Mao's LP at the Olympics

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  1. worldsnice12

    worldsnice12 Member

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    Could someone please translate what Tarasova is saying about this performance? I am still so touched every time I look at it..what a bittersweet moment for Mao and really one of the best performances I have ever seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kGe6Sulrak
     
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  2. arakwafan2006

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    This would be nice. I thought that I was the only one who wanted to know. I know that she was happy about that 3 axel though LOL
     
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to know, as well.
    It sounded as though she were applauding and in tears; as were most of us!
     
  4. KimGOAT

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    It was one of the most incredible moments I ever witnessed in the sport. Bittersweet in a way, but at that moment it still felt more sweet than bitter somehow.
     
  5. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    I understand the Japanese translation on the video but I don't understand Russian at all. So I'm hesitating.
     
  6. Meoima

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    In my mind, this performance should have broken the world record for long program. And I am no Mao's fan. Just thinking she deserved it, despite the fact that a world record was not enough to help her to get on the podium.
     
  7. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    To me, it was the skating moment of the year.
     
  8. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    It would have added credibility to the judges and the sport; if they had acknowledged the greatness of her performance, by doing so, IMO.
     
  9. smarts1

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    Agreed. It was definitely the best performance technically and artistically at any Olympics or World Championships. It should have smashed the world record. The fact that it didn't even come close said a lot about these Olympics.
     
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  10. lala

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    She was incredible! Mao deserves all respect for it. I cried a little bit!!
     
  11. floskate

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    This is certainly among my top 5 ladies LP's ever and whatever the protocol may say this was THE most difficult LP by a lady ever executed. Of course it should have broken the WR but that was never happening after the SP and with that panel. I just hate that the whole non-story that YNK wuzrobbed - she really wasn't; Kostner probably was - overshadowed what was the best performance of the competition, of the Olympics and of the year (ITA with the poster above who said this.) I think time will judge her LP more fairly with hindsight, once the hysteria is gone. Mao is who I will always remember from that night. Not YNK, not Adelina.....Mao :swoon:
     
  12. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    floskate,

    Entire post:
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    Mao gave that performance everything she had; putting herself on a level that very few skaters ever reach.
     
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  13. lala

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    yes. totally agree about Carolina.
     
  14. giselle23

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    ITA. That Mao did not win the LP was a travesty.
     
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  15. KimGOAT

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    I would have had the results as something like:

    Womens short- 1. Kim 78 points, 2. Kostner 74 points, 3. Sotnikova 69 points, 4. Gold 67 points
    Womens long- 1. Asada 158 points, 2. Kostner 150 points, 3. Kim 148 points, 4. Sotnikova 136 points
    Overall- Gold- Kim or Kostner, Bronze- Asada
     
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  16. alchemy void

    alchemy void Running away from POTO

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    Sorry, I don't care how incredible Mao's LP (it was). But her SP was such a meltdown of epic proportions.....one cannot objectively say Asada deserved a medal in Sochi.
     
  17. Meoima

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    True, I think she deserved to win the LP at Sochi, but her meldown at SP killed all the chance for her to stay on the podium. But if the judge panel at Sochi were truthfully, they should at least gave her the LP.
    Anways I think Sotnikova deserved the bronze.
     
  18. eternitygoddess

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    Agree with this. Her LP itself deserved a medal, but overall (SP+LP), she did not deserve to be on that podium. Her SP was worse than Kostner's 2010 LP.
     
  19. Amy03

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    I disagree, the sp only makes up around 1/3 of the total scores, and with such an extraodinary performance that should have smashed the World record, it not too unlikely to think that it would have been enough to make the podium. I think the fs more then made up for the mistakes in the sp. Afterall we not are talking about regular "great" performance, but a really extraordinary performance that should have gotten a world record. I also think Mao was greatly underscored in the sp as well, since top skaters pcs don't suddenly drop so many points from one day to another like it did in sochi, add this too and there is an even bigger argument for a possible podium finish.
    ofcourse such leap would not be common, but a comeback of such proportion with an 8 triple performance plus lvl4 on everything is not either. if there ever was a performance that could justify such a leap it's Mao's historic fs. It would take an extraordinary performance to do so, and a extraordinary performance was exactly what Mao gave.
     
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  20. kittyjake5

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    Amen!
     
  21. skatesindreams

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    It was a performance which will stay with me for the rest of my life.

    I follow the sport because I hope for moments like these.
    I've had only a few of them in 40 years of viewing.
     
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  22. Sparks

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    When I looked up the word 'redemption' in the dictionary, there was a picture of Mao.
     
  23. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I cried a lot!
     
  24. Meoima

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    The thing is, her performance was so powerful that even though I am not a fan, my mind at that time screamed: world record, world record.
    Ur, edge and whatever they call, I don't care. This performance was much stronger and much more powerful than anything ever happened in that day, and in this year of figure skating.
     
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    It was translated from from the user Griffon868 on youtube, down in the comment section:

    "Brava. Thank you, Mao. Thank you very much.

    For her effort,
    For that she is a great player,
    For that she overcame herself,
    I want to say, thank you very much.
    And for her tears, too.

    Oh, she's crying...It's pitiful...
    SP was so... It might be a severe pressure."

     
  26. OwenEvans

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    Such an amazing performance - easily the best LP of the night and so undermarked.

    My top 5 ladies Olympic LPs:

    1. Ito - Calgary (absolutely groundbreaking and, technically, so totally outclassed the competition as to be separate from that competition)
    2. Mao - Sochi
    3. Tara - Nagano
    4. Michelle - Nagano
    5. Kim - Vancouver
     
  27. arakwafan2006

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    that reaction afterwards was just... sigh. tear jerker.
     
  28. skatesindreams

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    As did I!
     
  29. bardtoob

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    I waited for more than a quarter century for Mao's performance, and it was enbittering that the judges behaved more vilely than they did when judging Midori Ito.
     
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  30. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    :swoon: