Kanako came in 7th at nationals last year but she wasn't nearly as good, coming in 4th at the JGPF versus her victory there this year. If everyone skates well, it might be hard for her to place ahead of Miki, Mao, and Akiko, but I feel like she has a very good chance of passing Fumie and Yukari in the standings. Where Akiko gets low PCS and Mao and Miki have been having problems recently though, anything could happen.
I agree Kanako has the chance to be in the top five at nationals. She has the triple-triple down and if the rest of the program is clean, she is in.
The top five for me are Miki,Mao,Akiko,Yukari, and Kanako. Fumie has be so down, that I just don't know. Miki can win with a triple-triple in both programs and clean on the rest. Mao needs to do very good because if she doesn't she is out.
All the top three were great!
I wouldn't think that >90 was appropriate for Dai's program if it were an international event. But these things may happen at Nationals
I love Nakamura, too.
Great . Thanks for the alert,
Kozuka 236.13 into second behind Oda. Very nice skate for him. Dai is next. GO Dai!!!
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Dai a few wonky jump landings but overall nice. What a great program he has. The best footwork of any man this year. He should win this.
i wish nbc showed japanesse nationals or icenetwork one
^^ Agreed. Dai's program is so darn difficult I don't know how he does it. He is a brilliant skater.
Congrats to Dai. 261.13 and to Oda and Kozuka.
I think if Dai skates clean at the Olys nobody will be able to beat him. It's all going to be about the jumps.