Skating Queen Miki Ando: Busier Than Ever Outside the Rink

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Skating Queen Miki Ando: Busier Than Ever Outside the Rink

Former twice-World Champion Japanese figure skater Miki Ando has indelibly etched her name in figure skating history as the first female figure skater to successfully complete a quadruple jump in competition. The ex-Olympian who now juggles a varied post-competition career speaks exclusively to AWANI Review’s Syed Farradino Omar in this edition of In Person.

Early mornings. Strict adherence to a regimented diet. Time and schedules planned to the precise minute in advance. Calculating risks ahead of every activity/tasks/things to be done. This is how I remember the life of my friends who aspire to be athletes. To say that they are disciplined is an understatement. These superhumans do not conform to normal standards, and along with it a big chunk of what we would call ‘a regular life’, to chase the ultimate glory, to go for Gold. Apart from motherhood, it is probably...

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