Suzuki outperforms Mao, grabs first national title

Dec 23, 2013

Suzuki outperforms Mao, grabs first national title

In a night filled with great drama, the script did not go quite according to plan. Akiko Suzuki upset Mao Asada to win her first national title with an enthralling free skate on Monday at the All-Japan Championships. Suzuki, who was nearly three points ...

Mao stays on target for seventh national title

Dec 22, 2013

Mao stays on target for seventh national title

Mao Asada moved within grasp of her seventh national title with a fine short program on Sunday in the All-Japan Championships at Saitama Super Arena. Mao skated to “Nocturne” and earned a score of 73.01 to grab a nearly three-point lead over second-place Akiko ...

Hanyu wins in grand fashion

Dec 7, 2013

Hanyu wins in grand fashion

Despite falling on the opening jump of his free skate, Yuzuru Hanyu held off three-time world champion Patrick Chan to win the Grand Prix Final on Friday night in dramatic fashion at Marine Messe. With the Sochi Olympics just two months away, Hanyu raised ...

Hanyu upstages Chan with record-setting performance

Dec 5, 2013

Hanyu upstages Chan with record-setting performance

Yuzuru Hanyu set a new world record in the men’s short program at the Grand Prix Final on Thursday night, earning 99.84 points in a fabulous performance to “Parisian Walkways.” Hanyu started with a perfect quad toe loop, then hit a triple axel and ...