Mao did such a wonderful job in the LP, her performance was beautiful
I think we all know Yulia shouldn't have been ahead of Mao (that PCS is LOL worthy), but nothing can take away from the beauty of Mao's performance. One for the ages!
Mao stole my heart so early on. I can't wait for worlds, wish her all the best!
Fabulous. Most beautiful long program ever. Could NOT believe when Lip. was gifted over 200 to be placed above Mao. Judging since Euros has been insane.
This is by far the best skate of these games. luv the way she moves.
It's time to divide the medals, short program and long program. After watching endless lengths of other events, skating needs this too. Won't improve the judging.
Mighty Mao. I'm very happy for her, and I hope the Japanese media will be kind. She was wonderful.
Mao's performance was the only one to make me cry. <3
I think Mao's Sochi Olympic competition wins the "Most bi-polar" competition a skater has ever had award.
It was Latetia Hubert in Albertville followed by Michelle Kwan at 1998 Nationals.
She was SO AMAZING. I loved everything about that program for the first time, I loved the new costume, the jumps were a bonus but oh my god! I never thought we would ever see a performance like that from her, that was so alive - even if she won the competition I wasn't expecting the long to be that good!! I hope she wipes the floor with them at Worlds, you've got the home court advantage next Mao.
I think she'll skate in Worlds. But she hasn't announced about anything after Sochi. Well she has rights to take time to think about her future.
"You'll find that life is still worthwhile. If you'll just Smile." --by john turner and geoffrey parsons
Well, if they'd marked her correctly she could've been Olympic champion or been on the podium if she'd done a clean short. I agree, no one but a Russian was going to win it but I didn't want to write that in my first post. I think we all know the marks have been heavily skewed towards certain results. I also think she would've gotten higher marks if sh'ed skated later too. That sort of thing shouldn't matter with this system, but they've figured out how to work this system now.
It was a dream come true to see her execute that program the way she did. The pressure was off, she had nothing to lose and she just let herself go and proved that she can skate an impossible program.
The results of these Olympics aren't even registering for me. I'm honestly over obsessing about medals, placements, etc. What matters most are the moments...and Mao's FS was an incredibly powerful moment. Both she and Carolina (and Adelina too) did what so many people swore up and down was absolutely impossible: they skated cleanly at the Olympics. I don't care about the results; the skating is why I'm so happy with the ladies event. So many great performances and Mao's FS is tied with Carolina's FS as my favorite moments of the event.
I'm so proud of her. I do think she was unfairly scored but rather than focus on what was wrong with the event, I have to focus on what was right b/c Mao's FS was SO right! Seeing her break down at the end...I had to stop myself from bursting into tears at my desk!
SO SO SO proud of her!
Is Mao goign to worlds? I want her to end her career with a final wchampionship title
I fell in love with her skating the first time I saw her. The way she moves - everything is so organic and elegant. Nothing is forced.
Her skating is a true expression of her soul.
Everyone else pales in comparison. They are like trained seals doing tricks. (cept Akiko)
Over the top, I know but I'm so sad for her.
I'll get over it...maybe.