www.japanskates.com Forum Index

 FAQ Search  Memberlist Usergroups Register Profile  Log in to check your private messages Log in 

2012 WTT in Tokyo, JAPAN
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    www.japanskates.com Forum Index -> Japan Skates Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: 2012 WTT in Tokyo, JAPAN Reply with quote

Japan Skates is going to cover 2012 WTT in Tokyo, JAPAN!
We've sent our reporters there, who are twitting Practice reports @japanskates "R:" on https://twitter.com/japanskates in Japanese, that I("Aiko:") have translated for English readers here.
…Even it's starting now!!!

Japan Skates、世界国別対抗戦をリポートいたします!
twitterの @japanskates 「R:」で記者の方が公式練習の御報告を、…既に始められていますッ
こちら https://twitter.com/japanskates のフォローをお願い申し上げます!

+++ Ice Dance Wed. morning Practice +++
Our Japanese correspondent reports:

You're so worrying about how injured Chris(REEDS) is skating: he had seemed to care for his injured right foot to use in warming up, but in run-through, I wasn't thinking he has injury.
PECHALAT/BOURZAT were lively! to check the beginning and ending of SD and pattern dance.
CAPPELLINI/LANOTTE had trained pattern dance, footworks, Luca LANOTTE were skating so fluently, nice to see it!


…GEEZ! expect so much emotion of our reporters!!!
So, you must stay tuned here, and follow @japanskates for Planned Program Contents!

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:51 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Men Wed. morning Practice Reply with quote

+++ Men Wed. morning Practice +++

"Men in Worlds" are planning same jumps layout as Worlds as of Wed, and: 男子、ワールド組の予定ジャンプ構成はワールドと変わりないようです。その他の選手:

Paolo BACCHINI(ITA) SP{3A, 3Lz-3T, 3Lo} FS{3A, 3Lz-3T, 3S-3T // 3Lo, 3Lz, 3F, 2A-2T-2T, 2A}

Zhan BUSH(RUS) SP{4T-3T, 3A, 3Lz} FS{4T, 3A, 3F-3T, 3Lo // 3Lz, 3F-2T, 3S, 3T-2T-2T}

Maxim KOVTUN(RUS) SP{3A, 3Lz-3T, 3F} FS{3A-2T, 3A, 3T // 3F, 3S, 3Lz-2T-2T, 3Lz, 2A~2A}

Our Japanese correspondent reports:
Taka(KOZUKA), a SP run-through, checking only footworks and spins, then had attended 4T over and over, some of them were two-footed, fall, but 1 good 4T I watched, I guess.
Daisuke(TAKAHASHI), I thought he would check just his CHoreography in run-though, yet he did: 3A, 3Lz. After that, he made good jumps including 3A-3T, was seemed so fine!
Jeremy(ABBOTT), a FS run-through, then trained 4Ts.
Patrick(CHAN), a SP run-through, checking footworks, jumping entries except for 3Lz he made. Patrick had not so much clean landings, but seemed not bad. He had focused on 3A, by the leaving time.
Kevin(REYNOLDS), a SP run-through without jumping, then made a 3A, and so many jumps there, I guess…
Brian(JOUBERT), a SP run-through without dancing, had done only jumping entries, and just skating(hands on waist), yet Daft Punk waked him up, rising on footworks. Then he worked gutsy on jumps, made a good 4T.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: Ladies & TAKAHASHI/TRAN Wed. morning Practice Reply with quote

+++ Ladies & TAKAHASHI/TRAN Wed. morning Practice +++
"Ladies in Worlds" are planning same jumps layout as Worlds, as of Wed, and: 女子、ワールド組の予定ジャンプ構成はワールドと変わりないようです。その他の選手:

Cynthia PHANEUF(CAN) SP{3T-2T, 3Lo, 2A} FS{3Lz, 3Lo, 3Lo-2T-2T, 3S // 2A, 3T, 3T-2T}

Mae Berenice MEITE(FRA) SP{3T-3T, 3Lz, 2A} FS{2A-3T, 3Lo-2T-2T, 3Lz, 3F-2T // 2A-2T, 3Lz, 3T}

Adelina SOTNIKOVA(RUS) SP{3T-3T, 3F, 2A} FS{3Lz-3Lo, 3F, 2A-3T, 3F-2T-2Lo // 3S, 3Lo, 2A}

Ashley(WAGNER) has still planned 3F-3T in SP as of Wed, and
Gracie GOLD(USA) SP{3F-3T, 3Lz, 2A} FS{3Lz-3T, 2A-3T, 3Lo, 3F, 3Lz, 2A-2T-2T, 3S}

Our correspondent reports:
Kanako(MURAKAMI), a SP run-through: 3T-3T, 3F, checking entry of 2A, - skip - started from the "holding head" move, footworks, spins, made a good program.
Akiko(SUZUKI) skipped this session.

