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Figure skater Asada defers decision on retirement

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Japanese figure skater Mao Asada said on Sunday, the day after winning the world title, that she needed more time to decide when to retire from competition. 

Japan's Mao Asada acknowledges the fans during the awards ceremony at the world figure skating championships in Saitama on March 29, 2014

Asada, the runner-up to South Korean star Kim Yu-Na at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, has kept her fans and skating officials in suspense by saying she had a "50-50 chance" of continuing to compete after this season.

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