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Asada leads at Four Continents figure skating

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what's that fluffy thing in front of her chest ?

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what's that fluffy thing in front of her chest ?

I saw the costume on TV. These two things are like decoration pockets for creatingan optical illusion that there is something when in fact there is nothing. I find it bad taste, it emphasizes something that is missing. Japanese TV concentrates on Mao chan as if there are no other skaters, neither from Japan nor from the world. Only Mao's face is on TV. I noticed that she is cross eyed and her eyebrows are shaved. yuck.

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Asada Mao had lost a lot of weight after the earthquake, was trying to change her jumping form, and then on top of everything else she lost her mother. Yet she has come back with two very strong performances and all LoveNot can say is that she is cross-eyed. Classy.

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Yes, that is all i could say about the competition based on the broadcast of Fuji TV which totally disrespected all the other skaters except Mao. I was unpleasantly impressed by Mao's diva attitude too.

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based on the broadcast of Fuji TV which totally disrespected all the other skaters except Mao.

Well, if you call when commentators like Yaginuma Junko were saying "that was a beautiful triple-triple combination by Wagner", and "great triple-triple-double by Murakami" as "disrespect", then I guess you could be right. I often heard them say "subarashii" when commenting on skaters like Murakami and Wagner; and not only Mao. Also, when commentators were saying that Patrick Chan was simply wonderful and flawless, then I wouldn't call that "disrespect", but if you think so, then that's your opinion.

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It`s good to see the little lady is back, this competition without the other two top skaters is just the perfect way to get her confidence back. Go Mao, Nagoya is having your back!

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Also, when commentators were saying that Patrick Chan was simply wonderful and flawless, then I wouldn't call that "disrespect", but if you think so, then that's your opinion.

I did not watch so far in the competition because I was irritated by the commentator and changed channel. Today the broadcast was much fairer because they already knew that Mao lost so there was no point in praising her nonstop.

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I did not watch so far in the competition

Well then, that is your problem then. Watching only part of a competition leaves open the door to biases and half-truths. Watch the whole thing and then draw a conclusion. It's like deciding that someone is guilty of a crime from only listening to half of a testimony.

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