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.
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
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.
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; 03-26-2010 at 11:34 PM.
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!
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.
Mao's interpreter is very good. She must be properly trained professional.
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 02:13 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.
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.