Mai Asada

Mai Asada (浅田 舞, Asada Mai, born 17 July 1988) 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
Mai Asada - 2006 Skate America.jpg
Mai Asada in 2006
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1988-07-17) 17 July 1988 (age 31)
Meitō-ku, Nagoya, Japan
ResidenceNagoya, Japan
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former coachTakeshi Honda[1]
Nadezhda Kanaeva
Rafael Arutyunyan
Machiko Yamada
Higuchi Mihoko
Former choreographerLori Nichol
Tatiana Tarasova
Nikolai Morozov
Skating clubGrand Prix Tokai FSC
Chukyo University Nagoya
Training locationsLake Arrowhead, California
Nagoya
Kyoto
Began skating1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total141.65
2006 Four Continents
Short program55.80
2005 Andorra Cup
Free skate89.63
2006 Skate America

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.

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

ProgramsEdit

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 highlightsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile: Mai Asada" (in Japanese). Official website of Mao and Mai Asada. Archived from the original on 19 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (1 June 2004). "Asada is a True Ballerina on Ice". GoldenSkate. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Mai ASADA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 9 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "SUPER GT +(スーパーGTプラス):テレビ東京". Tv-tokyo.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  6. ^ "Mai ASADA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 February 2004.
  7. ^ "Mai ASADA: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 August 2003.
  8. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Mai ASADA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mai Asada at Wikimedia Commons