IFS AUGUST 2016 After a comeback year that was full of highs and lows, everything finally came together for Japanese superstar Mao Asada at her final competition of the season.

It had been a tough year, but Asada soldiered on. She had high hopes for a good result at the World Championships, but things did not get off to a stellar start. The short program had its share of technical issues, which left her in a distant ninth heading into the free skate. It was not the opening for which she and her legions of global fans had hoped.

While she would dearly love to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Korea, Asada is taking things step by step at this time.

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