Japan Abuzz on Rumors of Skater Miki Ando Involved with Coach
Media reports that top Japanese figure skater Miki Ando is living with her coach have shocked Japan. Zakzak, an online news site operated by the Sankei Shimbun, recently reported, citing the Weekly Post Magazine, that 2007 World Champion Ando is living in a mansion in New Jersey with her coach Nikolai Morozov.
The 22-year-old skater is currently training in the U.S. with Morozov for the Vancouver Olympics in February next year.
Morozov, 33, is one of the most sought-after coaches in figure skating, having trained many of the world’s top skaters. He led Arakawa Shizuka to the Olympic gold medal in 2006, and helped Takahashi Daisuke win the Four Continent Championships in 2008.
Fans seems to be most concerned that it is none other than Morozov at the center of the rumors, since he has married and divorced three other figure skaters, according to Japanese media.
Reports say that the two are known in the New Jersey neighborhood as a “good couple” with witnesses saying the two often seem intimate together. Ando, however, has denied the rumors, saying the two are living in the same apartment building but in different apartments.