Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

Feb 15, 2014

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

by Jack Gallagher

Kim Yu-na participated in her second practice since arriving here at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace on Friday. Kim went through her free skate to “Adios Nonino” and worked on several elements during a 45-minute session. The defending Olympic and ...

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

Feb 14, 2014

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

by Jack Gallagher

Yuzuru Hanyu grabbed the lead after the short program in men’s singles with an absolutely magnificent performance that resulted in a world-record score at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday night. Hanyu skated to “Parisian Walkways” and received a total of 101.45 points, the ...

Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold

| Feb 13, 2014

Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold

by Jack Gallagher

Yuzuru Hanyu has impressed skating analysts with his performance in the short program in the team event and his official practices since arriving in Sochi. How much? Enough that several, including 2010 gold medalist Evan Lysacek of the United States, believe the Sendai native ...

Struggling Takahashi running out of time

Feb 11, 2014

Struggling Takahashi running out of time

by Jack Gallagher

One day after revealing that he was still having trouble with his injured right knee, Daisuke Takahashi went through an uneven practice on Tuesday at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace. Takahashi worked out for 30 minutes with compatriots Yuzuru Hanyu ...

Takahashi admits knee is not 100 percent

Feb 10, 2014

Takahashi admits knee is not 100 percent

by Jack Gallagher

Daisuke Takahashi revealed at a news conference on Monday that he has still not completely recovered from the training injury he suffered in November. “My right knee is not 100 percent,” Takahashi said in a session at the Main Press Center here. “I have ...