I also liked Ashley and Julia.
I also liked Ashley and Julia.
another big problem is that mao loses her reputation with performances like that... judges don't like that... yuna for example is solid as a rock and the judges say thank you by giving her pcs around 66+ in the freeskate...
mao looked like a wet noodle yesterday.. i think tarasova as a person is too intimidating for her.. mao is so shy and sensitive , maybe this is the problem...
i don't think she has physical issues.. it's definetely mentally... maybe also because she was used to be better than yuna a couple of seasons ago.. plus she was always judged better.. when they both skated a clean short program, mao was usually ahead.. and now yuna is unstoppable.. this is not easy for an 18-year old girl.. in addition the pressure caused by the media ( this whole "yuna-mao" thing) etc etc etc... i wanna see you skate brilliant programs under these circumstances.... i think she's really going through a lot of hard stuff at the moment (pressure, competition with other skaters, reworking her techique)
if i were in her shoes i wouldn't skate the fs today... just go home and prepare silently for the upcoming competitions in 2010 ( preferably without the woman from russia )... just in complete silence without tv sessions where everybody expects her to do 100 3axels in 10 minutes =))
Last edited by figurejennah; 10-24-2009 at 06:08 AM.
You've said what I had tried to say. Even though I said a few times(in another forum) then that there was nothing wrong with Yuna's flip when she got the 'attention' marks, people thought that I was a bit biased 'cause I'm a Korean.
Brian Orser thought of an official complaint, bur later he decided not to(with an interview with a Korean media). He might think that sort of complaint may give a negative influence both on judges and on Yuna in further competitions. I think he's a fantastic coach.
I also think both Korean and Japanese media should stop putting too much emphasis on the 'Mao-Yuna thing'. Some Korean Yuna fans even say that the biggest weakness of Yuna is her nationality.
Last edited by ilunga1965; 10-24-2009 at 07:55 AM.
I just watched Julia's program on YouTube. What a refreshing program, crisp yet lyrical. The footwork section is to "Libertango," one of the best tango pieces ever, and her footwook is inventive and sophisticated and reflects the music. On the YouTube tape, it's not easy to tell anything about her speed, but her posture is lovely. It's pretty clear that she's an adaptable skater: somehow she managed to make the transition from 6.0 skating to CoP and profit by it. I'd love to know her history: she's quietly plugged along and still manages to sparkle.
Edit: And I just watched Czisny's program. Now, that's what a connection to the audience looks like. What a gloriously elegant, lightfooted, musical skater she is when she brings her jumps with her. Wouldn't it be nice if this Alissa, the one who is friends with gravity, is the one at Nationals--and at the Olympics?
As for Orser, what an amazing coach he's turned out to be. Plainly he treats YuNa with respect and has managed to cushion her mentally from the extraordinary stresses of these past two years, along with being able to calculate a great strategy that exploits and nurtures her formidable abilities. If only Asada could find someone like him. Mao is plainly hurting, and no muscles and ligaments are involved in her pain.
Last edited by Olympia; 10-24-2009 at 08:40 AM.
Also, Czisny should have won the SP. Spins deserve to get the same +GOE as jumps. She has such quality.
Are you Dutch by the way? Your name sounds Dutch.