Ando to compete in Ice Challenge in Austria


Former two-time world champion Miki Ando has accepted an invitation to skate in next month’s Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria, the Japan Skating Federation announced Wednesday.

Ando, who gave birth to a baby girl in April, is coming off victory at the Kanto Championships on Monday, a preliminary event for the national championships in December.

The 25-year-old Ando also took second at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany two weeks ago.