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Asada May Cut Ties with Coach

The International Herald Tribune is reporting that Japan's Mao Asada may be leaving her coach, Rafael Arutunian, and that she recently appeared at an event without him.

Additionally, Asada is expected to be training in Japan until the world Championships. She had been training in the United States with Arutunian since 2006.

Asada is ranked number 1 by the International Skating Union. She won the silver medal at last year's world championships and will be competing in this year's championships in Sweden next month.