Japanese skater/skating news & updates

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  1. bartek

    bartek New Member

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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.
     
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    New article on Tatsuki Machida: http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/06/world-team-aspiration-for-machida/
     
  3. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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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.
     
  5. 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.
     
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    Wow, really great news about miki and machida !!!
     
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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.
     
  8. Ziggy

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    :eek:
     
  9. 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:
     
  10. 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
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. inskate

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    Perhaps she'll stay with Yuko Monna?
     
  14. 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?
     
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Has anyone heard if Fumie Suguri is continuing on?
     
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    Suguri participated a local competition (Kanagawa FS championships) in late May. Here's the protocol (1st place)...
     
  19. Ziggy

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    This is becoming increasingly sad and desperate as the time goes on.... :yikes:
     
  20. RunnersHigh

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    ITA. :(
     
  21. kittyjake5

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    When I read IN I see that Fumie tweets a lot but it is in Japanese. Unfortuantley I do not speak the language so I don't know what is happening with her.
     
  22. ChelleC

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    It really is. Makes me sad as I used to love her skating. :(
     
  23. Nomad

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    I don't normally say this, but I wish she'd just move on. She has a degree (Sociology, I think?) so it's not like she can't get a job. If she wants to stay involved in skating, she could get a coaching certificate, and skating shows are alive and well in Japan. I just feel like the universe is telling her it's over but she doesn't want to hear it.
     
  24. RumbleFish

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    Not pretty. No triple jumps landed and PCS mostly in 5s. :(
     
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  26. Sylvia

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    NMURA, in your Japanese Teams 2012-2013 post, does "(N)" indicate a Novice level skater or something else? Thanks for posting the info, BTW.
     
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    I agree.. she could definately do shows, or move into coaching if she wants to still be involved in skating. As it is, she would be better suited to adult comps if she wants to compete...
     
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    http://www.opera.hu/hu/tarsulat/szemely/Nagy_Zoltan

    No English page available, but it seems he has coached Regőczi-Sallay and Torville-Dean teams, as well as numerous ballet dancers, inc. Rudolf Nureyev!?
     
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