Mai Asada

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Mai Asada
Mai Asada - 2006 Skate America.jpg
Mai Asada in 2006
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1988-07-17) July 17, 1988 (age 26)
Residence Nagoya, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former coach Takeshi Honda,[1] Nadezhda Kanaeva, Rafael Arutyunyan, Machiko Yamada, Higuchi Mihoko
Former choreographer Lori Nichol, Tatiana Tarasova, Nikolai Morozov
Skating club Grand Prix Tokai FSC
Chukyo University Nagoya
Training locations Lake Arrowhead, California
Nagoya
Kyoto
Began skating 1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 141.65
2006 Four Continents
Short program 55.80
2005 Andorra Cup
Free skate 89.63
2006 Skate America

Mai Asada (浅田 舞 Asada Mai?, born July 17, 1988 in Meito-ku, Nagoya) is a Japanese former competitive figure skater. She won two gold medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and placed fourth at the 2003 and 2004 World Junior Championships. She made her senior international debut at the 2006 Four Continents Championships, where she placed sixth.

Mai Asada studied ballet before taking up skating at the age of eight or nine.[2] She is the elder sister of Mao Asada,[3] a three-time World champion and the 2010 Olympic silver medalist.

Mai Asada has worked as a model[4] and TV presenter.[5]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2007–2008
[3]
2003–2004
[2][6]
  • What I Am To You
2002–2003
[7]
  • Rondo Adagio Espressivo

Competitive highlights[edit]

International[8]
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Four Continents 6th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP NHK Trophy WD
GP Skate America 6th 8th
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 4th 4th
JGP Final 4th 5th
JGP Andorra 1st
JGP Japan 2nd 4th
JGP Serbia 5th
JGP Slovakia 1st
National[8]
Japan Champ. 8th 6th 8th 8th 8th 12th 15th
Japan Junior 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th
WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Mai Asada" (in Japanese). Official website of Mao and Mai Asada. Archived from the original on December 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (June 1, 2004). "Asada is a True Ballerina on Ice". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Mai ASADA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.jabank.aichishinren.or.jp/news/topics/blog.php?ID=200
  5. ^ http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/sgt/
  6. ^ "Mai ASADA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 2004. 
  7. ^ "Mai ASADA: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2003. 
  8. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Mai ASADA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 23, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Mai Asada at Wikimedia Commons