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About

Mao Asada is the 2010 Olympic silver medalist and a three-time world champion ... Sat out the 2014-15 season ... Announced in May 2015 that she would return to competition in 2015-16.

Has landed triple axels in competition ... Older sister, Mai (two years older), competed internationally as well ... Mao moved to the United States after the 2006-07 season to train with Rafael Arutunian, but she moved back to Japan after the 2007-08 season ... Won her first world championship in 2008 ... Trained in Russia with Tatiana Tarasova for a time ... Switched coaches again following the 2009-10 season, when she started taking from Nobuo Sato ... Withdrew from the 2011 Grand Prix Final after learning her mother was gravely ill ... Launched her own kimono brand in 2011.

Season Notes

  • 2016-17 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Danza Ritual del fuego" from El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla
    FS Music: "En la cueva (La noche)," "Pantomima" and "El aparecido" from El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla
  • 2015-16 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Bei mir bist du schoen"
    FS Music: Music from Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
  • 2013-14 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2" by Frederic Chopin
    FS Music: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

  • 2012-13 Season Notes
    SP Music: "I Got Rhythm" variations by George Gershwin
    FS Music: Music from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky

  • 2011-12 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Scheherazade" by Nikoli Rimski-Korsakov
    FS Music: "Liebesträume" by Franz Liszt

  • 2010-11 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Tango" by Alfred G. Schnittke
    FS Music: "Liebesträume" by Franz Liszt

  • 2009-10 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Waltz" from Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian
    FS Music: "Bells of Moscow" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

  • 2008-09 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy
    FS Music: "Waltz" from Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian

  • 2007-08 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra" from Ladies in Lavender by Jean-Claude Petit, performed by Joshua Bell
    FS Music: "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Fréderic Chopin

  • 2006-07 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2" by Frederic Chopin
    FS Music: "Csárdás" by Vittorio Monti

  • 2005-06 Season Notes
    SP Music: Music from Carmen by Georges Bizet
    FS Music: Music from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • 2004-05 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen
    FS Music: Music from La Boutique Fantastique by Gioachino Rossini and Ottorino Respighi

  • 2003-04 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Orchestral Suite" from My Girl 2 by Cliff Eidelman
    FS Music: "Waltz-Scherzo in C major Op. 34" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • 2002-03 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Say Hey Kids"
    FS Music: "Inca Dance" and "Andes" by Cusco

Competitive History

  • 2016 - Trophée de France - 9th
  • 2016 - Skate America - 6th
  • 2016 - Finlandia Trophy - 2nd
  • 2016 - World Championships - 7th
  • 2016 - Japanese Championships - 3rd
  • 2015 - Grand Prix Final - 6th
  • 2015 - NHK Trophy - 3rd
  • 2015 - Cup of China - 1st
  • 2014 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 6th
  • 2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 5th (Team)
  • 2014 - Japanese Championships - 3rd
  • 2013 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2013 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2013 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2013 - World Team Trophy - 3rd (team)
  • 2013 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 2013 - Japanese Championships - 1st
  • 2013 - Four Continents Championships - 1st
  • 2012 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2012 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2012 - Cup of China - 1st
  • 2012 - World Championships - 6th
  • 2012 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2012 - Japanese Championships - 1st
  • 2011 - Grand Prix Final - WD
  • 2011 - Rostelecom Cup - 1st
  • 2011 - NHK Trophy - 2nd
  • 2011 - World Championships - 6th
  • 2011 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2011 - Japanese Championships - 2nd
  • 2010 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 5th
  • 2010 - NHK Trophy - 8th
  • 2010 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2010 - Olympic Games - 2nd
  • 2010 - Four Continents Championships - 1st
  • 2010 - Japanese Championships - 1st
  • 2009 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 2nd
  • 2009 - World Championships - 4th
  • 2009 - World Team Trophy - 1st (team)
  • 2009 - Four Continents Championships - 3rd
  • 2009 - Japanese Championships - 1st
  • 2008 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2008 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2008 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 2nd
  • 2008 - Japan Open - 1st
  • 2008 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2008 - Four Continents Championships - 1st
  • 2008 - Japanese Championships - 1st
  • 2007 - Grand Prix Final - 2nd
  • 2007 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 1st
  • 2007 - Skate Canada - 1st
  • 2007 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 2007 - Japanese Championships - 1st
  • 2006 - Grand Prix Final - 2nd
  • 2006 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2006 - Skate America - 3rd
  • 2006 - World Junior Championships - 2nd
  • 2006 - Japanese Championships - 2nd
  • 2005 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2005 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 1st
  • 2005 - Cup of China - 2nd
  • 2005 - World Junior Championships - 1st
  • 2005 - Japanese Championships - 2nd
  • 2004 - Junior Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2005 - Japanese Championships, Junior - 1st
  • 2004 - Junior Grand Prix (Ukraine) - 1st
  • 2004 - Junior Grand Prix (United States) - 1st
  • 2004 - Japanese Championships - 8th
  • 2004 - Japanese Championships, Junior - 4th
  • 2004 - Japanese Championships, Novice - 1st
  • 2003 - Japanese Championships - 7th
  • 2003 - Japanese Championships, Junior - 4th
  • 2003 - Japanese Championships, Novice - 1st