I really like Miki's programs this year. Hope she skates them clean at Worlds and can win a medal for Japan.
I wonder if Miki will ever try the quad sal again.
I don't really like her programs. But that is mainly because I don't like the music she picks. However, if you look at the individual elements, I like her.
Miki Ando in FS of 2006 Japan Nationals in December, 2006 on YouTube
Falling in the triple Flip-double Loop, the dislocation of her right shoulder became obvious for the first time.
Unable to bear the pang of right shoulder, she was about to stop the acting on the way of Combination Spin, but, being encouraged by Morozov coach, saying "Go on!", she continued the acting again.
In the CCoSp, this is the Biellmann Spin of Miki Ando which was the last we saw.
The Judges Details of the FS in Japan Nationals in December, 2006 (The result of Miki Ando is the 3rd place)
Mki Ando who was healthy.
Miki Ando in FS of 2006 Skate America in October, 2006 on YouTube
The Judges Details of FS in Skate America in October, 2006 (The result of Miki Ando is the 1st place)
I hope that the too severe rule of ISU until now had not become her second nature as a disincentive to attempt the quad Salchow.
She is the only quad jumper in Ladies so far.
At 2002, she jumped the quad Salchow for the first time in the ISU official competition of Ladies.
She attempted to jump the quad Salchow even in 2008 GP Final and her result was authorized as the quad Salchow of lack of rotation, but nobody has been able to jump even the quad Salchow of lack of rotation except her so far.
She is a very world cultural heritage. (lol)
Miki Ando in FS of 2008 GP Final in December, 2008
Her first jump was the quadruple Salchow although it was judged as the lack of rotation. Without tumbling or even a few confusion, she took off and landed the Salchow with fine flow.
She jumped the quad Salchow so easily that even Midori Ito carelessly mistook it for the triple Salchow, in the comment of TV in Japan.
The Judges Details in FS of 2008 GP Final (The result of Miki Ando is the 5th place) in December, 2008
Last edited by Akira Andrea; 02-28-2011 at 02:51 PM.
Hard to fault Ando's element GOEs. She doesn't have the best positions but she has great speed and control on her spins and spirals (and maintains the speed).
I do find her jump GOEs confusing because she takes a long time to set up her jumps and doesn't exhibit great control over her air position or landing. (look at Yuna's jump set ups and landings during her Olympic free skate and those only got +2s) Given the good speed going into the jumps and the good height, I would have given her jumps +1 tops.
I think the only jump kindda telegraph is her Lutz jump, but still its no where near long telegraph of Kostner. But Miki has a ture Lutz and her jump cover huge ice distance too and height and I think it deserve more than +1GOE.
The problem is judges can only give 1, 2 or 0. If they can give GOE in therm of 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2, it will make more sense now that the new rule eliminated +3.
(NYT even featured the qualities of her jump at the olympic season)
And the new rule eliminated goe 3? I saw some of them in the protocols this season.
Last edited by l'etoile; 03-02-2011 at 09:06 PM.
I'm really not a fan of her skating, but it's hard to not love her endearing personality. What a sweet girl she is!
What is a telegraphed jump?
Surya Bonaly 1994 Olympic LP
One of my first memories of her skate is Scott Hamilton pointing out how she stopped, braked, then when into the jump. Blech.
Surya Bonaly 1998 Olympic LP - still telegraphing 4 years later but impressive skate after coming back from an achilles injury:
And Scott's still saying 'you'll be able to see a jump coming, and the judges DON'T like that!'.
Last edited by Sasha'sSpins; 03-03-2011 at 04:09 AM.
And Miki actually used to have a pretty good classic layback position, but then she was injured and it hasn't come back. When she used to include the biellman, the position was pretty ugly anyway, so I think it's smart she doesn't include it now, especially if it bothers her back/shoulder. I really don't find biellman's appealing unless you get great stretch in it like Mirai, Alissa, Mao, Min-Jung, etc do. Yuna's biellman position is not particularly stretched and I realize she does it to get the level 4 but it's not the most asthetically pleasing, especially in comparison to her other spins which are lovely. I think skaters who grab the blade with both hands tend to get better stretch than those who just grab it with one hand and wrap the other hand around the wrist. I've noticed Yuna, Christina, Kanako, and even Adelina all do the biellman grabbing the blade with only one hand, and the stretch/position is not as great as those who grab the blade with both hands - Alissa, Mirai, Min-Jung.