"Good scores and podiums may be possible without 3A, but they are not my goal right now.
I used to do difficult jumps such as 3As and 3-3s. I believe, practicing to get back those jumps, the ones I was once doing as a kid, landing them in competitions will bring real joy to me. I want many people to see my 3As. That is my goal.”
― Mao Asada
Reblog this because we need to know that Mao’s legendary free skate at the Sochi Olympics was what she’s devoted every effort to for those four years, the moment her dedication and struggle were finally rewarded.