Japan’s Yoshie Onda will move her training base to the United States beginning next season, sources close to the figure skater said Tuesday.

According to the sources, Onda is keen to move to a new environment and improve the technical side of her skating and is set to train under a new American coach.

Under the guidance of Machiko Yamada, the 21-year-old finished a disappointing fourth at the National Championships at the end of last year and missed out on a place on the Japanese team for next month’s World Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund, Germany.

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