Miki Ando

Most Recent Results:
Event Points Finish Year
Four Continents 177.66 3rd 2008

Miki Ando (born December 18, 1987) is a Japanese figure skater. She is the 2007 World Figure Skating Champion, the 2004-2005 Japanese National Champion and the 2004 World Junior Champion. Ando is the first and only female skater to successfully complete a quadruple jump in competition. Ando landed the first ladies' quadruple Salchow at the 2002 Junior Grand Prix Final. In 2006, she entered Chukyo University in her hometown.


Ando was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1987. She began skating in 1996 at the age of nine.

Ando made history at the 2002 Junior Grand Prix Final, where she became the first female skater to land a quadruple jump. She remains the only lady to ever perform this feat. Ando showed promise on the junior scene, twice winning the Junior Grand Prix Final and becoming the 2004 World Junior Champion.

Ando had a poor 2005-2006 season, ending with her lowest scoring performance at the 2006 Olympics. She placed 15th after twice falling in her free skate and falling on her quad attempt. Ando did not compete at the World Championships the following month. Soon afterwards, she decided to move from the United States back to Japan for training. She also decided to change coaches, from Carol Heiss Jenkins to Nikolai Morozov. Ando used "Madame Butterfly" for the rest of the season for her free skate. Ando fell twice in the NHK Trophy and three times at the Grand Prix Final. As the two-time defending champion at the 2005 Japan Nationals, Ando placed sixth.

Ando made a strong return in the 2006-2007 season winning Skate America and picking up the silver medal at Trophée Eric Bompard. It was therefore surprising that she placed 5th at the Grand Prix Final in Moscow; however, it was later revealed that Ando, along with the rest of the Japanese team, competed there while suffering from stomach flu. At the 2006 Japanese Nationals, she placed second behind Mao Asada, earning one of three spots to represent Japan at the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships. Placing second in both the short program and the free skate, Ando scored a total of 195.09 points to win the World Championship by less than one point over her countrywoman, Mao Asada. She set new personal bests in both the short program and free skate and a new personal best total. For these efforts, she was named as one of Vogue Japan's Women of the Year in 2007.

At the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships, Ando withdrew from the competition due to pre-existing shoulder and leg injuries. She was 8th after the short program and withdrew during her free skate. She has been assigned to the 2008 Skate America, 2008 Cup of China for the 2008-2009 Grand Prix season.


Season Short Program Long Program Exhibition
2008–09 Memoirs of a Geisha
by John Williams
by Adolphe Charles Adam
by Maurice Ravel
2007–08 Samson et Dalila
by Camille Saint-Saëns
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
by Georges Bizet
by Christina Aguilera
La Boheme
by Giacomo Puccini
by Claudette Ortiz
2006–07 Scheherazade
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Violin Concerto
by Felix Mendelssohn
I Believe
by Ayaka
2005–06 Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
by Ryuichi Sakamoto
My Funny Valentine
by Richard Rodgers
Madama Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
by Aretha Franklin
2004–05 Gypsy Soul
by Strunz & Farah
Guitar Concerto - For Two Christophers
by Elmer Bernstein
The Firebird
by Igor Stravinsky
Mickey from Bring It On
by B*Witched
2003–04 Grande Polonaise brillante
by Frederic Chopin
The Firebird
by Igor Stravinsky
by Georges Bizet
2002–03 Asturias
by Isaac Albeniz
La Bayadere
by Leon Minkus
Claire de Lune
by Claude Debussy
2001–02 Csardas
by Vittorio Monti
Swan Lake
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
2000–01 Espana Cani
by Pascual Marquina Narro
by Bill Whelan

Competitive highlights


Event/Season 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Winter Olympics 15th
World Championships 6th 1st WD
Four Continents Championships 3rd
Japanese Championships 1st 6th 2nd 2nd
Grand Prix Final 4th 4th 5th
Cup of China 4th
Skate America 3rd 1st 2nd
Trophee Eric Bompard 2nd
Cup of Russia 2nd
NHK Trophy 2nd 4th 4th


Event/Season 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004
World Championships 4th
World Junior Championships 3rd 2nd 1st
Japanese Championships 3rd 5th 1st
Japanese Junior Championships 7th 3rd 1st 1st 1st
Japanese Novice Championships 1st 1st
Junior Grand Prix Final 1st 3rd 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Mexico 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Japan 1st
Junior Grand Prix, China 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Canada 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Sweden 1st
Mladost Trophy 1st

  • WD = Withdrew

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