Asada Mao - Topics

May 23, 2009
May 6, 2009 Her source of energy
She does a dynamic movement on the ice link. She keep movingthere toward the end of a performance when one is getting exhausted out. Whatdrives her that way? Its secret is in her food. Ando Miki, a fellow athlete,said," I always see Mao go to a chophouse." Mao's favorite food is roasted meatand kimuchi. Eating much roasted meat seems her source of remarkableenergy.
May 3, 2009 Mao's pet dog
Asada Mao has a toypoodle called Earo, her petdog. The dog was adopted for a stuffed toy for sale. She has once performedwith Earo in her arms on an ice show.
Apr 30, 2009
Asada Mao is going to fly to Moscow soon. She'llcompose a new performance program under Tatiana Tarasova, hercoach. Will this program be for Olympics next year? How will triple axels herweapon be set in it, is an interesting point. Because using a triple axel couldcut both ways. Triple axel is a diffcult technique, so a performer doesn't doit successfully often. When it fails, it means being down-graded big. And ofcourse when it gets through, it brings about high marks.
Apr 29, 2009
Asada Mao said in her latest interview that itmade her feel refreshed to have time with young people of her age in Universitywhere she'd entered this spring. She had have rare opportunites of mixing withpeople about her age since she started her figure skater's life.
Apr 26, 2009 What is Axel?
In an Axel, a skater jumps with a forward take-off.
Apr 25, 2009 Triple Axel
Triple Axel is Asada Mao's strong point. She didone even as a junior. And her problem with it is how to make her jumping TripleAxels more stable and successful, since they're not so. Unless she couldincrease the probability of doing those successful jumps, she'd never be likelyto reach the top in Olympics in Canada early next year.
Apr 23, 2009 What does she learn inUniversity?
She entered Chukyo University this spring located in AichiPrefecture. She's learning in its Physical Training Dept. It has a skating ringfor training within the campus.
Apr 22, 2009 What's Mao's favorite food?
She likes roated beef. She goes to a grillade very often. Shesays,"My physical stamina comes from roated beef, and chili."
Apr 21, 2009 Mao scored 201.
In ISU World Team Trophy 2009, Asada Mao got topscore in single among the women. She got a score above 200, that is first timefor her all her career as a player.
She did a triple axel with success in short program, and triedthe jump twice in long program, too. The first one was successful, but the nextone was downgraded by judges.

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