Hanyu out after surgery

Dec 30, 2014

Hanyu out after surgery

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be hospitalized for two weeks and off the ice for one month following surgery for a bladder problem, the Japan Skating Federation announced on Tuesday. Hanyu, who won his third straight national title on Saturday night in ...

Miyahara rises to occasion, collects first national title

Dec 28, 2014

Miyahara rises to occasion, collects first national title

Satoko Miyahara captured her first major crown in the senior ranks with a clutch performance in the free skate at the All-Japan Championships at Big Hat on Sunday night. The 16-year-old Kyoto native trailed Rika Hongo by just over two points following Saturday’s short ...

Hanyu claims third national title by impressive margin

Dec 28, 2014

Hanyu claims third national title by impressive margin

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu overcame a fall on the opening jump of his free skate to capture his third straight national title at the All-Japan Championships at Big Hat on Saturday night. The 20-year-old star hit the ice on his quadruple salchow, ...

Ina Bauer gone, but move lives on

| Dec 23, 2014

Ina Bauer gone, but move lives on

A significant figure in the world of skating passed away earlier this month with nary a mention in the mainstream media. It was both sad and a reminder of how quickly history can be forgotten. Her name is uttered by television announcers at least ...

Hongo set for GP Final

Dec 5, 2014

Hongo set for GP Final

Rika Hongo will replace Gracie Gold at next week’s Grand Prix Final after the American withdrew from the event Thursday after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in her left foot. Gold won her first senior Grand Prix last weekend at the NHK Trophy ...