Uno claims first title at national championships

Dec 24, 2016

Uno claims first title at national championships

Shoma Uno won his first men’s national championship on Saturday, overcoming a 2.29-point deficit and a weak start in his free skate to capture the gold medal. Uno, a former world junior champion and a two-time bronze medalist at the senior Grand Prix Final, ...

Mura pulls ahead of Uno at national championships

Dec 23, 2016

Mura pulls ahead of Uno at national championships

Takahito Mura placed first in the men’s short program at the All-Japan Championships on Friday night, earning 90.34 points to sit ahead of Shoma Uno’s 88.05 in the absence of flu-hit four-time reigning champion Yuzuru Hanyu. Mura pulled off a nearly flawless routine, nailing ...

Flu-stricken Hanyu pulls out of national championships

Dec 21, 2016

Flu-stricken Hanyu pulls out of national championships

Men’s Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu has withdrawn from Japan’s national championships due to influenza, the Japan Skating Federation announced Wednesday. The event, which starts Thursday, serves as a qualifier for Japan’s team for March’s world championships in Helsinki. Hanyu has won the ...

Hanyu wins Grand Prix Final for fourth straight year

Dec 11, 2016

Hanyu wins Grand Prix Final for fourth straight year

Yuzuru Hanyu struggled in the free skate but still eased to his fourth straight Grand Prix Final title on Saturday, becoming the first skater to achieve the feat. Hanyu, who led the men’s standings after scoring 106.53 points in the short program, settled for ...