Pairs TAKAHASHI/TRAN, a SP run-through: solo 3S DONE! 3STh two-footed, - skip - footworks, FiDs, so beautiful! then they focused on side-by-side combination spin. They looked in-form.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:57 am    Post subject: Ice Dance Wed. afternoon Practice Reply with quote

+++ Ice Dance Wed. afternoon Practice +++
Our correspondent reports:

REEDS again, gave a half run-through of FD performance, Chris wobbled on Twizzle a little bit, but he was still looking skating so well.
DAVIS/WHITE, a FD run-through, checking RoLi, CuLi, - skip - and RoLi, and lift! - tested all Lifts! then trained Twizzle as well. Wonderful! Skating Charlie's dress coat were swinging in style.
ILINYKH/KATSALAPOV, a FD run-through, RoLi, Twizzle, and footworks done. after that seemed to train pattern dance. Nikita had dynamism in skating, so nice to watch.
VIRTUE/MOIR, a FD run-through, checked 1st half then footworks and lifts, beautiful… nothing but beautiful I can say… They were only couple in black training wears, that toned them up even more.
and dressed PECHALAT/BOURZAT again, now FD run-through, checked pattern dance, lifts, CHoreography, as well. looked in-form. They were the earliest couple coming into the rink(even though they were 2nd Group)! well-warmed up and gave a SD run-through in the morning.
CAPPELLINI/LANOTTE again, a FD run-through, showed superb Twizzle. Luca had been in-form, his strides are floating, so handsome!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:06 am    Post subject: Japanese Men Ladies Wed afternoon Practice Reply with quote

+++ Japanese Men Ladies Wed. afternoon Practice +++
Our correspondent reports:

Daisuke(TAKAHASHI), a FS run-through, opener 4T fall, but other triples were DONE. Daisuke had trained jumps mainly, after run-through he was trying and trying 4T, some of them were weak landing, but I saw one clean 4T of Daisuke! …even more?

Taka(KOZUKA), FS run-though, with full of energy - a bit muted in practice, you know. His opener 4T was two-footed, slightly wobbled, some jumps skipped and made 3A-2T-2Lo with good effort and killed 3Lz-3T as well. Footworks flowed so beautifully, so much.

Then Akiko(SUZUKI) gave a fully-energized perfect Free program in Wed afternoon Practice! she saved some more energy on her signature footworks, though, spins and ChSp were neatly-done, as well as she made all jumps! then she had focused to train 3Lz, with highly consistency, and she was in good shape, and had good stride. Overall, looked quite good Akko.

Kanako(MURAKAMI), a FS run-through, rushed to enter her opener 3Lz - fall, but 3Lo DONE! 3F - fall, seemed "OUCH", - a moment skip - 3T-3T DONE! After that painful fall, she had worked so hard to skate, to jump, that you need no worries about Kanako.

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:18 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Others and TAKAHASHI/TRAN on Wed. Practice Reply with quote

+++ Others and TAKAHASHI/TRAN on Wed. Practice +++
From our reporter's "notebook":

Gracie(GOLD) in a so lovely turquoise tank, a FS run-through in the morning, made 3Lz-3T, 2A-3T, Ina-Bauer-3Lz, beautiful ChSp. She will rock the big sisters! She had been in good shape, trained so hard by the leaving time of afternoon session.

Florent(AMODIO) a SP run-through in the morning, focused some jumps and footworks, without his stunning finishing pose, but then he made good 3Lz-3T there.

Paolo(BACCHINI) a SP run-through in the morning, he doubled 3Lz, was going to work so hard on 3Lz.

Samuel(CONTESTI) a SP run-through in the morning, checked only his "hilarious" - the word from my notebook - dancing on the ice. and also I wrote "Patrick 4-3 checked!" - guess he made 4-3 in Samuel's SP? sorry I was so confused there, in a Men traffic jam!

Zhan(BUSH) a FS run-through in the afternoon, 4T fall, 3F-3T DONE, - skip - You'll see so nice footworks tasted Carmen.

