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Fumie wants to continue, but needs to get a sponsor by the end of March
Fumie has been searching for a sponsor since Jan to continue skating. She needs 20,000,000 yen (1USD = 90 yen; US$220,921).
If she can't find one by the end of march, she thinks it impossible to continue.
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Aw, poor girl. I didn't know she was looking for a sponsor.
I hope she gets one! Good luck, Fumie!
dang seems like a lot of $$$$
200 thousand $US, same as Mr.Olympia....
but she's worth it!
Last edited by bibi24; 03-11-2010 at 06:06 AM.
Here she says she has already spent all her savings in the last two years she spent without a big sponsor.
And also that what she wants to continue is to compete till Worlds 2011 in Tokyo.
Her ambition as an eligible skater wasn't forever then.
So yes, why not another year?
I wish sharing Miki's coach again brings harmony. .. bit worried though.
Last edited by sorcerer; 03-11-2010 at 06:08 AM.
Jeeze! She must really, really, really love figure skating---with religious fervor---to do that. Personally, I just wouldn't be able to use 450-thousand dollars worth of my own savings in that way. And the field in Japan is so deep, the chances of her being selected to go to Worlds is, quite frankly, zero. Of course, she should do what she she wants, but....
I always liked Fumie - but it sounds like she enjoys spending money as much as skating.
Originally Posted by hurrah
Her cost of skating for a season - $220,000.00 sounds more than a little high.
Last I saw in USA it can be around 90,000.00 a season but that is with the top coaches and trainers.
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