In order of appearance: Maia Shibutani Charlie White Jeremy Abbott Mervin Tran Jeffrey Buttle Takahiko Kozuka Alex Shibutani Javier Fernandez Takahito Mura Kanako Murakami Mirai Nagasu Mao Asada Meryl Davis Adelina Sotnikova Yuzuru Hanyu Narumi Takahashi Alena Leonova
Never forget that these two ladies went through their teenage years dominating the field for a whole quad (2007-2010). Their rivalry makes figure skating exciting to watch. Four years after Vancouver, they’ll be skating again on Olympic ice. Yuna and Mao are heavy favorites for podium finishes.
Yuna: We’ve been compared and have competed for so long, and it seems like there won’t be that competition between us again. I think I’ll remember her the most. I don’t think there are many skaters like us two, who were constantly being compared. (x)
Mao: She and I have shared ups and downs since Juniors, always under the spotlight, always trying our best. For both me, and I’m sure it’s the same for Yuna, this Olympics was about a challenge for ourselves. And we both did it. And I’m so glad. (x)