Maxim(KOVTUN) a SP run-through… I'm sorry, that I just wrote "big stride" for him! as Daisuke made 3A-3T two times there.


TAKAHASHI/TRAN a FS run-through in the evening, Mervin missed 3S fall, but they both landed 3T-2T, - skip - Narumi was going to come to her coach to meet their fists! looked so fun! then they had waited it's time, a 3STh, DONE! 3TTh DONE!, Mervin fell on ChSp, but he was keeping performing, took himself running to Narumi. After that, they had trained that missing parts. had been still looked in-form.

The reporter, she continues:
Tomorrow(Thu. today) mainly reporting Japanese, too, and also I'm going to focus on Ladies, that I wasn't able to report "today"(Wed.), as Carolina KOSTNER and Adelina SOTNIKOVA were so fantastic!

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Thu May 17, 2012 3:15 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:25 am    Post subject: Ice Dance/Japanese/Patrick Thu. SP Practice Reply with quote

Our correspondent reports:

+++ Ice Dance Thu. SD Practice +++
VIRTUE/MOIR Tessa in magenta dress with Tutu-like skirt. run-through: pattern dance, - skip - hand in hand position, and pattern dance. What an esthetic Rhumba Sequences!

PECHALAT/BOURZAT run-through: CuLi, pattern dance, footworks, - skip - Twizzle, and Nathalie's "Seoi-nage (in Judo)"-like move, which she checked yesterday, too. Their arms were working exquisitely along the music, so fun to watch!

DAVIS/WHITE run-through: Their knees were bent so deeply! Their speed entering pattern dance was so fantastic. and such a fantastic Lift. Their skating to Lambada tasted music is so fabulous.

I'm sorry for missing Group 1 practice. All the couple of Group 2 seemed well-prepared, in-form, and beautiful… nothing but beautiful I can say.

+++ Men Thu. SP Practice +++
Daisuke(TAKAHASHI) in good shape, 4T(weak landing), - skip - solid 3Lz-3T, spins had exquisite positions. and gave a lovely bow. I guess he made 4Ts after that. He looked not so bad even in the early morning.

Taka(KOZUKA), opener 4T was doubled, 3A DONE, - skip - …talking with his coach Nobuo SATO, and unexpectedly CCSp went "Side by Side" with CONTESTI! ending Upright Spin was so fast as usual. Taka looked even, had worked on 4T over and over, and over! Lots popped and two-footed, but he killed at least one 4T I watched.

Practice Patrick(CHAN), tripled(?) 4T, 3A fall (at the same time Taka fell on 3A, too), - a moment skip - after long strides he skated in his signature way, 3Lz-3T he could resort as combination in practice, good spins - his upright position looks "T", one foot footwork(he wobbled at Worlds), was superb. He had done hard by the leaving time.

+++ Ladies Thu. SP Practice +++
Kanako(MURAKAMI), 3T-3T DONE! entered in good speed, barely 3F - with good extension, though, - skip - given advice by her coach Machiko YAMADA, 2A, so lively footworks she was running and hopping, - skip spins - a finishing pose. So Good!

Akiko(SUZUKI) - Ashley had waited for Akko's program opening! to watch her dancing. 3T-3T checked, 3Lz checked, - skip - with her long stride she could across the rink immediately, 2A checked, solid footworks checked, fast spins checked. So Good, too!

+++ Pairs Thu. SP Practice +++
TAKAHASHI/TRAN meeting their fists, as always, run-through: 3S landed - although Mervin's was late takeoff, so nice! 3T-2T 3T both fall in unison(wonderfully), - skip hand-in-hand they went to their coach, talking a lot. But their facial expression was so fine. - 3STh & 3TTh both made today, too, ChSp was OK today. Narumi were smiling in Lifts.

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:22 am; edited 5 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:29 am    Post subject: Wed. Team Japan Press Conference Reply with quote

+++ Wed. Team Japan Press Conference 水曜日日本代表チーム会見 +++
((its translation later!))

Mervin TRAN マーヴィン・トラン選手
(質問に答える順番が) Ichiban! (笑) (以下 高橋成美通訳:) 世界選手権と同じような攻めの姿勢で滑ります。この競技はすごく実力が近い(close)ので、そうしないと負けてしまいます。
- 今大会の抱負
- ソチオリンピックについて
- 世界選手権からの短い調整期間について
Last season we were skating in Junior and Senior B, we were able to go laid down after going conditioning, to bring backups to top the things, and we did the same thing.

