Debutante Alina Zagitova grabs lead at Euro championships

Jan 19, 2018

Debutante Alina Zagitova grabs lead at Euro championships

Alina Zagitova led the European Figure Skating Championships in her debut after the short program with a dramatic performance of strong and precise jumps on Thursday. Russians swept the pairs medals, led by defending champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, whose free skate vaulted them ...

Uno eager to escape Hanyu's shadow

Jan 14, 2018

Uno eager to escape Hanyu's shadow

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Shoma Uno first stepped on the ice at five, but it was the rough-and-tumble of hockey he had his eyes on — until a chance meeting with a figure skater changed everything. The skater was Mao Asada, now a household name and two-time Olympian who ...

Mirai Nagasu among figure skaters named to U.S. Olympic team

Jan 7, 2018

Mirai Nagasu among figure skaters named to U.S. Olympic team

Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected Saturday to the U.S. team for the Pyeongchang Olympics. Three-time U.S. champ Ashley Wagner, who complained vigorously about the marks after the free skate, was not included. Four ...

Mirai Nagasu second at U.S. nationals, should make Olympic team

Jan 6, 2018

Mirai Nagasu second at U.S. nationals, should make Olympic team

Mirai Nagasu was fighting nerves. Karen Chen was fighting illness. Bradie Tennell fought them off to win the U.S. Figure Skating Championships women's title Friday night. Then they all cried. Rising star Tennell's near-perfect free skate earned her first national crown and almost certainly a spot on ...

Nathan Chen heads field as U.S. prepares for nationals

Jan 3, 2018

Nathan Chen heads field as U.S. prepares for nationals

Imagine working for years, targeting one of the most elusive goals in sports. Then recognizing that all of those practices and training and competitions lead to four minutes or so when you must be at your best. Or else the dream collapses. That's how American figure ...