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 ...

World champ Fernandez claims fourth Euro crown

Jan 29, 2016

World champ Fernandez claims fourth Euro crown

World champion Javier Fernandez won a fourth straight European Championships title on Thursday when his free program took him to a career-best 302.77 points. The 24-year-old Spaniard, who already had a clear lead after the short program, finished well clear of Israel’s Alexei Bychenko ...

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 ...

Mao claims Cup of China title; Hongo places second

Nov 7, 2015

Mao claims Cup of China title; Hongo places second

Three-time world champion Mao Asada won the Cup of China on Saturday, completing a successful return to the Grand Prix series after taking a year off. The Japanese skater led after the short program and was third in Saturday’s free skate to finish with ...