Narumi TAKAHASHI 高橋成美選手
- 今大会の抱負
- 団体戦と個人戦の心境の違い
- 世界選手権からの短い調整期間について

Kanako MURAKAMI 村上佳菜子選手
- 今大会の抱負
- 団体戦と個人戦の心境の違い
- 世界選手権からの短い調整期間について

Akiko SUZUKI 鈴木明子選手
- 今大会の抱負
- 団体戦と個人戦の心境の違い
- ソチオリンピックで団体戦が採用されたことについて
自分が「ソチ」をまだ考えているわけではないので。(笑) まぁ、1年1年やって行って、もし出ることになったらこの試合の経験が活きて来るんじゃないかな、と思います。
- 世界選手権からの短い調整期間について
ただ、気持ちの面では、心と体がうまく一致しなくて、先生にはかなり… 後ろからハッパかけてもらいました。(笑) たくさんケンカをして(笑)、練習して来ましたけれども、そうやって先生が「もう一度モチベーションを上げよう」とがんばってくれたことによって、動けるようになったのでよかったな、と思っています。

Daisuke TAKAHASHI 高橋大輔選手
シーズン最後の試合なので、ショート・フリーと両方に気持ちを込めて、精一杯の演技を!自分自身、チームの皆を引っ張っていけるような?(場内 笑) 背中を押せるような演技をしたいな、と思っています。
- 今大会の抱負
世界選手権では、怪我をしてから… と言うか初めて、ショート・フリーと四回転を成功させることが出来たので、今回この試合で、世界選手権から続けて「四回転をショート・フリーで成功」させられたらいいな、と思います。そこが課題かな、と。
- ソチオリンピックで団体戦が採用されたことについて
- 世界選手権からの短い調整期間について

Takahiko KOZUKA 小塚崇彦選手
とにかく、自分自身が今出来ることをしっかりやりたいと思います!チームジャパンとして、いいバトンパスが出来れば、と。あとは… 助けてもらえたらな、と思います。(笑)
- 今大会の抱負
- ソチオリンピックで団体戦が採用されたことについて
- 世界選手権からの短い調整期間について

Cathy REED キャシー・リード選手
今 season、大変でした。今試合、ベストを尽くしたいと思います。
- 今大会の抱負
今 season、クリスはたくさん怪我がありました。とても大変で、苦しかったです。世界選手権ではうまく滑れなかった… 今試合WTTに出られてとてもうれしいです。SD、FDがんばります!
- 世界選手権からの短い調整期間について
今 season、NHK杯の衝突事故でChrisが怪我をして、全然練習出来ませんでした。たくさんの試合を棄権して、世界選手権・今試合も状態が悪いままです… 80 percent ない(?)、でも、がんばります。

Chris REED クリス・リード選手
ベストscore が出るように、がんばります!
- 今大会の抱負
世界選手権… ちょっと悪かったです。今試合は… ummmm… 右足首が痛い… 練習時間が短かった。uh… でも!SDとFD、がんばります!!
- 世界選手権からの短い調整期間について
今 season は練習出来ませんでした。だからピークもまだ来てません。(苦笑) just… 今試合はがんばります!

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:51 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Daisuke, Taka Quotes after SP Reply with quote

Daisuke TAKAHASHI Takahiko KOZUKA itnerviews after SP
高橋大輔選手・小塚崇人選手 SP演技後インタビュー
((translations later, sorry,))

