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    Japan's Miki Ando capped her junior career by winning the gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in the ...

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    Nice article. Miki sounds like she is very committed to doing well as a skater. She has even planned a career in skating. Thanks for posting.

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    I'm very grad to see Golden Skate have her article
    and appreciate.

    Follows are some correction.

    >She even changed her skate blades to gold during the summer.

    She changed her skate blades to gold during 2002-2003 season
    before 2003 Jr Worlds.

    >Ando has also won five Junior Grand Prix events since 2001

    six (eight if final counted)

    >She trains with both Nobuo Sato in Nagoya and Sachiko Kozuka in Yokohama.

    Nobuo Sato in Yokohama and Sachiko Kozuka in Nagoya

    >TGV

    Shinkansen. TGV is french train.

    >She was third in novice in 2000, third in juniors in 2001 and third in seniors in 2002

    1998-1999 third in novice b
    1999-2000 first in novice a, seventh in junior
    2000-2001 first in novice a, third in junior
    2001-2002 first in junior, third in senior
    2002-2003 first in junior, fifth in senior
    2003-2004 first in junior, first in senior

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    Thanks for the fine article, Paula and Barry M. It looks like Miki is a determined person who is on track to fulfill her Olympic dreams in 2006.

    Miki Tan, I enjoy your posts about skating in Japan very much. You always bring such interesting information to the forum.

    Mathman

    PS. Here is a picture of the TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse)

    http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it/tgv/ima.../tgv001vsg.jpg

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