Japan's Midori Ito, former world champ and Olympic silver medalist, is set to return to competitive skating in June. She plans to compete in an International Skating Union
senior adult event in Obertsdorf, Germany in June.
The 41-year-old Japanese said at a news conference Thursday that "figure skating isn't just a sport for young people."
The 1992 Olympic silver medalist said "people of all ages should try, and in that spirit I decided to compete in this tournament."
Ito was the first woman to land a triple axel in competition and she won the 1989 world championship.