The Chinese CCTV commentator also spoke very highly of the professional, friendly and passionate crowds! She said they are so unique and it could hardly happen in any other counties except for U.S. and Japan. What really impressed me is that the Japanese crows reacted so cheerful after Carolina just made a excellent sp performance, who might be the biggest rival to Mao in some degree.
I wish there were a way to let the Japanese crowd know how much they are appreciated by even just the skating fans on the other side of the world watching on tv! I want to give them all a hug...I couldn't think of anything else so I tweeted my thanks to one skater's Japanese fan twitter - I had to get it out!!!
I am so thankful for the Japanese crowd.
Funny how the number of clean skates have also been significantly higher than Sochi, too. Obviously there was Olympic pressure, but you can't help but wonder if a supportive crowd brings out the best in skaters (captain obvious says yes).
Nice to see a crowd who lauds the skating before they laud the placements.
Makes the contrast with Sochi even more obvious and striking
Yes, it's literally like going from hell to heaven.
AND there is such overt warmth being shown to skaters who have indicated that they will be retiring after this season finale event. Further evidence of a decent and knowledgeable crowd. It is what ALL of the athletes deserve. Embarrassing to not see even shades of this at an event on the level of the Olympic Games
In Japan, "BAD" manners of japanese figure skating fans are hot topic right now!
Triggerd by women who shouted "Yuzu Aishiteru~~!!(I Love Yooooou!!)" just immediately before Hanyu began to skate his SP.
Media and people say figure skaters are athletes not pop idols. I also agree.
So thanks for your appreciation but we are still learning.
And that never happened for Daisuke? But then the aunties are maybe more reserved than the young fangirls, haha. I like that they are enthusiastic but it shouldn't impact the concentration. It was great how that worked for Mao.