10-24-2009, 05:59 PM
But why didn't Mao get a full-time coach in the first place? I understand that Folle does the day-to-day work, but she has no proven track record as a coach...even less as a jumping expert. Why didn't Mao (or the JSF for that matter) take TAT as choreographer, for mental support at competitions, politiking etc. and get a technical coach in Japan specifically for her jumps? One doesn't exclude the other. Especially since she wanted to overhaul most of her jumps in the summer of 2008: Add the salchow, fix the lutz, add a triple axel combination etc.
As I understand it Arutunian held her jumps together, but he grew frustrated because she spent more time in Japan than with him and she grew frustrated because he wouldn't come to Japan more often. Fair enough, but someone in Asada's environment should have seen that Arutunian is a jump specialist and they would need another jump specialist to replace him. Yagudin and Kulik were fine with TAT, sure, but they basically continued training jumps the way Mishin and Kudriatsev taught them to. At least that's what I always read...
Yeah, I don't know, this is an awful lot of pressure and expectations to handle for such a young girl and I don't think that she has been advised all that well. Not that my useless rambling here is any different.
10-24-2009, 05:59 PM
10-24-2009, 06:02 PM
Where is Morozov interview about Mao ? :O
10-24-2009, 06:04 PM
Okay I'm expecting a big change soon either from Mao or from JSF.
10-24-2009, 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by sk8indel
Mao ASADA JPN
I just watched Mao's performance, and it was absolutely the worst performance of the season, not just hers, but all other's included. I cannot believe that she was the 2008 world champion, she doesn't even seem like the same person. Also, what I don't understand is how could her PCS be 59.28, when she basically messed up the ENTIRE program? Looking at Miki's protocols, Miki's tes is 18 points higher than Mao's (40.06), but somehow Mao's pcs is higher than Miki's??? This is absolutely suspicious to me, and I cannot accept it. It is true that 98.34 is a low score for Mao, but honestly, her score should have been somewhere around 80s, not 90s. Even in the short program, her tes was the 8th highest (I think?), but her pcs was the 1st highest. Mao definitely is a talented skater, but this kind of favoring really upsets me. I want all the skaters to be treated fairly, and Mao shouldn't be a special exception.
10-24-2009, 06:08 PM
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