02-26-2010, 02:49 AM
Originally Posted by Ren
Oh yes I know what you mean!
Brian said that everytime someone comes up to him and says 'are you going to win gold finally' (which have been a lot), it's like a stab in the back to him and an insult to Yuna.
here's the article: http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/...ams-doing.html
Of course he's proud to have been an integral part of creating a champion! He doesn't need to hear about gold, gold, gold... damn. I mean Yuna came to him as a gangly 15 year old, very shy, knowing no English, and not yet having the artistry to back up her skating.... He changed all that. He really transformed her in a way and that's what matters... He got her into peak form at the perfect moment too. Really a dream ending for them..... Slam dunk ending...
Last edited by gracefulswan; 02-26-2010 at 02:56 AM.
02-26-2010, 02:52 AM
This was the HIGHEST QUALITY ladies Olympia ever.
Any ot the top 5 ladies could win all of the preevious Olympic Gold with this performance.
I would never even think about it, the ladies event will be the strongest one in its quality!
Thank you girls and ladies (also judges!)
02-26-2010, 02:52 AM
A great coach can make all the difference in the world sometimes. I still remember how unhappy Yuna was in 2006. she almost quit skating.
Originally Posted by Marrymeyunakim
I just want Mao to rediscover her joy again! Then again, now that her 3axels are secure, maybe she'll try to pick her other triples and her transitions back up again? I hope she goes back to Arutunian. I really don't like the Mao under TaT!!!
02-26-2010, 02:53 AM
Originally Posted by magicalwords
tonight i couldn't take my eyes off her
i become so emotional and almost cried with her at the end.
02-26-2010, 03:02 AM
One final thought about tonight's skates.
How dramatic it was that Yuna skated next to Mao in SP and the other way around in the LP! :D
02-26-2010, 03:03 AM
the parts where YUNA's perf gave me chills is when she was picker her toes to run with crazy music towards the end and skates to the other side for her 2nd 3lutz OMG it was BREATHTAKING!! it was a single BEST moment in Figure Skating History.. that Program was just Magnificant! How could She beat that? I am so so so happy for Yu Na,,,,I was watching the figure skating ever since the night Sarah Hughes won the Gold over Brilliant Irina and Michelle.... and I was just waiting for the right moment for the right skater to rise and shine at the BIGGEST event of em all... She did it deservingly and she will be remembered as one of the BEST in figure skating History if not THE BEST
Hail the to Queen
02-26-2010, 03:07 AM
But some uberfan YuNa fan started this by the gushfest about "Yuna is the best ever". IMO winning one wold gold and one oly gold does not qualify talk of "best ever". It only means that YuNa skated the best program in those events.
Originally Posted by Daniel5555
Comparing tech abilities of skaters from different era is IMO pointless. Sports is forever moving forward and every skater of a newer generation will achieve higher things. Please celebrate YuNa's OGM and achievement, but IMO the talk of "best ever" is way to early.
Back to topic. I think Nagasu stole the show. And WOW Japanese ladies place top 10 It is huge achievement for Mao to make history for being the first lady to land a triple axel in sp, the first lady to land 2 triple axels in the lp.
02-26-2010, 03:08 AM
Mao did her best! I'm proud of her.
Originally Posted by pshla
But I'm actually worried about her at the same time. I heard she had to loose her weight to make 3A stable. It was unstable in 4cc. Thanks god it was stable in the olympics but what if she gains her weight again?
02-26-2010, 03:11 AM
Tripping on the Podium
I was watching the NHK news report post-FS.
Originally Posted by Morning Glory
They had multiple interviews. I saw the one the other person translated too. I teared up watching it.
I'm proud of Mao, and I don't think the fans will turn agaist her, but I think the media will not give her the privacy and alone-time needed.
02-26-2010, 03:12 AM
I think Mao is so talented that if she chooses to work on her 3/3 and other jumps she does not need 3A. I think she loves the triple axel more than any other jumps and that is the reason she has given up on the other jumps. I hope she will work on her 3/3 and the other jumps. I hope she will find another coach too. I agree with someone who mentioned earlier that Mao is too light and angeliic to skate to the heavy Rachmaninov music.
Originally Posted by FrozenHotCoffee
02-26-2010, 03:15 AM
Originally Posted by rtureck
Talk of BEST EVER is not too early.. When have you seen better OGM performances in your life? Clearly, I think you have not seen any olympic performances.. go to YouTube and look at the past winner's performances... I'm not dissing them.. I'm just praising this mesmerizing moment and don't even try to Ruin it .
However, I agree with you on Nagasu.. She was just CLASSY! did you see her cheering for 4th placement after her AMAZING PODIUM deserving perf? She is one to watch later.. she might be the contender real soon. I just Love her Attitude.
As for Miki and Mao... I will just not say anything..but way to go Suzuki
02-26-2010, 03:18 AM
Thanks for the translation! You're right with your translation and in that the whole interview was done in very tender and delicate voice/manner.
Originally Posted by pokky_oc
I interpreted the first 2 questions a bit differently. You took them literally, I read between the lines.
- 「どんな４分間でしたか？」 "Tell us about your (overall) experience (represented in the 4-minute programme)"
- 「長かった。あっという間。そのように感じたのはどの辺りですか？」 "What makes you say that? Could you elaborate?"
Yuna. I admire her so much. To nail everything when it counts, under so much pressure. Wow.
Mao. I have so many things to say. I'm heartbroken because she looked so sad. I was so happy she did so well in the short and to see that smile finally. Landing three 3axels at the Olympics and taking home Silver is such an accomplishment. But objectively speaking, I really think she needs to know what her strengths are, which should affect her coaching/ music/ training location/ etc. choices. But it has to come from her. I really hope she gets to rest!
Joannie. I don't know how she did it. Just simply admireable.
Mirai. I'll say this. She wuzrobbed at the SP! Go Mirai!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miki. Oh Miki.
Last edited by hikki; 02-26-2010 at 03:31 AM.
Reason: Nadia01 has told me she/he was talking about a different interview.
02-26-2010, 03:19 AM
In my opinion, Mao's performance at the Olympics is one of the greatest comebacks I've ever seen. Despite so many things going against her (her coaching, programs, technique issues, etc.), she pulled it together at this competition. And she definitely showed those who called her an "also-ran" (yes I'm looking at you Hersh) that she's far from done. It's a testament to her raw talent that still remains despite all her recent struggles.
02-26-2010, 03:20 AM
ITA. Sometim es the interviewers ask the darnest things. Remember 4 yrs ago, they kept asking Miki about her deceased father, and what he would think of her competition. Miki cried and said she did not know?
Originally Posted by aurora100
02-26-2010, 03:21 AM
Agreed! Her clean short program alone was such a success for her. I hope she can be very happy with how she did!
Originally Posted by miki88