Mao Asada is most tweeted athlete in Sochi, contemplating extending career

Japanese figure skater Mao Asada says there is a fifty-fifty chance she will continue her career after an impressive performance in the free skate at the Sochi Olympics.

"I said Sochi would be the culmination of my efforts and maybe that was interpreted as I would retire," Asada said at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. "I have a big competition (Worlds) ahead of me and will decide after that. I’d say it’s about 50-50."

You don't have to win gold medals to drive social media conversation. Going into Sunday, Twitter said that the Winter Olympic athlete mentioned most in tweets throughout the Sochi games was Japan's Mao Asada, who finished sixth in women's figure skating. Second was Yuna Kim, the silver medal-winning figure skater from South Korea, followed by American hockey player T.J. Oshie and snowboarder Shaun White. The Sochi Olympics were mentioned in 38.1 million tweets since the beginning of the games, Twitter said.

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