The NEW granny!
The only problem is, she's skating in the most competitive country in the world.
It's too bad she couldn't switch to another country. She would be good enough to win Nats in a lot of smaller countries.
If she wants to make Sochi she'll have to skate a lot better than she did this season, but it could be done. Look at Shawn, Alissa, Ryan, etc.
The girl needs to get over her crazy delusions (eg- qualifying to compete for Japan in Sochi, ROTFL), and move on with her life, be that in skating or something else.
She was fifth in the SP at Japanese nationals and that was not that bad. But then in the FS she is having problems with doubling jumps and flutzing. At GPs she was kind of a bottom dweller.
I'm speechless! I know Fumie was having some trouble finding a sponsor to continue skating, but something came through. If she shoots for 2014, she'll be able to distinguish herself by her age! Maybe some sponsors will jump aboard to see if Fumie could do it. It would make a really fun story (if she has some success in the Olympic season) or no story at all. Risky for sponsors, but I suppose that's true much of the time. Athletes, no matter their age, can always get injured.
at this thread in the trash can
Now that I think about it the only way she can get to the next olympics is by acquiring citizenship for skating in another country...otherwise her chances are zero.
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Yay! I'm happy she hasn't given up on her dream! Go Fumie!
33 year old Granny Fumie!
i hope her the best few years she has left and a healthy one to boot!
she was always inspiring to me pre '08
I think she has the best flying sit spin/camel spin entrance of any lady
Suguri's sponsor is a pharmaceutical company in Toyama. Looks like its owner is giving money out of some shared feelings toward Suguri. It's more like a personal hobby than a corporate activity. So, her results won't matter much anyway. Suguri's "skating" is turning into nothing more than her personal hobby. I'm curious if the JSF would continue funding to Suguri. She won't have any international assignments in the next season.
Get it Fumie!
Never quit, Fumie!
I would love to see her in Sochi, actually!
I freakin Love Suguri! do it baby
I'm not sure what her chances of making it to Sochi really are, but good for her! I'm just about how aggravated some posters seem to be about this. Fumie's a grown woman -more than old enough to know what she wants in life. And, competitive skating is not such a terrible addiction. At least she'll still look hot and way younger than her age when she does decide to retire.
Interesting...maybe skating will be the way she gets a bf after all -despite her mother's fears .Suguri's sponsor is a pharmaceutical company in Toyama. Looks like its owner is giving money out of some shared feelings toward Suguri.
Miriam just turned 31 before the 2006 Calgary Worlds. If it weren't for the whole suing the ISA/AOC mess to see whether she or Jo Carter could go to Olympics that year, her season would have turned out much better. And, I'm still hoping we haven't seen the last of Gizmo.Originally Posted by RFOS
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She's soon going to be getting grey hair.
Maybe someone from an obscure ISU nation can marry Ms Suguri, so that she can represent Mongolia or Azerbjean.