Reuters article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9AS02L20131129
"If possible, I wouldn't have wanted to have these tough experiences," the soft-spoken 23-year-old told Reuters in an interview at her home rink just outside the central Japanese city of Nagoya.
"Over the last three years I've been through a lot of pain and worry. But it's because of that pain that I've gotten to where I am now.
"If I hadn't gone through these tough times, I don't think I'd have come as far as I have, to being in my current condition."
"After Vancouver I started all over again, basically re-doing everything from the fundamentals. Now I feel as if I've really made this my own," said Asada, the only woman to have landed three triple Axel jumps in competition.
"Right now my goal is to make sure I have the physical strength to skate well until the very end, to be able to skate my programs in a way that satisfies me."