View Full Version : Mao Asada Withdrew from GPF - UPDATE - Mao's Mother has passed away :(

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12-12-2011, 03:36 PM
They are such a credit to their Mother and of course their Father and will continue to make them proud for the rest of their lives. Such strength; I was really lost for words and very teary reading both messages. Again I cannot say it enough but they are such class acts. How can anyone not be inspired and touched by their fortitude and bravery at this time? I wish them both continued success. They more than deserve it. :respec:

12-12-2011, 03:47 PM
Thank you, floskate.
I'm sure she will have the support of the worldwide skating community - and all who love the sport - at Japan Nationals.

12-12-2011, 03:51 PM
This is too much for me. Joannie was a huge inspiration for me during the Olympics, and now Mao is just as big of an inspiration. How she can find the courage and composure to write such an emotional and honest message is beyond me. I always loved her, but now she is one of my idols just for her strength and heart.

12-12-2011, 04:16 PM
my deepest condolences to Mao and her family..

12-12-2011, 05:11 PM
What beautiful statements from both girls. I'm so touched.

12-12-2011, 05:25 PM
What beautiful statements. They clearly loved their mother. So sad that she departed so young! I nearly cried myself reading those two statements. At 22, I can't imagine being without my mother. Much love and prayers for that family.

12-12-2011, 05:47 PM
It's hard to read these beautiful statements without crying, and I am at work. Better get ahold of myself.

12-12-2011, 06:44 PM
A statement by Mao was issued by her managment company.
A literal translation (any mis-translation is my personal mistake) is as follows:

Wow! Such composure and grace . Her honest statement is brave and just speaks volumes of who is Mao: on/off ice totally sublime :saint:
I confess I had to cry reading this, it was so beautiful...

12-12-2011, 07:00 PM
That statement is very heartbreaking. Having lost my mom this year too, I know what a terrible ordeal she is going through. It doesn't matter if you are 2, 20, or 100 years old, losing a loved one is very difficult.

12-12-2011, 07:04 PM
Another news from management company.

Mao Asada will compete at Japan Nationals which starts on 23rd December. IIRC,Ladies SP 24th December, LP on 25th.

I hope the competition will go well. The championship and the training should at least provide a good distraction for her in this painful time. Poor Mao & Mai :(

12-12-2011, 09:45 PM
*hugs Mao, Mai, and their family*

Rest in peace, Mrs. Asada.

12-12-2011, 11:02 PM
Another news from management company.

Mao Asada will compete at Japan Nationals which starts on 23rd December. IIRC,Ladies SP 24th December, LP on 25th.

Good luck to her, all the way.

12-12-2011, 11:04 PM
:( ... :wuzrobbed ...

What beautiful statements from both Mao and Mai.

12-12-2011, 11:11 PM
How, at their current ages or any age, they have the composure and grace to write such lovely, warm and heartbreaking statements is indeed remarkable.

I wish the two of them and their father comfort and solace and healing in remembering the remarkable woman who was their mother.

12-12-2011, 11:12 PM
Beautiful words from the Asada sisters. My heart breaks for them.
Their dear mother will now be their guardian angel. Thank you for sharing.