Uno, Miyahara earn podium finishes at Skate America

Oct 25, 2015

Uno, Miyahara earn podium finishes at Skate America

Shoma Uno led the men’s free skate and finished second overall on Saturday at Skate America, the opening event of the ISU Grand Prix Series. Uno, the reigning junior world champion, secured Japan’s second podium finish, with 2015 world championships silver medalist Satoko Miyahara ...

Miyahara third after short program

Oct 24, 2015

Miyahara third after short program

Evgenia Medvedeva made an impressive entrance to the senior Grand Prix circuit on Friday, seizing the lead after the women’s short program at Skate America. The 15-year-old Russian, last season’s world junior champion, earned 70.92 points with a demanding program designed to maximize scoring. ...

Hanyu wins warmup in Canada

Oct 16, 2015

Hanyu wins warmup in Canada

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu topped the men’s free program to cruise to victory on his season debut at the Autumn Classic International in Canada on Thursday. In first place after the short program, Hanyu nailed two quad jumps at the start of ...

Hanyu takes lead in season debut

Oct 15, 2015

Hanyu takes lead in season debut

Japan’s world and Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu took the lead after the men’s short program in his season debut at the Autumn Classic International on Wednesday. Hanyu had a shaky landing on a quad toe loop in the second half of his ...

Mao returns to lead Japan to victory

Oct 5, 2015

Mao returns to lead Japan to victory

Three-time women’s world champion Mao Asada shone upon her return from a one-year sabbatical on Saturday, helping to boost Japan to victory in the Japan Open team competition. “This was my best performance at a Japan Open,” said the 25-year-old Mao, who showed no ...

Sep 15, 2015

Sotnikova set for return to competition in November

Olympic women’s figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova is to make her comeback to major competition in November after skipping almost all of last season. Sotnikova has competed in only one minor competition since beating South Korea’s Yuna Kim to the Olympic gold medal last ...

Jul 31, 2015

Skating pioneer Vrzanova dies

Former world champion Alena “Aja” Vrzanova, who pioneered the double lutz jump and defected from communist Czechoslovakia, died Thursday at the age of 84, the country’s figure skating federation announced. Born on May 16, 1931, Vrzanova, who preferred the name “Aja” to Alena, won ...