Honda second after short program at world juniors

Mar 18, 2017

Honda second after short program at world juniors

Russia’s Alina Zagitova took the lead after the short program at the world junior championships on Friday night in Taipei. Reigning world junior champion Marin Honda is a close second, while Japan junior champion Kaori Sakamoto is in third. Skating to “Samson and Dalilah,” ...

Zhou captures world juniors title

Mar 17, 2017

Zhou captures world juniors title

American Vincent Zhou won the world junior championship gold medal Thursday. The 16-year-old from Palo Alto, California, soared from fifth place with a brilliant free skate that included three quadruple jumps. His performance earned him 179.24 points in the long program and 258.11 points ...

Mar 13, 2017

Uno tops 300 points in Coupe du Printemps victory

Shoma Uno proved to be in fine form ahead of the figure skating world championships with an impressive 303.68 points to win the Coupe du Printemps on Sunday. A little more than two weeks before the worlds start in Helsinki on March 29, Uno ...

Uno racks up huge score, leads Coupe du Printemps

Mar 11, 2017

Uno racks up huge score, leads Coupe du Printemps

Shoma Uno posted the world’s second-highest ever score to take the lead after the short program at the Coupe du Printemps on Friday. Uno nailed a quadruple flip, a quad toe loop/triple toe loop combination and a triple axel en route to collecting 104.31 ...

Feb 28, 2017

Miyahara set to return to ice in preparation for world championships

Three-time defending women’s national champion Satoko Miyahara, who missed this month’s Four Continents and Asian Winter Games with a hip injury, will resume full training sometime in March, Japan Skating Federation director Yoshiko Kobayashi said Tuesday. Kobayashi said Miyahara intends to compete at the ...

Choi collects Asian Winter Games gold

Feb 25, 2017

Choi collects Asian Winter Games gold

Rika Hongo struggled in the free program Saturday and missed out on a medal in the women’s figure skating competition at the Asian Winter Games, placing fourth. South Korea’s Choi Da-bin held on to win the gold with a total score of 187.54 points ...