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 at ...

Hanyu's rally falls short as Chen wins Four Continents

Feb 19, 2017

Hanyu's rally falls short as Chen wins Four Continents

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu topped the free skate on Sunday but had to settle for his third runner-up finish as U.S. national champion Nathan Chen held on to win the Four Continents championships in South Korea.Hanyu trailed in third place after the short program ...

Mihara shocks field, captures Four Continents title

Feb 18, 2017

Mihara shocks field, captures Four Continents title

Mai Mihara came from fourth place in the women’s short program to win the Four Continents Championships on Saturday.The 17-year-old Mihara, making her debut in the competition, topped the free skate and claimed victory with a total of 200.85 points at Gangneung Ice Arena, ...

Hanyu 3rd after short program

Feb 18, 2017

Hanyu 3rd after short program

Nathan Chen took first place Friday in the men’s short program at the Four Continents, a test event for the 2018 Winter Olympics, while Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the gold medal in ice dance.The American champion opened with a quad ...

Win a free copy of 'Team Brian 300-Point Legend'

Feb 17, 2017

Win a free copy of 'Team Brian 300-Point Legend'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “Team Brian 300-Point Legend” about coach Brian Orser’s experiences teaching Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and two-time world titlist Javier Fernandez.Orser, a two-time Olympic silver medalist ...

Mihara places fourth in short program at Four Continents

Feb 16, 2017

Mihara places fourth in short program at Four Continents

Mai Mihara placed fourth in the women’s short program at the Four Continents Championships on Thursday.The 17-year-old Mihara scored 66.51 points in a largely error-free performance in her debut in the competition at Gangneung Ice Arena, while compatriots Rika Hongo and Wakaba Higuchi were ...

Hanyu takes third in short program at Four Continents

Feb 16, 2017

Hanyu takes third in short program at Four Continents

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu had to settle for third place after the men’s short program Friday at the Four Continents Championships.Hanyu, aiming for his first title at this competition, looked slightly rusty and scored 97.04 points to finish behind U.S. national champion Nathan Chen ...