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12-08-2011, 04:39 PM
The Asada family is in my prayers.

12-08-2011, 04:42 PM
Awww, that is so sad for Asada family:(:(:( I hope her mum is the same fighter as Mao is and will get better soon. Be strong Mao, Mai and whole family....

12-08-2011, 04:43 PM
:( That's really awful news - I wonder what illness could be sudden enough for Mao to learn about it just now and serious enough for her to withdraw and leave for Japan immediately. :pale: I hope her mum feels better soon. My prayers and best wishes go to the entire family.

Mao's mom has been ill for a quite some time, and her condition got worse..

12-08-2011, 04:46 PM
How awful! (((Mao and family))) :(

12-08-2011, 04:46 PM
(((( Mao and family )))))

I'll miss her in the GPF, but this is of course far more important.

12-08-2011, 04:53 PM
My thoughts go out to Mao, her mother and her family. :(

12-08-2011, 04:55 PM

12-08-2011, 04:58 PM
a full recovery to Mao's mother :(

here's the confirmation:

link: http://m.examiner.com/examiner/db_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=URP74OSQ&full=true#display

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There is no indication as to whether or not she will be replaced with so little time left before the short program begins tomorrow afternoon. The substitutes for the Grand Prix Final, in order of the standings are Russia's Adelina Sotnikova , American Mirai Nagasu , and American Ashley Wagner .

Examiner Figure Skating will be providing updates to Asada's situation as the story develops.

no replacament for Mao

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Mao Asada has withdrawn from the ISU Grand Prix Final to return home to Japan to be with her ill mother.

The two-time world champion and silver medallist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics was expected to battle 14-year-old Russian Elizaveta Tuktamisheva in women's singles.

International Skating Union president Ottavio Cinquanta made the announcement at his opening news conference Thursday, saying Asada's mother is "critically ill."

Her spot won't be filled by another skater leaving the women's singles field at five skaters.

The 21-year-old Asada would have been competing in her first Grand Prix Final since winning it in 2008.

The event includes the top six skaters in each of the four disciplines following six Grand Prix events.

Canada doesn't have an entry in women's singles at the Final.

Adelina is currently competing in Croatia

12-08-2011, 05:03 PM
a full recovery to Mao's mother :(

here's the confirmation:

link: http://m.examiner.com/examiner/db_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=URP74OSQ&full=true#display

will Adelina really show up tommorow ?

her name is listed as to compete in Golden Spin Cup in Croatia

I doubt she can get there in time; they compete tomorrow. (((Mao)))

12-08-2011, 05:04 PM
My prayers and thoughts to the Asada family.

12-08-2011, 05:04 PM
So sorry to hear it :wuzrobbed
Adelina would need a private jet from papa Putin to make it.

12-08-2011, 05:05 PM
Really sorry to read about Mao´s mother illness.

12-08-2011, 05:07 PM
so sorry to hear this. Prayers to Mao's family.

12-08-2011, 05:08 PM
That's terrible. ((((Mao and her family))))

There's no chance Adelina could make it in time, but aren't Mirai and Ashley in Los Angeles? They could be in Canada by 9p tonight.

12-08-2011, 05:10 PM

not enough preparation
there will be No Replacements for Mao