Higuchi fifth after short program

Nov 12, 2016

Higuchi fifth after short program

World champions Evgenia Medvedeva and Javier Fernandez moved closer to a spot in next month’s Grand Prix Final as they led the women’s and men’s competitions at the Trophee de France on Friday. Medvedeva landed all of her jumps cleanly as she bettered her ...

Nov 9, 2016

Figure skating set for morning start at Pyeongchang 2018

The figure skating competition for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will start in the morning, according to a draft of the schedule released by organizers Tuesday. The Olympic figure skating program has generally been held in the evenings as one of ...

Uno soars in short program

Nov 5, 2016

Uno soars in short program

Shoma Uno unleashed two quad jumps to earn a strong lead after the short program at the Cup of Russia, putting him in position on Friday for his second Grand Prix title of the season. Uno, who earlier this year became the first to ...

Chan holds off Hanyu to claim Skate Canada title

Oct 30, 2016

Chan holds off Hanyu to claim Skate Canada title

Three-time defending Grand Prix champion Yuzuru Hanyu finished second at Skate Canada on Saturday, with rival Patrick Chan taking top spot. The Sochi Olympic gold medalist topped the free skate with 183.41 points for a 263.06 total, but fell short of Chan’s 266.95. Fourth ...

Hanyu fourth in short program

Oct 29, 2016

Hanyu fourth in short program

Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu struggled to fourth place after an uncharacteristically flawed short program on Friday at Skate Canada, the second event of the Grand Prix series. Skating to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” Hanyu had his opening quad downgraded after dropping to one ...

Teenage star Uno wins Skate America

Oct 24, 2016

Teenage star Uno wins Skate America

Shoma Uno landed three quad jumps successfully in the men’s free program Sunday en route to victory at Skate America, the opening event of the ISU Grand Prix season. The 18-year-old Uno earned a career-best 279.34 points for his performance at Sears Center Arena ...

Mihara finishes third at Skate America in Grand Prix debut

Oct 23, 2016

Mihara finishes third at Skate America in Grand Prix debut

Mai Mihara reached the podium in her ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating debut, finishing third at Skate America on Saturday. Mihara, who was second after Friday’s short program, finished with 189.28 points. Her Japanese compatriot and three-time world champion Mao Asada finished sixth ...

Mihara sits second as Wagner takes lead

Oct 22, 2016

Mihara sits second as Wagner takes lead

American Ashley Wagner won the Skate America short program Friday night with a score of 69.50, building on her second-place finish in the world championships. Mai Mihara, making her Grand Prix Series debut at 17, was second at 65.75, and U.S. champion Gracie Gold ...

Oct 20, 2016

Mao drops triple axel for GP opener

Mao Asada said Wednesday she will not incorporate her trademark triple axel jump in her programs at Skate America, the Grand Prix season-opener starting on Friday. “I’m not going to put the (triple) axel in,” Mao told reporters after arriving in Chicago. Mao, a ...