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Thread: Daisuke Takahashi: Making History

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    News Daisuke Takahashi: Making History

    Daisuke Takahashi became the first Japanese man to win a World figure skating title, but it was not his first historical accomplishment.
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    I hope that I don't have to hear ppl praising him forever for "trying" the quad that he rarely landed even in practices (which I just call an insane strategy), but would love to hear better practice reports next season and actually see him land in at comps.

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    Dai-chan will have Shae Lynn Bourne as choreographer, and hopes to do something wth jazzy taste.

    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/10...0505000-n1.htm

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    Go Dai ...Go Shae..This is bound to be rich !

    it's funny , all through the GP , I got increasingly excited for him. Even if he missed a jump , or whatever , it seemed to me that his composure, some inner strength was growing .

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen o'neill View Post
    Go Dai ...Go Shae..This is bound to be rich !

    it's funny , all through the GP , I got increasingly excited for him. Even if he missed a jump , or whatever , it seemed to me that his composure, some inner strength was growing .
    I agree. One of Daisuke's greatest strength is his "grace under pressure." He manages to keep his composure after a huge mistake and push forward through the program. Remaining calm and collected during a compeition is no small feat and his laid-back mentatlity is definitely beneficial to him as a skater.
    It seems to me after a program when he has a pop or fall or etc., he always has this kind of "oh well, what's done is done" look, and that impresses me very much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I hope that I don't have to hear ppl praising him forever for "trying" the quad that he rarely landed even in practices (which I just call an insane strategy), but would love to hear better practice reports next season and actually see him land in at comps.
    He's getting a lot of praise for trying it because of how badly he was injured before returning this season. Months before the season began, he could barely stand on the ice--I'd say that trying and fully rotating a quad after having a near-career-ending injury merits some serious praise.
    Last edited by 100yen; 05-02-2010 at 11:39 AM.

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    Totally love this guy and always have. I hope he recovers fully and stays around at top strength for Sochi. He's the complete package: strong, technically sound, musical, artistically mature. I've been rooting for him since he showed up and was so pleased that he recovered in time for Vancouver. I can't wait to see his jazzy program choreographed by Shae-Lynn. For me, Takahashi is one of the reasons I enjoy being a skating fan, and I hope that his best days are ahead of him.

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    Yes, I'm extremely proud of Dai. He truly showed the heart of a champion, and was so good to watch, as well. He has matured into such a fine performer on the ice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I hope that I don't have to hear ppl praising him forever for "trying" the quad that he rarely landed even in practices (which I just call an insane strategy), but would love to hear better practice reports next season and actually see him land in at comps.
    This would definitely be the ideal. It is almost like he was thinking "well I am having a lot of trouble with quads so I will try one with a harder jump so I am not penalized so heavily if I don't do it." A triple flip is worth a lot more than a triple toe!

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    Daisuke!
    He's my true olympic champion! Go go go!!!!

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    Hey, he almost landed that quad.

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    He's such a wonderful skater! I wish him the best quads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    This would definitely be the ideal. It is almost like he was thinking "well I am having a lot of trouble with quads so I will try one with a harder jump so I am not penalized so heavily if I don't do it." A triple flip is worth a lot more than a triple toe!
    It seems that he did so many press coverages saying that "the quad is the must" that he felt the need to take the responsibility for his words, so to say. It also seems that he wanted to get back to his former self who used to land two quads in one program. What's exceptional about this team was that he said that his coach Utako was all going for it. Unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    It seems that he did so many press coverages saying that "the quad is the must" that he felt the need to take the responsibility for his words, so to say. It also seems that he wanted to get back to his former self who used to land two quads in one program. What's exceptional about this team was that he said that his coach Utako was all going for it. Unbelievable.
    I imagine some coaches would be like "um, you're goal is to win-not do a quad!" It would certainly be good for him if he could successfully land a quad (or two) in the world championships being held in Japan next year like he did at the 4CC in 2008.

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    I'm another who seem to enjoy Dai more and more as the season progressed. I wasn't rooting for anyone in particular. I just wanted certain skaters to do well including Dai but by the Olympics I was totally hoping he would win. I love all his programs this season including his exhibition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    Dai-chan will have Shae Lynn Bourne as choreographer, and hopes to do something wth jazzy taste.

    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/10...0505000-n1.htm
    I can't wait to see his new programs. He is one of my favorites.

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