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 ...

World champ Fernandez claims fourth Euro crown

Jan 29, 2016

World champ Fernandez claims fourth Euro crown

World champion Javier Fernandez won a fourth straight European Championships title on Thursday when his free program took him to a career-best 302.77 points. The 24-year-old Spaniard, who already had a clear lead after the short program, finished well clear of Israel’s Alexei Bychenko ...

Jan 26, 2016

Russian pairs sidelined with injuries

Two-time European pairs silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov were on Monday ruled out of the European Championships because of injury. Russian skating federation chief Alexander Kogan said Klimov hurt his shoulder in practice, but that the Grand Prix Final winners should be ...

Aaron leads U.S. championships after short program

Jan 23, 2016

Aaron leads U.S. championships after short program

Max Aaron leads the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after the short program as he seeks his second national title. Aaron landed a quadruple salchow-triple toe loop combination to open his performance and scored 91.83 points Friday night. Ross Miner, the runner-up to Aaron in ...

Mao to skip Four Continents

Jan 15, 2016

Mao to skip Four Continents

Three-time world champion Mao Asada has pulled out of February’s Four Continents Championships, the Japan Skating Federation announced Friday. Mao, who is completing her first season since sitting out the 2014-2015 season, will skip the event in Taipei in order to focus on the ...