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Mao Asada wins world championship title

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Congratulations on your third world title. Nice work, Mao-chan!

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It seems like she has figured out how to perform at her best in the clutch. Good for her! May we all learn how to perform at our best in whatever we do.

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Delivered a magical performance when it mattered, heartfelt congratulations, shared the winner's podium , sign of a true champion.

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That socks it to that little weasel who was criticising her after the olympics. You go Mao-chan! More class in one of your boots than he has in his whole body!

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Yeah ! Otsukaresama, Mao-san !

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Good on her. I agree she seems to be finding her ground and doing better and better when she does not have to compete against Yu-Na. May she continue to do well.

NatalieB: "That socks it to that little weasel who was criticising her after the olympics."

I don't know of many, if any, who criticized her after the free skate, but there were plenty who did DURING the Olympics after her short program, most notably former PM Mori. I met a couple of Japanese who learned the idiom "put one's foot in one's mouth" using him as an example when she aced the free skate in the Olympics.

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A heartfelt congratulations to Mao-chan! Without the unnecessary stress of nationalist pressure, she performed wonderfully. Congrats!

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Congratulations for winning the World Championships. She has gained confidence after her Olympic long program performance.

Further congratulations to Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu for winning the Men's title.

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I don't know of many, if any, who criticized her after the free skate, but there were plenty who did DURING the Olympics after her short program, most notably former PM Mori. I met a couple of Japanese who learned the idiom "put one's foot in one's mouth" using him as an example when she aced the free skate in the Olympics.

That was the guy - Mori - thank you Smith. He is now on the Olympic committee.

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She gave a performance of her life! I wish she won't retire this season. the figure skating world lose too many great athletes this year!

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Nice desu.

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