figurejennah and R.D.,
I meant most Japanse fans reckon that PCS were too high.
Last edited by Phoenix347; 10-24-2009 at 10:39 PM. Reason: added a couple of words
I just got home from work, and just about the only thing I can do about the results is for a number of reasons:
1. Mao not making the podium in a weak field.
2. Mao not scoring above 100 in the free skate.
3. Mao not making the GPF.
4. Mao only getting credit for 2 triples in her free skate.
What the heck is going on with her? Is it nerves? Does she feel uncomfortable out there? Whatever it is her team has GOT to figure it out before it's too late, I really don't want the same thing that happened to Kimmie to happen to Mao, my heart would break .
At least there were some positives:
1. Leonova won her first GP medal
2. Ashley won her first GP silver medal (which puts her into the running for the GPF)
3. Alissa had a semi-decent free skate
All I can say is what a competition!
please keep the discussion on the skating/skaters and not on each other. take personal issues off the board.
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...858#post416858Her facial expressions this year HAS really improved. Last yea was like 'O' that 'O' this 'O' everything... thank god its gone from yuna. Hopefully mao doesn't use that 'O' as much..
Or is there a difference between ;O; and 'O'?
And why are you bringing her into this conversation in the first place??
Yes, she received high PCS, but at least she skated cleanly.
Last edited by *Sniper*; 10-25-2009 at 04:15 AM.
I guess somebody's pretty upset because the skater he's rooting for now won't be at Japan for GPF. Come on, don't bring Yuna into this, it just makes you look bad
Mao don't need to take part in GPF.instead she should take a rest,bring her light and effotress jump back.
btw it is said that Tat said we may change both of sp and lp program if Mao want to do.
I found tarasova along with morosov too stress generating the way the stand at the boards and shout..morosov doesnt shout but he looks very stressful , at one point audience was looking at him instead of miki- who was really great i loved her program!
Tarasova i dont know what she does tell her on the boards but it doesnt help...Mao... i m so sad, I like Bells but i dont know what happens to her, she jumps 3\3 and 3axels in warm up greatly, then she bomps in competition.Still my favorite lady, i wish she skates on gala
I made a translation for the whole interview, not just for some little things related to Mao. I think it gives a better idea for understanding.
I agree with your post goPC2018.
In reality, Yuna's PCS in sp was 32.28 with a clean performance, whereas Mao's sp PCS was 28.84 with a fall, and 2 jumps missing.... Not even 4 point difference.
Now, let's look at their LP programs. Yuna missed one flip jump, but everything else was flawless. Her TES was 67.55, and her PCS was 66.40, again her PCS being lower than her TES. I remember reading on this forum that some people were saying that her PCS was too high, since she missed that one jump. On the other hand, Mao missed.... gosh I don't even know how many jumps she missed... She missed more than 5... Her TES was only 40.06, but yet her PCS was 59.28.... HUH???
I am sorry, but I cannot agree with you on "whose score is clearly inflated." With a performance like that, Mao should not have gotten a high PCS such as that, and you really cannot compare Mao and Yuna's PCS on the same level.
I just feel bad for Miki, Ashley and Alissa, who performaned so much better than Mao. Especially Miki, I respect that she fixed her edge problems, and she is now clearly improving herself tremendously with her fairly new coach. I don't think Miki deserves any less than Mao. When I saw Mao's PCS, I really doubted what I was seeing.
And for your info, Mao also opens her mouth in "O" shape during bells of moscow...........And during her interview, the media praised her to be extremely expressive...
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I just think Mao was very tired (mentally if it is not physically) and october was not a good month for her.
When it really doesn't work, it doesn't work whether you force it or not.
Personally it's sad that i can't see her at the GPF, but i think it's rather good for her - it gives her more time and less stress.
She might 'wow' us at the olympics (or at the national) with new changes and more confidence.
Btw, congrats to all the ladies who got on the podium!! especially to the (relatively) fresh faces to the int'l podium : )