Interesting competition this has been. Congrats for Kanako for making a comeback after a disappointing GP season. Mao did great as she has been all season (and I agree she definitely makes this warhorse her own!) and though Akiko was not perfect (and its reflected in the TES), she did not let up on the performance or the flow of the program (+I noticed her spins were much faster!), so I think third is appropriate.
I like Miu Sato, but I think she lacks polish and doesn't have as much ice coverage as the top three. But she is certainly one to watch!
Last edited by Mrs. P; 12-24-2011 at 02:03 PM.
Haruka Imai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuR4r...4&feature=plcp
Trouble on the combination jump, but lovely as usual.
Does anyone know where I can find the protocals?
I don't see an option to download protocols anywhere here. Can you specifically point out where I can do that?
Originally Posted by ks777
oh, the protocols are not out yet.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
If I knew Japanese, I'd send a fan letter to Mr. Nobuo Sato. The way he's taken care of Mao, especially in these past few weeks, is exemplary.
I even like her costume! The color is gorgeous on TV. It seems like a kind of violet blue. What's it like in real life?
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
Mao looked beautiful and so mature but also so sweet. there was moment there after her music ended when I thought she was going to cry but then she didn't. nice to see her skating well and confident even after her tragedy. I hope she can skate a clean LP and win
and yes, Mr. Sato has been a great coach and almost father figure for her.
me too i will also clench my teeth and hope that Mao snatches the world title, and I really lok forward to see her liebestraume again such a beautiful program!
12-24-2011, 08:52 PM
12-24-2011, 09:26 PM
Haruka is so kawaii. She's someone I would like to be friends with.
Originally Posted by burntBREAD
12-24-2011, 10:50 PM
I like Haruna Suzuki the best out of all the jr skaters. She has beautiful skating skills.
12-24-2011, 11:37 PM
Ladies Free starding order,
1 Chisako KIUCHI 24 41.82
2 Ayane NAKAMURA 23 42.80
3 Kanade HASEGAWA 19 44.98
4 Sara IMAMURA 21 44.40
5 Mika NAKAMURA 22 43.52
6 Rina KONDO 20 44.52
7 Miyabi OHBA 13 48.26
8 Satoko MIYAHARA 15 47.06
9 Shoko ISHIKAWA 14 47.62
10 Shion KOKUBUN 16 46.92
11 Yuka KOUNO 18 45.74
12 Mari SUZUKI 17 45.90
13 Risa SHOJI 11 51.50
14 Miu SATO 7 54.14
15 Haruna SUZUKI 9 53.04
16 Satsuki MURAMOTO 8 53.16
17 Kako TOMOTAKI 10 52.02
18 Mutsumi TAKAYAMA 12 48.48
19 Akiko SUZUKI 3 59.60
20 Kana MURAMOTO 6 54.20
21 Yuki NISHINO 4 58.52
22 Mao ASADA 2 65.40
23 Haruka IMAI 5 57.82
24 Kanako MURAKAMI 1 65.56
12-25-2011, 01:37 AM
so what time does it start?
12-25-2011, 02:04 AM
I have faith in the swan
I think 1:55 AM EST, so in about 50 min. from now.
Originally Posted by ks777