NAGOYA (Kyodo) World junior champion Kanako Murakami has canceled her planned senior debut at the Nebelhorn Trophy starting Thursday in Oberstdorf, Germany, due to broken skates, according to figure skating sources.

The 16-year-old Murakami is not ready to compete with a pair of new skates, the sources said.

She is scheduled to skate at the senior-level Chubu regional meet in Japan that will get under way Oct. 1.

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