97 is huge score. Hanyu is overscored again.
Lets see if his stamina lasts to the end tomorrow.
I am hugely disappointed by Kozuka`s score. I thought his performance was better than GPF.
Anyway, I will be glad if he manages to be on podium tomorrow.
I completly agree that Hanyu's win isn't set - especially since at national competitions scores tend to be higher in general, and an 8 point lead is not worth as much as in an international event. And the men started to post crazily high scores anyway.Originally Posted by herios
But even if Hanyu isn't likely to skate a clean LP - how many of these man are to begin with? Takahasi, Kozuka, Oda?
Additionally, Hanyu became better with his FS last season from event to event too - till now, he did the same in his 3 GP events. I don't expect him to have a complete meltdown again.
Anyway, no matter what he does tomorrow, I'm still in awe he just managed a score like that for the 3rd time this season! If he just continues like that in his worlds SP (at this point, there's no way he's not making the team), I think he might just break his own record again! And again, I already had high expectations for him before the season started, and he just surpassed them... I'm a little afraid what he'll be like next year
It's another world record for Yuzuru isn't it?
I agree he looked very exhausted after the SP. I think he might be still a bit sick? I guess, that's why he wasn't looking THAT excited, because he knows he is still weak and tomorrow the LP will be hard. He is not unbeatable.
I miss Nanami Abe. Does she have another skater as a coach? Was she at the Nationals? I want to see her.
He looked a bit tired, but at the same time his lead is so big that he can afford to botch a few jumps. I don't think Dai or Kozuka is going to go clean tomorrow.
Ok I think Yuzuru is an excellent skater. He actually reminds me a bit of Jeremy Abbott. Now with that said, I don't see why he posted such a high score. Dai may have had some glitches but overall - come on! Much more personality with Dai. I think the Japanese Fed is obviously pushing for Yuzuru through Sochi. That's what I am starting to think. On another note. Poor Oda, I feel like no mater what he does out there, because he isn't a favorite, he has no chance. And I know sometimes he screws it for himself but I still hope he gets a fair shake. The depth overall of Japanese men is amazing I must say!
Definitely not unbeatable, but close to it.I agree he looked very exhausted after the SP. I think he might be still a bit sick? I guess, that's why he wasn't looking THAT excited, because he knows he is still weak and tomorrow the LP will be hard. He is not unbeatable.
Okay, I am back to life...Just watching it on TV live, I was literally out of breath for 2 hours...>< >< >< I am not sure how I can survive tomorrow's Free skate.
-Yuzuru was just amaging. I thought he would score 100.
-Glad Dai and Takahiko could save that landing on their 4T. Tech panel was too harsh, I thought, for e-call for Dai's 3Lz, though.
-Sad to see Nobu went down on his opening quad...My hubby and I talked about him before the SP, and agreed that he is the one who needs to win J-Nats the most if he wants to go to the Worlds.
-What a shame Takahito only placed 4th with that great skate...His skating order; first to skate among the top six, played a role, maybe? Did not get enough love from the judges tonight, I mean, the well-deserved GOE for his huge jumps and better PCS.
-Great skates from Kento Nakamura and Akio Sasaki!
Overall, a good competition for me! Thank you, all the boys! And sleep well tonight. The real battle begins tomorrow!
What a great event for the audience I wish my sentimental favorite Oda had done better and been closer to Kozuka and Machida. To make it even more exciting tomorrow. I'm so really impressed by Yusuru I predict Daisuke will beat him in FS, but not overall.
Deedee1 lucky you! I am sure you will survive tomorrow's FS. Actually I think excitement like this does GOOD for our bodies and souls
Good luck to all skaters tomorrow
congratulations to Hanyu great job,
great job from Takashi and Tahiko . great competition in short.
good luck to all in long.
seems to me the little bobbles hurt, takashi and tahiko. otherwise great skate from all men.
Dai (better quality):