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    Those pictures are incredible. I feel like I've been waiting for years to see Mao so joyful again. I am happy for her and happy for the Japanese fans, who must be in love with her all over again.

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    Asada Mao has been my favorite not only because I treasure her skating gifts but because I adopted her in my heart so very long ago. Her determination as a 12 year old to attempt a triple axel moved me, and her growth as a skater made it a pleasure to watch her with hope no matter what the years brought in results. 11 years later I get more misty eyed than before, perhaps knowing all the work and struggle that went into this chapter. She is a lovely person and personality-- as lovely as her lines and lightness on the ice.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8OjPddW9dDI

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    Thank you Mao-san!!! and congratulations!!!

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    Mao's program was such a delight. I always love her skating, with such ease of movement over the ice, but I am so happy that she was able to complete every single element to perfection as well. I honestly think that after her 3 axel performance at 2010 olympics, her 8 triple performance including all types of jump at 2014 olympics, and the new sp world record, that posterity will regard her even more favorably as an all time great. She may not have the results of some top competitors, but she has much more unique accomplishments. There is a world champion every year and an olympic champion every four years, but no one will ever duplicate what Mao has done. Plus, her gentle yet resilient spirit is just a shining light in the sport.

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    I am sooooo happy for Mao! Her world breaking performance was sweetest redemption. And she looked happy on the ice. Standing ovation as soon as she finished and the rains of flowers onto the ice. Such wonderful moments for Mao, very well deserved.

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    Thousands of years of happy reign be thine Mao!

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    That had to feel redemptive. What a wonderful skate for a wonderful skater. I"m so happy for her.

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    Congrats to Mao on her 3rd World title!!

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    Just after the free program they interviewed Mao in front of the crowd. Mao said she had lots of ups and downs not only in this season but also in this quad and after finishing everything she truly felt figure skating is wonderful. That was one of the most fantastic interview I've ever heard from her. What an amazing words for herself and also for me as a long time figure skating fan. Even if it was her swan song, I'm happy with her determined performance. I'll watch her long program in Sochi and the short program here lots of times. Congratulations to Mao for the third World title and achieving her goals which was to show her ultimate programs.


    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...-championship/
    Asada didn’t mention her future in her arena interview before receiving her gold medal.

    “After finishing the season I could truly say figure skating is wonderful,” Asada said in Japanese, generating heavy applause after a slightly flawed free skate that included an under-rotated triple Axel and a step out on a double Axel landing.
    Asada’s place as one of the all-time greats is secure, despite what went wrong in Sochi or whether she skates competitively again.

    She joined Michelle Kwan and Katarina Witt as the only women to win at least three World Championships in the last 45 years.
    Evgeni Plushenko ✔ @EvgeniPlushenko
    Congratulation to 3 times world champion Mao Asada
    2 beautiful 3A, I am so proud of you, thank you for pushing our sport to the next level
    9:22 PM - 29 Mar 2014

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    Such a touching moment with Mr.Sato. Mao said in the interview that she wished she could have put a medal on Mr.Sato in Olympics but she couldn't, so she did it in Worlds and she was happy.
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bj6GBWtCc....jpg:orig?.jpg
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bj5W8_jCA....jpg:orig?.jpg

    At the very end of Fuji TV's live coverage, Kanako came and gave her a hug when Mao was hurrying to the press conference. Kanako said "I'll try my best in the nest season!", and Mao said "Good!". So I'm sure Kanako changed her mind and continue competing at this point.
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bj6G8dHCcAA15AW.jpg
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bj6H7KqCQAAaUpH.jpg
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bj6IUzzCcAA6x19.jpg

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    Mao---soooooo so so so incredibly happy for her. What a wonderful athlete, artist and a strong young woman she is. So well-deserved. Love you, Ms. Asada! Please don't leave us just yet!
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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    Wow it's quite an achievement for Plushy to compliment her!

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    You are the skater of a true champion heart.
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bj6SQfjCIAE6mWd.jpg

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    So so happy for Mao. Seeing her skate so well was amazing. What a wonderful way to end her season and possibly her career. Mao, so beautiful, so brave. :-)

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    Her win made my season. She will always be the skater that pushed the sport the most this era, and she is IMO the best blend of technical/artistic that I've ever seen in a ladies skater. Pure Talent.

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    I'm so thrilled for Mao! Well deserved third title and whether she decides to continue or not, I'll be cheering her on!

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    Shows Mao is scheduled to so far.

    April
    2(Wed) at Kobe Charity show to support the people affected by the East Japan Great Earthquakes.

    3(Thur) at Naogoya Naogya Figure Skating Festival

    7(Mon)-9(Wed) at Sapporo Super Stars on Ice

    11(Fri)-13(Sun) at Tokyo Stars on Ice Japan Tour

    16(Wed)-18(Fri) at Nagoya Stars on Ice Japan Tour

    19(Sat)-20(Sun) at Osaka Stars on Ice Japan Tour

    26(Sat)-27(Sun) at Yokohama Prince Ice World


    July
    23(Wed)-24(Thur) at Nagoya The Ice Tour

    26(Sat)-27(Sun) at Osaka The Ice Tour

    *She announced she is scheduled to The Ice Tour this early since it's her show. So I assume she may skate in some more shows in this spring and of course in summer as well.

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    Photos

    long program
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    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/03/30/.../image/003.jpg Anna's hair! lol
    banquet
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    Mao skated in the charity show to support the people affected by the East Japan Great Earthquakes today in Kobe. Kobe is also a city which was affected by very big earthquakes over a decade ago. Mao skated Jupiter. This show was aired by a local TV station. Hope someone put the video on youtube!!

    One of Japanese long established department stores Takashimaya is going to held exhibition events in some of their stores. So now Takashimaya in Nihonbashi, Tokyo and also the nearest subway station are jacked by Mao.

    "Smile--Mao Asada: Her trace of 23 years."
    https://www.takashimaya.co.jp/store/...ada.html?=news

    subway station
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    takashimaya
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