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    Mao Asada decides not to compete in 2014-2015

    Hello to all!

    Idk if everyone is aware but Mao Asada has decided to not compete in the next season.

    Source: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...5-nksports-spo

    All I hope for her is to get a good well-deserved rest and a lovely time with her loved ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_stars View Post
    Hello to all!

    Idk if everyone is aware but Mao Asada has decided to not compete in the next season.

    Source:http: //headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20140519-00000005-nksports-spo

    All I hope for her is to get a good well-deserved rest and a lovely time with her loved ones!
    So, the era is over then as I am sure life will get in the way of any future return. Anyone left? She was golden and the ISU should thank the skating gods they had her and others like her these last few cycles.

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    I'm not surprised, but I'm wondering whether or not the Japanese federation is putting the pressure on her to be back for 2018. I would hope not. Like you said, she deserves a good rest. She's earned it. I mean I don't think I ever recall her having taken a break, not once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystallize View Post
    I mean I don't think I ever recall her having taken a break, not once.
    Yeah...she's always working herself to the bone and she didn't even take a break when her mother passed... This is a long and well deserved break. She can finally take a breather from all the pressure as well and just enjoy her life. Hope the JFS backs off as well and just let her decide her own future.

    But how great would it be if she goes for 2018 then causes an upset and nabs the OGM from the Russian favs?

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    I saw this coming

    But I think she can still come back a season later like Yuna. Taking off more than 1 season would make it very hard to get back into prime shape though, especially as she's getting older

    Same goes for Chan.

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    Rest rest and rest some more Mao Chan. I will miss her so much.

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    Thanks for posting the news, sunny_stars.

    One of the all-time greats.

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    well deserved rest..

    any chance for mao and yuna to skate in 1 ice show together for world peace?? that would have been cool..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper View Post
    well deserved rest..

    any chance for mao and yuna to skate in 1 ice show together for world peace?? that would have been cool..
    I agree that Mao has more than earned her rest at least for this season.

    And for Mao and Yuna to skate in an ice show together will just be epic! Hope we'll see it in our lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    I agree that Mao has more than earned her rest at least for this season.

    And for Mao and Yuna to skate in an ice show together will just be epic! Hope we'll see it in our lifetime.
    I agree epic. I would save my pennies to see that show

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    Chan,Yuna and Mao..who's next?
    But all I can say is they have a right to being happy in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_stars View Post
    All I hope for her is to get a good well-deserved rest and a lovely time with her loved ones!
    She deserves a good rest. If she want to return later on she can do it without a problem at all.
    She is great.

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    Mathman - you're welcome!

    cooper- egads. Yes please! If they were able to combine the Japanese audience and the Korean technology stuff (lights, music, backdrop, the video fluffs and etc.), I would totally go and watch!

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    Can't say I'm surprised, I'm glad 'cause as you guys said she deserves a good rest, she has given all for so many years.

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    For my selfish self, I am a bit bummed. But for Mao's sake, I'm glad, because it means she can lift her head up and see what else is going on in life. As Mathman says, she is one of the all-time greats, profoundly artistic as well as technically commanding. How lucky we are to have been able to watch her all these years. Perhaps we'll get to see some more from her in the future.

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