Page 25 of 35 FirstFirst ... 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 ... LastLast
Results 361 to 375 of 513

Thread: LADIES- Japanese Nationals (Senior)

  1. #361
    Medalist coconutpunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Fog Central.
    Posts
    77
    The tech caller definitely went drunk for some of the level-calling. Thank goodness the final placements made sense.

  2. #362
    Banned janetfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    6,889
    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia01 View Post
    Akiko got lvl 1 on her spiral & 2 for step (LP)
    Thanks Nadia. As much as I like Akiko - I admit her spirals are not the best.
    For me, Mao (and Shiz) are the only Japanese Ladies that have beautiful spiral positions.

  3. #363
    Custom Title Nadia01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    921
    Quote Originally Posted by Marrymeyunakim View Post
    Did anyone get level 3's?
    Mao & Yukari from the top 4 ladies.

  4. #364
    Custom Title Nadia01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    921
    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    Thanks Nadia. As much as I like Akiko - I admit her spirals are not the best.
    For me, Mao (and Shiz) are the only Japanese Ladies that have beautiful spiral positions.
    I agree, but Akiko should strive for Level 2 or 3 for her spiral IMHO. Lvl 1 is rather low...

  5. #365
    Loving pairs, dance and figure skating mycelticblessing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    a tiny island
    Posts
    690
    Quote Originally Posted by SerpentineSteps View Post
    Solution: petition the ISU to give Japan 4 spots. :-P
    That'd be great for us fans, but I can already hear the screams from all the other skating federations

  6. #366
    Banned janetfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    6,889
    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia01 View Post
    I agree, but Akiko should strive for Level 2 or 3 for her spiral IMHO. Lvl 1 is rather low...
    Yes, I agree with you about that. I just think Ladies spirals, once so beautiful are typically just a requirement that is performed for points and see very few that are beautiful anymore.

    I appreciate that Yuna gets a level four - but don;t think there is anything special or beautiful about her spirals. That would be my feeling for most of the Ladies skating today.

    I think Caroline, Alissa, Mirai and Mao have lovely positions - almost as nice as Sasha had. The rest - ughh.....wish they would make spirals optional rather than forcing me to see so many bad positions.

    It is like a Cop billboard for showing what is missing and wrong with some of todays's skating. Points - and not soul - are what matter so that is what we see.

  7. #367
    Custom Title christinaskater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    1,467
    In the grand prix final Akiko got level 4's for the spirals and the spins

  8. #368
    Banned janetfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    6,889
    Quote Originally Posted by christinaskater View Post
    In the grand prix final Akiko got level 4's for the spirals and the spins
    As much as I love Akiko's skating - her spirals are bleh. But so are Miki's.

  9. #369
    Dreaming and dancing Bennett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Watching the sunset
    Posts
    2,793
    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    As much as I love Akiko's skating - her spirals are bleh. But so are Miki's.
    To me, her spirals are okay, but spins are really worrysome. But her jumps and steps are great. Her skating skills are also great. Miki's spirals are better than Akiko's IMO.

    BTW, who made the decision about Mao's 3A. It was a great choice! I wonder if Mao will stick to one 3A program at 4CC and Olympics. I hope she does!

    I also think that her 3A combo can go from her SP. Combo is risky.

  10. #370
    Custom Title DragonPhoenix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    193
    Quote Originally Posted by adamlondon View Post

    akiko still lacks finishes, her limbs are not turned out, her arms flail about and the phrasing to the music is not there.

    to be honest i would say nakano has the better polish and potential to get up the podium at vancouver compared to suzuki.
    That sums up my view of Akiko as well.

    Congratulations to all the medalists !!!

    Feel sad for Yukari

    Go Miki !!!!!

  11. #371
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    668
    Anyone have a link with the Olympic team announcement please?? have the worlds and 4cc teams being announced too??? please

  12. #372
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Zwickau, Germany
    Posts
    11
    I am really sad that Nakano Yukari didn't manage to get the Vancouver ticket. Such a narrow gap between 2nd and 3rd! It's so cruel. As for me, I would have sent Asada, Suzuki and Nakano to the Olympics - leaving Ando at home. Other countries would be happy to have only one of these great female skaters.

  13. #373
    Custom Title Morning Glory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    in the Lavender Garden
    Posts
    455
    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiKike View Post
    Anyone have a link with the Olympic team announcement please?? have the worlds and 4cc teams being announced too??? please
    I have no link, but according to the Fuji TV, the teams are as follows,

    Worlds-- Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Nobunari Oda, Mao Asada, Yukari Nakano, Miki Ando

    4CC-- Takahiko Kozuka, Tatsuki Machida, Yasuharu Nanri, Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki, Yukari Nakano

    Jr. Worlds-- Yuzuru Hanyu, Kanako Murakami

  14. #374
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Texas, United States
    Posts
    4,951
    Quote Originally Posted by life684 View Post
    Remember that yuna at beat can only do 4 types of triple jumps (no loops), mao has done 4 types of triple without lutz and salchow. so their is nothing to laugh about the jump content when you compare it with yuna.

    Yuna only got 4 triple jump ratified at the GPF so doing 5 triple is will hurt mao but won't be a deal breaker.
    Yuna's 4 triples are lutz, flip, toe, sal. She does two 3lutz, her two 3toe are in difficult combinations (3lz-3toe and 2a-3t) . If Mao does 2a-2t, her four triples are 3a, 3f, 3lo, 3t. She does two 3lo and two 3flip, both of which are less valuable than a 3lutz and neither one of those jumps are in difficult combinations like Yuna's are (unless you count 3f-2lo-2lo (which she often gets DG). If Mao does a 2a-2t instead at the Olympics, her only hard jump will be the solo 3a, which could easily get downgraded.

    5 triples for everyone else except Yuna pretty much is a dealbreaker, even for Yuna she might not win. Remember at the GPF her score was only 188 and was just 3 points ahead of Miki who did not skate perfectly either. As long as Yuna hits her 3lz-3t and it's clean, she can afford a minor mistake like a UR 3toe on the 2a-3t or a fluky salchow and still win, but that's just Yuna. It's stupid but some skaters must accomplish much more to get good/competitive scores than others do. Look at US nationals last year, Rachael and Caroline landed 7 triples and still hardly got higher scores in the FS than Alissa who landed 3. Mirai at SC was passed over for a medal by Laura and Alissa even though she landed 5 triples and they each only landed 3. It's just kind of how the system works these days.

    Mao and Joannie definitely have a shot at winning the Olympics, and it is likely they will medal, but they will have to land a lot more than Yuna will to get that gold or that medal because Yuna's superior skating (and reputation I suppose). Joannie has 7 triples in her arsenal and she landed 6 at worlds last year, if Mao is leaving out the 3a-2t she better get two more triples or a 3-3 in her program fast otherwise it will be like last year at worlds where she did great but it wasn't enough.

  15. #375
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    668
    Quote Originally Posted by Morning Glory View Post
    I have no link, but according to the Fuji TV, the teams are as follows,

    Worlds-- Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Nobunari Oda, Mao Asada, Yukari Nakano, Miki Ando

    4CC-- Takahiko Kozuka, Tatsuki Machida, Yasuharu Nanri, Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki, Yukari Nakano

    Jr. Worlds-- Yuzuru Hanyu, Kanako Murakami
    Thanks.. Im still sad for Yukari.. at least shes going to worlds, hope she can medal there. Will Mao really go to 4CC ? Maybe to reboost her international confidence. Happy for Machida getting his first Major ISU championship.

Page 25 of 35 FirstFirst ... 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •