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    News Mao plans to keep skating for 2014 Sochi

    Here is the article... it is in Japanese (sorry!). Basically, Mao says that barring some sort of injury, she plans to keep skating and compete in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

    http://vancouver.yahoo.co.jp/news/nd...50-jij_van-spo

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    Good for her. I like her spirit of not giving up. I wonder if she will decide to leave Tarasova for another coach in the coming months? Wasn't Tarasova ill a few weeks/months ago--before the Olympics?

    I hope that Mao chooses to skate to music that is best suited for her bright personality and emphasizes her strengths. I would like to see her improve her PCS scores in the coming years...

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    I sort of took a break from figure skating just around the time Mao started to make her rise, and I never have really seen her as the exuberant, bright skater that I know she is inside. Would love to see Mao get a "make-over" to a much more light and joyful Mao that can charm and delight audiences for years.

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    Excellent news!

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    I am so thrilled to hear this! Mao is an extraordinary skater, even without the axels. I'm thrilled for the chance to see her continue. There's something emotionally magnetic in her skating that always pulls me in. (Even with that unsuitable Rachmaninoff dirge she skated to this year. Hope she puts that one in mothballs real soon!)

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    The best program in the past two years has been her 2008/2009 Clair de Lune SP. Simply magic.

    Hopefully she leaves all the heavy music aside and skate like she's truly enjoying it.

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    Someone mentioned Mao's best program... My favorite will always be her 2007-2008 SP. Forgot the name, but you guys probably all know which program I'm referring to.

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    Great! Glad to hear that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlgpffps View Post
    Someone mentioned Mao's best program... My favorite will always be her 2007-2008 SP. Forgot the name, but you guys probably all know which program I'm referring to.
    I think you mean Ladies in Lavender... Gorgeous music! My favorite program too!

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    This is old news, Mao has always said she would skate in Sochi, Russia.

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    One more vote for the 07-08 SP. I've been Youtubing some of Mao's past performances, and it made me even more sure that her current style doesn't suit her. She has an ethereal, joyous beauty about her skating, and the almost Gothic style she has now just wraps her in darkness instead of the light she naturally possesses.

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    Not a surprise, but sounds good to hear it again. It meshes well with her plans to be a 10-time JNats champion.

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    Go Mao! I'm so glad she's continuing!

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    Is there official word that she's leaving Tarasova??

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonbinfan86 View Post
    Is there official word that she's leaving Tarasova??
    I think the word is that Tat has been promoted and is the official head of Team Mao.

    Do Mao's advisors believe Tat will want Mao to win in Sochi when there will be new Russian Ladies making a run for the podium, including one that Tat is working with?
    Last edited by janetfan; 02-28-2010 at 01:28 PM.

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