Agence France-PresseFebruary 5, 2014 05:21
Japanese figure skater Mao Asada said Wednesday she was all set for another Olympic showdown with South Korean rival Kim Yu-Na, who beat her for gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
"The time has come. That's how I feel," Asada, the 2008 and 2010 world champion, told reporters at Tokyo's Narita airport before leaving for Russia.
"My physical fitness and skating have been very good since the start of the year. I will adjust my condition after arriving in Sochi and go out competing with a positive attitude."