December 13, 2006
Written by C.N.
The editor-in-chief at International Figure Skating magazine alerted me to the increasing prominence of several up-and-coming Asian and Asian American figure skaters. For those who are interested to learn more, here are some links:
Asada Leads Ladies Field; US and Japan Each Have Five Entrants
Japanese Men Sweep Podium at NHK
Mao Asada Makes History; Leads Sweep of Ladies at NHK
Yu-Na Kim Makes History at Trophée Eric Bompard in Paris/Wins Korea First Ever Grand Prix Gold Medal
Oda Wins Men’s Title at Skate America
Oda Rocks House; Leads After Short program at Skate America
Mike Ando Stand Atop the Podium at Skate America: Inoue and Baldwin Win Pairs
It looks like the success of Asian American figure skaters such as Kristy Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan has generated more interest among Asian Americans in the sport. Good for them and good luck to everyone.
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