+++ Diasuke TAKAHASHI 高橋大輔 1st place +++

ジャンプは成功出来たのでよかったんですが、ステップでかなりぐらついた箇所が何回もあったのと、スピンがちょっと甘かったかな、というので… 今回この点数(ワールドレコード)は、出してもらいすぎかな?(笑) というかんじでもあるんですけども、お客さんがすごく盛り上がって下さったので、その分の点が入ったのかな?(笑) というかんじで。とりあえず、大きなミスなく終了できたことが、自分にとっては一番よかったなと思います。
- ワールドレコード(94.00)について
- ジャンプについて
- 4T-3Tの予定を4T単独にしたことについて
- 試合直前の調整法
「自分の体が今どんな感じか」というのがすごく分かるので、いつも靴を履く直前に陸でジャンプをします。(今日の感じは?:) すごくよかったので、行けるだろうなとは思いましたけど、本番は分からないので。とりあえず、いいイメージを想像するようにしていました。
- 世界選手権からの練習について
- 「日本チームキャプテンとしてしっかり役目を果たせたか?」という質問に
どうですかね。(笑) 今日はこれでとりあえず。(笑) 女子のほうが勢いづいて、後押し出来たらな、と思いますけど。一応、今日の分は出来たかな、と思います。
- 「お祭り騒ぎですが?」という質問に
「自分のやることをやっていないと勝つものも勝てない」と思うので。自分の演技をする前は、自分自身に集中して、と。試合が終わったら、応援も全力でやりたいな、と思っています。僕達もこういう雰囲気の中で試合をするのは初めてなので、なかなか… 「(「チーム席」で)どうしたらいいのか」分からないんじゃないかな?というかんじではあると思います。他の選手達も。そういったところは、回数を経るごとにだんだんと(「チーム席の過ごし方」が)変わって行くんじゃないかな、と思いますけど。…これで、大丈夫ですかね?自分でも何言ってるか分からないんですけど!(笑)
- フリーに向けて
明日がほんとに気合いの入れどころなので、明日はミスのない演技を目指して、「自分自身のパーフェクト」というものをやりたいな、と思います。そして、優勝に一歩でも近づいていけるような演技をしたいな、と。(パーフェクトな演技に何が一番必要ですか?:) たぶん「気合い」だと思います。「気持ち」で乗り切って行きたいな、と思います。

+++ Takahiko KOZUKA 小塚崇彦選手 8th place +++

世界選手権のようにミスをしてしまって悔しいです。この前と違って、「軸」とか… 「降りられる」という感触はあった気がしたので、最後の最後に踵が「ガンッ」と引っかかってしまった、そのクセが今日は影響したみたいで。ジャンプの「軸」というのはいいかんじがするので、明日までにしっかりとその点を修正して、最後のチェックまで意識を持ってやる、ということに気をつけてやりたいと思います。最後まで諦めずに。高橋選手(SP1位)は、これ以上(順位を)上げられないので、僕がしっかりとポイントを稼げるように、チームジャパンとしてがんばります。
- 4T(転倒)、3Lz-3T(3Lzで転倒)の失敗について
- 国別対抗戦に出場してみて
- フリーに向けて

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:18 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:36 pm    Post subject: Patrick CHAN interview after SP in English Reply with quote

+++ Patrick CHAN interview after SP (2nd Place) +++

Very successful, very happy for performance today, actually happier than I was at Worlds, I was much more comfortable to skate, I was able to be really getting in the ice with my knees, also I was able to really play with judges, and judges reacted really "wow", they were enjoining us, they weren't so nervous, as we were, so I think all and all of us meets a SB, and I'm very happy for Daisuke's SB today, and I think especially in Japan, for him, it's very exciting, for audience as well.
- on jumps
Very happy with a 4T, best 4T of the season I was able to. really uncomfortable I was in a way in practices and warm-ups, it was successful in competition that's always very good confidence for me, especially for tomorrow, since I have two 4Ts for FS. It was big difficult 2 weeks before I came here, 4T giving me some troubles, so I'm very happy for it came together for the competition. 3A - it didn't happen, but you know we make mistakes. I'm doing it almost 100% all the season, It's kinda, like… I have at least one competition where 3A has trouble, so today was it. It's OK. Overall program was very good and was very happy.
- You'll have good FS if you have not good SP.
I feel I can really set up my long program, it's very comfortable program, this season I had troubles with SP and had great FS, like you said, so it's exciting for me, it's comfort for relaxed tonight, to recoup it for tomorrow, just I'll focus on the elements. It's a very beautiful program, last time I'll perform, for me it's one last… a "tribute" for this program.
- for FS (on his two 4Ts, that Daisuke plans one.)
It's a… very rewarding program, if it's done well, if it's not done well - it's very risky program, but the audiences come here to see it and of course I have arranged on the paper for the program (Planned Program Content sheet), but it's whole question if it's given at competition. Today was very good signs to tomorrow to come, you know, flying a long way, from all the way from home, I was very happy that all week I've been to get into my life, to get used to the ice. Today its 4T I guess it's very good, but 3A, in FS is actually much more comfortable for me, that part is much comfortable, now I'm very happy and excited to skate tomorrow, I think I could have good result.
- on skating after Daisuke TAKAHASHI
It's a great test, a sort like really good test. You know, it was really good practice for Sochi, or for next Worlds, because London's gonna be so crazy next year because it's in Canada! So, its good practice for me, you know it's very panic those the flowers came down, because I can't do my usual little warm up flight going actually start, so I have to be kinda indulged with flowers. It was test, was very good experience I was able to, its kinda laugh! figured out I did, it was successful because I did great 4T, so… I think it was very very shocking horror as well, but I think it was sort of challenging, I was very happy it happened here, you know it's not big event.
- on preparations to WTT from Worlds
Preparations was challenging, of course after Worlds - it's tough to come back up after a big competition like Worlds, for me was very difficult, but it was successful, I was able to stay relaxed and focused on my goals, was able to train in Colorado, it's home, had some time to relax, and also train at home.
- on coaching change
It was something surprise, of course, but you know it was a great great time with Christy, she told me so much with quad, I've never landed quad, any of technical upgraded without her coaching. But, as with any athlete, we have to go through evolution. You have to always look at other places to have to be improved. As for my program, it's not so much over… technical has to be also any integration of jumps and transitions, "those elements are not separate", actually one element, so we have to figure out how to weave together, you know just at jump, like it's nothing. So it's sort making very difficult, looks like obviously you get ready for jump to jump. Studies with her just make it smooth and transitions should be woven in together, I think Kathy(JOHNSON) has of course already to do that, I think I'm very comfortable what I am, what I have - very smooth transitions that I was working with Kathy already.

