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“Although I made such a decision, there is absolutely no regret in my skating life. It is a big decision for me, but I take it as a milestone of my life. Moving forward, I will find my new dream and goal, I will keep smiling, and I will keep moving on.” #ThankYouMao

Every time she did this, it told me everything about her character and validated why she is forever my favourite and the real Queen of figure skating. She would stay on the ice sometimes two or three minutes picking up every flower she could alongside the flower retrievers. It was her way of trying to personally thank every one of her loyal supporters of the wonderful crowds in Japan. A small gesture, but massive symbolism. Thank you, Mao, not just for your legendary skating, but for your integrity and heart.