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Christina Gao is also 16 and just went through a huge growth spurt (9 cm according to her ISU bio), so it's expected she'd be a little gangly.
As for Christina, well, I think she could use some extra pounds, especially for someone who is still developing.
Hmm well back on topic, I thought of another comparable male skater, Ryan Bradley. Except Miki isn't as funny.
I voted Joubert, though he has also better footwork sequences IMO.
As for the weight, I don't think she has lost so much in the last years, I think she has also grown in height, and I don't see her so "scary thin".
Chengjiang Li maybe..
I voted Joubert though.
I’m not challenging the fact Miki is (and was) a great jumper but I think there is a difference between her and Brian: Joubert was winning because he was the best jumper. Miki won her world title not only because she was ONE of the strongest jumper, but also (and mostly) because her rivals made serious mistakes.
And yes- I think both: Kim and Asada were better jumpers than Ando. Asada could do more difficult jumps and usually her GOE was similar to Ando’s ( she was doing flutz instead of lutz but accoriding to current rules it wasn’t so important), Yuna wasn’t doing 3 loop , but she had two combinations with 3 toe and she was getting the highest GOE for jumps among all ladies.
And I always have an impression they both have better landing positions than Miki: She always lands her jumps with a bit too low back and because of that they don’t look smooth to me.
Moreover Miki is better artist than Brian (maybe not perfect but better) - that’s why I don’t think he’s her “male version”. She’s a specific skater and I know that not everyone likes her (I’m not numbered among fans of her style either) but still I’m far from saying she’s a “terrible skater” or things like that.
And I don’t think she’s too thin- She looks ok to me.