That layout would be great, but Mao never had it with the 3-3T combos, although she was capable of 3F-3T before. She just seems to feel more comfortable with 3F-3Lo. If anything, I'd expect her to go back to that.Originally Posted by wonderlen3000
I'm not saying she should let go of the 3A... it's a risk worth taking I guess, with it's huge base value. Even underrotated she's not losing much points compared to a 2A, if at all. It's just the question if she can manage to keep the rest of her performance on the same level with a (failed) 3A.
definitely Mao will be trying he 3A in her FS
LADIES SHORT PROGRAM - VIDEOS & RESULT (Updated)
1. Julia LIPNITSKAIA (RUS) - 63.06 Short Program
2. Mao ASADA (JPN) - 62.89 Short Program
3. Mirai NAGASU (USA) - 59.76 Short Program
4. Kiira KORPI (FIN) - 59.69 Short Program
5. Zijun LI (CHN) - 59.21 Short Program
6. Amelie LACOSTE (CAN) - 57.43 Short Program
7. Joshi HELGESSON (SWE) - 49.67 Short Program
8. Sofia BIRYUKOVA (RUS) - 44.39 Short Program
9. Ying ZHANG (CHN) - 43.38 Short Program
10. Bingwa GENG (CHN) - 36.53 Short Program
Thanks to Jackie Wong for providing the links to the videos provided by the YouTube user known as "Danny Loo"
Julia has something that is called consistency while I agree she is not even close to Mao's S/S, Artistry and projection on the ice
Julia did well for her first GP, Its not justt good skating that makes winners its consistency that is the key !
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mary01, I'm a Mao fan just as you are, but this is really not true and unfair towards Julia... it's just disrespectful, and as a fellow Mao-Fan, I don't like reading it.Originally Posted by mary01
Julia has harder techincal content and is more consistent than Mao is - although I don't agree she's an overall better skater, but that discussion is probably going to be pretty exhausting.
Well I'm not a massive fan of Mao's SP, why does she bother with Lori Nichol? This is pretty much the same program as Mirai's back in 2007-2008 (when it was way more age appropriate). Lori recycles too much, every now and again she comes up with something interesting like Kostner's programs last year but she phones it in a lot of the time.
BUT i would have to say that Mao performs better than Julia, who is in desperate need of a TAT makeover (I like her, but no to that outfit, and no to that music). I'm sure Julia will do well here and make the GPF (the junior world champ always seems to), but I do hope Mao gets the top spot.
I was expecting so much more from Li Zijun, I love her and think she could be on the world podium at some point of her career, but the short program choreography wise was boring. There was next to nothing going on in between the technical elements and it was highlighted by how demanding the music is. Her short last year was much better and I feel if it was done as well as that one she could well have had the most enjoyable program of the day.
Mao is a class on her own when we speak about flow and charisma. I just couldnt take my eyes off her. I would have her first!
Mirai's program reminded me of the old joyful self, who choreographed her program? And I ve been watching Li since her first junior years, I m glad she is doing so well!
Congrats to Julia on her first senior competition!