The Japanese Ladies
I absolutely love Fumie and Shiz as well. I would be thrilled to see them land on the podium. Miki is fine and I wish her well also. About Irina. She wants this gold medal so badly, and it would mean so much to her financially, which would help her mother. So I wish her well also and if she has a great skate I hope she wins. I also wish Sasha well too. She has worked extremely hard this year and deserves success. She is also a breathtaking skater.
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I love all the Japanese ladies, but especially Shizuka. I really hope she can skate two great programs!
I love the Japanese ladies too and am VERY frustratred Asada won't be there. But it's done. :(
Originally Posted by nymkfan51
I have a soft spot for Fumie-I'll be cheering her on as well as the U.S. girls!
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I doubt that Miki's quad sal will be ratified, unless it is of a much better quality when she was first given credit for it. But BIG kudos to her for trying it at the Olympic Games! I love risk-takers.
I absolutely love Fumie and Shiz. I hope they both produce two stellar programs.
What would Brian Boitano do?
Has NBC even mentioned the Japanese skaters? The ones that are actually at the event? I think they did mention Mao once. Seems like NBC's focus has been the MK-Emily Hughes situation, Sasha, Kimmie, and a little coverage of Irina. I'd sure love to see Shizuku and Fumie skate great programs. They are so gorgeous to watch. I'm less a fan of Miki Ando, though it seems like she's improved a lot lately.
Although I root mainly for American ladies, I love to watch beautiful skating by ladies from all over the World. I enjoy Fumie and Miki when they are really on and are enjoying themselves. Shizuka? Haven't really seen much of her this season. In prior years, it seems like every time I saw her skate, she was struggling. I'm aware though that she was 2004 World Champ.
I have been speaking out against the minimum age rule for a long time, and I wish Mao Asada could skate in this Olympics. If Kimmie Meissner could have gone to Senior Worlds in 2005 and gotten that experience, I think she would be
garnering more attention in Torino as a serious contender. I really believe that the minimum age rule hurts figure skating in general. We need to have the young teens who win medals at their Nationals - worldwide - be allowed to participate in the Senior Worlds and Olympics experience. JMO.
The Japanese skaters have been mentioned briefly on Olympic Ice, but I'm not sure if the main network has said anything about them. Just Emily, MK, Kimmie, Irina, and Cohen.
Good for them.
I love Arakawa's skating, pure edges and flow. With subtle emotional beauty.
You go, Arakawa!
The next Japanese lady for me is Fummie.
But somehow I got sense Ando will be a dark horse at big O.
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Which one do people think is most likely for the podium -- Fumie, Shizuka or Miki? I think one will probably make it.
Originally Posted by Ogre Mage
Of course I'm biased or not biased. She is the most complete skater edges, positions, flexiblities, jumps, spins. you name it....the only problem is if she can hold it together at the moment counted the most.
it's olympic season :D
I love all of the Japanese ladies. They are such great competitors and always put in such a phenomenal effort. I'd love to see Shiz land the triple/triple/triple and see Miki make history and be the first woman to land a quad at the Olympics. Best of luck to all of them I'm also keeping my fingers crossed for Shiz to do her killer Ina Bauer.
The title is betweent Irinia & Costner. Everyone else has a shot at the Bronze.
If Shizuka could get the spark back in her face and skating that she had before TT, she has an excellent chance at the Gold.
I think that anyone of the Japanese girls can medal or even win the gold.
Good luck to all the girls and hope they all have the skate of their lives.
This Olympic medal is anyones for the taking, nothing is for sure.
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So far Japanese federation have plaied all cards right (didd't protest for Asada's out of O. diddn't protest for Takhashi's LP score)....now only if their lady (shizuka or Fumie) delivers, I see a Japanese Gold Medalist.
Go Shizuka and Fummie!
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Tha Japanese ladies are a formidable force to be reckoned with. All three ladies are capable of a podium spot, most definitely.
I believe Shiz has the best shot of challenging Irina for the gold ... although I still feel the gold is Irina's, unless she makes multiple mistakes.