Yukari Nakano's triple axels

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by bartek, May 30, 2012.

  1. bartek

    bartek New Member

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    After a long break, my next video. This time the collection of Yukari's attempts at the triple axel.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhzVYt9R6as

    I wonder how it's possible to land a triple axel rotated enough to get it ratified with such little height.

    Enjoy, comment and share :).
     
  2. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's a credit to her rotation that she got some of those ratified. I guess I didn't realize how many times she went for those...

    I miss Yukari though...she was such a happy presence on the ice and I loved her spins.
     
  3. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

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    This video made me miss Yuakri soo much.. Im still sad about the 2008 Worlds FS.
     
  4. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

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    She wuz SO ROBBED!!! :mad::mad::mad:

    That silver medal really should have been hers. I'm still totally bitter about that...
     
  5. Mafke

    Mafke New Member

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    Me too, though I thought she deserved more than silver....
     
  6. worldsnice12

    worldsnice12 Active Member

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    I remember I was in the arena with teary eyes after her FS, she should have gotten a medal :(
    She was a real joy to watch, a bit like how it feels to see Suzuki live!
     
  7. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    I miss Yukari Nakano. SO. MUCH.
     
  8. icellist

    icellist Member

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    she WUZROBBED in 2008 worlds. 'nuff said. She was a joy to watch
     
  9. mikeko

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    JSF should have sent Nakano instead of Ando to Turin Olympics. She deserved Gold in 2008 Words. Sadly, she was never one of JSF's favorites, and was always undermarked in PCS.

    Susuki was meant to be her successor. I'm glad that she won Bronze this year.
     
  10. allezfred

    allezfred Upsetting Canadians Since 2004 Staff Member

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    Have to disagree about 2008 Worlds. I was in the Scandinavium and it was plain to see that quite a few of her jumps were underrotated significantly.
     
  11. PashaFan

    PashaFan Well-Known Member

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    I thought I was the only one that loved this girl !.
    Still can't believe she retired :(
    An amazing jumper but she also did some lovely programs.
    Yukari Nakano 2008 World Champion.....................I can dream can't I :D
     
  12. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    But Carolina's jumps looked perfect and gorgeous? :)
     
  13. Vash01

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

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    I miss Yukari. I loved her skating, even with the leg wrap on jumps.
     
  14. allezfred

    allezfred Upsetting Canadians Since 2004 Staff Member

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    They weren't underrotated which is what matters in IJS. :p
     
  15. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    Not as much in the current iteration ;)
     
  16. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    Yukari should have also gone to one Olympics. I'm more bitter about that than her not having won a medal at 2008 Worlds.
     
  17. carriemarie

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    Not all of them looked underrotated, but the one at SA did. The rules have changed and are must stricter about the UR's now than ten years ago. Still a wonderful attempt.
     
  18. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

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    i personally think she deserved the 4th place finish at 08 worlds. Yuna kim won the free to pull her up to 3rd. Carolina won the short and pulled together most of her jumps in the long that gave her 5 points ahead technically above yukari. And mao even with the dreadfull fall did 2 triple-triple combinations giving her the technical points to win. Nakano had the downgrade axel and flip, and shes not going to get the positive GOE on jumps because of her wrap.
     
  19. Alex Forrest

    Alex Forrest Banned Member

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    I don't know. I lost much of my interest/fanaticism after IJS. Yukari Nakano was such a joy to watch. Was 2008 her Don Quixote program or Malaguena? She just was a beautiful skater. Those spins... After 2008 I realized this new system is even easier to rank skaters on politics.

    I found a video of this performance. The British commentator, "A champion performance", "tremendous". Yet the new system makes you realize that your eyes are not seeing reality no matter how many decades you've followed the sport. Kostner with all her messiness and bad landings was better than Nakano, right.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeSwUNLqFkE
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012
  20. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

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    Yes Nakano probably had a better performance at 08 worlds, but Kostner racked up enough technical points ( 5 points above yukari) to beat nakano. In the new IJS its not just about the components and the spins.
     
  21. burntBREAD

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    Nakano's '08 program was Capriccio Espagnol, not Malaguena.