Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 15, 2011.
Eys, flow and skating skills are nice.
Marin Honda is wonderful...so expressive. When will she be old enough for the JGP?
Marin Honda's younger sister Miu Honda 9yrs old. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIKDGNNB8Fw
This is such bad news.
I'm hoping your sight is good.
I agree, I always thought she could do much better, but for some reason it wasn't happening. I thought this 4CC was going to be a new start, then I find out she's planning retirement. Bummer.
Go figure why her flaws appeal to me, plus, she's got the closest axel to Asada's axel in the field - not hard to guess why.
I don't think the new CoP got rid of corruption or influences or agendas, which should not have a place in the sport, but it seems that coaching is improving. They really pay attention to edges, rotation and speed, and are figuring out how to make a difference. That's good: the sport will be able to build on that, to push further. And it's a joy to watch.
Shows scheduled in April(after Worlds):
3/30 Worlds Exhibition, Saitama http://skatingjapan.or.jp/whatsnew/detail.php?id=2222
4/3 Nagoya Figure Skating Festival, Nagoya http://event.chunichi.co.jp/figure/
4/4,5,6 Worlds Osaka Exhibition, Osaka http://skatingjapan.or.jp/whatsnew/detail.php?id=2222
4/7,9 Super Stars on Ice, Sapporo http://ssi2014.jp/
4/12,13 Stars on Ice, Tokyo http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/
4/16,17,18 Stars on Ice, Nagoya http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/
4/19,20 Stars on Ice, Osaka http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/
4/26,27,29(5/3,4) Prince Ice World, Yokohama http://www.princehotels.co.jp/iceshow/schedule/
finally, they are in sochi.
it's nice to see that they can smile.
It was a joy to watch the entire Japanese Team go for everything at these Olympics, and I'm hoping by the time the next Olympics get here they'll have a fighting chance at the Olympic Team Bronze Medal. And I'm sure they will. They are hard workers and learn fast, but more importantly they are great warriors, never backing down, always going for the most difficult elements no matter what.
And they always keep it classy, a nod to their nation and the way they were brought up. *bow*
yes and bring the Shibutanis also.
Why were Ando and Oda in Sochi?
Oda was commentating, I assume Ando was as well.
Because they are fans of figure skating and it's the Olympic Games? Maybe they were hoping to build a snow man and pass out cookies to homeless people while they study for a Russian law degree.
Thanks for this! They are truly wonderful to watch!
Yes. The end of an unbelievable pair and for what??
What happened to the Japanese team? I watched Japanese Nationals and they looked great. Especially Akiko and Kanako. Did they just peak too early? I really loved Akiko's National performances. And Mao..what a nightmare for her short, but sweet redemption in the free skate. I was hoping so much for her that she would win the OGM. I hope she doesn't retire..it seems like she's just finding hitting her artistic stride and if she can stay trim and healthy, she could manage the triples (maybe not the triple axel) for the next olys. I've enjoyed watching the team on tv interviews and such. Do you think all the media coverage took too much time away from their training? Was it just a matter of nerves?
The scrutiny and pressure they were all under from the federation the entire season just to make the team backfired on all of them, and they were emotionally drained by the time the Olympics got here.
Based on this article it seems Mao is going to worlds and is 50/50 on whether she'll continue after that: http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/...log&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Akiko Suzuki was injured at Japanese Nationals and the injury has just gotten worse - a shame she wasn't at her best at the Olympics. Murakami may have peaked too early - she had a great 4CC and wasn't able to replicate that result. I think the Japanese skaters will rebound at worlds with it being in Japan and all.
Akiko's injury got worse before/during Olympics so I'm doubtful about her redemption. Kanako is still annoyed with boots issues so I'm a bit doubtful about her redemption as well. But she emphasized the main reason why she failed in delivering her best programs in Olympics was nerves. So she has possibilities she'll skate much better in Worlds in that sense. As for Mao, I assume she peaked in Sochi so I'm not too much expecting her better performance in Worlds. Anyway I wish they enjoy their skate in Worlds, especially because it might be their last competition.
She performed so well at Japan Nats...what was her injury?