08-25-2012, 11:20 AM
I wish there were a way for some country like, say, Belgium to adopt Akiko for about four years. Then she'd be assured of a spot at the Games. It would be a crying shame not only for her to miss the Games but for us to miss out on her presence there.
08-25-2012, 11:44 AM
Here are photos from Friends on Ice rehearsal:
Suzuki skated her new SP, and a Riverdance collaboration with Takeshi Honda.
You can see a bit of the new SP from 0:10. The music sounds like Brian Setzer version of Malaguena.
08-27-2012, 06:38 AM
That is one of the best moments of skating for me! What a moment!
Originally Posted by janetfan
Battling anorexia and fighting to be a part of the Japanese team. It was so hard to get there because Mao, Miki, Yukari and Fumie were all there! She was inspired by Shizuka and she dreamed all her life that she would be an Olympian and she made it. I love Kanako's kindness as well!
I love Akiko so much! I love her balletic arms, musicality, passion and commitment to the sport! She just keeps getting better and better! I hope she gets the PCS scores and high scores she deserves for her beautiful skating!
08-27-2012, 06:46 AM
I'm so happy that she is a WORLD BRONZE MEDALIST now! It's like take that to all her detractors in JSF.
Originally Posted by Olympia
08-27-2012, 07:28 AM
Her 2008 NHK SP was super amaZing! Beautiful!
08-27-2012, 07:46 AM
Her Andalucia program from 2009-2010 Japanese Nationals was also spellbinding!
Her 2009 LP from Japanese Nationals was simply incredible!
Last edited by christinaskater; 08-27-2012 at 12:44 PM.
08-27-2012, 12:41 PM
Her "Dark Eyes" free skate from 2009 Finlandia was something to behold! Flawless!
AKIKO is the DANCER on the ICE!
Last edited by christinaskater; 08-27-2012 at 01:23 PM.
08-29-2012, 06:39 AM
Nice photos with Takeshi Honda from Akiko's blog.
They skated to Riverdance at Friends on Ice 2012 together.
Takeshi seems to have lost a couple of pounds, doesn't he? Looks slimmer.
09-01-2012, 07:59 AM
I hope she has videos on youtube for her Friends on Ice performance!
09-01-2012, 11:34 AM
09-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Oh my! I am so excited Can't wait!
09-08-2012, 08:22 PM
09-11-2012, 04:33 AM
The thread has been moved to the fan fest thread.
09-21-2012, 12:18 PM
09-21-2012, 12:51 PM
Her NHK performance.
In a few days we will see her new programs on the television! So excited!
JAPAN OPEN 2012!