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    Here is a new article on Ando at Icenetwork:

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

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    Morozov, a master at racking up points under the International Judging System (IJS), is tinkering with Ando's jump layout, devising two alternatives for her free skate.

    "The difficult one [opens with] a triple Lutz-triple loop combination, and goes into double Axel-triple toe, and then a [triple] flip," Ando said. "The second half is triple Lutz; triple Sal; and triple toe, and double Axel- double loop-double loop. That is the highest point [total] I can get."
    Ando's famed but elusive quad Salchow, ratified at the Junior Grand Final in 2002, will not make a competitive appearance.

    "She still practices it, but she doesn't need it in Vancouver," Morozov said. "It's a little difficult. We'll see it again sometime."
    "Miki can beat Yu-Na Kim," Morozov said. "She beat her in the short at the Grand Prix Final. She lost the free by a few points.
    Both Morozov and Ando shrug off Ando's fourth-place finish at the Japanese Championships in December, saying she was not fully prepared. (Asada won the event for fourth time.)

    "She was not really practicing for the nationals, because she had already qualified [under Japanese Skating Federation rules] for Olympics, with her silver medal at the Grand Prix Final," Morozov said, adding that Ando was also breaking in new boots.

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    Seems like Mao is not the only one who is confident about her chances

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    Seems like Mao is not the only one who is confident about her chances

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    Miki is looking BEAUTIFUL and ominous!

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    Morozov, a master at racking up points under the International Judging System (IJS), is tinkering with Ando's jump layout, devising two alternatives for her free skate.

    "The difficult one [opens with] a triple Lutz-triple loop combination, and goes into double Axel-triple toe, and then a [triple] flip," Ando said. "The second half is triple Lutz; triple Sal; and triple toe, and double Axel- double loop-double loop. That is the highest point [total] I can get."
    I just hope he lets her do them when the chips are down. Miki has to go all out, and I think she wants to. I hope to see her skate lights out in Vancouver and let the placements fall where they may. If she can land two 3/3's in the free and maybe a 3/3 in the short she will medal, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    I just hope he lets her do them when the chips are down. Miki has to go all out, and I think she wants to. I hope to see her skate lights out in Vancouver and let the placements fall where they may. If she can land two 3/3's in the free and maybe a 3/3 in the short she will medal, no doubt.
    If Miki can land 3/3 in both the short and the long and with the current layout, she will win gold.
    I don't think a clean Kim/Asada can beat this layout.

    Miki's PCS isn't too far behind and she has an extra triple over both of them.

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    Will Olympics be a repeat of 2007 Worlds? People were buzzing about Yuna and Mao, but Miki prevails over both of them. We'll see..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1 View Post

    Quite interesting interview... and you also get to see Morozov the Bully at 6.14 of the video. Hope Miki will not water down her program as she is suggesting in the interview if some of the top contenders falter, especially since that decision could cost gold medal.
    Last edited by life684; 02-04-2010 at 03:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    If Miki can land 3/3 in both the short and the long and with the current layout, she will win gold.
    I don't think a clean Kim/Asada can beat this layout.

    Miki's PCS isn't too far behind and she has an extra triple over both of them.
    Not if Kiim is clean. If Yu-na is clean her TES and her PCS will be head and shoulders above Miki and Asada. Miki and Mao and anyother medal hopefuls are releying on the nerves to get to Yu-na if they want gold. If Miki can do the 3/3 clean in the SP and two 3/3's in the LP and other wise be clean (and this includes downgrades, levels on spins etc) then Miki will challange Kim, and it will be close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1 View Post
    Very interesting video. It's interesting how close they seem during the interview yet on the ice Morozov almost brought Miki to tears. Her 3/3 looks good. She should definitely put it in and go for it. Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Not if Kiim is clean. If Yu-na is clean her TES and her PCS will be head and shoulders above Miki and Asada. Miki and Mao and anyother medal hopefuls are releying on the nerves to get to Yu-na if they want gold. If Miki can do the 3/3 clean in the SP and two 3/3's in the LP and other wise be clean (and this includes downgrades, levels on spins etc) then Miki will challange Kim, and it will be close.
    in pcs, yes. in tes, if all of them go clean (without downgrades) which has never happened as of yet, so it's highly unlikely, it will be pretty close. pcs varies a lot and it kinda depends on what the judges feel on that particular night. if the judges feel another skater besides yuna was equally good then the pcs may be even, so it's hard to say.

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    Something about Morozov's character really bothers me. The way he speaks to Miki can be condescending and far removed from what we see from other coaches, like Orser or Carroll.

    If Miki lands the 3-3 in her SP, her total will be somewhere around the 70 range. If she lands her 3-3 and 2ax-3t in her LP, she will be around the 125-130 range. So I think if Miki skates lights out, she's capable of around 200-205 as a total. Which is very competitive and could well mean gold.

    At this moment, I stll think that Kim is the favourite but Miki isn't far IMO. Any slip up from my queen and Miki will be right in the mix.

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    That interview was all kinds of hilarious! I don't like that Morozov is relying on the rivals skating badly so Miki can swoop in with a safe skate.
    She has to go all out. She is a very Slustskaya-like skater, and look what happened when Irina didn't even attempt 3-3.

    BTW, do you think Morozov gets his brows waxed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrlmy View Post
    BTW, do you think Morozov gets his brows waxed?
    I honestly never thought about it before....... and hope I never think about it again

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