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A significant figure in the world of skating passed away earlier this month with nary a mention in the mainstream media. It was both sad and a reminder of how quickly history can be forgotten.

Her name is uttered by television announcers at least once at almost all major competitions, and it was made famous in Japan by the element associated with it when Shizuka Arakawa won the gold medal at the 2006 Turin Olympics.

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