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    Quote Originally Posted by chapis View Post
    Her 3-axel (axle?) at 2:42 looked good to me! hope she has a great Olympics.

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    Sitting w/ @EvanLysacek & @MichelleWKwan watching Mao Asada free run thru. She opened with a gorgeous triple Axel. Evan: "Wow" #Sochi2014

    I saw Mao land two other strong triple Axels outside of the run-thru, plus every other jump she tried. Strong practice. #Sochi2014

    (Lynn Rutherford's tweet)

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    Evan Lysacek@EvanLysacek
    Gracie Gold is looking very strong on ladies training session. Perfect short program run. Mao landed at least 10 perfect triple axels #sochi

    Slow down, Mao!!

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    Mao's triple axels. 3 out of 3!

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    If Mao looses with a clean performance that would be the most frustrating thing ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danibellerika View Post
    That's pretty cute. You could tell they were excited to get to one another. I think I heard her say "I can't believe you!"
    Super cute Made my morning. He really WAS unbelievable! I was not expecting his performance and am really impressed.

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    Her 3 axels look amazing!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7jgXL-4oFo

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    Quote Originally Posted by joy k.k View Post
    I was going to post this video too LOL . Yeaaaahh that triple axel was amazing!!! If you watch it in slow motion you'll see that the rotation is perfect or almost perfect. Can't wait to see her skate tomorrow!

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    Great 3 axel! I would be really happy for her if she landed it well in the competition.

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    Another clip fro Mao's practice session (SP runthrough with Shizuka observing from the stands): http://telly.com/1HM5B2P

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    Wow, Mao looks like she's jumping pretty well. Hard to say based on a clip, though, since you don't know what percentage of attempts end up looking like that. But if she hits a couple like that, she's definitely got a better chance for gold than I thought.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7jgXL-4oFo&sns=tw

    This one says she landed 3 times out of 3 attempts in Friday's practice.
    Rotation seems to be OK.

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    Mao Most people are pegging Yuna as the favorite (even heavy favorite) but Mao is such a sentimental favorite for so many people. Perhaps it's better for her to be (somewhat) under the radar without so much pressure and attention on the rivalry. If she just concentrates on her own performance and skates for herself, I think the rest will fall into place.

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    Looks like Maia changed her dress https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...386433/photo/1 it is not very clear, but her dress was purple.

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    don't a lot of skaters have different dresses for practice anyway? idk if maia is one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperinflation View Post
    don't a lot of skaters have different dresses for practice anyway? idk if maia is one of them
    I don´t know but I hate her purple dress , so I hope she changed it.

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