Wishing I could go back to the Lake Placid JGP
The above is from the From Russia With Love thread.
Thanks! Yesterday I bumped up the IAM LIVE thread and posted the 3 YT links starting here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...event-sept-11-2020.107554/page-6#post-5904769On Ice Perspectives just started a livestream with some of the Gadbois teams
Takahashi has told Zoueva that he didn’t think the transition would be this difficult. In particular, weight training is key to develop the strength to lift Muramoto, who is just one inch shorter, for up to 12 seconds at a time during their programs.
“He never worked off ice in his upper body because for singles it’s not necessary,” Zoueva said. “You have to be light, narrow [in singles]. In ice dance, lift is most difficult part, right? He started work off ice for upper body. His shoulders are now bigger. He has a narrow waist. The body looks gorgeous.”
Zoueva stressed, no matter the result, to give the partnership time.
“The quality will come after at least 14, 16 months,” she said. “If they will train how they did right now and improve how they improved like every day [this year], they seriously could fight for podium at Olympics. For now, what they are, it’s very hard to say.”
I haven't seen the two of them skating properly yet, so I have no idea what they are looking forward to (laughs), but I'm looking forward to that as well. In addition to being a new couple, it is inevitably expected that Takahashi, a player with both ability and popularity, will be the first year to switch from single to ice dance.
I have exchanges with Takahashi both publicly and privately, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what kind of performance he will perform in ice dancing, which is gorgeous, expressive, and skating.