This is a poll about sports by a major Japanese newspaper in Feb.
Mao is the most popular female athlete!
Mao is the most popular amateur athlete!
Mao is the most popular figure skater!
1. Ichiro 14.7% Male Baseball player
2. Mao Asada 9.6% Female Figure skater
3. Hideki Matsui 7.3% M Baseball player
4. Daisuke Matsuzaka 3.7% M Baseball player
5. Hakuhou 3.3% M Sumo wrestler
6. Ryo Ishikawa 2.7% M Golfer
7. Momoko Ueda 2.5% F Golfer
8. Miki Ando 2.2% F Figure skater
9. Ai Miyazato 2.2% F Golfer
10. Asashouryu 2.1% M Sumo wrestler