Yuzuru Hanyu won't skate in Olympic team event

Feb 3, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu won't skate in Olympic team event

Yuzuru Hanyu will not participate in the men's figure skating team event starting Feb. 9 at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, sources said Saturday. The Sochi Olympic gold medalist, who recently resumed practicing on ice after suffering an ankle injury last November, is still aiming to ...

Guts and glory define the Sakamoto story

| Jan 30, 2018

Guts and glory define the Sakamoto story

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Kaori Sakamoto's ascendancy continues unabated. The 17-year-old from Kobe has quickly become one of skating's rising stars. Her resounding victory at the Four Continents Championships on Friday in Taipei the latest example of her exceptional ability and fortitude. Trailing compatriot Satoko Miyahara by 0.40 of a point ...

Shoma Uno collects silver medal at Four Continents

Jan 27, 2018

Shoma Uno collects silver medal at Four Continents

Less than two weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Shoma Uno captured the men's silver medal at the Four Continents Championships on Saturday. Uno, a silver medalist at last season's worlds and at this season's Grand Prix Final, entered Saturday with a ...

Miyahara leads 1-2-3 Japan finish in short program

Jan 24, 2018

Miyahara leads 1-2-3 Japan finish in short program

Satoko Miyahara, Kaori Sakamoto and Mai Mihara placed first, second and third, respectively, after the short program Wednesday at the Four Continents Championships. Miyahara, who won the event in 2016 but was unable to defend her title last year due to a hip injury, scored ...

Zagitova ends Medvedeva's reign as European champion

Jan 21, 2018

Zagitova ends Medvedeva's reign as European champion

Alina Zagitova's nearly flawless free skate on Saturday not only won gold in her debut at the European figure skating championships, but also snapped the two-year winning streak of training partner Evgenia Medvedeva. The 15-year-old Russian landed seven clear triples as well as two double ...