Medvedeva impresses to begin Euro title defense

Jan 26, 2017

Medvedeva impresses to begin Euro title defense

Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva launched an impressive defense of her title at the European Championships on Wednesday, while Italian Carolina Kostner also found her form returning after almost three years away from competition. Medvedeva, just 17 but the reigning world and European champion, ...

Chen holds off Wagner for U.S. championship

Jan 22, 2017

Chen holds off Wagner for U.S. championship

Karen Chen put together a stirring performance filled with explosive jumps and sharp landings to edge three-time champion Ashley Wagner and win the U.S. figure skating championship Saturday night. The 17-year-old Chen followed an elegant short program performed to “On Golden Pond” with a ...

Miyahara claims third straight national title

Dec 25, 2016

Miyahara claims third straight national title

Satoko Miyahara wrapped up her third straight women’s title at Japan’s figure skating national championships on Sunday. The 18-year-old, who compiled a huge lead in Saturday’s short program, became the first woman to win three straight national crowns since Mao Asada won four from ...

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 ...