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PostSubject: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:54 pm

Today Nikkei Shinbun introduced an article about Dai-chan, Step! Step! Step! vol.2.
(The link for Step! Step! Step! vol.1)

I'm sorry I don't have time to translate whole of the article. (It's pretty long... drunken )
Here is the first part. Sorry for my poor English. Enjoy!! Very Happy Very Happy



09.25.2009 Nikkei Shinbun Step! Step! Step! vol.2: Part 1

Vancouver, to the dream stage.

Light and sensitive body.

He found himself jumping 70-80 times during 1.5 hours practice. Obviously that was too much but he could do that. “I get tired and fatigued. Though, I never feel it’s hard. Adrenaline comes out more easily.” He has practiced with all his strength since August. He who could force himself into it, is feeling confident. “I rarely check mobile phone emails now. I can stay calm even if I'm alone because I feel fulfilled.”

Concentration, positive, Takahashi tends to emphasize the spiritual side but another reason why he can do such a hard training is the physical reconstruction. The rehab gave him flexibility of his hip joint and ankles, as well as the right shape of knees which weren’t straight before. “The expanded range of motion allows me to loosen up my body. I can move my legs from the base of them so my body stretches well. Now I use my power efficiently so I get less tired, probably.” Fuel-saving body which moves efficiently. His skating shoes is lasting longer.

When the inside changes, the outside also changes. His coach Utako Nagamitsu says “ He became ’Uke ga kirei’ in figure skating terms.” The best example of this is the skating of Yuka Sato, the former world queen. Now Takahashi is able to put his feet on the ice very softly in steps and skating. And the same in spins too. He used to be weak in spins in which had sit positions. He struggled to keep the position so that he needed to concentrate only on it before. “It’s pleasant. I don’t need to pay attention in order to keep the position and I even can rest. ” he says.

His jumps looked changed even to the amateur's eyes. Male skaters sometimes can rotate and land by their power when they jump wrongly or rotation center of jump is distorted. And this caused his injury. His free leg used to be stiff with tension and “stop with a jolt.” They are different now. He jumps lightly and lands smoothly. His free leg moves with flow.

However, there have been hardships along the way to here.


To be continued....


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PostSubject: Re: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:58 pm

Thank you so much for the transltaion, miyu!
I couldn't buy this newspaper today. So I really enjoy reading your translation. Please keep it up, thanks.

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He found himself jumping 70-80 times during 1.5 hours practice.

Oh, my god! I'm sure that he've got a quad already.

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The best example of this is the skating of Yuka Sato, the former world queen. Now Takahashi is able to put his feet on the ice very softly in steps and skating.
I'm never tired of Yuka's skating. It's very soft and quiet on ice.

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PostSubject: Re: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:50 pm

Thank you very much for the translation, miyu! flower
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I can stay calm even if I'm alone because I feel fulfilled.”
It's great Daisuke's feeling this way sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:17 pm

Hi everyone!! Very Happy

Here is the rest of the article. I hope you enjoy to read this. Very Happy

Actually it's too long..... But it's difficult for me to choose where to translate or summarize the article, too. So I translated the whole. pale pale



09.25.2009 Nikkei Shinbun Step! Step! Step! vol.2: Part 2

"Oh, he is bad." Nagamitsu grimaced when he jumped for the first time in May. It's because not only he backed away due to fear but also the knee position has changed through rehab. A former Olympic athlete Takeshi Honda, who worked with him as a coach for jump says "The correction of knee makes him able to take off straight. But this straightness is different from previous one. If he jumps with previous feeling, he goes to wrong direction."

Takeoff, speed, curve preceding jump, timing. These are essentials of jump. Timing should be thought as a more important factor for Takahashi who has injury but jumping with his previous sense would go wrong. He started from single jumps and spent much time for double jumps. Honda showed examples of how to keep his weight and move his feet on the ice and Takahashi arranged it and captured his own new sense. They repeated those. It took two month to get 3A back.

He changed the way of jumping one of six kinds of jumps, toe-loop, which he does as the most dynamic element, 4 toe-loop. He curves the same all the time and lands after completing rotation. From the beginning of August until recently he spent time to complete quadruple rotations in tight position without thinking about landing. The current jump isn’t as high as previous jump but has good rotation speed and is compact. “Good quality jumps which would get additional points.”, says Makoto Okazaki who is a ISU technical specialist.

