Apr 5, 2017

Hanyu, Uno to compete at World Team Trophy

World and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and Shoma Uno will take to the ice for Japan at the upcoming World Team Trophy in Tokyo, the Japan Skating Federation said Wednesday. Hanyu and Uno finished one-two at last week’s world figure skating championships in Helsinki. ...

Medvedeva leads as Japan trio struggles

Mar 30, 2017

Medvedeva leads as Japan trio struggles

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva won the women’s short program as figure skating’s world championships got underway on Wednesday. The 17-year-old defending world champion earned 79.01 points, leaving Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond (75.98) and Gabrielle Daleman (72.19) in second and third heading into Friday’s free skate. “I ...

Injury forces Miyahara out of world championships

Mar 20, 2017

Injury forces Miyahara out of world championships

Japan’s leading female figure skater, Satoko Miyahara, will miss the world championships starting late this month in Finland due to effects of her hip injury, the Japan Skating Federation said Monday. Her absence could make it difficult for Japan to get a maximum three ...

Honda falls short of world junior title despite personal bests

Mar 19, 2017

Honda falls short of world junior title despite personal bests

Fifteen-year-old Marin Honda could not defend her title at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, losing out to Russia’s 14-year-old Alina Zagitova despite posting her highest scores. Honda, who became the seventh Japanese to win the tournament last year, logged personal-best scores ...

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,” ...