Takahashi decides to hang up skates

Oct 14, 2014

Takahashi decides to hang up skates

Daisuke Takahashi, the first Japanese man to earn an Olympic figure skating medal, said on Tuesday he is retiring from the sport after 20 years on the ice. The 28-year-old helped popularize the sport at home and made Japanese skating history by claiming a ...

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

Feb 14, 2014

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

by Jack Gallagher

Yuzuru Hanyu grabbed the lead after the short program in men’s singles with an absolutely magnificent performance that resulted in a world-record score at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday night. Hanyu skated to “Parisian Walkways” and received a total of 101.45 points, the ...

Struggling Takahashi running out of time

Feb 11, 2014

Struggling Takahashi running out of time

by Jack Gallagher

One day after revealing that he was still having trouble with his injured right knee, Daisuke Takahashi went through an uneven practice on Tuesday at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace. Takahashi worked out for 30 minutes with compatriots Yuzuru Hanyu ...

Takahashi admits knee is not 100 percent

Feb 10, 2014

Takahashi admits knee is not 100 percent

by Jack Gallagher

Daisuke Takahashi revealed at a news conference on Monday that he has still not completely recovered from the training injury he suffered in November. “My right knee is not 100 percent,” Takahashi said in a session at the Main Press Center here. “I have ...

Nov 28, 2013

Injured Takahashi won't compete in Grand Prix final

Daisuke Takahashi will miss the chance to defend his title at the upcoming Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka after sustaining a leg injury, the Japan Skating Federation announced Thursday. Takahashi, the 2010 world champion and Vancouver Olympic bronze medalist, hurt his right leg in ...

Mao wins fourth NHK Trophy title

Nov 9, 2013

Mao wins fourth NHK Trophy title

by Jack Gallagher

Two-time world champion Mao Asada won the NHK Trophy for the fourth time with a strong free skate on Saturday night as her buildup to the Sochi Olympics continues. The victory gives Mao, who scored 207.59 points in the win, a berth in the ...

Hanyu looks to shine at world championships

Mar 13, 2013

Hanyu looks to shine at world championships

Burgeoning teenage talent Yuzuru Hanyu will be looking to sparkle with a gem of a performance for Sendai when the world championships start this week. Sendai-born Hanyu will be competing at the worlds just days after the second anniversary of the March 11, 2011, ...