Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by allezfred, Jul 1, 2013.
Source (In Japanese)
Miki Ando gave birth to a baby this April. Errr, congratulations.....
Wow! Congrats The baby will be gorgeous if it takes after her.
Maybe when Miki retires she could get a job with the CIA because girl sure knows how to keep a secret.
Any details, fred? Father's name? Baby's gender and name? Anything at all? My Japanese is a bit rusty.
Congrats to Miki.
That makes her getting back into competitive shape for the Olympics all the more interesting.
adding my congratulations to Miki!
Congrats to the new mama and the dad, whoever he is
Oh She is over qualified for that job and she is too smart as well...
No details yet, I'm afraid.
It explains why she wants to compete, if possible.
Is this a joke or is it for real? I can't translate the page so I have no idea...
Bit more info - the baby is a girl and although the father was not named it was reported in a Japanese tabloid that she is living with Yasuharu Nanri.
Wow. Had this been posted April 1, hardly anyone would have bothered to open it! But congrats to Miki!
The most amazing secret keeper of all times!!!!
I guess now we know why she sat out last season.
OMG, I almost thought this was an April Fools thread and someone re-opened it exactly three months to the day to be smart.
I guess this explains why we haven't heard much from her lately and why the chances are even slimmer now that she'll be back in contention for Sochi.
If the baby is Morozov's, I'll scream.
The baby's name is reported to be "Himawari" which means "sunflower" in Japanese.
Wow. I had no idea!
It's not April 1st, but July
Miki answered the interview in one of TV programs in Japan, and announced her retirement from the eligible figure skating after Sochi Olympic and the big news she gave a baby birth last April. She also said she noticed it during she left from ice how wonderful figure skating would be! It is said she will be a first lady single skater in the history, if she can compete in a Olympic Games.
And wish her and her family good luck and happiness
Miki is so cool...
I'm pretty sure Paurova-Babiakova already went to the Olympics in singles after having a baby. Still for Miki and best of luck to her with the baby & future skating appearances!
At 5.10, it shows Miki holding her baby girl
Thanks. I love her smile when she's holding baby "Sunflower." So sweet
It's pretty amazing that she was able to keep this private for so long. Wow. Congratulations and good luck to her in the future.
Babiakova was the one precedent for a singles skater coming back after having a baby that I came up with, too. Obviously there have been a few in pairs and ice dance.
She gave birth in April and she was landing 3S in the show last weekend...
what the f....
this is a nice shocker!!!!
congrats to the mama and my favourite skater!
unbelievable how she could hold that back from japanese media for such a time. well done!
Great news, but just wow
Many congratulations to Miki
Would someone please give a summary or a full translation? Thank you.
I hope the baby has her mother's genes for great jumping ability. Congrats to Miki, but like everyone else I am shocked by the news.
Holy crap, talk about a secret well kept! Congrats to Miki & Nanri.
Thanks for the information. Maybe Japanese TV missed it
Seriously? How on earth would she have kept this a secret?
Translation please! Are we sure this isn't a niece or a friend's baby and she's just talking about how wonderful it would be if it was hers?
I wonder what she was talking about Morozov and why she was crying???
you're not the only one. so if someone could translate this....would be great
That's wonderful wonderful news. She looks so beautiful in that video, hope her comeback will be successful.
This is just shocking. No wonder JSF wants to have her really prove her readiness. They were probably aware of her pregnancy and birth so they are probably quite suspicious that she will be ready to compete at Nationals.
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