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    Yuka Sato And Her Father Face Off In Vancouver

    Have you seen this article?

    http://www.ctvolympics.ca/figure-ska...sid=31343.html

    Yuka Sato's coaching US favorite Jeremy Abbott. Her father Nobuo Sato is coaching Japan rising star Takahiko Kozuka. Both Abbott and Kozuka are going to be in Vancouver competing.
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    Go marry the quad if you love it so much DesertRoad's Avatar
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    Yuka choreographed for Kozuka before (that lovely Take Five program, a masterpiece), though, so he's her protege, too. So it's not really as dramatic as the article makes it out to be.

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    I would think that the daughter will beat the father this time.

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    Well, I hope so. Kozuka is a genius with his blades and I don't think anyone has better skating skills in the world than him. Wonderful innate musicality too. But there's still much room for maturing as far as his presentation goes. Just like how I feel about Chan. 2014 will be their time.
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    Good luck to Mr. Sato & Takahiko; Yuka & Jeremy!!! What a wonderful story!

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    I think it just shows what a 'dynasty' the Satos have in skating.... they're both fantastic... and I bet Mr. Sato is extremely proud of Yuka's accomplishments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    Yuka choreographed for Kozuka before (that lovely Take Five program, a masterpiece), though, so he's her protege, too. So it's not really as dramatic as the article makes it out to be.
    True. And in fact, she is still choreographing for him! Both short and long. You'll notice the similarities between Kozuka and Jeremy's program styles for that reason. Every thing Yuka touches is gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    Yuka choreographed for Kozuka before (that lovely Take Five program, a masterpiece), though, so he's her protege, too. So it's not really as dramatic as the article makes it out to be.
    That Take Five program was a masterpiece! Kudos to Yuka! I hope both Kozuka and Abbott do great at the Olympics! If Abbott can skate like he did at Nationals or better, a medal (maybe gold) should be his!!! Takahiko may have to wait until 2014, but if some of the favorites lose their nerve; he has a shot!

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