Hino is listed in Team A (post #1) -- link to his bio on the JSF website: https://skatingjapan.or.jp/national/detail.php?athlete_id=212Anyone know what's going on with Ryuju Hino? I so enjoy his skating and personality but didn't see him listed on the national team
Thank you!!!Hino is listed in Team A (post #1) -- link to his bio on the JSF website: https://skatingjapan.or.jp/national/detail.php?athlete_id=212
ETA that Hino's name was accidentally left out of post #84 that included this link to the current national team bios: https://skatingjapan.or.jp/national/national_list.php?sports_id=2
When I first learned Shoma was using "Stairway to Heaven" as his short program music, I was so disappointed he didn't choose something more original. After finally taking the time to watch the SP video, I was mesmerized! The music rendition (classical guitar) is perfect for his style of skating. The accelerating footwork sequence is exquisite!ETA:
Maybe they are already posted somewhere on this board but I post Shoma's new programs on this thread.
Shoma Uno SP https://youtu.be/9N7nQ3679F8?t=234
(Shoma debuted lots of programs this off-season. This video has three programs. I like the last one the best but anyways his SP is the second one in this video.)
Shoma Uno FS from THE ICE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlabJSzVcFM
Shoma's SP from THE ICE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQrtYoOIWLY&list=PL3EjtOeAr0JAFRvEiy2hVY2HCbya-3Fdm&index=7
I was impressed. If she had skated it clean, her score would have been in the ballpark of 76 points.Rika Kihira won the SP at Ondrej Nepela with a lovely performance. She fell on the 3A but actually looked like she is jumping up into it more this year compared to when she was a junior. It takes guts to skate to Clair de Lune after Mao Asada, but I think her performance quality can justify the choice. In particular, her step sequence was so unforced and soft but maintained the flow and went perfectly with the music.
Alysa Liu landed a 3A+2T at Asian Open in August.Out of all the ladies who landed 3axels internationally, I recall only Midori Ito and Mao Asada having done theirs in combination. Am I missing anyone? Otherwise, that would make Rika the third lady to have done a 3axel combination jump in international competition, and obviously the first to have done a 3/3 invovling 3axel.
Tonya Harding.Out of all the ladies who landed 3axels internationally, I recall only Midori Ito and Mao Asada having done theirs in combination. Am I missing anyone? Otherwise, that would make Rika the third lady to have done a 3axel combination jump in international competition, and obviously the first to have done a 3/3 invovling 3axel.
Everything is explained in a very detailed way over here in English:Regionals are ongoing. Here is a link to a JSF page (English). T Daisuke will skate in Kinki Regionals, Oct 5-8.
Just for a record, here is a link to a PDF which has the numbers of skaters who win through to next stage (in Japanese).
Yes, Matsuda could be recovering from some kind of injury. On top of that, she was having a coach-switching and is now going back to her former coach team at Howa Sportsland. The good thing about the move is that she'll get choreography from a new perspective (such as working with Abbott for FS). The thing to worry about is her jumps (Yura also has issues with jump rotation, and it's not for sure if any coach currently from Howa will be capable of helping her with that...)Is Matsuda injured? She wasn't trying very difficult elements at AIC -- up to the 3Lo, I believe. Her PCS have improved but they're not on the level of her top teammates so she needs those elements -- the 2A+3T+3Lo is still spectacular.
She's maturing and probably learning new jump technique from Rafael. I think we need to give her some time. Practices went very similar to her performances. Her performance in the short actually went better than I expected. She connects beautifully with the audience.Poor Marin. Robbed in the short and bombed the free. It's already going to be hard for her to make the world team when at least 3 or 4 of her countrymates have skated strongly and medalled in their competitions this season and she bombed twice in a roll.