Former figure skating world champion Miki Ando, 25, announced Monday that she gave birth to a baby girl in April. Ando, who is not married, made the surprise announcement on TV Asahi's "Hodo Station."
"I made the decision to have the baby because I wanted to pursue my happiness as a woman," Ando said, adding that she is determined to represent Japan at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
According to Nikkan Sports, the baby's father is a former Japanese figure skater but she has not talked about him yet.
After the world championships in 2011, Ando split from coach Nikolai Morozov and has not had a coach since then. Last month, Ando performed on the rink for the first time in 10 months.© Japan Today