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She for sure out jumped Midori and her program was pretty and well presented.

I think comparing their spins you really see Midori’s polish and speed.

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So this is the week Midori Ito re-enters competitive figure skating!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m sooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!

She’s sooooooooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She better win.

From the Associated Press:

TOKYO (AP)—Former world champion Midori Ito still has the drive for competitive figure skating.

Ito will enter one of the International Skating Union’s senior events for the first time when she competes in Oberstdorf, Germany, from June 8-11.

The 41-year-old Japanese said at a news conference Thursday that “figure skating isn’t just a sport for young people.”

The 1992 Olympic silver medalist said “people of all ages should try, and in that spirit I decided to compete in this tournament.”

Ito, the 1989 world champion, was the first woman to land a triple axel in competition. She retired from competitive skating in 1996.”

I can’t believe Midori Ito is 41. She looks so beautiful.

The 1992 Olympic showdown between Kristi Yamaguchi and Midori Ito is one of my favorite skating competitions.
Midori fell on her triple Lutz combo (she took out the triple axel combo because she wasn’t hitting it in practice) in the short but the judges held her up; Kristi won the short.
Then in the long Kristi fell out of her triple loop and doubled her salchow but did two triple Lutzes; Midori fell on her first triple axel and then more than halfway through the program she threw another one and she landed it! Her exhibition program was so cute too – she skated in a short gold raincoat and umbrella. And she was doing big jumps holding that umbrella.

It was also cool when she was competing and she jumped into the camera pit and after she finished her program she went over to the camera guy and helped him pick up the wood she had splintered off the boards.

And if you’ve never seen her 1988 Olympic programs watch them! She didn’t medal because of school figures but she was so awesome.

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