Mao Asada

yhmafan

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Thanks to rosewood for this post! Stephane Lambiel wants everyone to guess who he is inviting to Switzerland for Ice Legends:

https://www.facebook.com/TheIceLegends/videos/vb.314221908735780/589320361225932/?type=2&theater

A child prodigy who developed into an amazing artist. A world champion who, for the first time ever, landed two triple Axels in a program. A living legend who will leave everyone in Geneva speechless. ‪#‎GuessWho‬‪#‎IL16

So, it sounds like Mao is likely going there to skate.


https://stephanelambiel.com/

It looks like it will be on April 22.

yhmafan it looks like we posted at almost the exact same time.

Yes we did :biggrin: but thanks for the more details, gotoschool.

By the way, if Midori Ito has not ever landed two triple axels in a program (sorry, I'm not sure.) it should be Mao :cool:
 
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gotoschool

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Yes we did :biggrin: but thanks for the more details, gotoschool.

By the way, if Midori Ito has not ever landed two triple axels in a program (sorry, I'm not sure.) it should be Mao :cool:

Mao is the only woman to ever land two triple axels in one one program and three in one competition. The first time she did it was when she won the Grand Prix Final in 2008: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2wy6HyXcxI

It is so amazing that a prima ballerina skater holds this incredible record.
 
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yhmafan

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Mao is the only woman to ever land two triple axels in one one program and three in one competition. The first time she did it was when she won the Grand Prix Final in 2008: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2wy6HyXcxI

It is so amazing that a prima ballerina skater holds this incredible record.

Thank you. Actually it’s really impressive that one can be a ballerina-type skater at the same time a gifted athlete and I think Stephane is a genius to describe about her. :luv17:
(I was almost sure she could be the only woman, I wanted to be convinced myself as Midori is a living legend as well and being her role model hehe, anyway thanks again)
 
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gotoschool

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Thanks a lot for the photos Franklin99. I love Mao's sizzling smooth dance moves with long graceful undulations in her sparkling red dress like the waves of the sea moving in fiery fluidity, and her rhythmic head and shoulder shakes with her head thrown back and priceless smile are a contagious case of delightful dance fever. Mao, really knows how to get down! I especially love the combination of styles: an intoxicating mix of ballet, Jazz, Spanish and Mao's own unique ingredient. I think Mao is the best dancer in skating.

From 2005, I think Mao's outfit matches beautifully like a bouquet of white and pink roses.
 
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gotoschool

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I was really upset today to find that Mao's Sochi LP with Tarasova commentary and almost 2.7 million views has been removed by the IOC. The quality of the picture was not that great, but it was just a perfect symbol of Mao's timeless performance because it was full of such beautiful tributes and I will admit a lot of impassioned criticism of the scores. I posted there so many times. Other skaters LP performances were released by the IOC in HD. I think the other skaters had nice performances, but Mao's was by far my favorite and also deserved an HD release by the IOC.

I also felt upset when Mao's Sochi LP video with over 1 million views featuring a very emotional Mai was taken down because reading the tributes there also made me feel like I was reliving the epic grandeur and wonderful roller coaster of emotions in Mao's performance. Her performance is the reason I joined this forum and it is my all time favorite. There are still a lot of versions left, but these were extra special.

Here are some super HD photos to help remember:

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And here are a sample of all the wonderful tweets that Mao got for her Rach II performance as the most tweeted athlete at Sochi.

http://seen.co/event/the-sochi-2014-winter-olympics---feb.-20-sochi-russia-2014-5567/highlight/3174

My wish for Mao is that she will have two programs this incredibly beautiful at Worlds. She deserves it.

photos in sequence with Mao's performance: the most beautiful and emotionally powerful one I have ever seen.
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gotoschool

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rosewood at fsuniverse posted this message about more shows for Mao's show, The Ice Tour : Kitakyushu show (Aug 10-11) was added to THE ICE 2016 tour. It's rumored that Midori might appear at this show since it is the related place to her. (i.e. She does skating lessons a couple of times a year around the venue of the Kitakyushu show. )
http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/

Midori, go for it!!
 

gotoschool

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Thanks to rosewood for another update about Mao. Here is the message: One of Mao's sponsor companies Arsoa announced they'll invite Patrick and Carolina together with Mao to their own "on ice party." (I'm not sure what kind of party it will be yet. 2000 of Arsoa's customers will win a ticket by lottery.) The party is scheduled on the same day as Nagoya show of THE ICE. rosewood says that they bet Patrick and Carolina will be invited to THE ICE too. But, nothing has been confirmed yet. But, it sounds likely.
http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/
 

gotoschool

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I haven't heard anything about Mao's training. It will be so wonderful to see her skate again at Worlds. I wish her the very best and that both programs end with a huge grin and great satisfaction for Mao. I think Mao has the most beautiful mix of artistry and athleticism and such a regal and emotionally compelling nature to her skating. She is also really charming and warm-hearted while having the quality of being forever young and still expressing maturity. Here are some beautiful photos.

http://takakikumada.com/images/900/24.jpg

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Plumededragon

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Thanks for the pics! It may be a good thing that we don't hear much about her training, it means that she's not being followed around and/or that it's kept tightly private for better conditions. Hopefully we'll see her skating the way she can really do at Boston. How awesome would it be if she gets a 4th title? :cheer:
 

gotoschool

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Here are the best quality videos I can find of Mao's Madame Butterfly at the Japan Open and her SP at the Cup of China. These are my favorite SP and LP performances of the season. At Worlds,I hope Mao gets as much or even more satisfaction out of her performances and brings overflowing joy to the people who are watching.

Madame Butterfly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n8odc0iymo

Cup of China SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpfgCzS2k-Q
 

gotoschool

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Here is some information and a short clip about Mao's training. Thanks to rosewood for posting. So nice to finally see Mao on ice again with her magnificent triple axel!

Here is a clip from a Fuji TV's news show aired yesterday. It shows Mao's 3A in a LP run through. Judging by her clothes maybe this clip was recorded on the same day as Fuji TV shot their commercial video for Worlds. Not necessarily very recent training but at least the latest clip we see after the NHK's exhibition show in the beginning of January. In the news show Kozuka said (nice to see Kozuka appeared on TV as a commentator Smile ) that he recently skated with her and her condition was getting better little by little. Sounds she's not on her top form yet but I'm relieved to hear she's on the up-going wave. During the very short interview Mao said she wishes to show determined skating by trusting in what she's done after deciding to make a comeback.

https://twitter.com/noenoe28/status/711968129329401857

Originally posted at: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/ind...er-beauty-is-her-biggest-weapon.95911/page-23
 
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FSGMT

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I really do wish her the best of luck at Worlds, she totally deserves some satisfaction after all the hard training and the unsuccessful performances earlier this season. And her FS is probably my favourite of hers, I can't wait to witness it skated well!
 

dna5019

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Her FS is a thing of beauty, isn't it? :luv17: I hope we'll get to see her skate it to its full potential next week. :clapper: Good luck, Mao! :biggrin: :yay: :cheer:
 

gotoschool

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Thanks to silenceisgolden for this wonderful photo of Mao and Coach Sato. It's good to see that Mao and Coach Sato are so happy together. I don't think I have ever seen him with such a big smile. I hope Mao has an even bigger smile than this after her performances at Worlds.


https://twitter.com/yukkie610
 
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Franklin99

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Thank you for posting Mao's update news/photos, gotoschool. Here's to hoping that her practices are going smoothly.
 
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