Hanyu ends year in style

Apr 18, 2015

Hanyu ends year in style

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu crushed his rivals to win the men’s free skate at figure skating’s World Team Trophy on Friday, ending a bruising season on a high note. The 20-year-old, who surrendered his world title to Spain’s Javier Fernandez in Shanghai three weeks ...

Hanyu triumphs in men's short program at World Team Trophy

Apr 16, 2015

Hanyu triumphs in men's short program at World Team Trophy

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu topped the men’s short program at the ISU World Team Trophy on Thursday, but was steaming mad at himself for taking a tumble. “I’m not happy,” the 20-year-old told reporters after crash-landing a triple toeloop at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. “It’s ...

Fernandez dethrones Hanyu in Shanghai

Mar 28, 2015

Fernandez dethrones Hanyu in Shanghai

Javier Fernandez cleanly landed two quad jumps in his free skate to edge defending Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu and become the first Spanish men’s champion at the World Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Both Fernandez and Hanyu fell on quad jumps in ...

Most read Sports stories of 2014

Jan 1, 2015

Most read Sports stories of 2014

With the exception of shooting star on the tennis court and a questionable ref at the World Cup, much of the big sports news stories  for Japan happened on the ice year. Scandalous outcome: Skating judges steal Kim’s title, hand it to Sotnikova Yuna ...