Japanese figure skater Mao Asada

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Japan's Mao Asada, 23, is the 2010 Winter Olympic silver medalist and one of the favorites in the women's figure skating competition in Sochi.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan is seen after competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan is seen after competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Mao Asada of Japan practises her routine during a figure skating training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace training arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING OLYMPICS)
Mao Asada of Japan practises her routine during a figure skating training session during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Mao Asada of Japan practises her routine during a figure skating training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace training arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING OLYMPICS)
Mao Asada of Japan leaves the ice after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Mao Asada of Japan leaves the ice after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Mao Asada of Japan leaves the ice after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Mao Asada of Japan competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING OLYMPICS)
Mao Asada during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Mao Asada of Japan competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING OLYMPICS)
Mao Asada of Japan competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING OLYMPICS)
Mao Asada during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Mao Asada of Japan competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING OLYMPICS)
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan falls while competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan falls while competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan skates off the ice after competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Darren Cummings/Pool/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan skates off the ice after competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Darren Cummings/Pool/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Mao Asada of Japan walks after a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Mao Asada of Japan walks after a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Mao Asada of Japan walks after a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan waits for her score during the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Darren Cummings/Pool/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Mao Asada of Japan waits for her score during the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Darren Cummings/Pool/Getty Images)
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Mao Asada of Japan skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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