and 3S. In the second half she landed 3F-2T and 3Lz. She looked happy at the finishing pose. 119.77
Asada landed 3A(over turn), 3F-2Lo and 3Lz with good flow. In the second half she landed 2A and popped the second 3T into 2T in the cascade, landed 3S(hand down) and showed beautiful 3F-2Lo-2Lo and 3Lo. After finishing she looked satisfied with her performance. Marked 135.16(over her pb)
Sotnikova barely landed the opening 3Lz-3T, beautiful 3F and 3Lo(step out). In the second half she popped 2A into 1A and couldnt add the second jump in the cascade, landed 3F(stepped out)＋2T＋2Lo and a beautiful 3S. She added the second 2T to the 2A in the cascade. 105.95
her photo is coming soon
1 Asada Japan 135.16
2 Rochette North America 123.99
3 Wagner North America 119.77
4 Sotnikova Europe 105.95
5 Murakami Japan 102.15
6 Sultskaya Europe 69.24
The team result overall
1 Japan 544.85
2 North America 528.89
3 Europe 477.84
Photo of the medal ceremony
Photos of team Japan
Sorry my English in not good enough. Hope you enjoyed the pbp by Sportsnavi.
rosewood, you rock!!
She. Looks. GORGEOUS!!!!
Wow! Can't wait to see the programs of Joannie, Mao and everyone else!
Looks like Japan won! These are the numbers I get:
Is there a result page with protocols (preferably in English?).
Usually, they have a link from http://www.jsfresults.com/ It seems to me that we have to wait a few hours until they post it.
ETA: The protocol site from the last year was http://www.jsfresults.com/InterNational/2012-2013/jo/index.htm. I suspect this year's protocol site would look similar.
I can't wait to see these. Looking forward to seeing Slute and Joannie again as well as the new competitive programs.
Joannie needs to think about coming back!
Saw on Golden Skate that Fernandez landed 3 quads.
Kozuka and Abbott also skated pretty well.
I love Mao but that's a great score for 3 triples.
Thank you. I had found that JSF result page, but nothing was there yet. I guess I'll just have to wait. Maybe they will update it on Monday.
And yet her fans until now are still b!tching about Yuna's score in 2013 Worlds and Vancouver when in fact both of the programs were clean.
The protocols for 2013 aren`t out yet. There`s nothing to bitch about (yet )
Mao seems to always get a boost while skating in Japan but if the report is accurate 135 for 3 triples is ridiculous.
Why is everyone talking about 3 triples for Mao? I thought she landed 6? Reports say she did 3A (df but rotated), 3F-2Lo, 3Lz, 2A-2T, 3S(hand down), 3F-2Lo-2Lo, 3Lo.
That's 6 rotated triples, no?
Live feed to watch on japanese tv
Its starting now
Yea where did three triples for Mao come from?!
From the initial report two hours ago, which oddly enough was just modified a few minutes ago. That's why I said if the report was correct, it's a generous score because sometimes people get it wrong. Now the report lists her as having 5 triples and a overturn of a 3axel.
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