Medvedeva leads as Japan trio struggles

Mar 30, 2017

Medvedeva leads as Japan trio struggles

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva won the women’s short program as figure skating’s world championships got underway on Wednesday. The 17-year-old defending world champion earned 79.01 points, leaving Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond (75.98) and Gabrielle Daleman (72.19) in second and third heading into Friday’s free skate. “I ...

Uno racks up huge score, leads Coupe du Printemps

Mar 11, 2017

Uno racks up huge score, leads Coupe du Printemps

Shoma Uno posted the world’s second-highest ever score to take the lead after the short program at the Coupe du Printemps on Friday. Uno nailed a quadruple flip, a quad toe loop/triple toe loop combination and a triple axel en route to collecting 104.31 ...

Choi collects Asian Winter Games gold

Feb 25, 2017

Choi collects Asian Winter Games gold

Rika Hongo struggled in the free program Saturday and missed out on a medal in the women’s figure skating competition at the Asian Winter Games, placing fourth. South Korea’s Choi Da-bin held on to win the gold with a total score of 187.54 points ...

Mihara shocks field, captures Four Continents title

Feb 18, 2017

Mihara shocks field, captures Four Continents title

Mai Mihara came from fourth place in the women’s short program to win the Four Continents Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Mihara, making her debut in the competition, topped the free skate and claimed victory with a total of 200.85 points at Gangneung Ice ...

Mihara places fourth in short program at Four Continents

Feb 16, 2017

Mihara places fourth in short program at Four Continents

Mai Mihara placed fourth in the women’s short program at the Four Continents Championships on Thursday. The 17-year-old Mihara scored 66.51 points in a largely error-free performance in her debut in the competition at Gangneung Ice Arena, while compatriots Rika Hongo and Wakaba Higuchi ...

Uno planning to attempt quad loop at Four Continents

Feb 13, 2017

Uno planning to attempt quad loop at Four Continents

Shoma Uno said Monday before taking off for the Four Continents championships in South Korea that he is planning on opening his free program with a quadruple loop. At Chubu airport in Nagoya, the 19-year-old Uno revealed that his free program at the Feb. ...

Uno claims first title at national championships

Dec 24, 2016

Uno claims first title at national championships

Shoma Uno won his first men’s national championship on Saturday, overcoming a 2.29-point deficit and a weak start in his free skate to capture the gold medal. Uno, a former world junior champion and a two-time bronze medalist at the senior Grand Prix Final, ...

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 ...

Mihara takes third in Cup of China short program

Nov 18, 2016

Mihara takes third in Cup of China short program

Mai Mihara stood third after the short skate at the Cup of China on Friday, less than four points behind the leader Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada in the fifth Grand Prix series event of the season. The 17-year-old Mihara, who in her first senior ...