Asada honored by Guinness for three triple axels

Kyodo News

Newly crowned world champion Mao Asada attended an award ceremony on Sunday after she received recognition by Guinness World Records for her landing of a total of three triple axels at the Vancouver Olympics.

Asada, who won the silver medal in Vancouver, became the third Japanese figure skater to be recognized by Guinness World Records following Albertville Games silver medalist Midori Ito and Miki Ando, who is the only woman to ever land a quadruple in competition.

Asada executed one triple axel in her short program and two in the free skate but finished behind Kim Yu Na of South Korea.

Her record will be among those published in the 2011 edition of the Guinness World Records set to go on sale in September.