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

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  1. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    There was talk about Daisuke Takahashi returning to Nikolai Morozov already five weeks ago in Moscow. At that time his agent didn't confirm it (but didn't outright deny it) when I asked, but now I was told to expect a press release tomorrow (Friday). I am thinking this will be the official confirmation.
    But maybe Morozov is not doing his choreography or at least not all of it. AFAIK Takahashi is working with Lori Nichol (but I don't have an official confirmation for that either).
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  3. ostile17

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    Thank you, Eislauffan! All of a sudden the thought of Nichol choreographing Daisuke seems like heaven. Ah, the irony of it! :rofl:
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  4. itsartemis

    itsartemis Enjoy your doron, Daisuke!

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    Thank you so much for the information, Eislauffan. I guess tomorrow will bring clarity as to what this means.
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    Here's confirmation:

    http://fskating.com/2012/06/takahashi-returned-to-nikolai-morozov.html

  6. ostile17

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    That's Russia's Ria Novosti agency that came out yesterday. What we were really waiting for is an official statement from Dai, or Dai's agent in today's scheduled press conference.
  7. Ziggy

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    Remember that Morozov is responsible for Takahashi's Hip Hop Swan Lake which was a super voidy program.

    I'd much rather see Takahashi continue to work with Miyamoto and Camerlengo but if this makes him more consistent and gives him an opportunity to beat Chan, I am all for it.

    Their break-up wasn't exactly very amicable I think, so no way they'd ever work together again.

    The big question now: Who is Miki going to train with and who is going to choreograph her programs?
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    Choreograph for Miki? Don't you mean whom will select her background music while she jumps and flails her arms?? Lol
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    Yeah that. :EVILLE:
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    some articals said Miki hasn't deside compete GP or not,I heard Lambiel will choreograph her SP for a long time but don't see comfirm yet....
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  14. Jeschke

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    this would be so much drama. miki with whomever against leonova with morozov in fight for gold ar even a medal :p
    drama guarantee
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  15. l'etoile

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    Quite ballsy moves. Especially on Dai's part. Wow. The resilience of his is en par with Plushy's IMO. You have to respect the man for upping the ante for skating's sake, unafraid of taking risks.
  16. Triple Butz

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    Now, now, to be fair she will probably spin a few times, too. :D
  17. DimaToe

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    Even though most people on here want to see Miki's artistic side, id rather see her bring out the big jumps again (I love artistry, but we need to see more difficult jumps in ladies skating again :D) In a perfect world, Miki would get her butt to colorado Springs as soon as possible and start working with Christy Krall, I can almost see her 4Salchow :swoon:
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  18. Ziggy

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    :confused:

    The jumping level in Juniors at the moment is probably the highest it's been in a very long time, if not ever.

    And Ando's jumps were very often cheated so... :p
  19. Jeschke

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    that´s true, but at senior ladies, we´re just seeing 3toe3toe of almost everybody and have to be happy, if we can see a 2a3toe.

    back to 3lz3lo or something like that! come on girls!

    Miki would surely have been continuing her 3lz3lo if there would´ve been need for it. everybody recognizes, it only helps if she could land it a 100% clean. so she did, what almost everyone else did, safe combo. not bto blame her for that.
  20. lauravvv

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    She was going to work on her SP with Stephane Lambiel, but at the DOI interview a few days ago she said that it's now unclear, as he is not in the condition to work on her program - http://absoluteskating.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=general&thread=4733&page=1 . It's a pity, because I hoped that we will finally see a bit better musicality and more emotion from her in her competition program if she worked on it with Lambiel - I think he could be an inspiration for her in those things. Although I think that now, when she apparently loves performing in shows more than before, she could be inspired to try and be more artistic in her competition programs too.
  21. bartek

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    Actually Miki started to show some emotions and expressivnes in her programs last season, when for the first time she skated only in exhibitions. She herself said that she used to hate exhibitions and love competitions. Now she loves exhibitions. I think she's bound to show some emotions now if she comes back to competitive skating as she has been doing so in her exhibitions since 2011 Worlds. That would be wonderful to see new artistic Miki in competitions. That's too bad she's not sure about Stephane. She could learn from him a lot.
  22. Sylvia

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    New article on Tatsuki Machida: http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/06/world-team-aspiration-for-machida/
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    Thanks Sylvia. Folks who attended the DOI show said the only other performer who got a louder standing ovation than Tatsuki was Dai. I am looking forward to seeing the SP program that Stephane is doing for him.
  24. lauravvv

