Mao: “Mama, how’d I do?”
A repayment that reached the heavens.
Asada Mao (23, Chukyo University) received a total of 198.22 points, resulting in 6th place. From her 16th place short program, she came back with her best ever performance. Landing her first successful triple axel of the season, she cleared her personal best with a score of 142.71 points and shone on the grand stage. It’s been four years since she shed those vexing tears over her silver medal finish at the Vancouver Olympics. She lost her mother, Kyoko-san, and the promise she fought for concluded with tears of happiness.
"Mama, how did I do?"
I’m not the one who looks up to many people.. When I was a kid, every time I idolized someone, soon I would find some mean bones in them which I just couldn’t accept. But Mao has no mean bone in her. I’m a cynical bitch and I can spot that. She looks like a traditional demured elegant Japanese princess but she has a monopoly on will like no one else. In whatever we decide to pursue, it’s actually a good thing to be obsessed about your trade so that all you want is to master it and push yourself further. Mao can soar high.