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 ...

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 ...

Oct 8, 2016

Mao places second in Finlandia Trophy

Three-time world champion Mao Asada struggled to a second-place finish in the Finlandia Trophy on Friday. Mao, who was making her season debut, finished second in both the short and free skates for a total of 186.16 points. Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond, who was third ...