Skatecast #46: Yuka Sato interview

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  1. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Episode #46 of the Manleywoman SkateCast is up. I spoke with Yuka Sato while at the US Nationals in Greensboro. I was VERY nice of her to take time out of her busy schedule while she was t here coaching Alissa and Jeremy. She's so down to earth, and I really enjoyed hearing her perspective on having Olympians as parents, the whole backstage Tonya Harding/Josee Choinard timing at the 1994 Olympics, and her thoughts when Surya Bonaly took off her medal in protest at Yuka's winning the World Championships.

    Interview here or through the iTunes Store.

    She also gave me two photos of herself . . . one of her solo, and one with Jeremy . . . to give away to two lucky listeners. Neither photo is signed, FYI, but they are gorgeous. But if you want to enter, here are the details.

    Thanks for listening, and please let others know about the interview!
     
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  2. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    The interview was wonderful.
    I love Yuka as a person/skater.

    I believe anyone fortunate enough to be coached by her, is really blessed,
     
  3. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    This is the first time I've listened to your podcast. I like your voice in the podcast. It's very calm and clear.
     
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  4. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Thank you Macassar88! There are 45 others to check out ;) so I hope you get time to do so.
     
  5. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, goody!! Love the photo of her and Jeremy--Jeremy looks GIGANTIC next to her, but he's not. And she is in fact tiny, too!
     
  6. Lanna

    Lanna Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for doing these! :cheer2:
     
  7. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    If they're all as long as the Sato one, it'll take a while. Any buzz on who the next one will be?
     
  8. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    Yuka is so interesting to listen to! :) I love the questions you asked. Great interview. :cheer2:
     
  9. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    David jenkins.
     
  10. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    Just looked him up. I haven't really watched much figure skating from before 1996 except for Biellmann, Kwan and Lu. But I just saw him do a triple axel in a suit!
    Wow
     
  11. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Since that was my first episode using my laptop at home, how was the sound quality for everyone? Was it okay?
     
  12. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    It was a great interview, I love all your interviews. I listen to them at work. :)

    The sound was great!
     
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  13. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Yuka is so nice and very insightful.
     
  14. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Almost 30 years before the first one was ratified too. :)
     
  15. ninadel

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    Yuka is soo funny!

    My favourite quote:
    Yuka: "I'd like to produce some shows and things. That's my plan right now. That's my next dream."
    MW: "Well you've fulfilled a lot of dreams so far."
    Yuka: "I'm a GREEDY person!"

    And:
    Yuka: "You don't learn pairs skating at 24. It's not right. It's not normal!"

    Also what she said about Alissa and Jeremy not being weak was very touching.
     
  16. just wondering

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    The sound was great. In the beginning Yuka's voice was difficult to hear, but you quickly made an adjustment and the balance of the interview was excellent listening. :)

    She was a wonderful subject. Thank you!
     
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  17. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Thanks for the feedback. :)
     
  18. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    Another great skatecast!! They just keep getting better and better!
     
  19. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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  20. jlai

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    Thanks for the skatecast. I agree with Sato's assessment re: Jeremy's mental toughness and confidence. I don't think any top-tiered skater can be mentally "weak" but distractions and lack of confidence can come into play.
     
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