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On the Ice
Dec 27, 2007
I read somewhere that the success on the 3A was not so good: 5 out of 14. This makes me think she rushes things and she's not ready. Anyway, fingers crossed she'll nail it in the competition!

According to a different source, Mao attempted 3A 6 times and landed it cleanly 4 times. I think FujiTV might ave counted her double axels as failed triple axels, or something. ;) They also said she's planning 3F-3T in her SP & LP;
According to this ( ) article, Mao had a clean run-through (as in, no falls or pops).
Also, Yukari Nakano interviewed coach Sato, wo said that he can't know how the competition will turn out, but Mao's jumps are good in practice so far.

I think Mao's jump layout is a bit crazy, but if she wants to test her abilities in an actual competition, there probably will be no better opportunity. I don't expect perfection, but I'm very impressed with her courage and the sheer amount of work she must have put into being able to have clean run-throughs with such challenging content in such a short time. :)


Sep 17, 2011
It will be interesting to see if she goes for everything. If Mao can hit the 3-3 and 3A she will be nearly impossible to beat when you add her PCS and other TES elements (spins, spirals, etc.).

I HATE the new dress though. All of the feathers...ew. It's too literal for a swan...her first dress was perfection. I wish she'd stuck with it.

It reminded me of this


On the Ice
Dec 29, 2009
Thanks for the link! :) that 3/3 looks better than the others, and the second 3a they showed was really clean, go mao!!

WOW!! If you stop the video exactly at 0:54 you'll be able to see that the 3/3 was fully rotated. Not only would it get full credit (BV:10,40!) but also it's the best 3F+3Lo I've seen Mao land since 2008 Worlds SP. It's amazing how much progress she's made since Japan Nationals.