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 ...

Win a copy of 'Team Brian'

Dec 7, 2014

Win a copy of 'Team Brian'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “Team Brian” about figure skating coach Brian Orser’s experiences teaching Olympic and world champions Yuzuru Hanyu and Yuna Kim. Orser, a two-time Olympic silver medalist ...

Golden touch of super coach Orser taking hold

Feb 15, 2014

Golden touch of super coach Orser taking hold

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser has finally gotten his two figure skating gold medals at the Winter Olympics. Thirty years ago, the Canadian suffered the first of the two biggest disappointments of his sporting career, taking silver in Sarajevo, and finishing as 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, ...