03-26-2010, 11:20 PM
Oops. Next time I'll have to try harder not to be.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
That makes me sad. She's not my favorite skater and some things about her skating drive me nuts. But she's also very talented and very young. I was hoping she'd work on some of her problems like posture and speed and go for Sochi.
Originally Posted by ms9421
Funny. I'd never been a fan of Miki until I saw her skate live a few years ago. In person her jumps were powerful and big. But something's gone awry since then. Her jumps are really puny now. And she was never a very elegant skater but her stamina has gone way down. Personally, I think she should quit Morozov...
Originally Posted by seniorita
03-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Mirai deserves to be in first place. A gorgeous skate. Kim Yu Na deserves her placement also. She may or may not land on the podium. I don't think she has probably been training like she did for the Olympics and I don't think she is motivated. I rpefer Mirai's skating to hers any day of the week. Happy Mao seems to be gaining her momentum back.
03-27-2010, 12:00 AM
She only got level 3s on a sit spin and one of her step sequences in Vancouver. Maybe she went back and reworked those. Ahh, I'm going to stop now before I go batty. But yeah, she's a rockstar!
Originally Posted by silverlake22
03-27-2010, 12:10 AM
How Mirai's 3-3 wasn't downgraded and Asada's 3a was is completely mind boggling to me... Asada's 3a was well within 1/4 of a turn while Mirai's toeloop was heavily prerotated and underrotated, I thought it was a double until I rewatched it 3 times
03-27-2010, 12:12 AM
Not sure if this has already been posted: SP press conference. Kudos to Mao's interpreter; I think they should use her for all interpreting work!
Mirai is so cute! I think they all gave nice, insightful answers.
03-27-2010, 12:14 AM
Waiting for on-ice perfection.
From what I hear, she had a clean SP and LP in practice. I don't think any of this has to do with not being prepared. I just think it's a matter of determination and focus... which should return now that she's in 7th!
Originally Posted by mcc
03-27-2010, 12:23 AM
I hope so!
Originally Posted by dlgpffps
I hope that the SP result reignites her competitive fire. She's usually so consistent and awesome, and I'd love to see her do SOHL.
Last edited by Nadia01; 03-27-2010 at 12:27 AM.
03-27-2010, 12:29 AM
You are misunderstanding and I was certainly not misleading. By "best of Mao", I meant if she skates a perfect LP tomorrow, something like, or better than what she did in 4CC or at her Nationals. I was not in anyway calling her SP her best, although I thought she skated great. She didn't get her optimal score with her 3A being downgraded.
Originally Posted by miki88
My point is her perfect LP tomorrow (Mao's Best) couldn't beat Mirai's perfect LP (Mirai's Best), if Mirai has as good a performance in her LP tomorrow as she did in her SP. And we know if Yuna has her perfect LP tomorrow (as in Vancouver) she can beat Mirai and Mao, although I agree with the majority opinion that it is unlikely Yuna will get that kind of score/perfornance since she doesn't seem to be in her best post-Olympics. No misleading going on here.
Last edited by aurora100; 03-27-2010 at 12:34 AM.
03-27-2010, 01:09 AM
I feel bad for Yuna. I don't know if it is the Korean skating federation making her compete at worlds or her sponsors... She just won the Olympics! How could she be motivated? I hope she will go on a long vacation after the world championships! She deserves it!
By the way, I was watching Julia Sebestyn skate her SP.... I really love the music! I didn't really enjoy Julia skating to it though, I thought Yuna could make it a masterpiece. I don't know the name of the music but I could just so picture Yuna skating to it. I would love for Yuna to skate to it next year!
03-27-2010, 01:13 AM
Originally Posted by ks777
I totally agree w/ you about Yuna skating at the Worlds. I think maybe she feels pressure to compete there to earn 2-3 spots for Korea because if she doesn't go, Korea will end up getting like 1 spot. And if Yuna decides to continue, she's the one getting it, not anyone else.
Julia's music is Secret Garden OST btw.
03-27-2010, 01:31 AM
Mao says she wants to try 3-3 next season. Yey!!
Originally Posted by wonderlen3000
Mao's interpreter is very good. She must be properly trained professional.
03-27-2010, 02:23 AM
Wow, they really propped up Yuna. The PCS is insane for that performance. Carolina Kostner PCS was only 29 and her footwork and everything aside from the double loop was good to great. Mao PCS was the same as Yuna.
I thought the Russian girl in 5th, her 3T-3T should be downgraded.
Mirai 3L-3T should also be downgraded. Tara called it in real time that it was not fully rotated. Tara couldn't tell if Mao 3A was short of rotation even with slow mo replay. This showed inconsistency from the technical specialist.
Miki 3F should be downgraded. That one was so URed. PCS at 28 for a lifeless performance. I would put her at 45. What a disgrace.
Last edited by FlattFan; 03-27-2010 at 03:13 AM.
03-27-2010, 03:17 AM
Is Mao's interpreter the one they used for Daisuke? I thought that she was pretty good and seemed to get the nuances of translation.
03-27-2010, 03:26 AM
Laura sounded really cute in the post SP conference.
One of the questions:
Laura, what do you feel about your 3rd place? Are you surprised about your 3rd place? Read: Do you think you deserve 3rd place?
What a horrible question!
I think Laura did really well here. Hopefully she can hang on to 3rd place tomorrow.
03-27-2010, 03:31 AM
But how you do know Tara wasn't the one who was wrong?
Originally Posted by FlattFan