Nakamura is tears after his score's announced. I think he's just overcome at the good score. He looked very happy after his program.
I wish they could all go to Worlds. But then Worlds would be another Japanese Nationals, which doesn't really make sense, hehe.
Too bad for Oda, but he had too many errors. He didn't look that invested in his program, but then it's hard to be when you made so many errors with Mura, Kozuka & Hanyu left to go.
No idea what they're going to do for Worlds... This is like the toughest situation that could've happened for them. Mura is arguably the least successful of the 6 men in contention and therefore risky to send, but Kozuka wasn't even 4th, he was 5th: they'd have to skip over Oda to send him
I don't think the federation can justify sending Kozuka over Oda, and I don't think they want to send Oda to WC either. Which means they're more likely to send Mura. He did manage to survive the pressure of the Nats, which is brutal for Japanese men.
Maybe they can send Mura, Oda and Kozuka to 4CC for a skate-off.
Mura was crying in the interview...great job, Mura!!
This is heartbreaking to watch... Kozuka
ETA: I'd be happy for Mura if he went, I love his free program this year and prefer him to Machida
Omg...Kozuka...he botched almost every jump...except for 3F
Hanyu was surprisingly good, tho his first 2 jump passes ... :sigh:
Still not as good as Dai's.