Mao Asada
Sport: Figure Skating
Birthdate: September 25, 1990
Birthplace: Nagoya, Japan
Hometown: Nagoya, Japan
Residence: Nagoya, Japan
Ht: 5'4"
Event: Ladies'

Getting to know: Mao Aasada

2008 World Champion...Too young to compete at the 2006 Olympics; she missed the cutoff by 86 days...So popular in Japan that fans recognize her by her voice alone...In anticipation of the Vancouver Olympics, a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver designed a sushi roll called the "Asada Roll."


DateEvent RankResults
Tue, Feb 23 - 4:30pLadies' Short Program 273.78
Thu, Feb 25 - 5:00pLadies' Free SkateMedal Silver2205.50

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    Who am I?

    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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