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    Poor Fumie....

    Three years straight and she can not even make it to her Nationals. Who the heck is funding her??????? And she is still in search of that perfect program? I gave it up at 19 and got a doctorate. She's still clawing for it, and it's funny how cordial they are being about it. Fumie is a delusional mess. Poor Fumie...

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    Sometimes passion outweighs reality. Good for her if it makes her happy.

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    I do think there is something very unique (to put it as neutrally as possible) about the way she sees the world and her place in it.

    In an interview after Sectionals, she said that the reason she did not skate well was because 'the skin that came out in the rink did not feel good. What I was clad in today was not good.'

    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/new...006950680.html

    I personally would label that as an irrational remark, and it leaves me feeling uneasy. The interview remark reads like something that someone who consults tarot cards to decide whether to have coffee or tea for breakfast would say.

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    Seems like a rational statement if you take it as "I wasn't feeling comfortable in my own skin.", which is what I think she was trying to say.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin26 View Post
    Sometimes passion outweighs reality. Good for her if it makes her happy.
    This.

    Liam, who are you to judge her? If she wants to compete, why are you holding it against her? Not every skater wants to cash in after their success. I'm pretty sure she doesn't actually think she has a shot to win, but while she's still capable of competing it's her prerogative.

    Also, way to criticize her and then pat yourself on the back for giving up skating and getting a doctorate. Different strokes for different folks... you're in no way superior (to Fumie or anyone else) just because you decided to get a couple letters after your last name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    Seems like a rational statement if you take it as "I wasn't feeling comfortable in my own skin.", which is what I think she was trying to sa
    I accurately translated what she said. She didn't say anything 'normal' like "I wasn't feeling comfortable in my own skin."  She really did say that 'the skin that came out in the rink did not feel good.'

    The full sentence in the article is as follows:

    「リンクに出てきた皮膚の感じがいい感じではなかった。まとっているものがきょうは良くなかった」と独特の 表現で失敗の原因を分析していた。

    (Suguri) analyzed the cause of her failure, uniquely expressing it as 'The skin that came out in the rink did not feel good. What I was clad in today was not good.'

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    She is sponsered by a company to skate as part of their corporate sports team. Sounds to me like the best job in the world, I'd take that over a doctorate in a heartbeat. Go Fumie for 2015

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    What's wrong with doing whatever she wants though?

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    I think that our aim in life is to be happy, if you are happy getting a doctorate, good for you, if to continue skating make her happy good for her too. Too bad people that to do things only for please to society.

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    There are adult competitions. Fumie does not have to continue competing elite against 15 year olds just because she still loves to skate. Look at Midori Ito who is excelling in adult competitions. That is where Fumie belongs if she wants to compete. Even 95% of her most ardent fans who I have spoken to are feeling incredibly sorry for her at this point, and pray she saves herself of being the biggest comedic reference in skating history even 1000 years from now. She even mentions things like hoping to make it back to the Olympics in some interviews. This is beyond normalcy or even sanity. It is a disease at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Tand pray she saves herself of being the biggest comedic reference in skating history even 1000 years from now. She even mentions things like hoping to make it back to the Olympics in some interviews. This is beyond normalcy or even sanity. It is a disease at this point.
    Your abusive behaviour towards skaters should not be allowed on this board.

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    In some respects, it's far easier to just say 'let her skate if she wants', and it seems to me that it's likely that everyone around her has given up on trying to change her mind, and has taken the decision to leave her to her own vices, if she can find a way to satisfy them. Probably, Fumie is very stubborn and/or deluded, and there was no other choice but to do so.

    If someone is a functioning alcoholic, some people may say, 'Well, s/he's functioning, and it's his/her liver. Let him/her drink if s/he wants.' Or, one could say 'Sure drinking keeps you happy, but you shouldn't drink like a fish.'

    If there is an adult trying to recklessly cross a highway full of traffic, some may say, 'Well, he's a responsible adult, let him/her risk his/her life, if s/he wants. The person probably had good reason to try and cross.' Or one could say, 'Look, man. Can't you see you're risking your life? What's the matter with you?'

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    Is she hurting anybody including herself?

    Bravo for freedom in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurrah View Post
    If someone is a functioning alcoholic, some people may say, 'Well, s/he's functioning, and it's his/her liver. Let him/her drink if s/he wants.' Or, one could say 'Sure drinking keeps you happy, but you shouldn't drink like a fish.'
    A big shoutout to all the functioning skataholics out there!

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    If Fumie competed in adult competitions she can win with just a 2A and decent spins. The discrepancy between elite and adult competitions is so huge that it would not be a challenge for her at all. (The pro skating circuit was more of an intermediary for skaters who still wanted a decent level of competition but didn't have to do elite content, but clearly that's not an option anymore.)

    Also, shame on those of you who pretend to have bleeding hearts and in the next sentence call her delusional or a joke. Stop pretending that you actually care about her saving face, when really you'd love nothing more than to see her fall on her face and be all, "Told you so./She's done./etc." Her competing is none of your business and she's certainly not skating for you, so lay off her. Call it delusional or inane, but I think any real athlete or sports fan would actually admire her wanting to still compete at a high level instead of going the easy route and winning all the adult competitions. Even if Fumie won the next Olympic gold medal, I feel she would still continue competing afterwards if she were able. That's just the kind of athlete she is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    If Fumie competed in adult competitions she can win with just a 2A and decent spins. The discrepancy between elite and adult competitions is so huge that it would not be a challenge for her at all. (The pro skating circuit was more of an intermediary for skaters who still wanted a decent level of competition but didn't have to do elite content, but clearly that's not an option anymore.)
    That's a great point - she may not still be going for the olympics if the pro circuit was still strong. Thanks, again, ISU!

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