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    Mao Asada to skate in Senior GP / ISU Rankings

    The Japanese Federation has announced that Mao Asada will skate in the Senior GP this coming fall, even though she is not eligible for Senior ISU championship events. She is #20 on the ISU Ranking list, which will guarantee her at least one assignment.

    The ISU ranking list has been revised recently, and it is an eye opener:
    1. Arakawa
    2. Ando
    3. Suguri
    4. Slutskaya
    5. Onda
    6. Sebestyen
    7. Cohen
    8. Kostner
    9. Poykio
    10. Rochette
    11. Liashenko
    12. Meissner
    13. Corwin
    14. Sokolova
    15. Phaneuf
    16. Kwan
    17. Maniachenko
    18. Sawada
    19. Dytrt
    20. (Mao) Asada

    Amazing. Four of the top 5 are Japanese even though none of them made the World podium, and Onda didn't even make it to Worlds.

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    The ISU Rankings heavily favor those who do the GP.
    Um, I can't say I have much of an opinion here but, that's the impression that I get.

    But, wow! I really hope they show her on TV in the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm
    The Japanese Federation has announced that Mao Asada will skate in the Senior GP this coming fall, even though she is not eligible for Senior ISU championship events. She is #20 on the ISU Ranking list, which will guarantee her at least one assignment.
    I hope at least one country will invite her, and assuming Japan will give her one spot in NHK that means she will have 2 events and if she skates well WOW how about GPF

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    Mao Asada scored 206.91 points at Japanese minor competition .

    Chubu Nippon Figure Skating competition, March 25-27 2005, Nagoya, Japan
    Mao Asada
    SP *70.81 41.63 29.18 7.32 7.21 7.29 7.29 7.36 0.00
    FS 136.10 74.80 61.30 7.79 7.61 7.64 7.64 7.64 0.00
    total 206.91

    I 'm interested how she will score at senior GP.

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    Can't WAIT to see Asada...

    Especially on TV. Thus far I've only seen her LP over the internet on video. She will definitely bring something interesting to the Sr. GP.

    On the ISU rankings. I'm surprised now that we have a full season under COP that they don't rank by high score, or average score or something along those lines from ISU events. It seems to me that would be a truer way to "rank" the skaters than whatever they are doing now.

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    The ISU rankings value GP events more than any other competition, even Worlds and Olympics.

    If you win two GP events, you get 400 points for each event, for a total of 800---which gets you into the GPF. If you win the GPF, you get 800 points. You count the two highest GP points for the season, which would be 800+400=1200. That is the same points you would get for winning Worlds.

    The reason why Sasha dropped from 1st at the start of last season to 7th this coming season is simply that she didn't skate in the GP. That's why Michelle Kwan is #16.

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    If she lives up to the forum hype I've been reading I believe she will shake up the ladies singles even if she skates only 1 GP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsima
    Mao Asada scored 206.91 points at Japanese minor competition .

    Chubu Nippon Figure Skating competition, March 25-27 2005, Nagoya, Japan
    Mao Asada
    SP *70.81 41.63 29.18 7.32 7.21 7.29 7.29 7.36 0.00
    FS 136.10 74.80 61.30 7.79 7.61 7.64 7.64 7.64 0.00
    total 206.91

    I 'm interested how she will score at senior GP.

    This is the video of Mao Asada's SPandFP in Chubu Nippon figure skating championship.
    http://www.geocities.jp/maomaiasada...5chubunihon.MPG
    http://www.maomaiasada.com/mao-2005chubunihonFS.MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicole_l
    But, wow! I really hope they show her on TV in the fall.
    Of course they'll show her on TV in the fall; she's consistently landing the 3axel, and if that doesn't scream "TV worthy" or "ratings draw", I don't know what does

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