The Mao cheer thread ---"After finishing the season I could truly say figure skating is wonderful."

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  1. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    Since I couldn't find her cheer thread searching with several key words, I start this one. She struggled hard with her technical rework and her mother's passing away, and at last she's been coming up to her best. Presumably it could be her final season as a competitive skater. Let's cheer her together. Wishing this one will not be the battle field with the uber fans of the rival skaters. This is the CHEER thread. ;)

    September 25 is Mao's 23rd birthday!!
    Wishing all of the best for her. :cheer2::cheer2:
     
  2. Vash01

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    Happy Birthday Mao! I can't believe she is 23 already. I hope she has lots of success, and more important, true happiness.
     
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    Happy birthday, Mao! I wish her all the happiness in the world, and a lot of success in Sochi! :encore::cheer2:
     
  4. paskatefan

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    Happy Birthday, Mao! May she have a great season, much happiness, and success in Sochi! :encore:
     
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    Happy Birthday, Mao! I wish her great season and health!
     
  6. Yunabot

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    Yes, she has had a tumultuous year. Happy birthday, Mao. Let us hope you can keep your mother within you and that you are happy with where you are and that it translates into your skating.
    And those are my last best wishes for her skating in this Olympic year.:cool:
     
  7. FunnyBut

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    Yes, I wish her a happy birthday and a very satfisying Olympic season. Her Swan Lake LP was my absolute favorite last season.
     
  8. Yazmeen

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    Go, Mao, Go, kick some triple axel ice!!!
     
  9. rosewood

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    Mao has her official site. And this is from there.

    http://maimao-asada.com/mao/private/2013/09/26/574/
    My bad translation into English

     
  10. rosewood

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    Sumitomo Life Insurance is one of the latest supporters for Mao and SLI began cheering Mao campagn recently.

    This is their cheering Mao site.
    http://mao-asada-ouen.jp/

    Thank you message from Mao for the happybirthday messages
    She's so sweet.
    http://mao-asada-ouen.jp/eye/05/

    Have your figure skating ticket win
    She looks so beautiful.
    https://cam.sumitomolife.co.jp/campaign/133q/
    Explanation on their facebook
    Mao is in her Noc costume
    https://apps.facebook.com/monipla/campaign/detail/14844

    SLI's TV ads where Mao appears
    There are three types and 30 sec/15 sec versions each
    (One and only winter/Cheering messages/Things which make me strong)
    https://cam.sumitomolife.co.jp/cmgallery/personality/asada/index.html


    SLI has official youtube site for cheering Mao campagn
    http://www.youtube.com/user/SumitomolifeOfficial

    Vids:
    Training 1 (steps) Supposedly she is practicing the stepseq in her FS "Rach2" !?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YHnPz5a0vY

    Intervies 1 (What cheering gives her)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlp8EUUdxx0

    Private sine 1 (Mao becomes a martial artist ?)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr0X9w5pmcU

    TV ad 1 (One and only winter)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMMIhXeLZAM

    Intervies 2 (Talking about this season)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGUAQS9WGKA

    Special 1 (Talking about new TV ads)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlhy8c8k2NQ


    SLI's facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/sumitomolife
    Her photo
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1234903_511780155576514_498698424_n.jpg
    And more
    https://www.facebook.com/sumitomolife/photos_stream

    I'm lost since they have many materials...you can download her screensaver photos or something somewhere.

    I'll post translations of some of them later...maybe.;)


    Edition:
    Finally I found the wallpaper of her in Swan Lake costume.
    1280x1024
    https://cam.sumitomolife.co.jp/cmgallery/personality/asada/images/201309_asada_1280_1024.jpg
    1280x720
    https://cam.sumitomolife.co.jp/cmgallery/personality/asada/images/201309_asada_1280_720.jpg
    1024x768
    https://cam.sumitomolife.co.jp/cmgallery/personality/asada/images/201309_asada_1024_768.jpg
    800x600
    https://cam.sumitomolife.co.jp/cmgallery/personality/asada/images/201309_asada_800_600.jpg
     
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  11. rosewood

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    Picking some vids up from those I posted above:

    Translation from Japanese to English. Sorry my English is not good enough but hope it gives you the main idea of the vids.

