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    Kanako Murakami who is in the prime of growing participates to Asian Winter Games

    This is an article in “Jiji Press” in Japan.
    Kanako Murakami who is in the prime of growing participates to Asian Winter Games (It is held from January 30th to February 6th by being hosted at Kazakhstan).
    January 26th, 2011 JST

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    Photography: by Jiji com
    Kanako Murakami participates to the international multi-sport event for the first time. Will she create a sensation?
    http://www.jiji.com/news/kiji_photos/20110126at38b.jpg

    Kanako Murakami (16, Chukyo University Chukyo High School) who participated to Senior for the first time in this season and created a great sensation challenges to international multi-sport event for the first time.
    She looks forward to the event, saying, "I'm glad to be able to see players of another sports and I wish I could do the good performance".
    Winning the championship in the junior Worlds in last March, she attracted attention as the heroine of next generation. In this season, she won the third place in NHK trophy of her first event of GP series and won the championship for the first time in Skate America in her second event.
    In the GP Final, winning the third place of the best of the Japan team, she stood on the podium admirably. With the sparkling smiling face, the plentiful expression ability and the skating ability which is full of a sense of speed, she who is in the prime of growing makes us feel a remarkable talent.

    While saying, "In this season, the more I repeated participation in the event, the more I could do the good acting. Going on with this rate, I would like to aim at the higher", Murakami herself, too, seems to be feeling a sense of fulfillment.
    Of course, she has many problems still. One of those is to improve the precision of the jump. As for the Axel, she needs the conquest of the consciousness which is bad at it. In the GP series, there were the some mistakes such as the wrong edge and the under-rotation.
    Saying, "You must get the ability which can win still even if you make a mistake while the other player does perfect acting", Machiko Yamada coach who grew Midori Ito and Mao Asada demands an effort of the high dimension to her.
    Murakami has a hidden potential that she may respond to such a demand.

    The article:
    Kanako Murakami who is in the prime of growing participates to Asian Winter Games.
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2011012600800


    Reference:
    Japan representative for the figure skating in Asian Winter Games
    Men:
    Takahito Mura
    Tatsuki Machida

    Ladies:
    Kanako Murakami
    Haruka Imai

    Ice Dance:
    Cathy Reed & Chris Reed

    The schedule of figure skating on the official homepage of Asian WinterGames
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...xpandAll=False
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    This is an article in “Sankei Sports” in Japan.
    Kanako Murakami left for Asian Winter Games while taking precautions against the coldness that even the nose hair freezes.
    February 1st, 2011 JST

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    Photography: By Sankei Sports
    Kanako Murakami who is leaving for Asian Winter Games.
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/...0502000-p1.jpg

    In January 31st, Kanako Murakami (Chukyo University Chukyo High School) left for Asian Winter Games (at Kazakhstan)
    As for the international multi-sports event which she participates to for the first time, it is against the coldness of the spot which becomes even "20 degrees below freezing point", that she is taking precautions most.
    She said, “According to the mail of my friend who has gone earlier, it is so cold that even the nose hair seems to freeze”. “Is it how I cope with the situation?” "I will raise a neck warmer up till this height approximately", while making a gesture of covering her nose with both hands.
    At Narita Air Port, the Japan Representative of soccer returned home from Asian Trophy at the evening after she left for Asian Winter Games, but she, too, may be going to take off to the Worlds from the top of Asia.

    The article:
    Kanako Murakami left for Asian Winter Games while taking precautions against the coldness that even the nose hair freezes.
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/11...0502000-n1.htm

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    Good luck to her. AND good luck to Anastasia Gimazetdinova, who is listed for her first event there this season for the 30+ crowd!

