We present you one of Japan’s most decorated figure skaters, Mao Asada 浅田 真央! She won an Olympic silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, where she also became the first female figure skater landing three triple Axel jumps in one competition – one in the short program and two in the free skating. This meant a new Guinness World Record! With 131.72 points from the free skating, Asada won the Olympic silver medal with a combined score of 205.50 points, 23.06 behind South Korean Yuna Kim. At the Vancouver Closing Ceremony, Asada carried the Japanese flag. 4 years later, at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, she became the first woman successfully landing eight triple jumps in the free skate, which is the maximum possible under the Zayak Rule. Mao’ Asada’s impressive medal collection also includes three Gold medals at the World Championships and three Gold medals at the Four Continents Championships. We bring you all of her Olympic performances. Enjoy!
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