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CamrnCrz1974



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PostPosted: 04/10/17 1:58 pm    ::: Mao Asada has announced her retirement Reply Reply with quote

2010 Olympic silver medalist.
Three-time World champion (2008, 2010, 2014).
Three-time Four Continents champion (2008, 2010, 2013).
Four-time Grand Prix Final champion (2005–06, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14).
First singles skater, male or female, to ever win all seven of the current events on the Grand Prix series.
15 Grand Prix series titles.

She is the only female figure skater who has landed three triple Axel jumps in one competition, which she achieved at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

And she was both the youngest (14 years old) and the oldest (25 years old) woman to land the triple axel in international competition.


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Whenever I saw Mao Asada skate well, which she did often, I was reminded of the second line in one of the most famous arias in the operatic canon, "La Donna è Mobile," from Verdi's Rigoletto.

When you get past the trope of the aria's title and opening verse, which scoffs at women for being flighty, you come to the nature of the flight: "qual piuma al vento" -- like a feather in the wind.



Hersh: Asada's impact will ring on for years to come
Retired skater will be remembered for triple axel, sheer grace on the ice

http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2017/04/10/223478468


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