Mao Asada's comeback
Mao Asada in 2008
Mao Asada wants to come back to arena.
Three-time world champion Mao Asada recently announced her intent to come back to competition.
That's great for the sport, but not a very good decision for her person, I think. I'd rather watch Asada beat down all Russian frauds, but is it plausible?
No, I think not. Currently the ISU and its judges are all in for covering up their corruption featured with arbitrary judging started during the 2013 through 2014 season.
The ISU won't change its course, and the judges are all in for their politics.
Mao Asada deserves, if she skates in her full capacity, 8.0 to 8.5 in PCS average. However, remember the ISU judges give Liza, whose skating only justifies 6.5 to 6.75 in PCS, 8 to even 9.0, which is outright fraud.
Asada's return can be a fresh hope to the restoration of ladies figure skating, but in her personal level, it may be a great let-down.
If Asada aims at another gold in Worlds or Olympics, she'd better not hope too high. The current figure skating is not the sport that once was. It is international politics that only works.
If Asada skates in her full capacity and judging is correctly done, she will win any competition. But that won't happen under the current ISU. The ISU and its judges passed the point of no return.
Mao Asada in 2013
Personally I wish Asada win the games and even go to the 2018 Olympics and win the title.
But I don't think that will happen. Not that I doubt her ability, the ISU and its judges are sport criminals who show no sign of remorse since Sochi. They are all in pushing up their institutional lies to the point of legitimatizing fraud and establishing arbitrary judging as a rule.
However, aside from Asada's success, I wish one thing from Asada: I want her to grow to be an all-rounded skater. Currently the figure skating is all but dead. I do not see Asada's quest will be successful , especially under the present conditions that endlessly create garbage after garbage.
Mao Asada in 2014
According to the news, Asada expressed that she felt a void in her life without the thrill of competition. But if she keeps experiencing unfair defeats, won't it put her down, and press her more than she can bear.
Returning to competitive arenas won't be easy. Asada's last third world title before the hiatus was at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan, with a world-record score in the short program.
Asada may aim to repeat her glory but many fans, including me, want to see true figure skating different from what the ISU sells through its despicable lie. I think Asada can do something appreciable to that expectation.
Who knows she may even beat all the bullshits the ISU dishes out?
Currently Asada hasn't yet considered a serious possibility of competing for the 2018 Olympics according to the media, but it is interesting to see how Asada comes back to the arena.
My one advice for Asada is: "Forget about triple axel. Let Liza do all triple axels she wants all I care."
I want to see Asada again bloom without triple axel. If the judging is correct, and Asada brings her usual game, there is no way for Asada, even without triple axel, to lose any of the current Russian pool including Liza. Asada is much greater a skater than anyone out there. I am very positive of Asada's comeback.
At least, Asada's comeback will be a treat to people who are sick and tired of Russian fraud hurled by the ISU and the judges these days.