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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:29 pm

Thanks for the clips KariDebate. Mao looks great and I hope those screaming fans in the background are going to be there for the actual competition!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:40 pm

Thank you ballerinamao! flower

I agree, her jumps do look secure and the entry into the 3A is looking much better! But I don't think they are planning to put the 3A in the SP. I'd like to think they're going to do the 2A in the SP to go for clean and get all the levels & elements down, so they have the option to have the 3A set-up in the LP and may put it in if it improves even more in the next few days. I've never seen Sato-sensei clinch his fists and motion (in my mind) "Yessir" like that before he tried to play it off and be his old stoic self again. LOL.

He's been saying it in past interviews that he knows how an athlete yearns to display one of their greatest arsenals and there is a part of me that feels Nobuo-san, himself, wants to let Mao do the 3A. However, he is a wise and patient coach so I think there is an equal chance of Mao doing the 2A in the LP.
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:51 pm

ballerinamao wrote:
here is the starting order:

http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpf1112/SEG003.HTM

Mao is going to skate second last

I KNEW IT! I had a feeling that she would skate second to the last, but that's good since she won't have to watch Elizaveta. I love saying her whole name! Lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:53 pm

news today
http://www.asahi.com/sports/jiji/JJT201112080029.html
http://mainichi.jp/enta/sports/news/20111208k0000e050126000c.html
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/sports/news/111208/oth11120808460002-n1.htm
http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/f-sp-tp0-20111208-873972.html



summary: everyone is doing good
Mao landed 3A, Akko landed 3-3 then Dai landed 4T
Dai said he didn't land 4T for a long time (laugh)
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:25 pm

Those pictures look stunning! Thanks so much shikure cat I can't wait! Sigh, when competitions are in N. America, it is so hard to wait for so long for people like us in Asia *sigh*

GOOO MAO! Very Happy (new dress for liebestraum please Wub )

edit for spelling error! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:48 pm

Seems like all skaters stay in this hotel
http://www.fairmont.com/frontenac
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:05 pm

what a lovely hotel!

does anyone have any idea what time competitions start?
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks shikure and tianrushui! Mao looks at ease sunny And my goodness that's a huge hotel.

@swan

The ladies SP starts at 1 p.m. on Friday and the LP starts at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday. Yep!

http://www.isuresults.com/events/GPF11_ColouredTimeSchedule.pdf
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:19 pm

maowataiyo wrote:
Thanks shikure and tianrushui! Mao looks at ease sunny And my goodness that's a huge hotel.

@swan

The ladies SP starts at 1 p.m. on Friday and the LP starts at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday. Yep!

http://www.isuresults.com/events/GPF11_ColouredTimeSchedule.pdf


Thank you! you're the best, maowataiyo!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:40 pm

tianrushui wrote:
Seems like all skaters stay in this hotel
http://www.fairmont.com/frontenac

My mouth just DROPPED when I saw it! Wow. So classic!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:04 am

The 3A looked short on rotation to me, but I'm sure she will try it anyway in this competition. I just hope she will go for it in the LP and not in the SP. 3A aside, I hope she lands the 3S and the 2A-3T combination again in the LP!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:11 am

Lady_in_black wrote:
The 3A looked short on rotation to me, but I'm sure she will try it anyway in this competition. I just hope she will go for it in the LP and not in the SP. 3A aside, I hope she lands the 3S and the 2A-3T combination again in the LP!

well for me it looked fully rotated and she also had a beautiful landing!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:59 am

The 3A seems strong but just close enough on the landing...
The judges won't be tender with her - a slightly under-rotated landing and she'll be off the podium! Plus I would not like to see Mao ruin the rest of her jumps because of an UR 3A at the very start! We've all seen how missing the 3Lz during the LP in Russia had set her off her game...

I feel the strategy is to skate a very clean SP - Milk marks on the steps and spins...(so as to be on par with the 3-3 skaters) - And if the winning gap is too high, then maybe go for the 3A in the LP!

What's important in the LP is basically the 2a-3t and the 3s - She needs to land those jumps along with her combos to earn as much marks as she can!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:03 am

Mao_Asada_sunrise wrote:
tianrushui wrote:
Seems like all skaters stay in this hotel
http://www.fairmont.com/frontenac

My mouth just DROPPED when I saw it! Wow. So classic!
The Château Frontenac is the biggest hôtel in town, and the most prestigious ! It is just by the St-Laurent's river and has a very nice view just in the center of the old quebec ! Everytime Skate Canada has come to Quebec city, the skaters were staying at this hotel and they all enjoyed so much Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:06 am

It seems to me that she two footed her 3A ? but the height is affraid

Is there 14 hour time difference bteween Quebec and Tokyo ? Is Mao practising now ?
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:13 am

The 3F-2L looks amazing. The height, wow.
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:23 am

Mao withdrew.mon critically ill.so sad
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:26 am

http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nsp/item/277059
http://www.daily.co.jp/society/main/2011/12/09/0004671308.shtml

withdrew due to healthy condition of family member.
saw on twitter "her mother is ill and she has flown back to Japan"
hope her mother can get well soon >"<
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:28 am

no I can't believe this there was not one indication anywhere that Mao's mother was critically sick!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:34 am

actually there was rumor after worlds from a gossip magazine and all ppl thought they were making up the story but maybe that was true >"<
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:35 am

That triple axel was so EASY. It didn't look labored like it did in the past two season. Wow. Well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:37 am

Tianrushui, shikure - thanks for the update and the links. This is really sad news - just when Mao was rediscovering her joy in the skating, an illness in the family... I really hope Mao's mum recovers and has an opportunity to watch her daughter's skating for long years to come.

Ballerinamao - I don't think even Mao knew how bad her mum's condition was, or she wouldn't have left for Canada in the first place. It must have been something sudden (or a lingering illness that suddenly got worse)... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:39 am

shikure wrote:
actually there was rumor after worlds from a gossip magazine and all ppl thought they were making up the story but maybe that was true >"<

then that most have been the reason why Mao lost soo much weight at the world championships, as well as that stupid diet that didn't help!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:39 am

shikure wrote:
actually there was rumor after worlds from a gossip magazine and all ppl thought they were making up the story but maybe that was true >"<

A rumor about her mother being unwell? pale
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Final 2011/2012 @Quebec City, Canada   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:45 am

babayaga wrote:
shikure wrote:
actually there was rumor after worlds from a gossip magazine and all ppl thought they were making up the story but maybe that was true >"<

A rumor about her mother being unwell? pale

a rumor about her mother was sick~ but that was disclosure by an unreliable magazine. no one confirmed that and ppl won't think that is real.

I just remembered I saw the headline on google search or something.

ETA: from twitter, JSF members in GPF confirmed Mao's mom was sick before GPF but the situation turned bad now Sad


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