Last edited by TheIronLady; 01-28-2013 at 10:42 AM.
Keep going, Fumie! Never give up.
It's more walking than skating, posture and lines are bad and the choreography... Everything is just so messy and unfinished.
The thing is, watching that video it really doesn't look like she's enjoying it much.
She was 4th in the SP, 8th in the FS and 7th overall.
Haruka Imai won with what looks from the scores like two strong performances, redeeming herself after the unsuccessful outing at Nationals
I'd sponsor her... getting institutionalised.
Seeing that made me feel so sad, remembering what a secure and decent spinner she used to be before COP.
I agree. It seems like she's just going through the motions.The thing is, watching that video it really doesn't look like she's enjoying it much.
You compare this program with her Ave Maria from 2002, and the change is very sad to see. I can't even muster up any snark.
Even the costume difference seems to feed into this "has-been" narrative. You compare that beautiful blue dress from 2002 with that 2013 hooker get-up and it's like watching a before and after segment of someone who has lost control of their life.
I know that's hyperbole, but it nevertheless crossed my mind in comparing the two vids.
Is Fumie Suguri the Laetitia Hubert of today?
1. That can't be her costume...it just can't!
2. It looks so labored and unpleasant. I always assumed one of several things about Fumie: I figured she was either very independently wealthy or not particularly skilled outside of skating and forced by wealthy parents to continue skating (i.e. she couldn't work and they would pay her living expenses so long as she skated). It's not either of those, obviously. But she doesn't seem to be enjoying it, so I'm baffled.
3. If she's serious about a comeback, she needs some real choreo and a great costume, plus a lot of other training that I doubt someone who looks so blasé about it would want to do.
I just want to hug her and remind her that she is beautiful and special and important, like that scene in The Help.
Hubert decided to end her career when she was in good form. She landed the most difficult combination of her career (Triple lutz-triple toe) at the 02 Olympics, then had a great free program at 02 Worlds.
Last edited by CantALoop; 01-30-2013 at 11:21 PM.
Colour me displeased when a jumping bean comes out of nowhere and grabs the Olympic Gold Medal.