    Intervies 1 (What cheers give her)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlp8EUUdxx0
    ETA:
    Intervies 2 (Talking about the coming season)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGUAQS9WGKA
     
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    A montage to Rach2 done by her fan, edited with glimpse of the stepweq & opening pose picked from the SLI vids and jump practices from some TV programs aired recently.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wapvKrihE8
     
  14. Spun Silver

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    That footwork is so intense! and I love the folded-arm spiral. A very well made vid too. The slashing of the ice conveys how ferociously she is working.
     
  15. rosewood

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    Today's photos of Japan Open practice session.
    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/images/news/131004/oth13100418450023-p2.jpg
    http://www.nikkei.com/content/pic/2...E2E2E2-DSXBZO6062711004102013000001-PB1-2.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20131004/fig13100418160000-p2.jpg
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20131004-00000076-jijp-000-1-view.jpg
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20131004-00000075-jijp-000-1-view.jpg
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20131004-00000071-jijp-000-1-view.jpg

    Preview TV program of Japan Open
    Her 3A looks the best ever in this early stage of the season in these 4-5 years..
    She did 2A-3T as well. You can't see it in this video but she nailed 3F-3Lo in the session.
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/mv/newsanswer/newsl/post_51318/

    This is the article I posted in the Japan Open thread in GSD(sorry in Japanese) You can read the practice report and an interview with Mao. If time allows, I'll translate it into English sometime later.
    http://live.sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/live/sports/figureskate_all/1857/
     
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  16. Rondoboy

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    Thank you, rosewood! Mao looks fit and confident. Her jumps look solid and the steps are beautiful.
    Wow, it is getting exciting. I hope all the efforts she has made will bear fruit in JO. Go Mao!
     
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    I don't watch ladies skating at all, but I can't help but have a soft spot for Mao after the hellacious last few years she's had. I'm really pulling for her this year. If she and Kostner skate well in Sochi I will be over the moon concerning that event.
     
  19. rosewood

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    Wow, thank you inskate. :) I've never been there so it's nice to know they have some people who can translate Japanese into English so that they can understand what Mao tells. I've been feeling sorry for her, since Mao is not a person who talks a lot so somehow people don't understand or misunderstand her thoughts. Having a translater is good for her and her fans. Thanx!


    ETA:
    ostile17 posted two more news clips of practice sessions in the Japan Open thread in GOD.
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...an-Open-2013&p=4009887&viewfull=1#post4009887


    Two more photos of Friday's practice
    THAT SPIRAL :encore:
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/10/05/jpeg/G20131005006750640_view.jpg
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20131005-00000031-sph-000-0-view.jpg
     
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  20. rosewood

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    This is an interview aired on Octber 1. Mao takled about Midori and Rach 2. Just for information, Midori was one of the students of Yamada who was the former coach of Mao. Midori has been one of the idols of Mao and they know very well each other.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a89s_16G9-c

    my bad translation from Japanese to English
     
  21. Dr.Siouxs

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    Didn't Midori use Rach 3? :shuffle:
     
  22. falling_dance

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    IIRC, Midori Ito skated to excerpts from Rachmaninoff's first and second piano concertos during the 1991-2 season, but not the third.
     
  23. rosewood

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    Today's photo at Japan Open
    http://spo.c.yimg.jp/im_siggNK3negv...s/sportsnavi/channel/figure/131005_asada1.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20131005/fig13100517000001-p7.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20131005/fig13100517000001-p8.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20131005/fig13100517000001-p3.jpg

    Team Japan
    http://spo.c.yimg.jp/im_siggDX4QF4H...ts/sportsnavi/channel/figure/131005_japan.jpg
    http://spo.c.yimg.jp/im_sigg_GIq1De...s/sportsnavi/channel/figure/131005_japan1.jpg

    I posted the pbp by Sportsnavi on the JO thread in GSD.
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...an-Open-2013&p=4010411&viewfull=1#post4010411