*from our interview
Yukina OTA talked about Kathy JOHNSON:
She is such a fantastic person, as skaters who trained with me in Colorado, and top skaters from there, we all loved her. Really fantastic teacher! who has taught what is performing, along with how to perform. As well as she has corrected impoliteness. When the students said "hi…" without eye contact in greeting, she told them off, "When I come in without greeting, only to play music, - how do you feel?" Out of Japan, as I see it, there are not so much teachers like her, who teaches way of life. There is tradition of individualism. So, some students could not be attached to her, but I was so much! loved her choreography, too!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:02 am    Post subject: Patrick CHAN interview after SP in Japanese Reply with quote

+++ パトリック・チャン選手 SP(2位)後インタビュー +++

今日の演技はうまく行って、とてもよかったと思います。世界選手権よりもよかったですし、すごく気持ちよく滑っていました。よく膝を使えて、氷との一体感がありました。審判の方とたのしめた、というか… 審判の皆さんのリアクションも大きめで。(笑) 審判の皆さんも僕達の演技を楽しまれていましたね。それほど緊迫していなくて。僕らもそうだったんですけど!それで、もう皆がSBを更新していったんじゃないかな、と。Daisuke(高橋選手)のSBはよかったです!この日本で出て、彼にとってもお客さんにとっても素晴らしかったんじゃないかな、と思います。
- ジャンプについて
4Tはすごくよかったです。今季イチが出ました。公式練習や6分間では、もうだめっぽかったんですけど、本番では決まって!、となると自信にもなります。特に明日のフリーでは、2回4Tを予定していますので。ここに来る前の2週間はてんやわんやで、4Tはトラブるし… そういうことで、試合ではまってよかったと思います。3A(転倒)は… そういうことはなかったのですが、人間、間違いはつきものですので。今季は100%決めていたのに… 「3Aがはまらない」試合がシーズンに一回はあって、それが今日だったのかな、と。そういうことで!プログラム全体はすごくよかったし、うれしいです!
- ショートで出遅れるとフリーで巻き返す、という形が続いていますが。
- フリーに向けて
(「高橋選手は4T一回なので、4T二回のチャン選手のほうが有利ですが。」という質問に:) すごく点をもらえるプログラムなのですが… うまく行った場合、ですよ、そうでない場合もあるので。一か八かのプログラムですけど、お客さんはそれがどうなるか、と見に来られていますし、もちろん予定構成に入れています。でも、それが試合で決まるか、というのは出たとこ勝負です。今日は、明日のフリーに向けていい感じをつかんだと思います。家からはるばる長旅をして来て、ここ1週間がんばれて、ここの氷にも馴染んでいるのでよかったです。今日の4Tはすごくよかったのですが、3Aに関しては… フリーの入りからのほうがいいかんじで飛べるので、明日滑るのがすごくたのしみで、わくわくしています!いい結果も出るかな、と思います。
- 大歓声のうちに終わった高橋選手の後に滑って
すっごくためになるテストだったと思います!ソチや次のワールドに向けてのよい予行練習になりました。来季のワールドは「ロンドン」で開催されるので、イッちゃってるかんじになると思います。地元カナダの開催ですから!…ということで、よい練習になりました。あれだけの花束が降って来ると、いつも行っている本番前のちょっとしたウォームアップが出来ません。ただお花に包まれているしかありません!(笑) 「これはテストなんだ」と思ってすごくいい経験になりました。「笑っちゃう!」っていうことも分かりました。4Tのすごいのが決まりましたし、その面でもうまく行ったのでは… でも、超ヤバイ状況ではあったので、攻めて行こうと思っていました。これがWTTでよかったです。
- ワールドからの調整について
- コーチ変更について

