Mao Asada

Mao Asada

Postby axelutz » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:41 pm

Mao held a news conference and announced her retirement. Even though she hasn't skated well the past few years, I will miss her terribly.
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Re: Mao Asada

Postby Maleeva » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:40 am

I'll miss her too. She was a fine skater and artist. In a way she was Japan's Michelle Kwan. A mutiple national and world champion but star crossed at the Olympics.
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Re: Mao Asada

Postby Winnipeg » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:44 pm

Yes, she will be missed.
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Re: Mao Asada

Postby Dragonlady » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:43 am

I went to 2005 Jr. Worlds just to see her, I was so afraid she'd blow out her hips with the 3A's and never make it to seniors.

Mao had an elegance and a grace few skaters ever achieve. She was etherial. The ocassions when I saw her live were always special. I too will miss her.
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Re: Mao Asada

Postby Jonas » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Just thought I'd add that Kanako Murakami has reportedly retired as well. She gave a farewell performance at the World Team Trophy.
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Re: Mao Asada

Postby Winnipeg » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:06 pm

Just don't get the determination to keep on with the single-minded focus on the 3 axle despite the negative results overall. Her choice though.
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