    ETA
    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/07183ot8Mg9vC/x800.jpg
    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/07yWcL86mk7zw/x800.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20131005/fig13100517000001-p1.jpg
    http://www.jiji.com/news/photos/photo_news/images/450/view0015271227.jpg
    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04jl4h5b3tdnw/800x.jpg
    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01lo56D1Ec9Lz/800x.jpg
    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/03KLdob9xzaMy/800x.jpg
    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0fTMg6X4Dif39/800x.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20131005/fig13100517000001-p12.jpg
    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04jl4h5b3tdnw/800x.jpg
    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01lo56D1Ec9Lz/800x.jpg
    http://img.news.goo.ne.jp/picture/megapicture_editor/20131005/mm20131005190742_tk1310050188.jpg
    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/img/bb-sd-131005-asada2-ns-big.jpg
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/10/05/jpeg/G20131005006754020_view.jpg
    http://img.news.goo.ne.jp/picture/megapicture_editor/20131005/mm20131005191558_tk1310052129.jpg
     
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    Only had *1* viewing of Mao's "Rachmaninoff" today and instantly fell in love. Imho it's her best program ever. Period. With this program she can go head-to-head with Yuna and win. *bow*

    Just one suggestion, new costume, less is more. She doesn't need anything superfluous to take away from her stunning elegant classical body. And personally if she were to cut her hair and put on some dramatic make-up I think it could only help. Totally transform herself physically. She already has the goods, the program, et al, now for a new "look". Jmho.
     
  26. rosewood

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    I posted the translation of her interview about her costume on the thread of Japan Open in GSD. She said she felt her costume showed the inner power coming out of her body.
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...an-Open-2013&p=4011634&viewfull=1#post4011634

    Thanx to Sylvia. She posted the links of more photos and an English article on the same thread.
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...an-Open-2013&p=4011463&viewfull=1#post4011463

    Love the silhouette of her skirt when it opens.
    http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000s.iY3AP4ySI/s/1000/aflo_qdwa028001.jpg
     
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  27. rosewood

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    They had a media day for GPS on October 6. She didn't tell anything new but you can enjoy the photos of Mao, Daisuke, Nobunari, and Satoko.
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/photos/20131006/fig13100617470005-p8.html
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/photos/20131006/fig13100617470005-p6.html
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/photos/20131006/fig13100617470005-p9.html


    Here is a funny episode to tell. They have a all-over advert bus. The photos of the skaters who participate in NHK Trophy(Mao, Satoko, Daisuke and Mura) are printed on the bus. And on the media day the skaters who participated in the media conference of the GPS(Mao, Nobu, Dai and Satoko) wrote their autographs on it. Nobu, as loveable as always, wrote his autograph on Mao's photo and a part of his autograph looked like mustache of hers (just like a graffiti). :lol: http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/photonews_nsInc_f-sp-tp0-20131006-1200612.html People there larughed a lot. Nobu said "sorry Mao-chan" and "I'm OK with it if done by Oda-san", said Mao. http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20131006-00000036-dal-spo Love them.:)

    Photos (presumably) in timeline.
    http://image.news.livedoor.com/newsimage/d/5/d5fa6_50_201310060360002thumb.jpg
    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/img/P2013100602038_asada2-ns-big.jpg
    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/img/P2013100602034_asada-ns-big.jpg
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/10/06/jpeg/G20131006006760960_view.jpg
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/10/06/jpeg/G20131006006760970_view.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20131006/fig13100617470005-p4.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20131006/fig13100617470005-p1.jpg
     
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    I'm a translation nut these days. ;)

    NHK got their official youtube channel for NHK Trophy.
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPEQuR0iX14lKOAwS16KxkA

    They've already put two videos there.

    1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r84R...ew-vl&list=PLXpyLYDvslxAGf6yQs0usGIpfPRmhr4LV
    This video shows the ad-bus I wrote about in my post above. Love them! It seems the media conference was held at a hotel and after finishing it Mao, Nobu, Dai, and Satoko went out of it and wrote their autograph on the ad-bus. So funny they seem unnatural under pressure to walk along the passage with the camera clue. Out there Nobu wrote his autograph on ....see the vid!
    On the other side of the bus they wrote their messages.
    Side note; Nobu and Mao have been in good relations. e.g. Nobu invited Mao(Kozuka and Yukari as well) to his marriage.


    I'll post the translation of the second video later.
     
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