I get so tired of the "CoP argument" that there is something wrong with Akiko's skating. I think she is just terrific and see faults with so many skater's that are getting placed above her.
Her jumps are amomgst the cleanest with the best air positions I have seen this season. Her musicality and steps are so superior it is embarrassing for me to say I am a skating fan when I see how she is scored. Give me a break gkelly and others who want to make up excuses for the judges. It is about the fact that the other girls have BIG sponsers.........
It's not like we are blind and can't see what an absolutely charming skater she is!!
I thought her SP was fantastic!!
More pics from the competition:
Miki demands to know who put her costume through a jet engine.
Yukari is black and white and stealing moves from the color guard.
Akiko turns that smile upside down.
Granny Fumie's costume used to be just one color, but at her advanced age, sometimes accidents happen.