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Mao honored for world record

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.

Mao, 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.

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