Hanyu struggles in return to ice

Nov 8, 2014

Hanyu struggles in return to ice

Cup of China World and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu got his season off to a disappointing start on Friday, when he was second in the men’s short program at the Cup of China, the third stop on this year’s ISU Grand Prix series. “In ...

Mura vaults past Fernandez to capture Skate Canada title

Nov 2, 2014

Mura vaults past Fernandez to capture Skate Canada title

Takahito Mura upset two-time European champion Javier Fernandez to win the men’s singles title at Skate Canada on Saturday. Mura, who was the sixth-ranked skater in Japan last season, beat Fernandez by 11 points after performing his free skate to the music of “The ...

Mura trailing Fernandez

Nov 1, 2014

Mura trailing Fernandez

Back-to-back European champion Javier Fernandez finished first in the men’s short program Friday at Skate Canada in a field that was minus Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan. Spain’s Fernandez opened his programme, set to the rock ‘n’ roll music of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty,” ...

Radionova takes Skate America title

Oct 27, 2014

Radionova takes Skate America title

Gracie Gold is convinced the day will come when she wins a major international competition. For now, the U.S. champion is looking up at the Russians. Gold finished third in the Skate America women’s competition on Sunday behind two-time world junior champion Elena Radionova ...

Machida takes command

Oct 25, 2014

Machida takes command

Tatsuki Machida won the Skate America men’s short program with a dominant performance on Friday in the season-opening Senior Grand Prix event. On a night when there were plenty of falls, Machida kept his footing and left the ice to loud cheers after wowing ...

Takahashi decides to hang up skates

Oct 14, 2014

Takahashi decides to hang up skates

Daisuke Takahashi, the first Japanese man to earn an Olympic figure skating medal, said on Tuesday he is retiring from the sport after 20 years on the ice. The 28-year-old helped popularize the sport at home and made Japanese skating history by claiming a ...

Figure skater Kostner questioned in doping case

Sep 27, 2014

Figure skater Kostner questioned in doping case

Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner claimed she had nothing to do with doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer during an exhausting four-hour hearing Friday. Having failed to show up last week before the Italian Olympic ...