According to a different source, Mao attempted 3A 6 times and landed it cleanly 4 times. I think FujiTV might ave counted her double axels as failed triple axels, or something. They also said she's planning 3F-3T in her SP & LP;
Originally Posted by Mirunna
According to this ( http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/gen...05727691.shtml ) article, Mao had a clean run-through (as in, no falls or pops).
Also, Yukari Nakano interviewed coach Sato, wo said that he can't know how the competition will turn out, but Mao's jumps are good in practice so far.
I think Mao's jump layout is a bit crazy, but if she wants to test her abilities in an actual competition, there probably will be no better opportunity. I don't expect perfection, but I'm very impressed with her courage and the sheer amount of work she must have put into being able to have clean run-throughs with such challenging content in such a short time.
It reminded me of this
Originally Posted by kwanatic
This article says Asada skated her FS perfectly with the new jump layout. The opening jump is 3Lo, then 3A and 3F-3Lo follow. Some URs would be inevitable. But visibly clean performances are within expectations.
WOW!! If you stop the video exactly at 0:54 you'll be able to see that the 3/3 was fully rotated. Not only would it get full credit (BV:10,40!) but also it's the best 3F+3Lo I've seen Mao land since 2008 Worlds SP. It's amazing how much progress she's made since Japan Nationals.
Originally Posted by skatel80