Japan Open June 2012
Initial list of the participants announced
Quite disappointing that Hanyu is not in! Nice worlds has shown Hanyu's presence is not beneficial for Takahashi. That should be the reason.
Do you mean that the JO organizers would purposely not invite Yuzuru in order to protect poor little Daisuke's sensitive feelings? Or did Daisuke throw a diva fit and threaten to quit if Yuzuru shows up?
Originally Posted by NMURA
In Nice, Takahashi's best effort was "beaten" by Hanyu with one fall. I can understand that was a big humiliation for Takahashi. If it was Japanese Nationals, Takahashi's FS could be 10 points higher than Hanyu's. Takahashi received super inflated score at WTT because Hanyu was not there. Their consideration would be obvious. Kozuka is no threat for Takahashi. The organizer (TV tokyo) and IMG have their preferences, but the JSF has the say as far as Japanese skaters are concerned.
Last edited by NMURA; 06-17-2012 at 01:59 AM.