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Asada leads ladies in Paris

Asada leads ladies in Paris

Japan’s Mao Asada won the Ladies Short Program event by a small margin over USA’s Kimmie Meissner and Estonia’s Elena Glebova, who placed second and third respectively.

Asada captivated the audience with her ethereal routine to Fantasia for…

Asada captures Skate Canada gold

Asada captures Skate Canada gold

Japan’s Mao Asada and Yukari Nakano moved up two spots each to win the gold and silver, respectively.

Canada’s Joannie Rochette, who was in fifth after the short, also moved up to capture the bronze.

Skating to Fantaisie Impromptu

2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Ladies Highlights

Yu-Na Kim was the gold medal winner in her first appearance at this event, while Japan’s Mao Asada and Switzerland’s Sarah Meier captured the silver and bronze, respectively.

Short Program

Performing to Nocturne by Frederic Chopin, Asada opened her ethereal routine with a triple Lutz, followed by a good triple flip-triple loop combination, a very good level four spiral sequence, and a solid double Axel. The 2006 World Junior silver medalist…

2006 NHK Trophy: Ladies Highlights

It was a Japanese sweep in the ladies event, with Mao Asada, Fumie Suguri, and Yukari Nakano winning the gold, silver, and bronze, respectively.

Short Program

Performing to to Nocturne by Frederic Chopin, Asada opened her routine with a triple Lutz, followed by a good triple flip-triple loop combination, a very good level four spiral sequence, and a solid double Axel. The 2006 World Junior silver medalist also displayed good spins…

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2006 Skate America: Ladies Highlights

Miko Ando of Japan won her first senior Grand Prix gold medal at her second visit to Skate America, while teammate Mao Asada captured the bronze. USA’s Kimmie Meissner settled for the silver in her first appearance at a Skate America event.

Short Program

Asada, who was last to skate, opened her routine with a triple Lutz followed by a good triple flip-triple loop combination. The Junior World silver medalist also…

2005 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Japan’s Mao Asada led the ladies throughout the event, winning the gold. Yu-Na Kim of South Korea catapulted from sixth place after the short to win the silver, while USA’s Emily Hughes rose from fifth place to win the bronze. It was the first time all three competitors competed at this event.

The ladies event began with the Qualifying Round (QR). The qualifying round did not impact the final score…

2004 Skate Long Beach: Ladies Highlights

Japan’s Mao Asada was the gold medal winner in the Ladies event, while USA’s Kimberly (Kimmie) Meissner won her second consecutive silver in the JGP series. Teammate Danielle Kahle won the bronze in what is slated to be her only JGP event of the season before the JGP final.

Skating to music from The Wizard of Oz, Asada attempted a triple Lutz/double loop combination but stumbled out of the loop….

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