Hanyu retains Grand Prix Final title

Dec 14, 2014

Hanyu retains Grand Prix Final title

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu said he was happy with his “almost perfect” skate as he continued his recovery from serious head injuries by easily defending his title at the ISU Grand Prix Final on Saturday. The superstar, whose collision with a rival ...

Hanyu sets stage for grand finale

Dec 13, 2014

Hanyu sets stage for grand finale

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu took the first step toward defending his title at the Grand Prix Final on Friday, earning the highest score in the short program despite a fall. Hanyu nailed his opening quadruple toeloop, but then fell on the second ...

Machida takes second, gets berth in Grand Prix Final

Nov 23, 2014

Machida takes second, gets berth in Grand Prix Final

Tatsuki Machida qualified for his third consecutive Grand Prix Final with a second-place finish at the Trophee Bompard on Saturday night. Machida retained his position following Friday’s short program despite falling on his opening quadruple toe loop. The result clinches a spot for Machida ...

Machida in hunt for title

Nov 22, 2014

Machida in hunt for title

Kazakh Denis Ten upstaged Tatsuki Machida in Friday’s men’s short program, while Russian teen Elena Radionova led the women’s event at the Trophee Bompard. Skate America winner Machida paid for errors at the end of his skate to “Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra” to ...

Machida takes command

Oct 25, 2014

Machida takes command

Tatsuki Machida won the Skate America men’s short program with a dominant performance on Friday in the season-opening Senior Grand Prix event. On a night when there were plenty of falls, Machida kept his footing and left the ice to loud cheers after wowing ...