This is an article in "Yomiuri Shinmbun" In Japan. Translating to English from Japanese. The tuning of Miki Ando after the maternity leave seems to be going very well. September 12th, 2013 The photo: Photography: by Haruka Takahashi Miki Ando who made public the practice. (in Yokohama city in 1:42 a.m. in September 12th) http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/zoom/20130912-OYT9I00329.htm In Yokohama city in the early dawn in September 12th, Yoshiko Kobayashi, the general manager of figure skating in Japan Skating Federation inspected the practice of Miki Ando (Shinyokohama Prince Club) who aims at Sochi Olympics, returning to the competition from this autumn for the first time in three seasons. In the practice for 1 hour 15 minutes, Ando landed the 4 kinds of jumps which contain Lutz which is said to be most difficult among 5 kinds of triple jumps. She showed the satisfactory adjustment, such as she had the triple-triple combination-jump also land several times. Ando has left from the competition for past 2 seasons and gave a childbirth in April this year. She is out of the certified athlete of JSF in this season The figure skating division of JSF will return Ando to the certified athlete according to the condition of execution of Kanto championship ( October 11th - the 14th Shin-yokohama ) which is her first match. Then JSF will send her to International Competition before the Japan Nationals. Kobayashi, the general manager of figure skating division said "I was surprised because her jump has recovered to this level in a few periods after the childbirth. I think that her tuning is going very well ". Aiming at the return to the competition, Ando was enthusiastic, saying "I must more raise the probability of the triple jump. I would like to practice tightly while sighting at the end of the season". The article: The tuning of Miki Ando after the maternity leave seems to be going very well. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news/20130912-OYT1T00334.htm?from=ylist The Olympic participation qualifier in Japan Skating Federation is the one who has satisfied a minimum technical point for the Olympic participation which was specified by ISU before the time of the Japan Nationals. Miki Ando must satisfy the technical minimum point in the international competition before Japan Nationals because she doesn't satisfy the minimum technical point because she has taken a rest for two seasons.