But you could arguably say that about any skater .
And it wouldn't always be a good thing
I hate Olympic years,
You get to see the athletes you've followed for 4\8 years get edged on the last turn by youngsters\people who are having one solid season at the right time\people who are pushed to higher scores by politics, to win the most prestigious honour ... no picnic
Christ, I'm still dealing with the fact that at least 4 of my favourites won't even make it out of their nationals
Last edited by Eladola; 12-03-2013 at 11:08 PM.
She looks the best I've ever seen her look in this GPF training clip:
She can rotate the 3axel-2toe and the 3flip/3loop again, her skating looks to be in amazing condition.
Thanks so much for that link, Karpenko, I must've watched it at least a dozen times now. And I can't get over the fact that Mao's *second* 3axel is even better than her first! Not only that, it looks like she's going for TWO 3/3 combos!?! If so, that means she'll be the first lady in history to do an 8 triple long program. WOW, she just keeps getting better & better. She's going for more content than she did back in 2010; not only two 3axels, but an 3 triple program as well.
I've been trying to correct my mistake for the past 10 minutes, but am unable to, thus this extra post. I meant to say 8 triple program.
Mao had planned 8 triple program at the beginning of this season. see this interview http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post4016618
And then she got good response from the practices with her 3As before NHK Trophy. http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post4047261
She practiced every her runthroughs with TWO 3As.(3A, 3A-2T) after finishing NHK Trophy. Maybe her planned jump contents have seven triples at Grand Prix final. She plans to do 3F-3Lo as the recovery for the two 3A. http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post4069063
It's a shame I don't have enough time to translate the article but I read something that she wish to do all of 3A, 3A-2T, and 3F-3Lo sooner or later. And supposedly her long program would consist of 8 triples.
...she is such a egoistic athlete. Love to see her lion hearted again. Do whatever you want since you want to cap your life as a competitive skater in this season, Mao.
Last edited by rosewood; 12-06-2013 at 06:16 AM.
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