bah.. I don't know what to say except for this
Murakami, Imai and Miyahara are young but definitely not inexperienced!With Mao choosing to sit out this season and Akiko Suzuki retired, the Japan Skating Federation will be fielding a much younger and inexperienced lineup in the women’s events.
With Sochi silver medalist Patrick Chan of Canada and Daisuke Takahashi taking the season off, it appears that Hanyu’s primary competition is likely to come from Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten, the surprise bronze medalist in Sochi.
That was clearly written by someone ho didn't watched too much figure skating events past season apart from olympics...
I should have stopped at the byline.
Pathetic article. Poor Adelina. I hope she takes bodyguards to this event if this is an indication of her reception there.
The men's part was a laugh. Here is the men's lineup for NHK: Reynolds, Luan, Liebers, Righini, Hanyu, Mura, Kim, Voronov, Abbott, Farris, Miner. That is hardly a weak field. Any of Reynolds, Liebers, Mura, Abbott, Farris or Miner could end up on that podium with Hanyu, who will unquestionably also experience what that article so disparagingly refers to as "home cooking"!
I must say men's field is weak. Hanyu could win by 25 points margin even with 3-4 errors.
Sotnikova will be welcome by Japanese fans since Kim is loathed by the large majority of them.
I disagree. Any of Reynolds, Mura, Voronov, Farris or Abbott could challenge if they hit and Hanyu was less than clean. But Hanyu will get home scoring, too, which has to be taken into account.
Yeah, Hanyu will have to totally bomb, and someone from mentioned group to have perfect skate to beat him on the free, not mentioning there is still SP in which he has usually quite a margin counting last season. We will see, but if Hanyu will master 4S then there is no option at this two grand prix events to beat him, because it was 4sal that was causing most of his problems in free skates last season
Hopefully everyone will have great skates
Did he even read what the KSU submitted to the ISU? It was garbage and deserved to be rejectedThe Korean Skating Union’s understandable protest of the decision by a suspect panel of judges was recently denied by the International Skating Union in another miscarriage of justice. I
Now I'm one of the ones who believe that awarding Adelina the gold was a mistake but she's far from being a bad skater. This article is complete garbage, full of bitterness, she didn't reward herself that gold, the judges did.
Last edited by Mrs. P; 07-09-2014 at 12:04 PM. Reason: Please do not speculate/speak for all Japanese fans.
Adelina is welcome in
Japan, and Gallagher is not japanese