"I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"
Hopefully, Fumie competes until she's 107. GO SUGURI 4EVER!!!
I just want to give her a big hug.
Who wants to watch rich people eat pizza? They must have loved that in Bangladesh. - Randy Newman on the 2014 Oscars broadcast
It's a bit cynical that the more tkaug dises her, the more FSUers encourages Fumie.
Suguri at the age of 32,
still a lot to challange, "I want to keep skating till I can give the performance I'm aiming at."
Suguri, the veteran at the age of 32, has failed in qualifying for Nationals for three years in a row. "My feeling is that I want to skate better. I want to keep skating till I can give the performance I'm aiming at," she indicated to continue competing.
She finished the short program in the place of 9th and tried to turn it around in the long. However, her mistakes with the jumps costed her and she ended up in the 12th place over all. Although she failed in appearing at Olympics for the first time in the two quads, she appreciated people, "I'm supported by cheers from my fans and the words like "I want you to try your best" from the people in their thirties as I am."
Another article which has a photo of her FS.
Last edited by rosewood; 11-05-2013 at 02:57 AM.
"You'll find that life is still worthwhile. If you'll just Smile." --by john turner and geoffrey parsons
She sounds delusional at this point. Before long her scores will be approaching Novice. Is that the performance she's aiming at?
Does she have a full time job or is she wealthy? If she just wants to compete for her own joy as a hobby I don't see why people have a problem with it. Does she devote full time to it or does she have a real life on the side and then just do this on and off?
That said, if my assumption is not correct and if she actually thinks she could make Olympic team then she needs serious help, though I do not think that is really the case. How does she have money to train if she is doing this full time?
It has been posted That a company hired her to be their figure skater!
Fumie has every right to continue to enjoy the sport and art of figure skating, as she enters middle age. Even into old age. It's a great recreational sport for all folks with relatively healthy legs. However, Fumie may need the aide of a psychiatrist, if she thinks that she can be competitive with the elite ranks. I'm sure that there are a lot of needy people in her own country who could use the money that she is throwing out the window, e.g., people who lost everything near Fukushima power plant, still displaced.
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good for you, Lucinda Ruh!"
I always enjoyed Fumie's skating. I'm not sure how I feel about this. But, who cares how I feel?!
If Fumie wants to continue -- even if she doesn't have another job or the money to skate -- it is still her choice and her right.
I only hope she really does enjoy what she's doing and is not frustrated by it. (I know I would be frustrated.) She must have the patience of a saint! I do wish her all the best of luck and hope she finds the performance she is looking for.
Seriously, does she have any coaching/strategy? She got the fourth lowest TES in the free skate (Yuki Nishino had a higher TES in the SP). Most of the field was doing 3T and 3S, and two of the girls in the top 5 don't even have a 3Lo, 3F, or 3Lz. Considering that Fumie's PCS were less than a point away from Risa Shoji, Fumie probably would've made it to Nationals if she had done nothing but clean doubles.
Reality check - Suguri in 2013-2014 STINKS. FREEEEEEE BIIIIIIIIIIIIRD!!!!!
N. B. "Free Bird" is what a person can yell at a concert instead of, "YOU SUCK!!!!!!" without getting kicked out of the concert. Free Bird is a notorius "request" for bands that suck.
Does anybody know how well she trains? As in, in practice, does she fully rotate her toe/flips/lutz? If so, maybe she just wants to compete until she delivers a performance of her true ability and artistic talent?
Haunted by perfection~~~
"Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist