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    Shizuka Arakawa

    She was just flying on the ice at the Cup of China! Her spins had alot of speed in them and her posistions looked improved. I hope she has a very good year in front of her.

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    She definately should have been second. No question.

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    I agree. And not because I am an Arakawa fan.

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    TT clearly put a reign on her. Pace her into the final destination. I expect her fire on late in the season. Mentally, she has nothing to lose this season since she is not reignning WC any more. And by lost the competetions to top cats early on in the season, it could only improving her mentaly by the time Olympic come around. She really is a much refined skater.

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    She is still a major contender for gold in Torino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianne
    She definately should have been second. No question.
    She was 2nd in the free. However, her technical content in the short was rather low. The tenical mark there was lower than Liashenko's, and the base value of her technical elements was actually 0.1 lower than Liu's! I am not an Asada fan, I prefer Arakawa any day, but in a system that evaluates two programs, the final placement was fair. Though she would have been second overall under 6.0 system.

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    I really think she and Sasha have a shot at the gold. It won't be easy but it could happen. Anything can.

    What Shiz needs is a good dose of how to sell that wonderful program.

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    I'm just pleased that she actually seemed to enjoy herself. Shizuka actually smiled during the middle of her program. Haven't seen that in a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz

    What Shiz needs is a good dose of how to sell that wonderful program.
    I thought she sold it very well - much improved. The diva is back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mzheng
    TT clearly put a reign on her. Pace her into the final destination. I expect her fire on late in the season. Mentally, she has nothing to lose this season since she is not reignning WC any more. And by lost the competetions to top cats early on in the season, it could only improving her mentaly by the time Olympic come around. She really is a much refined skater.
    Mzheng, ITA. I think Tarasova has now learned from experience to become the master strategist she's been with her male skaters with her female ones. I think Shizza will be her first ladies "Yags," if that makes sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heyang
    I'm just pleased that she actually seemed to enjoy herself. Shizuka actually smiled during the middle of her program. Haven't seen that in a while!
    I couldn't agree more. I was starting to worry after Campbell's, SA, and the COC SP. But as I said re Mzheng's post, I think she's pacing herself. Still, there are few things as beautiful on ice as that Shizza Sparkle(TM).

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    I really hope she can put it all together. I just love her style ... strong and powerful, yet also elegant.

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    I sometimes cry when I watch her skate.

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    I was very pleased to see Shizuka have such a great skate! I remember last year she seemed lack-luster and had her share of problems. I didn't know what to expect this year, but she looked wonderful in COC.

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    It was a joy to watch Shizuka!

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    Sorta off topic, but can anyone on here skate that fast? What does it feel like?

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