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01 2012

News from Cote d'Azur


The 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice came to an end except for the gala tonight. Of course, I’m living according to France Time in recent days. :D

Here are the events that have left a strong impression on me.

Thrills and Pleasures 興奮と喜び
・The grandstand finish of the men’s free skating
Yuzuru Hanyub who grabbed the bronze medal did the great, great performance with youth and enthusiasm. Daisuke Takahashi’s breathtaking skate struck a nerve with the audience. The other joy was that the 27-year-old Brian Joubert showed us his clean Matrix and occupied a position of 4th! I hope he’s fully stood ready to respond to the scoring system.

・Our first medal in a senior pairs competition of the World
Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran in third place made the history which was worth publishing extra editions. Sitting in front of the computer alone at dawn, I got excited over their wining. I was one of happy ones who watched their FS and reactions in kiss & cry live. Narumi who exploded in joy and hopped around surly impressed figure skating fans in the world just as their performance did.

Heartbreaks 傷心
・The tragedy of the Satos
Did someone voodoo skaters work with Nobuo and Yuka Sato?
Mr. Sato’s pupiles, Takahiko Kozuka and Mao Asada, couldn’t show their abilities.
Daughter Yuka’s pupiles, Jeremy Abbott and Adam Rippon who ended up 8th and 13th, respectively, couldn’t respond to the expectations of American fans wishing three places at the next World that determines a spot in Sochi Olympics.
I can’t think of what to say to Alissa Czisny. She missed almost all jumps throughout SP and FS and ended up 22nd.

・The tragedy of Russian Men
The SP of pairs in which all three Russian males fell was the prelude, but that wasn’t really matter. Russian pairs finally kept three places. In men’s single, however, the team lost one place out of two because Sergei Voronov and Artur Gachinski ended up 17th and 18th. Who could expect that? Again, the next World determines a spot in Sochi Olympics, and it will be held in enemy territory, Canada. Oh, no….

Well, the battles are over.
I’m going to open a bottle of wine and watch the gala with the afterglow of the competitions!

Mao, I give you a boost through hard times and good times.

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