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    Mao Asada (浅田 真央 Asada Mao) is a Japanese figure skater. She was born on Sep 25, 1990 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

    Mao Asada pronounces her name here: thanks to cathlen for finding the video and to sabinfire for making the clip:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYLH...ature=youtu.be

    Nationals 2016 and GPF 2015 Info.added March 2016


    Fall 2015 Update by tulosai- thank you very much to gotoschool for her time and help with this as well

    Brief Career Summary

    Mao is the 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion, four-time Grand Prix Final Champion, and three-time Four Continents Champion. She has won 5 World Championships medals over the course of her career. She is also the 2005 Junior Worlds Champion.

    Biographical Information

    ISU Biography
    Ice Network Biography
    Wikipedia Page
    Tracings.net entry


    Personal Best Total Score 216.69 ISU World Championships 2014
    Personal Best Score Short Program 78.66 ISU World Championships 2014
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 142.71 XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014


    Competitive History


    Competition SP LP Final
    2015-16 Japanese National Championships 5 2 3 (193.75)
    2015-16 Grand Prix Final
    3 6 6 (194.32)
    2015 NHK Trophy 4 2 3 (182.99)
    2015 Cup of China 1 3 1 (197.48)
    2014 World Championships 1 1 1 (216.69)
    2014 Olympic Winter Games 16 3 6 (198.22)
    2014 Olympic Winter Games -- Team Event 3 - 5 (Team)
    2014 Japanese National Championships 1 3 3 (199.50)
    2014 Grand Prix Final 1 1 1 (204.02)
    2013 NHK Trophy 1 1 1 (207.59)
    2013 Skate America 1 1 1 (204.55)
    2013 Japan Open - 1 1 (Team)
    2013 World Team Trophy 5 5 3 (Team)
    2013 World Championships 6 2 3 (196.47)
    2013 Four Continents Championships 1 1 1 (205.45)
    2013 Japanese National Championships 2 1 1 (193.56)
    2013 Grand Prix Final 1 1 1 (196.80)
    2012 NHK Trophy 1 2 1 (185.27)
    2012 Cup of China 2 1 1 (181.76)
    2012 World Championships 4 6 6 (164.52)
    2012 Four Continents Championships 1 2 2 (188.62)
    2012 Japanese National Championships 2 2 1 (184.07)
    2011 Rostelecom Cup 1 1 1 (183.25)
    2011 NHK Trophy 3 1 2 (184.19)
    2011 World Championships 7 6 6 (172.79)
    2011 Four Continents Championships 2 2 2 (196.30)
    2011 Japanese National Championships 1 2 2 (193.69)
    2010 Trophée Eric Bompard 7 5 5 (148.02)
    2010 NHK Trophy 8 8 8 (133.40)
    2010 World Championships 2 2 1 (197.58)
    2010 Winter Olympic Games 2 3 2 (205.50)
    2010 Four Continents Championships 3 1 1 (183.96)
    2010 Japanese National Championships 1 1 1 (204.62)
    2009 Rostelecom Cup 6 5 5 (150.28)
    2009 Trophée Eric Bompard 3 2 2 (173.99)
    2009 Japan Open - 3 3 (Team)
    2009 World Team Trophy 1 1 3 (Team)
    2009 World Championships 3 4 4 (188.09)
    2009 Four Continents Championships 6 1 3 (176.52)
    2009 Japanese National Championships 2 2 1 (182.45)
    2009 Grand Prix Final 2 1 1 (188.55)
    2008 NHK Trophy 1 1 1 (191.13)
    2008 Trophée Eric Bompard 2 2 2 (167.59)
    2008 World Championships 2 2 1 (185.56)
    2008 Four Continents Championships 1 1 1 (193.25)
    2008 Japanese National Championships 1 2 1 (205.33)
    2008 Grand Prix Final 6 1 2 (191.59)
    2007 Trophée Eric Bompard 1 1 1 (179.80)
    2007 Skate Canada 3 1 1 (177.66)
    2007 International Counter Match 1 2 (Team)
    2007 Japan Open - 4 1 (Team)
    2007 World Championships 5 1 2 (194.45)
    2007 Japanese National Championships 1 1 1 (211.76)
    2007 Grand Prix Final 1 4 2 (172.52)
    2006 NHK Trophy 1 1 1 (199.52)
    2006 Skate America 1 4 3 (171.23)
    2006 Campbell's Cup N/A 1 1 (Team)
    2006 World Junior Championships 2 2 2 (153.35)
    2006 Japanese National Championships 3 3 2 (188.10)
    2006 Grand Prix Final 1 1 1 (189.62)
    2005 Trophée Eric Bompard 1 1 1 (182.42)
    2005 Cup of China 2 3 2 (176.60)
    2005 World Junior Championships 1 1 1 (179.24)
    2005 Japanese National Championships 4 2 2 (166.82)
    2005 Junior Grand Prix Final 1 1 1 (172.83)
    2005 Japanese Junior National Championships 1 1 1 (172.13)
    2004 Ukrainian Souvenir [JGP] 1 1 1 (142.99)
    2004 Skate Long Beach [JGP] 1 1 1 (138.02)
    2004 Japanese National Championships 6 8 8
    2004 Japanese Junior National Championships 4 4 4
    2003 Japanese National Championships 9 7 7
    2003 Japanese Junior National Championships 8 6 6