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    Reference:

    Entry:
    Ladies
    CHN:
    Bingwa GENG
    Zijun LI
    Kexin ZHANG

    JPN:
    Haruka IMAI
    Kanako MURAKAMI

    KAZ:
    Kristina PRILEPKO
    Marina SHISHKINA

    KOR:
    Chaehwa KIM
    Min Jeong KWAK

    MAS:
    Siau Chian CHING

    MGL:
    Maral-Erdene GANSUKH

    PHI:
    Zhaira COSTINIANG
    Mericien VENZON

    THA:
    Tanasorn CHINDASOCK
    Sandra KHOPON

    TPE:
    Chochih LIU
    Xue Fen YANG

    UZB:
    Anastasiya GIMAZETDINOVA

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    This is an article in “Nikkan Sports” in Japan.
    Kanako Murakami who wears glasses for appearance's sake said, "I think that it may have the effect to make my face look smaller".
    February 1st, 2011 JST

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    Photography: By Nikkan Sports
    Kanako Murakami who is waiting for the check-in, while putting black-rimmed glasses on, at Narita Air Port.
    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/n...01-731455.html

    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/n...31-731201.html

    At January 31st, Kanako Murakami (16, Chukyo University Chukyo High School) left for Asian Winter Games (at Kazakhstan) while paying attention to the beauty.
    She appeared with wearing the big black-rimmed glasses without a lens.
    She said "I have good sight, but I am attempting it, because I think that it may have the effect to make my face look smaller against frames being big. It is in fashion recently".
    As for Metropolitan Astana in the venue of the games, it falls below 10 degrees of the freezing point.
    In Ladies of figure skating in Asian Winter Games, she aims at holding the championship for three times running, by Japan.
    She said "Because I like dancing, I am glad if I could have the audience thinks that I am good at dancing".
    She shows so hot performance that even the coldness will be blown off.

    The article:
    Kanako Murakami who wears glasses for appearance's sake said, "I think that it may have the effect to make my face look smaller".
    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/n...01-731455.html
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 02-01-2011 at 04:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Andrea View Post
    Reference:

    Anastasiya GIMAZETDINOVA
    GIZMO???? NO WAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Andrea View Post
    Reference:

    Entry:
    Ladies
    CHN:
    Bingwa GENG
    Zijun LI
    Kexin ZHANG

    JPN:
    Haruka IMAI
    Kanako MURAKAMI

    KAZ:
    Kristina PRILEPKO
    Marina SHISHKINA

    KOR:
    Chaehwa KIM
    Min Jeong KWAK

    MAS:
    Siau Chian CHING

    MGL:
    Maral-Erdene GANSUKH

    PHI:
    Zhaira COSTINIANG
    Mericien VENZON

    THA:
    Tanasorn CHINDASOCK
    Sandra KHOPON

    TPE:
    Chochih LIU
    Xue Fen YANG

    UZB:
    Anastasiya GIMAZETDINOVA


    I'm sure that she will get a gold medal among them.

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    I don't see anybody can beat her even if she skate subpar. I'm surprise Japan only send three ladies. Though Japan is the defending nation in FS and earn maximum spots??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taso View Post
    AND good luck to Anastasia Gimazetdinova, who is listed for her first event there this season for the 30+ crowd!
    Reference:
    Anastasia Gimazetdinova (UZB) in Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_Gimazetdinova

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    This is an article in “Jiji Press” in Japan.
    The heroine candidates Murakami, and Imai who carry the next epoch on their shoulder are about to go to the front at the Asian Winter Games
    February 2nd, 2011 JST

    In the 7th Asian Winter Games, Kanako Murakami (16, Chukyo University Chukyo High School) and Haruka Imai (17, NihonBashi Jyogakkan High School) who are high school students together face to their first international multi-sports event. As for Ladies, the short program (SP) is held in February 4th and the free skating (FS) is held in February 5th.
    The heroine candidates who carry the figure skating of Japan of next epoch on their shoulder aim at the podium.
    Both participated to the grand Prix Series of Senior from this season. Murakami won the championship in Skate America and won the third place in GP Final. Imai also competed well so that she became the 5th place in Skate Canada and became the 6th place in Tropee Eric Bompard.
    In this event, both of them entered to Astana in February 1st and lost no time in doing the official practice. Murakami checked 3T-3T combination jump etc and Imai, too, checked the feel of the jump and the step.
    Murakami had many tumbles, but her look were bright while saying, "My leg has lost the touch (by the long trip), but I have no problem as for tomorrow".
    She is often called the successor of Mao Asada, too, but she gazes at herself modestly, while saying, "I have no real ability to speak of, but I would like to make the competition so as to be able to use as the step for the next".
    Imai also who won the championship in the national high school skate championship of Japan in January said, "I was surprised because I had failed the loop jump to be good at in the competition. Correcting it, I would like to do good acting this time". To strengthen the graceful expressive power of her good point, she said that she had had the teacher of the classical ballet teach.
    Both of them who often practice together and are close friends, continue growth, while stimulating each other.

