I am confident that Mirai will know if and when she needs a change of coach and act accordingly.
It looks as if Evidente is just "all business" which is really something Mirai needs. If I recall correctly, Evidente and Olson kept Mirai from making a fool of herself in KnC at Nationals last year after the LP. I respect that from both of them. Not sure which of the two said "not here" and both dragged her back past the mixed zone to have a meltdown. Evidente is clearly a no nonsense coach, which, by all accounts, is EXACTLY what she needs. IIRC, Wong made a comment about a lack of work ethic regarding Mirai after their split, so I am unsure if Wong would take her back.
I think Mirai...hmm...I think Mirai needs a change of career. Everyone seems to think her heart really isn't in it, so she should probably stop spending so much money on any coach and use that money to get an education.
IIRC, Mirai's problems started when she was still skating under Frank, or shortly thereafter.
Mirai did not do well in World's after Vancouver. I heard Frank tell her she was best in world. And she was, but did not believe it. Then body changed, she got profiled as an underrotator by judges, and downhill. Under 6.0 she'd have slews of medals. She was so fabulous in every way at 16. I feel happy she is doing full triples and she was far better than Julia-terrible judging at CoR. Mirai deserved better. She has such quality. I wish her luck at Nationals-her nerves will be tough. She should have moved near Frank, gotten a sports psychologist, but that killer motivation is not in her like Ashley has.
I was so happy for her skating-great, even without the killer smile. go mirai!
Some would critique Mirai for not smiling if she were skating to a funeral dirge.
At any rate, I was really pleased to see her do so well at Rostelecom Cup. Hope she has the under rotations under control from now on.
Of course I would like to see Mirai out there smiling and having fun. But I was thinking she's a grown up lady now. Life is serious. She may not have much to smile about now. Skating has become her job, and she has not been doing her job well. Maybe if she can get the jumps consistent she can smile again. Right now it's as if she's playing catch up from being off work.
My poor Mirai.
She could have been one of the best. Thinking about her skate at this past competition which was good but it made me want to watch her short prg from the Olympics again.
What could she do when she was just so unlucky to have 2 puberty growth spurts. I thought she was done from changing much at the Olympics.
Wow, I didn't think there was anything unusual about them in the kiss and cry. They looked pretty much to me like Orser and Javie did after Javie's SP. It's a horrid time to have a camera in your face anyway regardless of how you skated unless you just laid down the skate of your life. I think Mirai has had injuries, she had a growth spurt, and somewhere along the way she lost her confidence. I don't know her coach at all so can't speak to whether she's good for her or not.
I love watching Mirai's Olympic and Worlds SPs and also her LP from 2011 4CCs. She looked like a champion each of those times. I'm going to keep hoping she puts two back to back programs of such quality again. I'll be in her corner until she retires.
It is unfortunate that Mirai had two separate growth spurts. I thought that by the time she got to the Olympics she was about done growing but it was not to be. She didn't so much grow UP as out after Vancouver - as is normal for many young women. She filled out and it just seems to have affected her jumps again. I just hope that she is used to her new frame by now and will continue to work towards combatting the URs and getting that old Mirai magic back. She said that at NHK 'some people' questioned her committment and she worked hard in Japan before COR. She wanted to prove how committed she is and I think she's taken a step in the right direction by fighting all the way back from 8th in NHK to the podium in COR. I hope she keeps that fire going all the way to Nationals - and beyond.