oh no. breaks my heart once again...I hope Mao forgets about all these 'insanely' heavy expectitions from J media and its people, for once, and will skate her FS at Sochi just for herself and for the ones she loves. Best of luck to Mao tonight.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Simply no words. She said (apparently through translation) that she had lost her fight and that it had become a mental battle. So sad for her, but she is and will always be a beloved treasure and wondrous skater.
This was an impressive performance I'll never forget.
Congratulations Mao, no matter who wins, this was your night!
Wicked Yankee Girl
Thank you, Mao! Lovely performance.
I want to express my respect for Mao as a Yuna uber.
That was true grit! Best skate of her life!
I wish her good luck in the future and finally relax, smile and enjoy skating and life from now on!
She did it!
I'm still a bit mad about the scoring, but in the end it doesn't matter that much. What she achieved here tonight and what she managed to prove to the world and to herself is beyond medals and placements.
So beautiful! I'm so happy for her that she put down a skate like that. So emotional. I had tears for her at the end of that performance.
02-20-2014, 09:51 PM
I became a Mao Asada fan overnight. Honestly, what she did last night was worth more than a OGM. She had the OGM in mind for the last four years, and came into these games fighting for the elusive Gold, but went away as a legend.
02-20-2014, 10:10 PM
Wow, just......WOW! I have always liked and admired her, but tonight was special and I'm so happy for her!
What a glorious skate by a legend!!!
Congratulations Mao, you don't have to stand on the podium to be a champion.
02-21-2014, 03:49 AM
Mao mao mao I was never a fan of mao but what she did today was absolutely amazing. Congratulations with landing 8 triples!! When I was watching you today I couldnt believe my eyes.
02-21-2014, 04:08 AM
One does not simply skate into Sochi
Mao is the true Olympic Champion of my heart. And she ended up 6th, like Daisuke.
02-21-2014, 12:35 PM
02-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Has anyone posted this?:
Evgeni Plushenko@EvgeniPlushenko·20 feb
Mao - you was great, special thanks for Axel 3,5! You're real fighter!! #Sochi2014
Myself, I'm not a weeper - but I almost wept with Mao! She was truly amazing!