Hanyu, Machida begin preparations in Sochi

Feb 4, 2014

Hanyu, Machida begin preparations in Sochi

National and Grand Prix Final men’s champion Yuzuru Hanyu and teammate Tatsuki Machida got in their first practice on Tuesday ahead of the Sochi Games. Hanyu, who traveled to Russia from Canada, where he trains, did not attempt any quadruple jumps at the practice ...

Sharp Machida wins Cup of Russia crown

Nov 24, 2013

Sharp Machida wins Cup of Russia crown

Tatsuki Machida and Russia’s Julia Lipnitskaia won gold Saturday in the Cup of Russia, the last of the season’s six preliminary Grand Prix events. Machida landed a clean quad-double combination and followed with a triple axel-triple toe loop to race past early leader Maxim ...

Machida trails in Russia

Nov 23, 2013

Machida trails in Russia

Maxim Kovtun’s two confident quads gave him a big lead after Friday’s short program in the Cup of Russia, the last of six Grand Prix events before the final. As the only competitor to try two quads, much less complete them, Kovtun ended the ...