Is that Yukina Ota? She looks great!
Yes, that's Ota.
In Japan most of LIVE will be on BS NHK, not the general NHK channel, and BS is a pay channel, I don't think it's available online even with a Japanese IP.
More vid of practice: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do_oYU0jxEM
Three guys are planning combos with a quad in SP: Dai and Voronov- 4T-3T, Kevin- 4S-3T, the rest are planning a solo quad: 4T- Yuzu, Javi, Dorn, Andrei, 4S- Ross, Dice. Rippon is the only one with no quad planned in SP. No one is planning a combo with 3A, most of rest planned combos are 3L-3T except for Adam and Adrei- 3F-3T.
The men (and the ladies, now that 3A is recognized as the solo axel requirement for ladies as well) aren't allowed to do 3A combos since it's the solo requirement, I believe.
Visiting a school in Sendai! Although we went to their school to cheer the kids on, the kids ended up being the ones who inspired us. They have done an incredible job rebuilding their city http://instagr.am/p/SWI9o7i5Xa/
1:03 PM - 22 Nov 12·
Bravo to the kids for their resilience.
Seems that Nagasu was able to channel the inspiration that they gave her into her SP.
deedee, are/were you in Sendai attending NHK in person? Or at home glued to a screen with cold sweats and nerves on edge all the same? Either way, thanks as always for your posts.
Silly off-topic questions for you (if you happen to know the answers):
Is "domo arigato" the origin of the mascot's name "Domo"? And who is the other mascot? https://twitter.com/Max_Settlage/sta...89728684638208
There is a Japanese channel on some Comcasts & on my tiny cable provider. It is carrying NHK, but unfortunately, I didn't even know it existed until this week. I have to figure out how much it will cost me to get it in time for the JGPF
You are right about the origin of 'Domo', I think. The other characters are named: Usajii and Ta-chan.
Alex Shibutani @AlexShibutani
Team USA bronze medalists looking sharp at #NHK2012 http://instagr.am/p/Sg--0qQm5H/
6:03 PM - 26 Nov 12
Duh, until I saw this photo, I had not put it together that Team USA swept the bronze medals at NHK. Congratulations to all (and to Davis/White).