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Thread: Daisuke Takahashi back to Nikolai Morozov

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    News in Japanese
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/new...003475620.html

    After today's DOI show, Daisuke officially announced he will train under Morozov and Nagamitsu.
    Morozov offered Dai before worlds in March and Dai recently decided to accept his offer.


    ETA: According to japanskates tweet, Daisuke will accept Morozov as an "adviser" to his team.
    Last edited by jasminum; 06-15-2012 at 09:29 AM.

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    So, I'm over my knee jerk oh no reaction (although, I did log in with some trepidation wondering what today's news would bring...). Whatever helps Dai reach his goals and allows us to continue to see him compete is welcome news for me. But, I do wonder what 'adviser' means...does anyone have insight regarding this? Where will be Dai's base - will there be a summer training site, is it confirmed that Nichol will do choreo??? Can Morozov help technically like with the quad or what does he bring to this training that Dai needs?

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    At least, Ms. Nagamitsu is still his coach.

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    Well, if he could be of emotional help for Dai at least, I think this is not that bad a deal. His amazing coach Ms. Nagamitsu would be still around, and it's not like he's gonna use Morozov's choreography nor he's gonna water down Dai's intricate choreography done by Lori or Camerlengo, is he?

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    Article from Nikkan Sports:

    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...0-nksports-spo

    As jasminum says the above, Daisuke confirms he decided to welcome Nikolai as an advisor to his team.

    Dai said, "Took me for a while (whether or not to accept Nikolai's offer), but only two years to Sochi Olympic Games. I have decided to team up with him again because he will help me with good advice towards the Olympics."

    Nikolai said, "Daisuke was my most favorite skater to coah among skaters under me. The way we parted ways back then was the least desirable one and I have always regreted it. He was already one of the top skaters back then, but now he has become the skater to be remembered for decades. I need to improve myself in quality in order to a match for the current Daisuke."

    In another article Nikolai also said, "I feel sorry for what happened four years ago. I would like to help Daisuke to win another Olympic medal."

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    This may be a smart move by Daisuke cause Morozov does have a reputation for improving the pcs score of his skaters (even though not everybody agrees with it). It may also be good for his confidence level. Morozov is also known to highlight the good points of his skaters. Probably, better pcs scores will help Dai close the gap to Chan. I guess we just have to wait and see.
    Still, this news is very surprising considering that their split in 08 wasn't tottaly peaceful.

    Edit: Can we expect a new sort of cyber-swan program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue dog View Post
    Don't you know? it's a trade! They took Miki, but are giving back Dai. =P
    I would go further. Dai is Russia's Plan B. In case if Plush injuries or can't get an OGM due to whatever reason, the Kremlin would rather deliver it to Morozov's favourite pupil than to a Chanadian. It was all planned.

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    Some more news

    http://www.asahi.com/sports/update/0...206150654.html
    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/sports/news...medium=twitter

    Daisuke: He decided to put himself in more challenging settings towards Sochi. He was surprised by the offer, but he thought he might need to be in a tough environment where he had to train with other students under Morozov.

    Morozov: He’s sorry about four years ago. Daisuke is one of the skaters who will be remembered in the figure skating history. He wants to devote everything he has and help Dai win OGM. Daisuke was the most favorite student. He had regrets about the split so he contacted Dai.

    In the earlier news, Morozov said the only medal missing from Dai is OGM. IIRC, Dai hasn’t won GPF gold yet.

    My hope is Dai will keep using Wilson's choreography for the coming two seasons.

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    Alena Leonova ‏@Alena_Leonova has sent a tweet of approval regarding the Takahashi news:
    9:18 AM - 15 Jun 12

    Tweet translation: "I'm happy!"

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    Okay, this sounds better than the scenario we originally envisioned. Morosov as an advisor rather than as sole coach or choreographer could definitely be an asset. I like his view of Daisuke as a skater who will be remembered for years past his prime skating career. Morosov obviously feels a sense of responsibility toward Daisuke and will do his very best for him.

    I hope this arrangement will work out for the benefit of everyone involved!

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    How would the training go? Is Dai going to Russia or Morozov coming to Japan from time to time to keep eyes on the training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasminum View Post

    Morozov: He’s sorry about four years ago. Daisuke is one of the skaters who will be remembered in the figure skating history. He wants to devote everything he has and help Dai win OGM. Daisuke was the most favorite student. He had regrets about the split so he contacted Dai.
    Morozov eating some serious crow here! Complete 180-degree turn from only a year or so ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Okay, this sounds better than the scenario we originally envisioned. Morosov as an advisor rather than as sole coach or choreographer could definitely be an asset. I like his view of Daisuke as a skater who will be remembered for years past his prime skating career. Morosov obviously feels a sense of responsibility toward Daisuke and will do his very best for him.

    I hope this arrangement will work out for the benefit of everyone involved!
    It does sound better and I think many would agree that Morosov has been successful with a number of students. I forgot, actually, that he did the cyber swan, which I really loved and his statements of respect toward Dai's skating are lovely. Wishing the advisership/partnership all the best!
    (still wish chan had stayed with Krall, but that's another thread...)

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    Icenetwork has a more detailed article on the subject.

    Takahashi's new competitive programs have not yet been finalized.

    "I approached Lori Nichol," he said. "I was very much looking forward to working with her. But the circumstances have since changed."

    When asked if Morozov would choreograph his 2012-13 programs, Takahashi demurred.

    "Probably not this season," he said. "At this time, we have not decided who will choreograph my new programs."

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