Hanyu 2nd after short program

Oct 21, 2017

Hanyu 2nd after short program

Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu made two mistakes in his jumps Friday to finish second behind rival Nathan Chen in the men's short program at the Cup of Russia, the first event of the Grand Prix series. Hanyu, last up in the 12-man field, under-rotated ...

Oct 16, 2017

Tanaka to miss Rostelecom Cup with injury

Figure skater Keiji Tanaka injured a muscle in his right hip-pelvic area and will withdraw from the upcoming Rostelecom Cup in Moscow, the Japan Skating Federation said Monday. Tanaka was told by doctors he would need three weeks to recover, and his absence leaves Yuzuru ...

Gracie Gold decides to skip Grand Prix series

Oct 14, 2017

Gracie Gold decides to skip Grand Prix series

Two-time U.S. women's figure skating champion and 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the Grand Prix series. Gold announced Friday she was dropping out of the top series used to prepare for the Olympics. She cited "treatment for depression, anxiety and ...

Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion

Oct 7, 2017

Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion

Japan missed out on its third consecutive title at the Japan Open team figure skating competition on Saturday, settling for a runner-up finish. The host team, featuring Mai Mihara, Marin Honda, Shoma Uno and pro skater Nobunari Oda, scored a total of 614.93 points in ...

Coach Orser says teamwork can pay off for Hanyu

Sep 27, 2017

Coach Orser says teamwork can pay off for Hanyu

Brian Orser, who has been coaching men's figure skating icon Yuzuru Hanyu since he was 17, hopes teamwork will reap the rewards of higher productivity and Olympic success in Pyeongchang come February. In an exclusive interview with Kyodo News, Orser said he had a heart-to-heart ...

Hanyu wastes record-breaking score with runner-up finish

Sep 24, 2017

Hanyu wastes record-breaking score with runner-up finish

Yuzuru Hanyu proved he was human after all, settling for second place in the Autumn Classic International figure skating competition after an error-filled routine in the men's free skate Saturday. The 22-year-old Olympic and two-time world champion, who led after Friday's short program with the ...

Hanyu breaks own world record in short program

Sep 23, 2017

Hanyu breaks own world record in short program

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu opened his season by breaking his own world record in the short program at the Autumn Classic International on Friday night. The 22-year-old Hanyu pulled off an error-free routine to score 112.72 points, topping the 14-man field and adding ...