If Asada skates really badly, like almost all pops, can she even beat Suguri and Imai?
Miki or Akiko
Asada or Haruka
This too will pass away.
Shoji is not eligible for senior competitons anyway, so it's a moot point.
All I know is that I really, really want Akiko to make the world team. I guess my preferred three would be Akiko, Mao, and Kanako...not sure that's going to be reality though.
Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem
I don't know what it is, but something about Shoji reminds me of Kwan. Obviously not the jumps - maybe it's the body type?
love akiko, needs to build herself for next year at the age of 26!!!
ando seems strong in the field
asada probably wont get the favors if she doesnt deliver
murakami might be needed for jr worlds to keep japans spots (not too sure how many spots they have now, can anyone clarify?)
still hoping on yukari nakano to sweep in. loved her skating so much.
Suzuki, Murakami, Ando.
I doubt Mao will be ready at Japanese Nats. That's really too bad...
I see that JPN Nats is 12/23 - 12/26. Is this enough time for Mao to recover from the GP series? She turned it around last year, but I don't think she was trying to relearn technique like this year
Nobuo Sato was quoted at TEB saying that 'she just needs more time'
It all depends on how seriously Mao wants to go to worlds. One thing sure is that she used JO and GPS just as open jumping practice sessions for self-satisfaction. Those were total disgraces. How long she wants to continue such foolishness? Maybe she honestly wants to pass up worlds. The only concern is withdrawal of sponsors and endorsements. Missing worlds means serious financial consequences for Asada family. They cannot go back to "normal" standards of living. I suspect Mao is having strong pressures from her parents.
Her family is already rich, I don't think they need to worry about money. Not like they are buying a new house every few months. I am sure they still live in the same house before she became famous. Do you ever see Mao wearing expensive clothes or jewelry?