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I think I'd be more concerned about her ability to compete at all, based on what she's been posting on her IG recently.Reading this, it seems that if she doesn’t perform strongly, Rika Kihira may not be funded to compete at her GP assignments (Canada & Finland). 😢
Thanks for your info! I've created the JPN national qualifying & domestic competitions thread in the Kiss & Cry section: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...onal-qualifying-domestic-competitions.109915/Since I was not able to find Japanese Domestic Competitions thread for this season, I am posting on this thread.
It's almost time for the Chubu Championships 😳
I have a little bit of an injury, but it's still not completely healed, so I'm not going to practice as much on the ice as I did last year, but I'm going to play with a lower composition. 💪
I really want to go to the All Japan Championships, so I won't push myself too hard so that I can pass the qualifiers for the Chubu Championships, but I'll do my best! ! !
They're hardly alone in not debuting until the GP (Chock/Bates, Gilles/Poirier, Carreira/Ponomarenko, Wang/Liu), and it's not as though Team KoKo are out there competing much prior to the GP - they did US Classic but aren't registered for any other Challengers.I'm really worried that KanaDai have not entered any CS or international comps before SkAm.
They should have competed more this season, that's what Marina promised during the summer.
I don't know if it's up to them or JSF but.... debuting the new programs at SkAm without any feedback seems such a bad idea!
Hopefully, as usual, I am wrong!
She frankly doesn’t look ready for the GP based on her skate at the regional competition and her IG posts. I wish she’d take the time off to really heal.Reading this, it seems that if she doesn’t perform strongly, Rika Kihira may not be funded to compete at her GP assignments (Canada & Finland). 😢
I have been slow to recover from a stress fracture in my right shin that I suffered in late April.
I am not in good enough condition and will be passing up all competitions this season including the two Grand Prix events and the Japanese national championships.
I managed to climb a personal summit this February when I qualified for the Olympics which had been a career goal of mine.
I will take it slow, one day at a time this season at my own pace and hopefully get back to being in the shape I know I can be in.
After recharging my batteries, I hope I can skate better than ever for all of you. I appreciate your continued support.
Fingers crossed Yuma will be at Skate America even if he's not in the best shape yet.This thread (said to be from an interview around the end of September) has some updates on Yuma. Sounds like his injury was pretty serious; he had to rest for two months, and is now working on getting his 3A and quads back.
Ami Nakai's 8-triple FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH--4HHjFq8Nakai, a 14-year-old from Niigata, put on an elegant performance to "Miss Saigon Rhapsody" in her free skate. Looking both poised and passionate, Nakai opened with a nice triple axel and landed seven clean triples. She earned level fours on her spins in a program that clearly wowed the judges.
"I was so happy to land the triple axel at the international competition," Nakai stated in an interview after her free skate. "It was clean. I am relieved."
Japan currently has 8 women in the top 27 of the ISU SB total scores list:When asked what her goals were between now and the JGP Final, Nakai, who took the bronze at the JGP in Latvia last month, set an ambitious target.
"I want to put two triple axels in my free skate," Nakai commented. "I want to do my best performance and skate clean in both the short program and free skate."
His impressive FS (155.18 is the highest JGP men's free skate score so far this season): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT4MbIzLrf4Kataise, an 18-year-old from Shimane Prefecture, has been around for years. But delayed by the pandemic, he finally took the ice for the first time at a JGP.
Kataise competed to "Rondo Capriccioso" and came through with a solid outing. He hit two triple axels and eight clean triples, while posting level fours on his spins. [...]
"I like to perform better," Kataise responded. "I don't have quad jumps, so I think I have to work on spins and skating skills. I got high points today from the judges, it was good for me."
As posted in the GP Assignments thread, Rinka ended up getting both of Wakaba's GP spots - she was added to Skate Canada International on today's grid.3 Rinka WATANABE JPN ISU CS Lombardia Trophy 2022 17/09/2022 213.14 S (CS gold)
The Japanese statement had two dates, so it was both. But here's an english tweet. https://twitter.com/figureskatingm1/status/1580854606426689541both events or just Skate America for now?