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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Here's the thing. I don't think anyone is overlooking the issues those other skaters have. The problem is that Mirai has failed to standout from those skaters despite her immense talent and natural ability and despite the fact, as you point out, all those other skaters have weaknesses.
    Agree with your whole post, Mrs. P, a fair and balanced analysis.

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    Do I spy Mirai (LOL, rhyme intended ) in this video from "The Voice"?
    Many skaters (from Team USA and otherwise) are in it, but I am especially happy to see her -- starting at approx. 2:32 for just a couple of seconds.

    Danielle Bradbery's "My Day" featuring 2014 Team USA Olympic hopefuls
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    Published on Dec 18, 2013
    Danielle Bradbery, winner of season four of NBC's "The Voice", is also a huge fan of the Olympics! Watch the video for her new song, "My Day," featuring 2014 Winter Olympic hopefuls.
    http://youtu.be/Z4Ks2DuuqeI?t=2m32s (the entire vid is 3:56)

    (Apologies if this video already has been posted in this thread or elsewhere.)

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    ^^^I'm happy that Mirai will have that Olympic memory all of her life - two great skates and 4th at the Olympics when she was 'only' the silver medallist at a Nationals that many felt she should have won.

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    Per rosewind at FSU, Mirai is back in the States - she trained till December 29th in Okayama.

    I hope the time that she took training in Japan has worked wonders for her confidence, her jumps of course (no URs please!) and overall presentation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha'sSpins View Post
    ^^^I'm happy that Mirai will have that Olympic memory all of her life - two great skates and 4th at the Olympics when she was 'only' the silver medallist at a Nationals that many felt she should have won.
    Well don't give up yet! I am hopeful for her getting the 3rd spot. I've been looking forward for her Olympic memory Part Deux for 4 years!!!

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    Mirai is only 20 and I believe that if she wants it she still has the potential to improve greatly and get back up there in the World rankings
    Gosh, that's true. I'd somehow forgotten how young she still is. I hope she manages to snag a spot on the Olympics team this year but it's true that she could definitely still go for the next cycle, depending on her motivation and her body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by os168 View Post
    Well don't give up yet! I am hopeful for her getting the 3rd spot. I've been looking forward for her Olympic memory Part Deux for 4 years!!!
    Oh I haven't given up! I'm also hoping that Mirai continues after this season!

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    I think Mirai needs to retire and go to school. She is a very inconsistent skater which seems to stem from the fact that she only wants to actually skate about half the time she's competing. The other half of the time it looks like she is dutifully going through the motions of being a competitive skater in order to satisfy someone else's expectations for her life...or she's holding on to some half-hearted notion that by putting in just enough effort to not totally embarrass herself, she'll magically be considered really good. That being said, if she works hard and tries to fully rotate those triples, she can be competitive with the other ladies. She just seems to lack inspiration and passion most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wootie View Post
    I think Mirai needs to retire and go to school. She is a very inconsistent skater which seems to stem from the fact that she only wants to actually skate about half the time she's competing. The other half of the time it looks like she is dutifully going through the motions of being a competitive skater in order to satisfy someone else's expectations for her life...or she's holding on to some half-hearted notion that by putting in just enough effort to not totally embarrass herself, she'll magically be considered really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wootie View Post
    if she works hard and tries to fully rotate those triples
    You must be right. The reason she didn't fully rotate those triples in the past is she didn't try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie View Post
    You must be right. The reason she didn't fully rotate those triples in the past is she didn't try.
    Thanks for confirming that I'm right. Hopefully one day you'll say something important, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wootie View Post
    Thanks for confirming that I'm right. Hopefully one day you'll say something important, too!
    Important Message: recognize sarcasm, buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie View Post
    Important Message: recognize sarcasm, buddy.
    Um, did my response not reek of superior sarcasm in response to your poor effort at sarcasm? Guess not!!!

    Anyway, good luck to Mirai rotating those triples. Her future in skating depends on it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wootie View Post
    Um, did my response not reek of superior sarcasm in response to your poor effort at sarcasm?
    nope.

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    My scenario: Mirai's parents, who are not us citizens, will return to Japan as will Mirai, who has until she is 22 to choose Japanese citizenship. She will choose Japanese citizenship and skate for that country. That was the real reason for this recent short visit and stay in Japan (to test the waters).

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