His body has changed through rehab and his technical skill has also improved. However rare people can do such things. A trainer of JSF Osamu Kato is impressed, saying “It’s not easy to change one’s body and even more, if a person has grown up, it’s hard to increase one’s flexibility. ” Takahashi who has rich expressiveness, was described as “sensitive” and the same thing can be said about his body itself. Easy to react to stimulation and “He can immediately make what he is told into shape.”(Nagamitsu) His way of walking is more beautiful now.

His body absorbs various things naturally. As a common characteristic to such a genius, Takahashi's technical explanation is somewhat unclear. For him, how to spin is like this, “It’s like catching speed and centrifugal force and then ヒュークイツ.(<- sounds like ‘Hue-quit’ ??? Rolling Eyes Razz )” He doesn’t remember well how he learned skating, though he remembers a girl who he liked at that time. He mastered technique and expression by observing other skater and “expanding the images in my head.”

He used to sense the atmosphere around him but he is trying not to do so much. In his words, “I became brazen.” He moved around from place to place, Fukuoka, Chukyo Univ. and Korea in August. Due to coyness he couldn’t play his own music before when he joined other skaters’ practice but now he can. He also keeps the comfortable place for himself in locker room immediately. He determines priority order for each things spontaneously. “Caring about things around is what I should do after I accomplish what is required. Thanks to that, I’m spending days with clear mind.”

Whenever he has spare time, he massages his right knee and stretches his body which becomes stiff easily. It takes two hours when he does those carefully before practice. Nagamitsu says “He avoids fat food which he likes and he stays home though he used to say like ‘I have a good feeling after I go out and paly.’ It won’t last unless he keeps himself in shape. I think he realized a sense of contentment from productive practice.” Takahashi says avoiding eye contact “Perhaps I will be better than before.” It seems he broke out of his shell.Finlandia Trophy where he can convince himself of it, is just two weeks away.

Written by Makiko Hara


The support system is being prepared steadily.
The support system is ready for comeback. In addition to Nagamitsu and Honda, ISU technical specialist Makoto Okazaki visits in order to check the level of programs once a month. Besides the existing physical trainer, Takahashi signed with Ajinomoto General Foods which supplies supplement and nutritional guidance to him. Ajinomoto doesn’t help him only daily menu but also its nutritional instructor taught him how to select food menu by visiting restaurants together. He became interested in cooking. Now he often cooks by himself and prepares a lunch box.
As for financial support, it is determined that he is going to appear in commercials as JOC’s symbol athlete.


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PostSubject: Re: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:58 pm

Thank you so much for the translation, miyu! It's a great article.

Oh, I can't can't CAN'T wait to see Dai at the Finlandia Trophy!! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:17 am

Thank you again, miyu! You've done an amazing job.
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He doesn't remember well how he learned skating, though he remembers a girl who he liked at that time.
I wonder how old Daisuke was when that happened ?! albino Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:35 pm

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He doesn't remember well how he learned skating, though he remembers a girl who he liked at that time.
I wonder how old Daisuke was when that happened ?! albino Very Happy

About ten, I guess ))

Thank you miyu ))) What a nice article! )))
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PostSubject: Re: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:44 pm

Thank you for great work, miyu!!
I'm really impressed this article about Daisuke's thought.

Ganbare, Daisuke!!
Oh, I can't wait to see him until this Saturday!!

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PostSubject: Re: Nikkei's article: Step! Step! Step! vol.2(09.25.2009)   Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:46 pm

You are welcome. Very Happy

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Oh, I can't can't CAN'T wait to see Dai at the Finlandia Trophy!!
Now it's only ONE week away!!! sunny I hope you enjoy the competition a a lot. And I'm looking forward to reading your report, Miss C! Wink

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About ten, I guess ))
If it means when he started to learn skating, he was eight. Surprised

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Oh, I can't wait to see him until this Saturday!!
I can't manage to go to Japan Open and Carnival on Ice. Crying or Very sad I'm waiting for your report, Leode!!! cheers
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