- May 17, 2018
Absolutely wonderful skate! Thank you, Mako- you were brilliant!
i'm surprised no one else has said this yet, but there is something very yuna-esque about her skating. her lutz-toe technique is almost identical to yuna's and to me her body shape even physically looks like yuna.
my only criticism is that SP music needs to GO asap, but she has soooooo much potential. never saw her skate before this weekend, but was instantly a fan!
That's so interesting you would compare her to Yuna. Maybe it was because of the Madame Butterfly program, I was thinking "Does Japan have another Mao in the making here?!" This is the second year she has used Madame Butterfly, and last season she had a lavender costume which reminded me of Mao's. What more can be said about that SP music that hasn't already been said. It is really brutal! This is the first time I had ever seen her live, but I watched several of her junior performances online and enjoyed her.
She did well as a junior, but there's so much competition against Japanese seniors. A bit too early still, but I never expected her to be a strong contender for the GPF.
Would be such a statement if she gets in over the likes of Kaori, Mai, Wakaba, Marin. Hopefully she makes her mark and makes her case for the stacked three-lady Japanese team.