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

    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.

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    Thank you, Akira Andrea!



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

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    Disgrace? Damn. Most of the seniors I know are fifth and sixth years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceJunkie View Post
    Disgrace? Damn. Most of the seniors I know are fifth and sixth years.
    Different culture, different expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    Different culture, different expectations.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandra_persch View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandra_persch View Post
    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.
    Oh I agree, but... it is a different culture so what I think may not agree with what is the "norm" there.

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

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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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    ... Why can't she just take an extra class this semester so she doesn't have to repeat another one?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarotx View Post
    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.
    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
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 05-09-2010 at 03:21 PM.

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

    That was a horrible joke, I'm sorry.
    Keeper of Nathalie Pechelat's bitchface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco View Post
    too bad she couldn't suddenly accelerate, like a toyota.

    That was a horrible joke, I'm sorry.
    Don't worry! Because Toyota will solve earnestly such a trouble before long.

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