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 25)
Residence Nagoya, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Coach Takeshi Honda[1]
Former coach Rafael Arutunian, Machiko Yamada, Higuchi Mihoko
Choreographer Lori Nichol, Tatiana Tarasova
Former choreographer Nikolai Morozov
Skating club Grand Prix Tokai FSC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 141.65
2006 4CC
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 figure skater. She was the 2004–2005 Japanese junior national silver medalist.

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] 2008, 2010 and 2014 world champion, the silver medalist in the ladies' singles at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

She also works as a model[4] and TV presenter.[5]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Long program Exhibition
2003–2004 Spanish Dance No. 1
by Manuel de Falla
Romance
by Ludwig van Beethoven
What I Am To You

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[6]
International
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
Junior Worlds 4th 4th
JGP Final 4th 5th
JGP Andorra 1st
JGP Japan 2nd 4th
JGP Serbia 5th
JGP Slovakia 1st
National
Japan Champ. 8th 6th 8th 8th 8th 12th 15th
Japan Junior 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official profile Retrieved 8 May 2010 (Japanese)
  2. ^ Mittan, Barry (June 1, 2004). "Mai Asada: Asada is a True Ballerina on Ice". GoldenSkate. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Biography; Mai Asada". International Skating Union. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.jabank.aichishinren.or.jp/news/topics/blog.php?ID=200
  5. ^ http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/sgt/
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Mai ASADA". International Skating Union. 

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