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    AKIKO SUZUKI : What do you love about her?

    Thank you Akiko for your gorgeous skating! I will miss you dearly after this season!

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    This EX she did at the Japanese nationals says it all. The dress, the program, her gracefulness.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SBeM_g1wXo

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    Joyful, perseverance...

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    Her smile, joy, musicality, perseverance ...

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    This is how I feel about Akiko too! I will miss her terribly when she retires. I really like her better than any of the other current ladies and hope she is on the podium at the Olympics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFarone View Post
    This is how I feel about Akiko too! I will miss her terribly when she retires. I really like her better than any of the other current ladies and hope she is on the podium at the Olympics!
    Thanks so much for sharing the video, Christinaskater! Akiko will always be one of my favourite figure skaters. Her technical limitations aside, she is one of the very few true artists out there. Some of her performances make me cry (and I rarely cry at the movies). Her musicality is stunning (I play music and dance, so hopefully I know something about musicality). And from what little I know about her as a person, she has the maturity, poise, and self-awareness that perhaps only someone a little older than the average competitive skater who has experienced major setbacks in life can have. I hope she knows that she has fans around the world who love her performances and skate her very best at Sochi. Go Akiko!

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    Thanks for the link to her exhibition skate! How gorgeous. And what a stunning costume! It's like a dragonfly's wings.

    Wouldn't it be lovely if she ends up on the podium, either at Olympics or at Worlds? Or both!

    I echo all the praise given her by others in this thread.

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    She always cheers me up when I watch her skate.
    Also, I find that when I watch her skate the marks don't really matter as I know how well she has skated & it feels like she skates more for the fans than the judges.
    When I watch others like Gracie Gold or Julia Lipnitskaya skate I'm thinking "What do the judges want to do" but when I watch Akiko skate I think "Who cares, I love watching her".
    I would love her to carry on one more season but I so hope she skates clean in Sochi. It would make me more happy than seeing any of my other favourite skaters win Gold.

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    Musicality, energy, the fact that she got me back into FS with this skate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss_ATALA56E

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    She just exudes so much joy when she skates. Her musicality and performance quality are exquisite. She's such a fighter but also seems like a very nice person. Physically, I think she's beautiful despite the nasty comments that have been made and she's the best-dressed skater out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennyanydots View Post
    She just exudes so much joy when she skates. Her musicality and performance quality are exquisite. She's such a fighter but also seems like a very nice person. Physically, I think she's beautiful despite of the nasty comments that have been made and she's the best-dressed skater out there.
    Why do people make nasty comments about her looks ?.
    She is lovely.
    Are these the same people who think that Gracie Gold will win because they think that Blonde + Pretty + USA = Gold ?.
    Awful.

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    I've always loved the beautiful dresses she wears when she skates. I don't know who her designer is but I wish they'd also work for some of the other Japanese ladies. She also has a grace about her much like Yuka Sato did/does.

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    She puts her heart and soul into her skating. No other ladies skater today does that.

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    Her joy and musicality! Always beautifully dressed and well put-together. Mostly, though, I deeply admire her for what she has overcome and remaining in skating until almost the age of 30. She's provided us skating fans with a lot of enjoyment.

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    Akiko's skating brings me such a feeling of joy. Thanks so much for posting the Exhibition, I hadn't seen it and it was lovely to watch. I, too, love the dress! Can't wait to see Akiko at the Olympics!!!

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