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,” ...

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 ...