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FiveRinger
12-10-2011, 07:00 AM
((((Mao and Mai)))) This is truly tragic. You can never really prepare for the loss of a parent, even one who has been ill. I lost my mother in my 20s also. My heart goes out to these girls and I am heartsick for them. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the entire family.

Sally1214
12-10-2011, 07:20 AM
Like everyone here, my heart goes out to Mao and her family. It's devastating to lose one's beloved mother at any age, but when your'e only Mao's age ... there really are no words. May God place His hand upon the Asada family and give them the strength they need to get through this and give them peace in knowing that their loved one is in a much better place.

As someone suggested above, I too wish that there would be some announcement at the GPF about this. I suspect that most people in the stands have no idea why Mao has withdrawn from the event. Just a "WD" beside her name is not enough. Before the Ladies' FS, a brief announcement of Mrs. Asada's death and a moment of silence would be appropriate, IMO.

eyh201
12-10-2011, 07:29 AM
Really sorry for Mao. My prayers go to Mao and her family.

Vash01
12-10-2011, 08:23 AM
Like everyone here, my heart goes out to Mao and her family. It's devastating to lose one's beloved mother at any age, but when your'e only Mao's age ... there really are no words. May God place His hand upon the Asada family and give them the strength they need to get through this and give them peace in knowing that their loved one is in a much better place.

As someone suggested above, I too wish that there would be some announcement at the GPF about this. I suspect that most people in the stands have no idea why Mao has withdrawn from the event. Just a "WD" beside her name is not enough. Before the Ladies' FS, a brief announcement of Mrs. Asada's death and a moment of silence would be appropriate, IMO.

Excellent point. Many people may not know why Mao has withdrawn, so an announcement would be appropriate, and a moment of silence will be even better.

leon
12-10-2011, 09:42 AM
No adequate words. Love strength and compassion to Mao & Mai. I can't stand the thought of how much these young ladies hurt.

Condolences to Japan & the World of Japanese Figure Skating.

loulou
12-10-2011, 11:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH1t_oqlz6g

You watch this and realize they had it pretty great after all.
That's probably how good their parents must have been: to bring up such wonderful sisters and have them enjoy life.

Amy03
12-10-2011, 11:17 AM
I just found this article in english:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sport...sp236000c.html

RunnersHigh
12-10-2011, 11:28 AM
(((Mao & Mai))). So sorry. :(

亡くなられた方の御冥福をお祈りします.

kapriza
12-10-2011, 11:46 AM
(((Mao & Mai)))
I can't even say something... I have never felt so close to someone I didn't meet ever in my life. I really can't help but crying when I think about how much Mao and her family were suffering in secret all this time... :(

briancoogaert
12-10-2011, 11:53 AM
This is so sad.

paskatefan
12-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Just read the news. Sending hugs and condolences to Mao, Mai, and the family. So sad to read this news. So young, RIP, Mrs. Asada.

milanessa
12-10-2011, 12:38 PM
I just found this article in english:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sport...sp236000c.html

Link doesn't work for me.

Amy03
12-10-2011, 12:45 PM
Link doesn't work for me.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sports/news/20111209p2g00m0sp236000c.html

try it this time

milanessa
12-10-2011, 12:57 PM
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sports/news/20111209p2g00m0sp236000c.html

try it this time

Thanks - that worked. :)

allezfred
12-10-2011, 01:10 PM
Mao's coach Nobuo Sato, who accompanied her back to Japan, was devastated by the news, while Carolina Kostner was in tears when Kyodo News informed the Italian skater of the news after she had taken the lead in the women's short program.

"I have no words. I'm sorry," said the visibly shocked world bronze medalist, who briefly turned her back on reporters to wipe tears from her eyes.

Carolina is such a beautiful person with a big heart.