Japanese skater/skating news & updates

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 15, 2011.

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  1. RumbleFish

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    I had no idea it was her own coach. :lol: Talk about confronting the reality.
     
  2. DELTA

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    She really said flutz? Does that mean that she's aware of the problem and may want to fix is in the future?
     
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    I thought very much all her students have flutz (i.e., Mao, Kanako, Shoma), so maybe that's how she teaches lutz and it's ok with her?? :lol:
     
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    I'm not sure if she said "flutz", but she said "inside edge".
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Cross-posting this Japan Times article link here because it also contains news about Miki Ando (besides the Mao Asada editorializing): http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111109it.html
    Two excerpts:
     
  9. sandra_persch

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    I hope this is the right place to ask this question.

    At the Open Berlin Championships help in Berlin, Germany last weekend a new girl skated and won the Junior Ladies Category

    1 Minami HANASHIRO BSV92 BER 118.50 2 1

    http://www.eissport-berlin.de/file/Protokoll_2012_OBM/CAT004RS.HTM

    Has anyone heard of her before. I am wondering if she is the skater that was brought to Berlin to live and train after the earthquake & tsunami in Japan.
     
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  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Shoko was already trying to be an Arakawa clone before, so I'm not sure how this would work out. It's good to hear Shizuka is starting to choreograph, though. It was nice to see her "getting" program presentation as she matured, so it would be nice if she can have the same effect on other skaters.
     
  12. Sylvia

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    Belated thanks Sylvia. I don't know how I missed this article. lol
    Nice Haruka article. I am looking forward to seeing her develop, I like her a lot.
     
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    I hope it's okay to post a couple of Four Continents preview articles about the Japanese skaters here in GSD (any competition articles links will likely be posted in the Kiss and Cry section of the forum).

    Japan Times' preview with a focus on Mao Asada: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120208it.html
    At the end is a mention of 2 new books on Takahiko Kozuka as well as:
    Mainichi Daily News preview with a focus on Daisuke Takahashi: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sports/news/20120208p2g00m0sp129000c.html

    ETA that I've also cross-posted these articles in the 2012 Four Continents forum in Kiss and Cry.
     
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  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Really? Maybe he couldn't be at the ceremony back then? Midori Ito was actually inducted at Worlds in 2004 but didn't actually receive her plaque until Worlds 2007!
     
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  22. Sylvia

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    Thanks for the links!
     
  24. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Congrats on Mr Sato. Why didn't they wait til Worlds in Nice though? I thought they usually induct people into the HOF at Worlds?
     
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    I ordered the photo book, "Takahiko", from amazon.co.jp:
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/小塚崇彦写真集-緒方-...1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329273710&sr=8-1-fkmr0

    It cost more to ship (3,000 Yen) to the US than for the book, but as a Kozuka uber it was worth it alone for a wonderful photo of him and Yuka Sato.

    Here's the link to "Step by Step":
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/ステップ-バイ-ステッ...1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329273710&sr=8-2-fkmr0
     
  26. kittyjake5

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    Congratulations to Mr. Sato. Great photos, thanks for the links.
     
  27. Penniless Rostrum

    Penniless Rostrum Looking for my siggy!!!

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    Have Reed & Reed retired or are they injured? They have been at only one competition this season.
     
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    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    I don't see anything about here (maybe it is in the 4CC thread) but at the small medal ceremony at 4CCs they allowed questions from the spectators to the medalists.

    One of the questions for Mao was if she wanted to put in 2 triple axels into her free for Worlds. Mao responded that she wanted to keep working on improving her triple axel and was satisfied with landing it in the free. She hopes to keep improving it and would wait and see if she would change the layout of her long program.

    When the announcer asked Ashley Wagner if she was going to up her content, she joked she was going to add a "quadruple lutz." :lol:

    Mao also said the altitude made her more tired at the end of her program, but she did not feel it affected her too much, and that she felt the crowd was very, very appreciative of her skating and she wished she had done better for them (although this American found her completely captivating all week).
     
  30. bruno6

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    I thought the Reeds had retired to, it seemed that every competition they entered this year,
    They were beaten by younger up coming teams.
     
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