More Sports Dec 29, 2007

Asada holds off Ando for national title

Mao Asada took full advantage of the lead she had after the short program to win her second consecutive national title Friday, fighting off a comeback bid by world champion Miki Ando in the free skate. Mao Asada (center), Miki Ando(left) and Yukari Nakano celebrate ...

More Sports Dec 17, 2007

Asada, Takahashi earn Grand Prix silver medals

TURIN, Italy — Figure skater Mao Asada rebounded from a sixth-place showing in the short program to have the best score in the women's free skate for a runnerup finish to South Korean rival Kim Yu Na in the Grand Prix Final on Saturday. Mao ...

More Sports Nov 5, 2007

Mao nails free skate to win Canada GP

Mao Asada came from behind to win the women's title at Skate Canada on Saturday with an exquisite free skate performance that gave the Japanese teenager her fourth victory on the top-tier senior international circuit. Japan's Mao Asada performs during her free program to win ...

More Sports Nov 4, 2007

Mao in 3rd place at Skate Canada

Mao Asada got off to a slow start to in her Grand Prix campaign at Skate Canada on Friday after a series of mistakes on jumps saw her finish third in the women's short program. Mao Asada performs during the short program at Skate Canada ...

More Sports Jul 12, 2007

Mao-chan to miss Yokohama show

Figure skating world silver medalist Mao Asada will miss the upcoming "Dream On Ice" exhibition ice show due to an injured left knee, the public relations office for the event said Wednesday. Mai, Mao's older sister, will also sit out the show to be ...

More Sports Apr 7, 2007

Mao plans for gold at 2010 Olympics

by James Mulligan

Three years may seem like a very long time for someone so young, but teen figure skating sensation Mao Asada already knows what she wants to be doing in 2010 -- winning Olympic gold. Mao Asada, the 16-year-old silver medalist at last month's World Figure ...

More Sports Mar 25, 2007

Miki, Mao place 1-2

by Jack Gallagher

After bombing in last year's Olympic Winter Games, Miki Ando was written off by just about everybody. Gold medalist Miki Ando, center, and Mao Asada, who took the silver, pose with South Korea's Kim Yu Na, the bronze medalist, shown on the left, on the awards ...

More Sports Jan 10, 2007

Asada aims for perfection at worlds

Teenage figure skating star Mao Asada will try to successfully land a triple axel in her world championships debut in Tokyo next March. Asada executed a triple axel for the first time in competition this season in winning her first singles title at the national ...

More Sports Jan 5, 2007

Mao shines at Nagano exhibition

Teenage star figure skater Mao Asada, who will aim to win her first title in her debut at the world championships in March, put on a spectacular display to claim her first victory of the new year at an exhibition meet on Thursday. Mao Asada ...

More Sports Dec 30, 2006

Mao captures 1st national singles title

Teenage star Mao Asada landed a triple axel and completed a near-perfect free skate to win her first singles title at the Figure Skating National Championships on Friday. Mao Asada exhibits a Biellmann spin during her free program performance at the Figure Skating National Championship ...