Apr 28, 2017

Mao receives lifetime achievement award

Mao Asada was presented with a special lifetime achievement award at the Japan Skating Federation’s annual awards ceremony Thursday. It was the first award of its kind given out by the JSF. Mao, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics silver medalist and three-time world champion, announced ...

Feb 28, 2017

Miyahara set to return to ice in preparation for world championships

Three-time defending women’s national champion Satoko Miyahara, who missed this month’s Four Continents and Asian Winter Games with a hip injury, will resume full training sometime in March, Japan Skating Federation director Yoshiko Kobayashi said Tuesday. Kobayashi said Miyahara intends to compete at the ...

Apr 26, 2016

Hanyu sidelined with foot injury

Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be off the ice for two months due to ligament damage in his left foot, the Japan Skating Federation said Tuesday. The Toronto-based Hanyu, who finished second in last month’s world championships, will not return to Japan, remaining ...

Hanyu out after surgery

Dec 30, 2014

Hanyu out after surgery

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Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be hospitalized for two weeks and off the ice for one month following surgery for a bladder problem, the Japan Skating Federation announced on Tuesday. Hanyu, who won his third straight national title on Saturday night in ...