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    Asada shows improvement

    Excerpt: Asada’s performance to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the GPF was a major improvement over her performance at 2012 NHK Trophy a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, the Olympic silver medalist was still not perfect. Two out of six triple jumps in her routine were called underrotated (including the back end of the double Axel-triple toe loop combination), her triple Lutz received an edge call, and she doubled her planned triple Salchow.

    “Going into today’s free program, I wanted to make sure I had all the elements right without any mistakes,” said the 22-year-old. “Going over my performance, there weren’t any mistakes, and that is what I want to take away from today. I need to work on the level of accuracy, though. I want to show this is a good program and to skate the best I can.”

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    Her swan lake is not one of the same old, I really love the second part and the end, even if she falters in jumps all the in between are wonderful.

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    I'm glad to see she's moving in the right direction! I hope this will give her confidence.

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    True but her jumps have never been worse. never in her career have her jumps been so bad. But she isn't losing events now. But no world champion has ever displayed such jump regression in history. Her jumps are atrocious and awful. She basically has one or two triples a competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    True but her jumps have never been worse. never in her career have her jumps been so bad. But she isn't losing events now. But no world champion has ever displayed such jump regression in history. Her jumps are atrocious and awful. She basically has one or two triples a competition.
    so true.... she really needs to have more than 2 or 3 triples. So ridiculous how a skater can win GPF with only 2 clean different triples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    True but her jumps have never been worse. never in her career have her jumps been so bad. But she isn't losing events now. But no world champion has ever displayed such jump regression in history. Her jumps are atrocious and awful. She basically has one or two triples a competition.
    I'm a big Mao fan and while I think your evaluation sounds a bit harsh, I do agree. She does great on PCS, which I suppose is fine because she has the best footwork and transitions of any woman. I do think she is given too much leeway on her UR calls and GOE on doubled jumps.

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    I agree. Her jumps are a major problem. She has been rebuilding them for three years and really it is a white hot mess. And sadly that has affected the jumps; i was hoping she had time to grieve her mother's loss and move on. She is good but she is beatable. Yuna clearly can beat her as well as a clean Ashley not to mention Suzuki. She needs to do something and fast or she will be passed by Kim and a bunch of improving baby ballerinas.

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