Skating icon Mao intends to make comeback

May 18, 2015

Skating icon Mao intends to make comeback

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

In the end, Mao Asada could not give up competitive figure skating. Three-time world champion Mao announced on Monday that she has already started practicing under her coach’s guidance in hopes of returning to competition after a year’s break. “Since I took a break ...

Most read Sports stories of 2014

Jan 1, 2015

Most read Sports stories of 2014

With the exception of shooting star on the tennis court and a questionable ref at the World Cup, much of the big sports news stories  for Japan happened on the ice year. Scandalous outcome: Skating judges steal Kim’s title, hand it to Sotnikova Yuna ...

Mao to take year off from skating

May 19, 2014

Mao to take year off from skating

Figure skater Mao Asada will take a season off from competitive skating and says there is a 50 percent chance she will return to the sport. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Mao said she is mentally and physically tired and wants a chance ...