* 昨夏の Japan Skates インタビューで、
太田由希奈さんが、キャシー・ジョンソン(Kathy JOHNSON)さんについてお話し下さっていました。
(略) モダンバレエの先生が、キャシー・ジョンソンさん (ジェレミー・アボット選手、パトリック・チャン選手のダンスコーチ) というとても魅力的な方で、コロラドで練習していた選手や、今トップにいる選手達も、皆慕っていて。本当に素晴らしい先生なんですよ!演技の仕方と同時に、表現とはどういうことか、ということも教えて下さって。それから、例えば、挨拶の時、生徒達が目を合わせないで「hi⋯」みたいなかんじだと、それをすごく怒ってくれたり。「私が入って来て、挨拶もなしにただただ音楽をかけていては、気分が悪いでしょ!」って。海外では個人主義で、そういうことを教えてくれる先生というのは、あまりいなかったから。その先生は、そういう面もしっかり教育されていて。だから、合わない生徒もいたと思いますが、私は先生がすごく好きで!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Cathy REED / Chris REED interviews in Japanese Reply with quote

Cathy REED / Chris REED リード組 interviews
((some Quotes (originally) in English, translation later, sorry.))

+++ After SD ショート後 +++
Cathy: とても楽しかったです。私達ちょっと緊張して… このSDは最後のperformance です。とてもよかったです!
Chris: 今日はよく滑りました。でも調子が十分じゃないので、今seasonは、足の小指を骨折して、膝も痛い。今、(右)足首も痛いです。でも、がんばります!
- 怪我を抱えながら、笑顔で滑っていましたね。
Chris: そうですね。(笑) このプログラム、楽しいです。(Cathy: 笑)
Cathy: 今seasonちょっと… 大変でした。(クリスに)たくさん怪我がありました。でも、このWTTの試合、とてもよかったです。(今季のプログラムを滑る)最後のチャンスになります。
- ツイズルが成功して
Cathy/Chris: (笑)
Cathy: うれしいです。今season、難しかったです。たくさん練習が出来なかった。…うれしいです!
Chris: よく滑りました!うれしいです。
- フリーに向けて
Cathy: 明日の Free program は、最後の performance です。世界選手権では(SP24位でフリーに進めず)滑れなかった。明日楽しみます!がんばります!
Chris: ベストscoreがんばります!
- クリスの怪我の状態
(右足首は新たに痛めたのですか?:) Cathy: This injury is just… all are related. (この怪我が、というより、全部最初の怪我から始まっています。)
Chris: アメリカに帰って、お医者に行きます。

+++ after FD フリー後 +++
Cathy: 今日… あまりベストじゃないです。すこし mistake があります。難しい… でした。でも、来seasonがんばります。(このFDで残念だったところ:) Cathy: All mistakes. 全部。ツイズル、スピン… とても疲れたです。
- クリス選手は、ツイズルでよく持ちこたえていましたね。
Chris: (笑) 練習に行くとツイズルの練習をしたので。練習イク→ツイズル、イク→ツイズルで。(笑) 怪我をしてから、たくさん練習をしました。
- 今大会出場してみて
Cathy: 日本でたくさんのファンの方に会えました。たくさんsupportをいつもくれてます。とてもうれしいです。um… blogもあります。
毎日書いてます。たくさんファンが読んでます。「日本のファンの方は、私たちの family です。」とてもうれしいです。今日もたくさんsupport、cheerをくれて、とてもうれしかったです。
- about this season's programs 今季のプログラムについて
Cathy: It was definitely different character for us. Trying to go to more different approach next season, to show our true strength. just trying to show you!
- On their season 2011-2012 今季を振り返って
Chris: For the season, it wasn't really anything that I regret, it was more… just, "bad luck" this season with injury. Next season, I'm going to visit a lot doctors to figure out the best route, to stay injury free.
Cathy: Better luck happened this season, and (next) Olympic season, for sure. Even know with all these injuries, it was very very hard to get through, we couldn't train like normally do, so was basically like all over the place, so we're just hoping next season we stay healthy, injury-free.
(オリンピックに向けては、その怪我の一年が今季でよかったと思っています。彼のいろいろな怪我があったこともありますが、今季は乗り切るのにすごくすごく大変なシーズンでした。通常のように練習も出来ませんでしたし… 四苦八苦、みたいなかんじでした。来季は体調を崩さず、怪我のないシーズンにしたいと思っています。そう願っています。)
I have to say that with best of season, the most important thing and best thing we learned, was to know more about each other, and had worked better with each other to communicate well each other, so we actually grew even closer this season, just hope that we can show potential for seasons to come.

