Hongo wins Cup of Russia for first Grand Prix title

Nov 16, 2014

Hongo wins Cup of Russia for first Grand Prix title

Rika Hongo captured her first career title in the Grand Prix series with a come-from-behind victory at the Cup of Russia on Saturday. The 18-year-old Hongo, performing to “Carmen” in her second GP event, rallied from second place with a clean free skate to ...

Fernandez, Chartrand take lead

Nov 15, 2014

Fernandez, Chartrand take lead

The raunchy edged out the refined in Friday’s men’s short program at the Cup of Russia, as Spain’s Javier Fernandez took the lead to the raucous strains of “Black Betty.” The rock classic was in sharp contrast to the refined Saint-Saens music that accompanied ...

Murakami, Mura earn Four Continents titles

Jan 25, 2014

Murakami, Mura earn Four Continents titles

Kanako Murakami completed a winning double for Japan at the Four Continents Championships on Saturday. Murakami scored 132.18 in the free skate for a total of 196.91 points, over 10 points clear of 15-year-old Satoko Miyahara. The bronze went to Zijun Li of China. ...

Murakami fourth after Cup of China short program

Nov 1, 2013

Murakami fourth after Cup of China short program

Japan’s Kanako Murakami placed fourth in the women’s short program on Friday at the Cup of China, the third of six events in the Grand Prix series. Murakami, the 2013 Four Continents bronze medalist, scored 57.33 points, 8.70 behind leader Adelina Sotnikova of Russia. ...