    Competitive Programs

    2015-2016 Season
    SP: Bei Mir Bistu Shein by Sholom Secunda, choreo. by Lori Nichol
    LP: Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2015-16 Japanese Nationals SP
    2015-16 Japanese Nationals LP

    2015-16 Grand Prix Final SP
    2015-16 Grand Prix Final LP

    2015 Cup of China SP
    2015 Cup of China LP

    2015 Japan Open LP

    2013-2014 Season
    SP: Nocturne No.2 Op. 9–2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin, choreo. by Lori Nichol
    LP: Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova

    2014 World Championships SP
    2014 World Championships LP

    2014 Olympics LP
    2014 Olympics LP Full Screen HD
    2104 Olympics LP and Full Last Group of Skaters HD
    2014 Olympics Fan Cam LP

    2013 Grand Prix Final SP
    2013 Grand Prix Final LP

    2013 NHK Trophy SP
    2013 NHK Trophy LP

    2013 Skate America SP
    2013 Skate America LP

    2012-2013 Season
    SP: I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin, choreo. by Lori Nichol
    LP: Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova

    2013 World Championships SP
    2013 World Championships LP

    2013 4CCs SP
    2013 4CCs LP

    2012 Grand Prix Final SP
    2012 Grand Prix Final LP

    2012 NHK Trophy SP
    2012 NHK Trophy LP

    2012 Cup of China SP
    2012 Cup of China LP

    2011-2012 Season
    SP: Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
    LP: Liebesträume by Franz Liszt, choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2012 World Championships SP
    2012 World Championships LP

    2012 4CCs SP
    2012 4CCs LP

    2011 NHK Trophy SP
    2011 NHK Trophy LP

    2011 Rostelecom SP
    2011 Rostelecom LP

    2010-2011 Season
    SP: Tango (from Agony) by Alfred Schnittke, choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
    LP: Liebesträume by Franz Liszt, choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2011 Worlds SP
    2011 Worlds LP

    2011 4CCs SP
    2011 4CCs LP

    2010 NKH Trophy SP
    2010 NHK Trophy LP

    2010 Trophee Eric Bompard SP
    2010 Trophee Eric Bompard LP

    2009-2010 Season
    SP:Waltz from Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian, choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
    LP: Bells of Moscow by Sergei Rachmaninov, choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova

    2010 World Championships SP
    2010 World Championships LP

    2010 Olympics SP
    2010 Olympics LP

    2010 4CCs SP
    2010 4CCs LP

    2009 Rostelecom SP
    2009 Rostelecom LP

    2009 Trophee Eric Bompard SP
    2009 Trophee Eric Bompard LP

    2008-2009 Season
    SP: Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy, choreo. by Lori Nichol
    LP: Waltz from Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian, choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova

    2009 World Team Trophy SP

    2009 World Championships SP
    2009 World Championships LP

    2009 4CCs SP
    2009 4CCs LP

    2008 Grand Prix Final SP
    2008 Grand Prix Final LP

    2008 NHK Trophy SP
    2008 NHK Trophy LP

    2008 Trophee Eric Bompard SP
    2008 Trophee Eric Bompard LP

    2007-2008 Season
    SP: Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra (from Ladies in Lavender) by Jean-Claude Petit, performed by Joshua Bell, choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
    LP: Fantaisie-Impromptu by Frédéric Chopin, choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2008 World Championships SP
    2008 World Championships LP

    2008 4CCs SP
    2008 4CCs LP

    2008 Nationals SP
    2008 Nationals LP

    2007 Grand Prix Final SP
    2007 Grand Prix Final LP

    2007 Trophee Eric Bompard SP
    2007 Trophee Eric Bompard LP

    2007 Skate Canada SP
    2007 Skate Canada LP

    2006-2007 Season
    SP: Nocturne No.2 Op. 9–2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin, choreo. by Lori Nichol
    LP: Csárdás by Vittorio Monti, choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2007 World Championships SP
    2007 World Championships LP

    2006 Grand Prix Final SP
    2006 Grand Prix Final LP

    2006 NHK Trophy SP
    2006 NHK Trophy LP

    2006 Skate America SP
    2006 Skate America LP

    2005- 2006 Season
    SP: Carmen by Georges Bizet, choreo. by Machiko Yamada, Mihoko Higuchi
    LP: The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2005 Grand Prix Final SP
    2005 Grand Prix Final LP

    2005 Trophee Eric Bompard SP
    2005 Trophee Eric Bompard LP

    2005 Cup of China SP
    2005 Cup of China LP

    2004-2005 Season
    SP: Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen, choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    LP: La Boutique Fantastique by Gioachino Rossini, Ottorino Respighi, choreo. by Lea Ann Miller

    2005 Junior Worlds SP
    2005 Junior Worlds LP

    2004 JGP Final SP
    2004 JGP Final LP

    Pre-2004-2005 Season (Early Career)

