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    The Japanese Ladies

    Has anyone gotten some news of the senior Japanese Ladies?

    What are they doing and are they real contenders for the Olys?

    Shizuka Arakawa
    Yoshie Onda
    Miki Anda
    Fumie Suguri
    Yukina Ota

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    IIRC, they only get 2 ladies spots for Oly's, right? If so, team selection alone is going to be quite an event all by itself. I hope the real Shiz is back next season! I love Fumie, and am also interested in seeing what improvements Miki makes this summer with Carol Heiss Jenkins. Onda and Ota have never really done it for me, but maybe I've just not gotten watch them at their best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggygirl
    IIRC, they only get 2 ladies spots for Oly's, right? If so, team selection alone is going to be quite an event all by itself. I hope the real Shiz is back next season! I love Fumie, and am also interested in seeing what improvements Miki makes this summer with Carol Heiss Jenkins. Onda and Ota have never really done it for me, but maybe I've just not gotten watch them at their best. DG
    Japan had three ladies among top ten in Worlds 2005, and the best placements were 5th and 6th. I would expect Japan to send 3 skaters to the Olympics, or have I gotten it wrong?

    I sure hope Arakawa (and o course other Japanese ladies too) to be in top condition at the Olympics!
    Last edited by Jaana; 07-06-2005 at 08:09 AM.

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    Japan has 3 Olympic ladies' berths due to Suguri's 5th and Ando's 6th at 2005 Worlds.

    Here are the current Sr. Grand Prix assignments for the Japanese ladies:
    Fumie Suguri - Skate Canada, NHK/Japan
    Miki Ando - Russia, Japan
    Shizuka Arakawa - China, France
    Yoshie Onda - Skate America
    Yukari Nakano - Skate Canada
    Yukina Ota - Japan (still recovering from injury)
    Mao Asada - China, France (too young for the 2006 Olympics)

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    Whew!!

    I'm very glad to hear I was wrong and Japan has 3 spots. They have so many talented Ladies. Can't wait to see how they all do once the season kicks off.

    DG

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    Who do you think the three will be? Shizuka, Miki, and Fumie again?

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    Please... not Onda. I've never enjoyed her skating. It would seem COP will be her undoing so I don't see that she has any realistic shot at making the team.

    Would love to see Shiz back in fine form and for Fumie to fulfill her potential. Although I have never been a rabid fan, she (Fumie) seems like a gracious young woman and it would be nice to see her dedication and hard work finally pay off.

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    I saw a video of Japan's Dreams On Ice. Shizuka now does a biellman in her combination spin along with the I-spin. Miki does that spin that Jeffrey Buttle does in his combination spin where he does a camel then tucks his leg in and drops down to a sit position. Miki is also doing the I-spin again. Fumie did a back shoot the duck and looks great. Yukari Nakano has really improved, but she still has a leg wrap. Yoshie, I really didn't see anything new. Carolina Kostner was in the show as well. She did a broken leg sit spin, Y-Spiral, and a Vinson spiral.

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    Carolina Kostner was in the show as well. She did a broken leg sit spin, Y-Spiral, and a Vinson spiral.
    What's a Vinson spiral?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kappa_1
    What's a Vinson spiral?
    The spiral MK did in her FOG. Skater lift her leg sideway, kind like a veriation of her 2nd spiral position after the COE one.

    Now we finally see so many young lady spend time work on different moves aside from Jumps. Under the old system, they would most likely concentrate on jumps.
    Last edited by mzheng; 07-06-2005 at 02:26 PM.

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    are they real contenders for the Olys?
    I really think they are. I see them as the "dark horses" this time around. If anyone is going to pull off an upset, I think it will be one of these three ladies. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzheng
    The spiral MK did in her FOG. Skater lift her leg sideway, kind like a veriation of her 2nd spiral position after the COE one.

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    Sorry i'm being slow today but can't for the life of me work out which of her programs is FOG? Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb
    Sorry i'm being slow today but can't for the life of me work out which of her programs is FOG? Help!

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    I think it could be "Fields of Gold", prepared for Olympic season 2001-2002?
    Last edited by Jaana; 07-07-2005 at 06:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaana
    I think it could be "Fields of Gold", prepared for Olympic season 2001-2002?
    Thanks - i was only thinking of SPs or LPs not exhibitions...hence coming up short!!!

    Ant

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