Thank you so much for the posting the photos! I'm getting nostalgic for the glory days of professional skating just reading through this thread. It sounds like it was a good event, and hopefully there will be more in the future.
tv tokyo will broadcast MWO october 8 from 12:30 to 14:00. japan standard time is UTC plus 9 hours. then we can find some videos. finger crossed
you can see some back stage pics of MWO, taken bay Cathy Reed. i'm sure they are of MWO not JO so far.
i found a short clip of Arakawa's cyber swan. you can also see Daisuke and Mao's practice in the second half.
This link has all the pictures that I posted earlier, as well as those of the ladies competition. There's also a summary/review of each performance...you can get a general idea from Google translate.
If Jeffrey Buttle won, why are there no pictures of him during his skate? I've seen pics of others but not one of Jeffrey.
I saw in the links that Ilia skated to "Kashmir". As in Led Zeppelin!? Does anyone who was there know? Did it sound like classic rock to you? If so, cool... very cool...
Joannie and Sarah's had some disadvantages of the programs by using show programs. I do not think squeezing required elements into the show programs was quite successful.
Ilia's program was not very CoP friendly with rather lots of runs. I loved it a lot though.
Thanks all - I wish it had been a cut from the original Kashmir but a cover will do nicely. I look forward to seeing it in person maybe someday somewhere.
I can't wait to see a video of Kurt's Singing in the Rain! I love the original program! if you find a video, please post! thanks!
For anyone with Keyhole TV, this competition is airing right now on TV Tokyo.
Just for notice, TV Tokyo is broadcasting MWO. KeyHole TV is available, I hope.
I am really in awe of these skaters doing so amazingly well years after their competing - especially the older ones.. I really used to like the professional world champs..
Thanks to PI .. I discovered I'm actually a Nontheist
"Love is better than Anger, Hope is better than fear" Jack Layton 1950-2011
Slutskaya looked liked she had a great time. Those jumps were excellent!
I feel fortunate to see some of the finest skater from the 6.0 system competing together and you can only hope that there will be other competitions like this. You would think it could work in Europe and North America as well..