    2003 Nationals SP

    2002 Nationals LP

    Exhibition Programs

    Waltz Masquerade
    Waltz Masquerade 2
    Por Una Cabeza
    Por Una Cabeza 2
    So Deep Is The Night
    So Deep Is the Night 2
    Caprice
    Smile
    Ballade Astana

    Articles and Interviews

    General Collection of Interviews

    November 8 2015 Interview and translation at post #403 here
    2014 Post-Sochi Interview
    December 2012 Happy New Year from Mao
    November 2012 Mao and Hanyu Interview and English Translation
    February 2010- Mao Asada Fights Back
    March 2009 Interview
    June 2008 Interview

    Post-Competition Interviews

    2015 Post-Cup of China FS Interview
    2014 Post-Worlds LP interview
    2013 Post-Skate America FS interview
    2012 Post-Worlds SP Interview
    2011 Post-Rostelecom Cup Interview
    2008 Post-Grand Prix Final Interview
    2008 Post-Worlds FS Interview
    2008 Post-Worlds SP Interview
    2007 Post-Grand Prix Final Interview
    2006 Post-Skate America Interview
    2005 Post-Grand Prix Final Interview
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    Mao Asada

    Has anyone seen her new Swan Lake video? It's linked to in the relevant thread in The Edge. It's lovely, and she looks as if she's well on her way to a good season.

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    Thanks for starting the Mao thread. Her Swan is just breathtaking. Her footwork is so airy and light as if she is floating across the ice and
    her jumps are so much better. Love it!!!!

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    Thank you, Olympia!

    Her new SP is " I GOT RHYTHM".
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...000207-yom-spo

    Can't wait to see her new SP! Go, Mao-chan!

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    Tremendous news, MG! (Of course I opened it, half asleep, as if I were going to be able to read it...glad you translated. I think I was hoping there were pictures.)

    And here's the program itself!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUF...eature=related
    Last edited by Olympia; 10-17-2012 at 03:24 AM.

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    thaanks soo much for starting this thread, I loved her swan program and especially loved how everything is woven together in that program, makes one forget the elements and just enjoy it. the footwork is exquisite, i love how fast it is, and how it interpretion in the choreography fits the music so well.

    I can't wait to see Mao's sp i have to say the music choice is really unusual, and different from anything Mao has skated to soo far.

    by the way another thing i noticed at JO was that Mao looked much healthier, she looked the same as in 2008 and that was really refreshing to see, after seeing Mao soo thin the last two seasons!

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    Oh boy, why didn't I post here already? I'm such a baaaad fan! Huh, so, maybe someone's interested in a very, very short part of what's probably her new SP and looks a little similar to her Mary Poppins Ex?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiAZ83UPpJE&sns=em
    It seems her layout is going to be 3F-2Lo, 3Lo and 2A. Given that this is her first outing, I'm really happy about it.

    And I'm already in deep, deep love with this SP! If you add the beautiful free skate (which I've already watched like... 6 or 7 times and which looks more and more lovely to me everytime I rewatch it) this might just become a great season for Mao!
    Time to get the luck charms out and start praying for her, it would be so amazing to see her back at her full potential

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    i was also really surprised when i watched the clip, since the steps reminded me of a bit of MP ex, I think Mao looks great in the new clip, I am really excited to see her debut her sp and watch her fs again. hpefully there will be more practice clips that will be posted!

    If someone finds any links that will show ladies sp please post it, i really want to see the whole competition live

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    It's Gershwin, some moves are indeed very similar to Poppins (Lori ran out of ideas...?) The SP is super light and optimistic, here you can see almost in full, I don't know why Mao is in her old dreass of 2 years old ...: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic0JZIsOMvI

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    It's Gershwin, some moves are indeed very similar to Poppins (Lori ran out of ideas...?) The SP is super light and optimistic, here you can see almost in full, I don't know why Mao is in her old dreass of 2 years old ...: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic0JZIsOMvI
    i think she had to change her original costume, and therefor had to use another one until the new one gets made!

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    GS has done 2 interviews in the past with Mao

    2010 Mao Asada Fights Back
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2010/02/m...a-fights-back/

    2008 Asada Assumes Azimuth
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2008/06/a...sumes-azimuth/

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ccQU...ature=youtu.be

    Cute interview with Hanyu and Mao (this was posted in Hanyu's thread before)

    http://midorisan23.tumblr.com/post/3...-road-to#notes (Translation of interview)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ccQU...ature=youtu.be

    Cute interview with Hanyu and Mao (this was posted in Hanyu's thread before)

    http://midorisan23.tumblr.com/post/3...-road-to#notes (Translation of interview)
    this is such a cute interview, the two where so adorable, it's really funny how they tried to have a normal conversation, while clearly feeling a bit awkward due to the camera!

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    Just want to update this by saying congrats to Mao on third grand prix final title!

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    I echo that. Especially considering that this was the competition she was called away from last year because of her mother's passing, this victory has resonance. I hope it gives her a sense of peace, and that it strengthens her for the future--and not just for on-ice events.

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