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Sun May 27, 2012 10:27 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Takahiko KOZUKA interview after FS in Japanese Reply with quote

+++ Takahiko KOZUKA 小塚崇彦選手 interview after FS フリー演技後インタビュー +++
((translation later, but ASAP, you'll see his beautiful soul.))

何て言えばいいか分からないんですけど…見透かされたみたいで。(苦笑) 試合に臨む気持ちとしては…ちょっとアスリートとしては…「魂」とか、「血」っていう部分で少し欠けてたかなという感じが、その話を聞いたときに僕自身もしていて。だから今日はもう一個も論文は見ずに(笑)、試合に臨んだんですけど、ミスはあったので、残念です。でも最初言った「気持ち」という部分はいつもと違っていて、今シーズンじゃなくて先シーズン滑ってた時の気持ちがちょっと感じられたので、今シーズンのうちに、一番最後にそれが分かって良かったな、と。

- ジャンプのミスはありましたが、スピンとステップはレベル4を確実に取っていますね。御自身で今日はここは良かったんじゃないかという所は?

- すごく思いの込もったフリー、今日が最後の演技になりましたが、どんな思いを込められましたか。

- 靴の問題もあって難しいシーズンだったと思いますが、オリンピックの前のシーズンとなる来シーズンはどういうシーズンにされたいですか。
両方やってるから中途半端 ─まあ、例えば、例えばですけども、1日24時間で16時間動けるとする。勉強のことを1(時間)として、スケートだったら16(時間)できる、でも、両方一気にやろうとすると、8(時間)と8(時間)しかできない、ってことはもう3分の1しか動いていない、実質頭の中でスケートのことを考えている時間っていうのは「3分の1」しかない、っていう状況だと、「これだけのレベルになってきたフィギュア界では太刀打ちできない」と今思っていて。だから、一つを追って ─去年、浅田真央選手が信夫先生に言われた、「二兎追うものは一兎をも得ず」、それは僕に対しても信夫先生が2年前に話されていたことだなと。マリナ先生にも言われて、はっと気づいた。それを頭にしっかり置いてやっていかないと、もう間に合わなくなると感じたんです。
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Pairs Sat. FS Practice Reply with quote

+++ Pairs Sat. FS Practice +++
Our correspondent reports:

TAKAHASHI/TRAN, in run-through they had attended Lifts and ChSp, which had so beautiful positions, jumps were not so much successful in run-through, but after that they made good throw jumps. Before the leaving time, the hardest worker among these Pairs, showed a SlSt, they were in sync, so nice.

And, our reporter saw good friend: Group 2 Mervin(TRAN) and Group 1 Eric(RADFORD), both loved to dance along the BGM music at the rinkside, they're skating club mates.
Those WTT teams have been cheering other skaters from practice, as team USA had made loud cheers when DENNEY/COUGHLIN run-through, checking mainly Lifts, and made a highly twist lift.

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:17 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 194

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Akiko&Kanako Sat. FS Practice Reply with quote

+++ Ladies Sat. FS Practice +++
Our correspondent reports:

Kanako(MURAKAMI), in run-through, checking jumps one by one, almost DONE, but 3S-2Lo-2Lo fall. After that, she had focused on jumps, made good ones a lot.
Akiko(SUZUKI), in run-through, a beautiful 2A-3T with ease, 3Lo-2Lo-2Lo flowed. Then she had trained 3Lz a lot, some clean ones, some stepping out she made.

Last edited by shimmerzoo on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:34 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    www.japanskates.com Forum Index -> Japan Skates Forum All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Design by Ifon © 2007 for Newpbc
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group