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    Happy birthday Akiko! I love you so much!
    I would love a showdown between Akiko and Ashley Wagner for the world title! The 2 best programs this season for me!

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    Good luck Akiko! She skates after Carolina

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    Go, Akiko! And have a very happy birthday.

    In the old days, when Jimmy Connors was competing in tennis, his birthday always fell during the Forest Hills Open, one of the year's Grand Slam tournaments. He also competed at the top level to a pretty good age, and he enjoyed celebrating his birthday--I think even his fortieth--fighting like a tiger for every point.

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    Donot get so disappointed with yourself, Akiko.

    We loved your performance yesterday!
    We admire your guts not giving it up till the end, after popping that jump.
    Do you know you got all level fours on spins and step sequences? Congratulations!

    Here is my sincere hoping for you:
    Leave your SP behind, and skate with your heart in the Free!
    Then the result will come with you.

    GOOO AKIKO!!!

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    Congratulations to the 2012 World Bronze Medalist , Akiko Suzuki.
    2012 Japanese silver medalist
    2012 Grand Prix Final silver medalist
    2011 NHK Trophy champion
    2011 Skate Canada Silver medalist.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EocT3...57FAAAAAAAAHAA
    She deserved the silver in my opinion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by christinaskater View Post
    Congratulations to the 2012 World Bronze Medalist , Akiko Suzuki.
    2012 Japanese silver medalist
    2012 Grand Prix Final silver medalist
    2011 NHK Trophy champion
    2011 Skate Canada Silver medalist.
    What a great year for Akiko! All she needs is a Japanese national title. (World silver + gold would be fun too, but I think she should have the the official Japan No. 1 title too.)

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    I think Akiko may be the oldest medalist in FS history (at least recently!).


    ETA: She's the third oldest and the oldest since Maria B. won bronze in 2000 when she was almost 28.
    Last edited by Mrs. P; 03-31-2012 at 06:40 PM.

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    Congratulations to Akiko! For her Worlds Bronze, for proving a Lady can get better with age in a sport of girls, and for perseverance in a nation of deep competitive talents until the skating world had no choice but to acknowledge her. Kudos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    What a great year for Akiko! All she needs is a Japanese national title. (World silver + gold would be fun too, but I think she should have the the official Japan No. 1 title too.)
    She's a real fighter - even if she does not have a national title, she is pretty awesome.

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    I'm so happy about Akiko's medal and her second place finish in the free skate. It's not a surprise - lots of us have recognized her quality and her great programs this year - but it's one of the most gratifying medals of a sometimes frustrating Worlds. Couldn't have happened to a more delightful skater. I hope she's proud and elated. When her scores came up, she didn't react with joy -- hopefully she was just waiting on Makarova's scores.

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    She deserved higher scores, she brought her A game. Hit the triple lutz, double axel- triple toe etc. Had she landed all her 7 triples surely she would have won the silver medal or even the gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    I hope she's proud and elated. When her scores came up, she didn't react with joy -- hopefully she was just waiting on Makarova's scores.
    She didn't react with joy because because she missed the second 3Lz AGAIN, and was not satisfied with her performance. I don't think she and her coach thought Makarova could be a serious contender for the podium.

    She hasn't said anything officially about if she's retiring will continue competing. But her coach sounds like he wants her to continue.

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    congrats Akiko
    one of the oldest to medal since Maria Butyrsykaya

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    She should continue. Had she landed that triple lutz she would have been the major contender for gold here. She should give it a year or 2 or go all the way to Sochi! In Sochi she will surely be one of the top japanese. Usually the career of some skaters really soar high once they start getting the bronze and silver and their profile starts getting higher and higher. SHe is a star. A very humble, passionate and wonderful person. I love the Yu-Na-esque dress

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