Radionova, Chan post victories at Cup of China

Nov 19, 2016

Radionova, Chan post victories at Cup of China

Mai Mihara just missed the podium at the Cup of China on Saturday, finishing fourth with 190.92 points. After placing third in the short program, Mihara ended up fourth in the free skate (122.44) as the 17-year-old performed to “Lawrence of Arabia.” Elena Radionova ...

Nov 19, 2016

Osmond, Jin win short programs

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada was the leader after the ladies short program at the Cup of China on Friday, while China’s Jin Boyang was tops for the men. Osmond, the Skate Canada runner-up, scored 72.20 points to take a narrow lead over Russia’s Elena ...

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 ...

May 18, 2016

Skater Chan relocating to Canada

Three-time world champion Patrick Chan will relocate from Detroit to Vancouver this summer and remain with coach Kathy Johnson. They are building an arena for their own skating school in nearby Richmond, British Columbia. Chan announced the move Tuesday. Johnson has been Chan’s coach ...

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Apr 2, 2016

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Javier Fernandez couldn’t practice, couldn’t squeeze his foot into his skate, and all he needed was “the best program of my life.” With some padding in his boot, ultrasound treatment for his inflamed heel and a lot of nerve, Fernandez swung a daunting deficit ...

Hanyu thrills again, seizes commanding lead at worlds

Mar 31, 2016

Hanyu thrills again, seizes commanding lead at worlds

Yuzuru Hanyu, the star who trains in Toronto, started to answer a question in English about the pressure he faces and then had to stop himself. “I can’t explain — I’m speaking Japanese, sorry,” he said with a sheepish laugh. That was about the ...

Uno, Mura miss podium as Chan wins Four Continents

Feb 21, 2016

Uno, Mura miss podium as Chan wins Four Continents

Shoma Uno finished fourth and Takahito Mura fifth at the Four Continents Championships on Sunday as Canada’s Patrick Chan won the event for the third time. Uno, in second after a personal-high 92.99 points in the short program, was only able to add another ...

Uno takes second in short program

Feb 20, 2016

Uno takes second in short program

Japanese skaters had a solid showing in the men’s short program on Friday night at the Four Continents Championships. Three of the top seven finishers were Japanese, including runnerup Shoma Uno, who earned 92.99 points. China’s Jin Boyang took first with 98.45 points in ...

Hanyu sets world record again at Grand Prix Final

Dec 11, 2015

Hanyu sets world record again at Grand Prix Final

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu soared to new heights, posting another world record in the short program at the Grand Prix Final on Thursday night. Fresh from his record scores at the NHK Trophy, Hanyu achieved 110.95 points in the short program to better his ...