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 ...

Jan 31, 2015

Suntory, NEC book All-Japan spots

Suntory Sungoliath and NEC Green Rockets both ensured on Saturday that their seasons would last at least one more game as they booked their spots in the All-Japan Championship. Suntory downed Ricoh Black Rams 42-14, while NEC beat NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 33-10 in ...