Akiko Suzuki is Officially Dumped – Japanese Nationals

So the results of the ladies competition for Japanese Nationals are in. With great heartbreak, I must announce that the new Japanese National ladies champion is Miki Ando. Mao placed was 10 points behind Miki in the free skate and dropped to 2nd place and though Akiko Suzuki was 4th in the free skate, she lost a bronze medal to the new rising star, Kanako Murakami. As a result, Akiko has lost her spot at Worlds but has a spot at the Four Continents. At least she has another chance to compete this season. That Fiddler in the Roof LP is wonderful.

In any case, this is Team Japan’s line-up for 4CC and Worlds:

Four Continents

  • Men: Takahiko Kozuka, Daisuke Takahashi, and Yuzuru Hanyu
  • Ladies: Miki Ando, Mao Asada and Akiko Suzuki


  • Men: Takahiko Kozuka, Nobunari Oda, Daisuke Takahashi
  • Ladies: Miki Ando, Mao Asada and Kanako Murakami

The Reeds and Takahashi/Tran are in both competitions, of course.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Helen
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 15:36:15

    i miss the days when mao was untouchable, or at least always somehow managed to pull off the gold, as much as i love yu-na’s skating…. i think i will always favour mao…… *prepares for the attack from the yu-na fans with their homemade banners filled with fanart* but also YAY KANAKO AND TAKA!!!


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