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Miki ANDO misses her entire season 2012-13

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Miki ANDO misses her entire season 2012-13 Reply with quote



Miki: "I'm sure that the next season 2013-14 is going to be my last competitive season. I hope to perform in competition again, no matter what level of competition I would be in. I would like to give my best effort, showing what I have done so far - 100%."

I hope my fans can have the moment with my proud performance, in my last competition - it would have been these GPS. My fans should deserve it, as they have supported me for such a long time. And I'm not able to do that at this moment (without a matching coach), so I have to skip this whole season 2012-13 unfortunately.

I couldn't prepare for these GPS, because I couldn't reach the matching coach, as I had counted on Nikolai(MOROZOV). In March, he said to me "I wouldn't be available for your coaching next season," he hasn't confirmed that in person, but actually he is unable.

Read more Miki's words
April - mixed zone interview in WTT gala
http://japanskates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=517#517
June - mixed zone interview in DOI
http://japanskates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=535#535

I hoped to get motivated little by little, when I signed the contract(of ISU GPS), otherwise I would miss GPS. Unexpectedly I had to sign it by May, so rapidly. I confirmed GPS withdrawal after previous ice shows on Sep. 15-16 in Niigata, I thought I would be nasty, discourteous to other Japanese ladies, who could be assigned to GPS.

(She's going to take a break for this entire season 2012-13, as she dismissed the ice show offer in Dec.)

If I leave from the ice, I may feel 'wanna come back' on the ice, a little bit.

(She will get started in Feb-March next year, waiting for ISU decision about her ban on ISU competitions.)

I'm not sure if I could make submissions to ISU competitions again, but I understand I won't be able to do that anymore. Yet, definitely I will do perform in a competition again (next season 2013-14), giving my last skate to my fans, no matter what level of competition I would be in. Now I don't think about competing in Sochi Olympics at this moment. Even I hope to finish my competitive career at National competitions, and my next goal would be All-Japan Nationals 2013(next season).



Being cast in a lot of shows last season, I was thinking of my next stage, after quitting competitive career. I got much more inspiration: I want to perform like this, wanna host the show like that. I guess such new inspiration caught me, therefore I couldn't get motivated for competitions.

"But, next season 2013-14, I hope to give my last skate, showing a competitor Miki ANDO, to my fans. That is confirmed, and promised. I have to be motivated to do that, to skate my heart out, showing my affections."

(quotes from Nikkan Sports:
http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/p-sp-tp0-20121010-1030427.html
translation: Aiko Shimazu)

Japan Skates (Gregg & Mark) Interview with Miki ANDO in 2005
http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/Miki_winterhurst/Miki_WH_Interview.htm

WE HOPE TO MEET YOU AGAIN, Miki.
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