North America triumphs; Asia third

Gracie Gold bounced back from a bitter disappointment at the world championships last month to help Team North America win the inaugural Team Challenge Cup on Saturday night. After dropping ...

Hanyu sidelined with foot injury

Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be off the ice for two months due to ligament damage in his left foot, the Japan Skating Federation said Tuesday. The Toronto-based Hanyu, ...

Apr 4, 2016

Hanyu, Ten settle differences

Yuzuru Hanyu has settled his differences with Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten, the men’s Olympic figure skating champion revealed Sunday. The two nearly collided during practice on Wednesday at the world championships, and Hanyu, who finished second, accused Ten, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist, of deliberately ...

Medvedeva wins world title

Apr 3, 2016

Medvedeva wins world title

Sixteen-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva started giggling when she learned her free skate score at the world championships had set a record. Then she summed it up in English: “Wow.” The Russian teen capped a dominant debut season Saturday with a world title, earning 150.10 points ...

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Apr 2, 2016

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Javier Fernandez couldn’t practice, couldn’t squeeze his foot into his skate, and all he needed was “the best program of my life.” With some padding in his boot, ultrasound treatment for his inflamed heel and a lot of nerve, Fernandez swung a daunting deficit ...

Gold shines in short program; Mao flops

Apr 1, 2016

Gold shines in short program; Mao flops

A long program yet to come, Gracie Gold feels confident enough to declare that perhaps it’s time for the first world title by an American woman in a decade. “We’re only halfway through, but I can kind of see the light at the end ...

Hanyu thrills again, seizes commanding lead at worlds

Mar 31, 2016

Hanyu thrills again, seizes commanding lead at worlds

Yuzuru Hanyu, the star who trains in Toronto, started to answer a question in English about the pressure he faces and then had to stop himself. “I can’t explain — I’m speaking Japanese, sorry,” he said with a sheepish laugh. That was about the ...

Nagasu added to U.S. team for worlds

Mar 25, 2016

Nagasu added to U.S. team for worlds

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Mirai Nagasu will represent the United States in the upcoming world championships in Boston, U.S. Figure Skating announced on Wednesday. Nagasu, the 2008 U.S. champion, will replace the injured Polina Edmunds. Nagasu, who finished fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, was an alternate for ...

Honda skates into first place at world juniors

Mar 20, 2016

Honda skates into first place at world juniors

Marin Honda set personal bests in both the women’s short and free programs en route to her first victory at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. The 14-year-old became the seventh Japanese skater to accomplish the feat, collecting a total of 192.98 ...

Honda 2nd after short program at world juniors

Mar 19, 2016

Honda 2nd after short program at world juniors

Marin Honda is in second place after the short program at the world junior championships in Debrecen, Hungary, on Friday. Honda is in a statistical tie for the lead with Russia’s Alisa Fedichkina with 66.11 points heading into Saturday’s free skate. Honda, a 14-year-old ...