Honda skates into first place at world juniors

Mar 20, 2016

Honda skates into first place at world juniors

Marin Honda set personal bests in both the women’s short and free programs en route to her first victory at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. The 14-year-old became the seventh Japanese skater to accomplish the feat, collecting a total of 192.98 ...

Honda 2nd after short program at world juniors

Mar 19, 2016

Honda 2nd after short program at world juniors

Marin Honda is in second place after the short program at the world junior championships in Debrecen, Hungary, on Friday. Honda is in a statistical tie for the lead with Russia’s Alisa Fedichkina with 66.11 points heading into Saturday’s free skate. Honda, a 14-year-old ...

Uno, Mura miss podium as Chan wins Four Continents

Feb 21, 2016

Uno, Mura miss podium as Chan wins Four Continents

Shoma Uno finished fourth and Takahito Mura fifth at the Four Continents Championships on Sunday as Canada’s Patrick Chan won the event for the third time. Uno, in second after a personal-high 92.99 points in the short program, was only able to add another ...

Miyahara wins Four Continents Championship title

Feb 21, 2016

Miyahara wins Four Continents Championship title

Satoko Miyahara set a personal best with a total score of 214.91 as she cruised to her first Four Continents Championship title on Saturday. Having led by nearly four points from her best career short program two days ago with 72.48, Miyahara nailed all ...

Uno takes second in short program

Feb 20, 2016

Uno takes second in short program

Japanese skaters had a solid showing in the men’s short program on Friday night at the Four Continents Championships. Three of the top seven finishers were Japanese, including runnerup Shoma Uno, who earned 92.99 points. China’s Jin Boyang took first with 98.45 points in ...

Miyahara triumphs in short program at Four Continents

Feb 18, 2016

Miyahara triumphs in short program at Four Continents

Satoko Miyahara scored a personal-high 72.48 points in the short program on Thursday in the opening day of the Four Continents Championships. The 17-year-old Miyahara, runner-up the last two years and also at December’s Grand Prix Final, skated lightly at Taipei Arena to “Firedance” ...

Feb 5, 2016

Tuktamysheva to skip world championships: coach

Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva will not defend her world title in Boston this year, Russian media quoted her coach as saying Thursday. The 19-year-old Tuktamysheva failed to make the three-woman Russian team for last month’s European Championships, where the Russians took all three ...

Medvedeva wins Euro gold

Jan 30, 2016

Medvedeva wins Euro gold

Evgenia Medvedeva confirmed her status as the new star of women’s skating as she led a Russian podium sweep at the European Championships on Friday night. The 16-year-old took her first European gold ahead of teammates Elena Radionova, 17, and Anna Pogorilaya, 17, after ...