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    Today news about Lambiel's choreo work have appeared in the closed Facebook group Ste-fan. Although the group is closed, members are allowed to share this information. So thanks to ireni from 'lambiel-ru' for doing just that - http://lambiel-ru.livejournal.com/818756.html#comments . In a talk with journalist Tatjana Flade Petter Grutter informed that Miki Ando has now arrived in Switzerland to work on her SP with Lambiel. Also, he will start his work with Machida on July 8, not 1 as it was initially planned.
  25. lauravvv

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    Judging by her 'Twitter' It seems that Miki is not in Switzerland yet :confused:. But it must mean that she'll be there in the nearest days. Information from Mr. Grutter couldn't have been completely false/wrong.
  26. Nune

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    Wow, really great news about miki and machida !!!
  27. quiqie

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    Mao's interview in Hungarian: http://www.moksz.hu/moksz-h-frameset.htm (click on the A világbajnok magyar segítséggel szeretne ismét felérni a csúcsra)

    Apparently, she came to Budapest to work with the choreographer Zoltán Nagy.
  28. Ziggy

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    :eek:
  29. Amy03

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    wow this is something i would never have guessed how did Mao suddenly decide to work with him, soooo interesting so now it's really confirmed Mao was in budapest!:eek:
  30. NMURA

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    http://www.skatingjapan.or.jp/national/national_list.php?sports_id=2

    There's nothing unexpected (such as new pair teams). Machida, Mura and Imai are promted to the "special" athletes from the list released in April.


    Special athletes

    Takahashi Daisuke
    Kozuka Takahiko
    Hanyu Yuzuru
    Oda Nobunari
    Machida Tatsuki
    Mura Takahito

    Asada Mao
    Suzuki Akiko
    Murakami Kanako
    Ando Miki
    Imai Haruka

    A athletes

    Murakami Daisuke
    Tanaka Keiji
    Nakamura Kento
    Hino Ryuju
    Kihara Ryuichi

    Sato Miu
    Miyahara Satoko
    Shoji Risa
    Nishino Yuki
    Tomotaki Kako

    B athletes

    Uno Shoma
    Tsuboi Yoji
    Kawahara Sei
    Hashizume Takaya
    Honda Taichi
    Yamamoto Sota (N)
    Yamakuma Taichiro (N)
    Nozoe Kosuke
    Nakamura Shu
    Yoshida Yukihiro

    Suzuki Haruna
    Muramoto Kana
    Muramoto Satsuki
    Oba Miyabi
    Isobe Hinano
    Ito Mei
    Matsuno Mayako
    Matsuda Yura
    Nagai Yuka
    Yamakuma Eriko (N)
    Hongo Rika
    Yasuhara Ayana
    Kokubun Shion
    Katagiri Akari
    Takayama Mutsumi
    Fujisawa Yukiko
    Ishikawa Shoko

    Ice Dance

    Cathy Reed/Chris Reed
    Bryna Oi/Muzutani Taiyo
    Hirai Emi/Marien de la Asuncion

    Pairs

    Takahashi Narumi/Mervin Tran
  31. NMURA

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    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120705-00000004-sph-spo

    Ando finally made a clear statement on comeback to competitive skating. She is going to compete at two GPs and aim to win GPF. She has already choreographed her SP in Switzerland, making efforts to include (whatever) 3-3 in the SP. As for Sochi olympics, her stance is not decided yet.
  32. Jeschke

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    but no word by whom she will be coached? this will be the most interresting question.

    and please not another 3toe3toe, but can´t think of that since her toe haven´t looked best until today.
  33. inskate

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    Perhaps she'll stay with Yuko Monna?
  34. Jeschke

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    maybe, but i thought monna had just a supporting role in the last few years.
    don´t know if this would be the right choice.

    despite of that, it will be so interresting to see miki and morozov clashing together, she on the rink, he on the boards.
    i don´t know how she will handle that, as she seems to be a very nervous skater.
    drama guaranteed :lol:
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    Sorry for my ignorance but who is Zoltan Nagy? Is he a former skater?
  36. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  37. Marco

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    Has anyone heard if Fumie Suguri is continuing on?
  38. NMURA

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    Suguri participated a local competition (Kanagawa FS championships) in late May. Here's the protocol (1st place)...
  39. Ziggy

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    This is becoming increasingly sad and desperate as the time goes on.... :yikes:
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    ITA. :(
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