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From left, Japan's Mao Asada, Ashley Wagner and Caroline Zhang, both of the United States, pose with their silver, gold and bronze medals after the women's free skating event during the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, on Saturday, in Colorado Springs, Colo. See story here.

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Why so shy with the pearly whites, Asada-san?

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http://danieldiaztecles.blogspot.com/ I think Mao Asada's face reflects that expected more, this a little disappointed in the picture.

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All players are never satisfied until getting a gold medal. Asada-san seems to be not satisfied but makes more confidence for next game to get a gold.

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The one who gets the gold is understandably happy; the one who gets the bronze is glad she didn't come fourth and get nothing; the one who gets silver is always a bit sad that she didn't quite make it. (Though really Mao-chan and anyone else who gets a silver medal has really done very well indeed.)

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Could they have made those medals any smaller?! Anyway, congrats to everyone.

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Her eyes are so kawaii !!

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Rigged! lol

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good smile!!

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I think Mao Asada's face reflects that expected more, this a little disappointed in the picture.

Story of the poor girls life. Just become a talento, marry a ball player and put the nations Obaachans out of their misery.

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I have just finished watching the competition. Ashley Wagner performed very beautifully as a Black Swan and deserved the gold medal. I was very impressed with the third girl, she was very steady too. Mao had at least three mistakes in the jumps, I thinks she regrets the mistakes, that is why the sad face. She expected to win I suppose, her expectations pumped up by Japanese media.

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Her eyes are so kawaii !!

I agree, Crossed eyes are kawaii.

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Of cause she would be disappointed. Everyone who competes at a professional level in any sport aims for the win.

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Thanks for the great performances, ladies!

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Again with the attitude. The chick with the bronze looks happy, and she's in THIRD.

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All players are never satisfied until getting a gold medal. Asada-san seems to be not satisfied but makes more >confidence for next game to get a gold.

Again with the attitude. The chick with the bronze looks happy, and she's in THIRD.

A study done on athletes and competitions found that people who win first place are obviously happy, and people who win third place/bronze are just as happy because they manage to win at least something.

The same study found that the majority of 2nd place winners are NOT as happy as those who place 3rd.

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My point being, her expression is as natural as many other competitors who place 2nd vs 3rd.

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Good job, ladies. Otsukare sama.

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Home town result for the american. Mao was much better and is so more beautiful than the others it isn't funny

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Mao was much better and is so more beautiful than the others it isn't funny

Mao chan would have won if she did not make mistakes. It has been a long time since she has pulled up a perfect program. And a whole continent was missing from the 4 continents competitions. If she performs like this at the worlds, it would be difficult for her.

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