Ten-second clip of them both:
Here's the entire documentary of Mao. It depicts how she reworked all of her jumps after Vancouver to present.
I do not have time to translate everything, but a few things that stand out to me are:
In the very beginning in her pink athletic top, she said," In all of my skating life, this(reworking of jumps) is the most difficult thing that I have ever tried."
Sato is really impressed with her work ethic that she never gives up once she sets the goal.According to him, when nationals drew near, Mao has progressed with significant speed. Sato believes this progress shows her inner strength.
Taka says that Mao does everything that is necessary to finish the day. He thought that he should do the same.(In other video, he said that he is always impressed with how hard Mao works. Seeing her pushing through fatigue, he said he too would work harder.)
Sorry no more time.
Can anybody pick it up after this?
^It's not because she only got silver that she cried. She'd be happy if she still got silver so long as she has given a perfect performance like she has always dreamed of doing in the Olympics. Those errors in the FS frustrated her.
This blog has translations of the article on Mao's insights on that Olympic experience: http://kumaneko037.blog103.fc2.com/
I love the white dress! It is perfect to showcase mao's purity in skating, her perfect lines , and the beautiful flow. Please Mao, change back. The black one can go with a playful music, with a sharper neckline but and a belt replacing the buttons as someone mentioned before. Love Mao more and more. Wishing her defend her title at World!
honglig1, I echo your next-to-last sentence: Love Mao more and more. Everything I learn about her gives me greater reason to esteem her. And her skating just knocks me over.
Isn't it great to hear how much Mr. Sato praises her? And not for her talent but for her work ethic? I think (I hope!) that this bodes well for her future.
Yes, exactly. Japanese people call her " genius of efforts.", meaning a genius who makes continual effort to improve herself.Everything I learn about her gives me greater reason to esteem her. And her skating just knocks me over.
Isn't it great to hear how much Mr. Sato praises her? And not for her talent but for her work ethic?
Mao herself said," I have never wasted one day in my life in terms of my training." Gash, how many athletes can honestly say that!!
That's the reason why there were no dry eyes when she finally made a great come back in Nationals. Every single person in the arena knew how much she struggled and also how hard she practiced. Just writhing about her come back pushes me on the verge of tears again.
She is only 20 years old, but many people have learned a great lesson about how they should live their life with integrity and sincerity from Mao.
Maybe to you. But I saw many comments from the fans to that effects. I believe it is a good thing to get encouragement from the sports figures that you respect.LOL. Rather an overstatement.
thanks for sharing that doc with us, everyone. It was very nice to hear Sato and Taka talk about how hard-working and committed she is. Any details on how exactly she is re-working her jumps?
Thanks a lot for agreeing with me.
When Mao skates, TV ratings goes up to as high as 35%. The music she uses makes the download record in volume. I explain to my American friends that her power is like that of "Oprah" here in US. I believe that Yuna has that type of power in Korea too. Anyway, it is a good thing that Japanese fans have a role model like Mao to look up to.