After finishing on the Beijing 2022 men’s figure skating podium, silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama and bronze-winning Shoma Uno are looking forward to spending much more time with each other.

With 18-year-old Kagiyama enrolling from April at Chukyo University — a powerhouse in the sport that has produced skaters such as Olympic silver medalist Mao Asada and two-time world champion Miki Ando, where Uno is set to resume his studies after a long sabbatical — the pair are eager to push each other on the training rink as they begin to look ahead toward the Milan Cortina Winter Games in 2026.

“I will definitely have to aim higher, so by training and practicing together we can improve each other,” Kagiyama said during a Friday news conference.