Hanyu's rally falls short as Chen wins Four Continents

Feb 19, 2017

Hanyu's rally falls short as Chen wins Four Continents

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu topped the free skate on Sunday but had to settle for his third runner-up finish as U.S. national champion Nathan Chen held on to win the Four Continents championships in South Korea. Hanyu trailed in third place after the short ...

Hanyu 3rd after short program

Feb 18, 2017

Hanyu 3rd after short program

Nathan Chen took first place Friday in the men’s short program at the Four Continents, a test event for the 2018 Winter Olympics, while Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the gold medal in ice dance. The American champion opened with a ...

Win a free copy of 'Team Brian 300-Point Legend'

Feb 17, 2017

Win a free copy of 'Team Brian 300-Point Legend'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “Team Brian 300-Point Legend” about coach Brian Orser’s experiences teaching Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and two-time world titlist Javier Fernandez. Orser, a two-time Olympic silver ...

Hanyu takes third in short program at Four Continents

Feb 16, 2017

Hanyu takes third in short program at Four Continents

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu had to settle for third place after the men’s short program Friday at the Four Continents Championships. Hanyu, aiming for his first title at this competition, looked slightly rusty and scored 97.04 points to finish behind U.S. national champion Nathan ...

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. ...

Mura pulls ahead of Uno at national championships

Dec 23, 2016

Mura pulls ahead of Uno at national championships

Takahito Mura placed first in the men’s short program at the All-Japan Championships on Friday night, earning 90.34 points to sit ahead of Shoma Uno’s 88.05 in the absence of flu-hit four-time reigning champion Yuzuru Hanyu. Mura pulled off a nearly flawless routine, nailing ...