Miki Ando repeats a half year at the University till September.

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  1. Akira Andrea

    Akira Andrea Well-Known Member

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    Miki Ando was expected to graduate the School of Health and Sports Science in the Chukyo University in this April, but she repeats a half year at the University till next September because the number of the credits she had earned was two credits short of the requirement for the graduation.

    Commonly, it may be a disgrace to repeat a year in school, but it may have been rather fortunate for her aiming at the Tokyo Worlds in next season because she can use the training rink of the University without feeling hesitant as the student who is registering at least till September.

    I rather wonder that the insufficiency of her credits to the requirement for the graduation was only two credits, while, as for figure skating, suffering the injury of the shoulder and the calf, groaning with the frequent rule revision about the jump and competing intensely with the rivals.

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    Generally, the school year in Japan is from April to next March.
     
  2. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Akira Andrea!

    :D

    So, if I understood correctly, Miki will train and study until September?
     
  3. IceJunkie

    IceJunkie Well-Known Member

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    Disgrace? Damn. Most of the seniors I know are fifth and sixth years. :scream:
     
  4. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    Different culture, different expectations.
     
  5. sandra_persch

    sandra_persch Well-Known Member

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    You'd think that competing at the Olympics and Worlds would explain why she may have taken less classes this past year than full-time students that have nothing else to do.
     
  6. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I would think a full schedule of the grand prix circuit, Nationals, Worlds, etc. would make her situation more than understandable. I'm always amazed at what these skaters who are in school are able to do, especially when you hear about American college football and basketball players who (not all, but many) either are getting by with cake classes or the university giving them a break.
     
  7. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    Oh I agree, but... it is a different culture so what I think may not agree with what is the "norm" there.
     
  8. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    ... Why can't she just take an extra class this semester so she doesn't have to repeat another one?
     
  9. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    No doubt Morozov will give her a good spanking. And who knows what he'll do when he finds out this!
     
  10. tarotx

    tarotx Well-Known Member

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    Probably because this is the time of year she can make the most money with all the shows and such. And even though school is important for her future-skating is how she makes a living now.
     
  11. Akira Andrea

    Akira Andrea Well-Known Member

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    Miki Ando seems not to need to be worried about money so much, because she is being employed as the member of Toyota Motor Company now and, also after September, she can continue to be so.
    Probably, she is playing a role like a public relations ambassador for Toyota Motor Company, isn't she?

    Miki Ando on a future concept car in Toyota CM in 2005.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtRUOXTi_7Q
     
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  12. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

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    too bad she couldn't suddenly accelerate, like a toyota.

    That was a horrible joke, I'm sorry.
     
  13. Akira Andrea

    Akira Andrea Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry! Because Toyota will solve earnestly such a trouble before long.