    The article:
    The heroine candidates Murakami, and Imai who carry the next epoch on their shoulder are about to go to the front at the Asian Winter Games
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2011020200063


    The photo:
    Photography: By jiji Press
    At Astana in February 1st.
    Kanako Murakami who tunes herself up in the official practice.
    http://www.jiji.com/news/photos/phot...iew0401829.jpg

    Haruka Imai who practices in the official practice.
    http://www.jiji.com/news/photos/phot...iew0401831.jpg
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    The Starting Order of Ladies Short Program
    Scheduled
    Start Time: Friday, February 04, 2011 at 15:00
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSW010201

    The Result of Ice Dance Short Dance
    In Thursday, February 03, 2011 at 16:00
    “Cathy Reed & Chris Reed (JPN) was the second place”
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSX030201

    The Judges Details
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...1_C77B_1.0.pdf

    The Result of Pairs Short Program
    In Thursday, February 03, 2011 at 17:00
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSX020201

    The Judges Details
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...1_C77B_1.0.pdf

    The Result of Men Short Program
    In Thursday, February 03, 2011 at 18:00
    “Tatsuki Machida (JPN) was the second place and Takahito Mura (JPN) was the third place”
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSM010201

    The Judges Details
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...1_C77B_1.0.pdf
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 02-03-2011 at 03:07 PM.

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    This is an article in “Jiji Press” in Japan.
    The comments in Asian Winter Games
    February 3rd, 2011 JST

    The photo:
    Photography: by Jiji Press
    Cathy Reed & Chris Reed who perform in the short dance.
    http://news.www.infoseek.co.jp/img/p...n/m0408188.jpg

    I made a mistake slightly.
    Cathy Reed (Kinoshita Komuten Club) said, “We tensed. Our condition was good but I made a mistake slightly. It became a bad start but I would like to improve gradually”.

    I could perform without the big mistake.
    Tatsuki Machida (Kansai University) said, “It was good because I could perform without a big mistake. After Japan Nationals, I have practiced like mad. As for the free skating tomorrow, I would like to skate thoroughly about not only the quad jump but also something except it”.

    I could not appeal.
    Takahito Mura (Chukyo University) said, “I could not do the performance so as to appeal because I was nervous about a failure. That is a problem to be solved to the Free skating. Because the jump became unstable before the competition, it affected to my mental aspect”.

    The article
    The comments in Asian Winter Games
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2011020300880
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 02-03-2011 at 11:25 PM.

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    This is an article in “Sankei Sports” in Japan.
    Reed team started with second place.
    February 4th, 2011 JST

    The photo:
    Photography: By Kyodo Com
    Cathy Reed & Chris Reed who perform in the short dance.
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/...2302003-p1.jpg

    In the 5th day of Asian Winter Games (at Astana in February 3rd), Reed team of Ice Dance got the personal best score in this season but started with second place because they could not reach Chinese team. Cathy who had touched the ice with the hand on the way of the step said constructively, "The result was so-so. We would like to do our best in the free skating, too".
    The sibling who was born in US had already visited Russia by the practice etc but visited Kazakhstan for the first time. As for the impression of Astana, Cathy said, "The atmosphere resembles to Moscow. This place is cold but the soup is delicious". (Kyodo Com)

    The article:
    Reed team started with second place.
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/11...2302003-n1.htm

