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Thread: Mao Asada: Olympic Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambivalent View Post
    I still can't believe that with a clean SP Mao would still not have been champion. It makes me sad that her skate was not duly awarded. It was beautiful and Yuna had some very kind words to share about Mao's wonderful performance.
    After the judging of the SP of the top flight, it was obvious that even clean Mao wouldn't have had the slightest chance. I mean, even if she had been with the elusive 74 points club, she would not have beaten them with her clean free, either. Maybe edged in for a bronze, but even that seems uncertain with Carolina, who they couldn't ignore. (And shouldn't as she was great, too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaiKatze View Post
    After the judging of the SP of the top flight, it was obvious that even clean Mao wouldn't have had the slightest chance. I mean, even if she had been with the elusive 74 points club, she would not have beaten them with her clean free, either. Maybe edged in for a bronze, but even that seems uncertain with Carolina, who they couldn't ignore. (And shouldn't as she was great, too)
    This would just prove that they were set on giving the gold to whoever the judges wanted, and not to the one who truly deserved it, regardless of how anyone skated or achieved!

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    Yes, looking at the scores across the competition both team and singles, the judges really wanted to see Kostner on that podium. And I can't complain about that.

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    I don't begruge Carolina's medal. In fact, if it were up to me, I would have given her the gold. She's the only one who gave two inspiring performances. Most ppl on this forum might not agree, but I think Kim deserved her placement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    I don't begruge Carolina's medal. In fact, if it were up to me, I would have given her the gold. She's the only one who gave two inspiring performances. Most ppl on this forum might not agree, but I think Kim deserved her placement.
    Carolina was fantastic, the best skates I've ever seen her do, and she should've been on the podium, for whichever colour medal. And yeah, it would've been nice to see her duke it out with Yuna for gold when the judging can be trusted, but it's too late now, isn't it?

    It's not about the placement. It's about the scores that the skaters were given and how they are just incomprehensible.

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    Does anyone know if Mao is going to retire for good after Worlds? I think I've read somewhere that she might stay. Sorry if I'm wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjo24 View Post
    Does anyone know if Mao is going to retire for good after Worlds? I think I've read somewhere that she might stay. Sorry if I'm wrong...
    I think Mao is not sure yet, but she definitly going to worlds this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapis View Post
    I think Mao is not sure yet, but she definitly going to worlds this year.
    Retire Mao Chan and enjoy your success. Go to Bali like you wanted to. Do skating shows and TV appearances. Find a handsome man marry him and have beautiful children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minze2001 View Post
    Retire Mao Chan and enjoy your success. Go to Bali like you wanted to. Do skating shows and TV appearances. Find a handsome man marry him and have beautiful children.
    Hee! I think there are people shipping her with Dai -- for sure their babies will rule the skating world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegarin View Post
    Hee! I think there are people shipping her with Dai -- for sure their babies will rule the skating world!
    I know But I ship Mao with Taka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minze2001 View Post
    Retire Mao Chan and enjoy your success. Go to Bali like you wanted to. Do skating shows and TV appearances. Find a handsome man marry him and have beautiful children.
    After the SP she said she was done with the sport. But after the FS she said she might want to experience something like that again. While she was struggling and reworking her jumps, lots of people were saying "oh she hasn't improved, what are you talking about" while her hopeful fans were pointing out little things here and there. In Sochi, we saw compared to Vancouver:

    She improved her 2A landing enough to attach a 3T on the end.
    She brought back her 3S and landed it.
    She maintained a good 3Lo.
    She reworked her 3F and regained the ability to do a 3F-3Lo.
    She brought back her 3Lz (though she never regained the correct edge after 2011 4CC).
    She finally landed a clean 3A in the FS (first time since 2011 4CC).

    Big improvements on 4 triples (3T, 3S, 3F, 3Lz) plus the 2A and she maintained the other 2 just fine. It's almost sad that she'd retire like this when her hard work post-Vancouver all finally showed and she brought it all to life in one FS. If she isn't injured in the future, I wish she'd show us more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minze2001 View Post
    I know But I ship Mao with Taka
    Second that!

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    Mao's jumps appears much more easy and less strained than in 2010. They did lose some height though. I think being able to land her best 3-3 combo in competition since 2009 and to include 2A-3T was already an improvement. I still think her 3As were best in 2008 but she is also older and a lot of people expected her to fail or thought she should retire. She truly beat the odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    Mao's jumps appears much more easy and less strained than in 2010. They did lose some height though. I think being able to land her best 3-3 combo in competition since 2009 and to include 2A-3T was already an improvement. I still think her 3As were best in 2008 but she is also older and a lot of people expected her to fail or thought she should retire. She truly beat the odds.
    Her jumps in general were best in 2008. 2 triple Axels in a FS, 2 triple triples in a FS, 3F-3Lo all over the place, a 3Lz off the correct edge by the end of that year, a 3S? She had everything that year and more. The amazing part is that in 2014 she not only came close to matching her 2008 form, but she came closer to that perfect FS than she ever managed in 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minze2001 View Post
    Retire Mao Chan and enjoy your success. Go to Bali like you wanted to. Do skating shows and TV appearances. Find a handsome man marry him and have beautiful children.
    I thought the same after sp, but after lp if she decides to continue I would be not much disappointed , I am not expecting olympic gold, but I love her competitive programs too.
    And I am with you about Mao+Taka K.

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