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    Miki Ando

    Does anyone have any current info on Miki? I for one would love to see her comeback and try to compete for a spot on the Sochi team along with Mao, Kanako, and Akiko.

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    I thought I read on this board a few months ago that she didn't have a coach! It's almost as if her federaton gave up on her or something.

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    Oh no. I hope that is not the case. Miki is way too talented for her federation to give up on her. Plus she's a two time WC!

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    She probably shouldn't bother to return as it's crazy unlikely that she will medal at the Olympics. I think going out on a high note is superior to rolling around way past your expiration date. It's great that she stayed in after the Vancouver Olympics and won that world title in Moscow but to be honest she only won bc Kim Yuna was really sloppy. That's not to say that Miki Ando doesn't have her virtues. But she rarely managed to listen to her music and always seemed to be skating over it as opposed to with it. Her jumps were her strength. But I generally never found the rest of her programs inspiring or exhilarating.

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    She wont be back. What would her incentives to be back be. Her chances to medal in Sochi would be close to nil at this point. Asada has firmly staked claim to being Japanese #1 again, and Miki coming back would definitely not change that. Yet even Mao herself is only slated for the bronze in Sochi. She is 26 years old (old for amateur singles) and hasnt even skated competitively for 3 years, so reaching her 2011 Worlds level, which she would need to be top 5, is even unlikely. Add to all that her personal problems, her problems finding a coach about a year ago, and no way you will see her back.

    I also have read reports that the JSF say Miki would have to win Nationals next year to make it to Sochi. That makes sense as the JSF decides their Olympic teams by results of the past couple seasons, especialy the Olympic season, and not just Nationals. Miki isnt even eligible for a grand prix, except a host pick, and obviously has done nothing competitive for 2 years now. Miki isnt winning Nationals, as I said Mao is clearly back at Japanese #1, and that is what she would need to go to to Sochi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bump View Post
    She probably shouldn't bother to return as it's crazy unlikely that she will medal at the Olympics. I think going out on a high note is superior to rolling around way past your expiration date. It's great that she stayed in after the Vancouver Olympics and won that world title in Moscow
    Exactly. It was the perfect note for her to end her career on. I said that even at the time, but it is only 10 times more apparent now.

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    Couldn't she qualify for the team event? That might give her a chance at some Olympic medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    Couldn't she qualify for the team event? That might give her a chance at some Olympic medal.
    The short answer is No -- meaning that the Sochi team event rules do not offer the option of qualifying only for the team event (except under the circumstances explained below, which do not pertain to Ando and Team Japan).

    For the umpteenth time [although the first time in this thread ] ...

    For any given discipline, if a country has skater(s) who qualified to compete in the Olympic event for the individual discipline, only the same skater(s) is/are eligible to compete in the team event.

    Because Japan of course will have ladies who qualify for the individual Sochi competition, no one other than those ladies is eligible to compete for Japan as a lady in the team event.

    It is hypothetically possible that a weaker skating federation from Country X would have zero ladies who qualify for the individual Sochi competition. If Country X qualifies for the Sochi team event, then based on the "Additional Athletes" provision of the Sochi team event rules, Country X then could have Lady Y compete only in the the team event.
    But again, it is unthinkable that this scenario would ever apply to Japan in terms of ladies. (But maybe it will apply to Japan in terms of pairs???)

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    Mao and yuna success means nothing to miki. Miki beat Mao and Yuna in 2007 and beat them again in 2011. She had all the triples and was brilliantly amazingly consistent in free skates in 2010-2011 never losing one. If she came back she May lose to Mao and Yuna like she did in 2008 or 2010 or she beats them!! She's a great tremendous talent in women's skating history.

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    Miki still has a better chance of going to the Olympics than Akiko Suzuki

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Miki still has a better chance of going to the Olympics than Akiko Suzuki
    Not if she has to win Japanese Nationals to qualify she doesnt. Also not when we know Suzuki is actually going for the Games, while Ando is only 20% likely to even attempt to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    I also have read reports that the JSF say Miki would have to win Nationals next year to make it to Sochi. That makes sense as the JSF decides their Olympic teams by results of the past couple seasons, especialy the Olympic season, and not just Nationals. Miki isnt even eligible for a grand prix, except a host pick, and obviously has done nothing competitive for 2 years now. Miki isnt winning Nationals, as I said Mao is clearly back at Japanese #1, and that is what she would need to go to to Sochi.
    Is it some kind of an official statement? That unless Miki wins nationals she won't go to Vancouver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherryy View Post
    Is it some kind of an official statement? That unless Miki wins nationals she won't go to Vancouver?
    A poster on another website translated it from a Japanese article and yes it does sound official.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Not if she has to win Japanese Nationals to qualify she doesnt. Also not when we know Suzuki is actually going for the Games, while Ando is only 20% likely to even attempt to.
    the season hasnt even started yet and we are declaring her as unmotivated ? if Miki can find a coach even Morozov if he takes her
    then she ha sthat can for the last spot, Akiko is more like the reserve

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    Ando's last competition after Worlds 2011 was the 2011 Japan Open, where she finished 6th. She was supposed to return for the 2012-2013 GP, but dropped out of both events. There is no way to know what kind of competitive shape she is in now, and we won't get a hint since she won't be in the GP this coming fall. JSF has said she can't be on the Japanese team unless she competes in regionals and she won't go to Sochi unless she WINS Nationals 2014.

    Seems as if the JSF is miffed because they submitted her for the 2012-2013 GP and she reneged.

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