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Jack Gallagher

Jack Gallagher is the sports editor of The Japan Times. Named a top 10 columnist by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work in 2004, he has been a sports journalist in Japan for more than 15 years. He has covered numerous events both domestically and internationally, including the Super Bowl, World Cup and Olympics. He was previously an executive in public relations in both the NBA and NFL Europe. He is a native of San Jose, Calif., and a graduate of the University of Southern California.

For Jack Gallagher's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Medvedeva looks invincible a year from Pyeongchang

| Jan 31, 2017

Medvedeva looks invincible a year from Pyeongchang

Collecting her second straight European title with a world-record score last Friday, Evgenia Medvedeva emphatically reinforced that she is a prohibitive favorite for the gold medal in Pyeongchang next year.This is presuming that she and her fellow Russians will be allowed to compete in ...

Chen seen as challenger to Hanyu, Fernandez

| Jan 24, 2017

Chen seen as challenger to Hanyu, Fernandez

Nathan Chen put on quite a show at the U.S. national championships in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday.He made history by becoming the first skater to cleanly landed five quadruple jumps in competition in his free skate on the way to a huge victory, ...

Hiwatashi aims for top-eight finish at U.S. nationals

| Jan 17, 2017

Hiwatashi aims for top-eight finish at U.S. nationals

Reigning American junior champion Tomoki Hiwatashi will compete in the senior U.S. nationals for the first time this week when he takes the ice at Kansas City’s Sprint Center.The 16-year-old Hiwatashi, who is from Hoffman Estates, Illinois, made his senior debut in the Challenger ...

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up

| Dec 27, 2016

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up

There is nothing worse than seeing a great athlete that has hung on too long.Struggling to regain their past glory in the glare of the spotlight and growing increasingly frustrated when they can’t accomplish it, this can be a very humbling experience for even ...

Hanyu adds to legacy with latest triumph

| Dec 13, 2016

Hanyu adds to legacy with latest triumph

Yuzuru Hanyu’s victory at the Grand Prix Final in Marseille, France, on Saturday made it five straight years that a Japanese man has won the title at the event.Daisuke Takahashi began the streak back in 2012, and Hanyu not only kept the run going ...

Hamada's magic touch getting results, attention

| Dec 6, 2016

Hamada's magic touch getting results, attention

For the second year in a row three skaters who are mentored by the same coach will be representing Japan at this week’s Grand Prix Final in Marseille, France.Two-time national champion Satoko Miyahara, reigning world junior champion Marin Honda and rising star Rika Kihira ...

Hanyu's strength, style a sight to behold

| Nov 29, 2016

Hanyu's strength, style a sight to behold

Yuzuru Hanyu will head to the Grand Prix Final next week in Marseille, France, at the top of his game. His performance at the NHK Trophy here over the weekend reaffirmed his place at the pinnacle of his sport.Hanyu’s training partner Javier Fernandez has ...