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    Post Asada is a True Ballerina on Ice

    For Japan's Mai Asada, skating wasn't her first artistic endeavor. It was ballet, a natural beginning for someone whose name means dancer in Japanese.


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    Lovely! I look forward to seeing this young lady. Emanuel Sandhu of Canada also takes ballet training. One can see it in his skating.

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    I am also looking forward to seeing Mai! She will be a major force on the senior level with all those jumps.

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    And her sister Mao Asada is just as promising, if not more so!

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    I like her from the first time they show her on TV. If she decides to hang up her skates, I think she has a future in the modelling business

    http://www.geocities.co.jp/Hollywood...ladies/mai.htm

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    What a stunner. Thanks for posting the pics.

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    Very lovely

    If Katarina is the queen of a figure skater's, Mai is a figure skater's princess!
    Aim at a gold medal in the Turin Olympic Games or the Vancouver Olympic Games!

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    I think Mai Asada is pretty, but she is painfully thin. Look at that picture of her with just her head, shoulders and upper arms showing. She has almost no "meat" on her bones.

    When I watched her skate at Junior Worlds, I was afraid she might shatter if she fell. Much, much too thin!

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    She's only 15 (turns 16 on July 17th), so I don't think she is too thin for her age.

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    Mai is a bit willowy, not too thin though. What I like about her is her joy. If you have a tape of junior world 2003, there were some candid shots of Mai sitting on the floor totally absorbed with rolling up a huge poster. She was so happy, and was unaware that the camera were on her. When she noticed the camera, she had the brightest smile, almost kind of embarassed for being caught with having fun with a poster.

    If you have the junior world 2004 lp, just watch her at the starting pose, her face lit up the entire arena, maybe the universe.

    Back to thin. I think Ping is very thin. She is good though, WOW watch the landing edge of the throw triple loop, the run out is incredible, probably covers 1/4 length of the ice rink.
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