Mao Asada fans, older sister express shock over retirement

Apr 11, 2017

Mao Asada fans, older sister express shock over retirement

Fans across the nation expressed shock Monday night after hearing beloved figure skater Mao Asada, the 26-year-old long-time face of Japanese figure skating, was retiring as a competitor. “I’ll never forget how she won a silver medal in the (2010) Vancouver Olympics,” said 19-year-old ...

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 ...