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

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by rosewood, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    Some gorgeous photos from yesterday's practice:
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    such a shame, mao is leaving this sport :wuzrobbed
     
  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Beautiful! Really cool workout clothes too.
     
  3. lulu

    lulu New Member

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    lurve her workout clothes-very fashionable
     
  4. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    Lol Mao's autograph is a bunch of scribbles.

    Also, I saw a bunch of the men going into the practice rink yesterday in normal clothes without skates (ie Florent, Kevin, Javier). I guess they just wanted to watch the ladies? Is this normal?
     
  5. nguyhm

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  6. Karpenko

    Karpenko Not Impressed.

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    For the love of god you're the best skater here Mao just land those effing jumps already!!! Hit! Win! You can doo et! :cheer2:

    No clue what to expect. :fragile:
     
  7. Spun Silver

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    Love the airplane!!!

    Those pix are beautiful. Mao looks like she is in a trance, blocking out everything around her. I hope she can skate in that same trance-like state today! Go, mighty Mao!
     
  8. inskate

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    Not to get your hopes up, but:

    And, from the pre-competition post conference a few days ago:
    In addition to the above, Mao was quite secretive about her future plans in a recent interview conducted by her sister, and when she was asked (by an American journalist) whether she plans to compete at Olympics 2018, she laughed and said that she'll be "just 27, so who knows?". So I think there's a ~sliver~ of chance that Mao might be leaving her options open. *crosses fingers*
     
  9. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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  10. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Mao :swoon: :swoon: :swoon:
     
  11. puglover

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    Beautiful Mao - have a great skate!
     
  12. nguyhm

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    I love the all lavender costume too :), so fitting for Nocturne. Holding my breath and wishing for a great program from Mao. Can't wait to watch it tonight.
     
  13. moviechicko_o

    moviechicko_o New Member

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    Well that was depressing.
     
  14. iarispiralllyof

    iarispiralllyof Active Member

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    Heartbroken. She was never my favorite skater but the way her life's gone since 2010 is just... Jesus

    She's still such a beautiful, talented skater. Poor girl.
     
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  15. AndyWarhol

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    My heart is breaking for Mao. I wanted this for her so much.

    I will be cheering her on 100% tomorrow.
     
  16. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I was so sure that Mao would land the 3A, then skate clean and beautifully and move into 1st place! I never expected this. I can't imagine what she must be going through in her mind. She worked hard for 4 years, dealt with the biggest tragedy in her life, and she was looking so strong in practices. It's heartbreaking.

    (((Mao))) I hope you feel better and skate a truly great and beautiful LP tomorrow.
     
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  17. bunhead

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    oh mao =0( It doesn't matter. Your skating is still inspiring to me. I hope you can give your best performance tomorrow and leave the ice proud.
     
  18. nguyhm

    nguyhm Active Member

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    Poor Mao. She must be devastated. I'm heartbroken too :(
     
  19. Kabooke

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    Crushed for Mao. :(

    Still hoping against hope she could pull a bronze medal.
     
  20. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    She cannot win a medal; she is 20 points behind the top 3. Even a clean skate by her and flawed skates by all those above her will not be enough for a bronze. At this point she just needs to skate for herself, and the audience. Forget about the medals. She is a lovely skater, with or without medals.
     
  21. AndyWarhol

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    Yeah, she would need more than a few meltdowns and a couple of withdraws to make it on the podium.

    I will be hoping she can go out and just skate for herself, her fans, her mother etc, and just do the best she can in the LP.

    I am proud of her no matter what.
     
  22. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    ((((Mao))))

    Just before leaving the board to start her skating, she said "rotating fully". Reading her lips, I was a bit afraid of her being too conscious about jumps.

    She has one more chance in this Olympics. Best wishes for her. Hope she says "I love skating" to Mr. Sato before starting her long program. Love you, Mao. (((HUGS)))
     
  23. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

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    Oh Mao... how awful she must feel. I hope she turns in a beautiful program tomorrow and skates lights out, just to prove to everyone, once again, that she is absolutely wonderful. Go for it, Mao!! There is nothing to lose now.
     
  24. coppertop1

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    So sad to see her so far down, it's like she wasn't in the moment after the missed 3A. If only she had got the combination in, she'd be in better shape. I hope she skates for herself, and skates free. I think her consistency was better when she had one 3A and a 3-3. Still, I love her and I could watch her over and over. She'll always be one of the bests. My sister calls her "WOW Asada"
     
  25. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Regardless of what happens tomorrow, Mao is going to have a great pro career in Japan.
     
  26. Karpenko

    Karpenko Not Impressed.

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    Words fail me. :( She deserves an OGM for her beauty, her technical ability, sometimes it's just flat out not fair. Nobody in the entire World sees her as the 16th best skater and recognize she's a legendary champion, I hope she knows that.
     
  27. Ilyich

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    I feel so bad for Mao. However, nothing can take away from the fact that she's one of the greats. Such a beautiful artist.
     
  28. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Heartbreak, total heartbreak. Hugs to Mao.
     
  29. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

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    She looked sooo nervous before the performance. :fragile: She still has my favorite program of the season. I can't believe she and Akiko are in 16th and 8th. They've both been through so much. I hope they can go out there tomorrow and enjoy their performances.
     
  30. smarts1

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    I was in the arena and falling on that axel really took a lot out of her. Sigh. I really wanted her to win gold here. It isn't happening barring some major disaster from the ladies.