What exactly is mental stress in the case of Nobunari Oda? I've been suspended for several months and haven't been training...I watched the Grand Prix Final and realized 'I don't think I can beat Takahashi'...lure of booze and mopeds (that wasn't nice, I apologize)?
Whatever the case, Oda is a scratch this season. He has withdrawn from Japanese Nationals citing "Mental Stress" and will therefore be ineligible to compete in any further international competition this season.
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