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    The result of Ladies Short Program
    In Friday, February 04, 2011 at 15:00
    “Kanako Murakami (JPN) was 1st place, Haruka Imai (JPN) was 2nd place and Kwak Min-Geong (KOR) was 3rd place”
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSW010201

    The Judges Details
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...1_C77B_1.0.pdf


    Result in total of Men:
    “Denis Ten (KAZ) won the championship, Takahito Mura won the 2nd place and Nan Song (CHN) won the 3rd place.”
    The result of Men Free Skating
    In Friday, February 04, 2011 at 17:30
    “Takahito Mura (JPN) was 1st place, Nan Song (CHN) was 2nd place and Denis Ten (KAZ) was 3rd place”
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSM010101

    The Judges Details:
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...1_C77B_1.0.pdf
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 02-05-2011 at 06:30 AM.

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    This is an article in Sports Nippon in Japan.
    Kanako is 1st place in SP and Imai is 2nd place.
    February 4th, 2011 JST

    The photo
    Photography: By Kyodo
    Kanako Murakami who became the 1st place in SP in Asian Winter Games
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/new...000185280.html

    The photo
    Photography: By KYodo
    Haruka Imai who performs in SP in Asian Winter Games.
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/new...000185150.html

    The 6th day of Asian Winter Games was held in Astana etc in February 4th and Kanako Murakami (Chukyo University Chukyo High School) who participated to Ladies short program became the 1st place though she could not get high score as 54.48 points because she failed the triple-triple combination jump at the beginning. Haruka Imai, too, fell the triple combination jump at the beginning, but followed the next as 54.02 points.

    Murakami said, “I got tense because waiting for long time. (Because she failed in the triple-triple combination jump ). Because I think that the contents are more valuable than the order, the regrettable feelings are bigger for me. In free skating, I want to make efforts so as to never fail”.

    Imai said, "I had confidence because I was in good condition, but I fell at the first jump.
    But I could recover my feeling from the next jump. I was pleasant because the audience was livening up".

    The article:
    Kanako is 1st place in SP and Imai is 2nd place.
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/new...000185060.html
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    Thanks for the translations, Akira Andrea.

    In this context, does "fail" mean she fell, or could it mean that she just doubled the second triple in the combination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    Thanks for the translations, Akira Andrea.

    In this context, does "fail" mean she fell, or could it mean that she just doubled the second triple in the combination?
    Thanks for having an interest to the article.
    As for the triple-triple combination jump of the beginning, because Murakami upset the timing a little in the first jump, her second jump became single rotation.
    However, as for the other jumps such as the triple jump and the double Axel, she nailed those cleanly, I heard.
    The more the program goes toward the second half, the more she have excited an audience, I heard.
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    Thank you, Akira. The Reeds may never be great skaters, but they are a hoot to watch. It's nice they can get some more international competitions.

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    Starting Order of Ladies Free Skating
    Scheduled
    Start time: Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 15:00
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSW010101

    Starting Order of Ice Dance Free Dance
    Scheduled
    Start time: Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 19:00
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSX030101

    Starting Order of Pairs Free Skating
    Scheduled
    Start time: Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 20:15
    http://info.astana-almaty2011.kz/en/...List/FSX020101



    Reference:
    Current Local Time in Astana in Kazakhstan
    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=921
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 02-05-2011 at 06:49 AM.

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    The photographs
    Potogaphy: By Jiji Press
    Kanako Murakami who is performing in the short program.
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/p?id=20110204214443-0412648&n=1

    http://www.jiji.com/jc/p?id=20110204214441-0412649&n=1

    http://www.jiji.com/jc/p?id=20110204214440-0412679&n=1

    http://www.jiji.com/jc/p?id=20110204214438-0412657&n=1

    Kanako Murakami who is smiling after finishing the performance of short program, said, “It was worst point in my performance today to have failed two consecutive triple jumps combination. Because I think that the contents are more valuable than the order, I am full of the regrettable feelings”.
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/p?id=20110204214442-0412653&n=1


    Haruka Imai who is performing in the short program.
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/p?id=20110204215937-0412689&n=1

    http://www.jiji.com/jc/p?id=20110204214436-0412680&n=1

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