Daisuke Takahashi wins in Nagoya to reach nationals

Figure Skating Nov 5, 2018

Daisuke Takahashi wins in Nagoya to reach nationals

Daisuke Takahashi, the men's figure skating bronze medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, qualified for this year's national championships by winning the Western Japan championship on Sunday. The 32-year-old, who returned to the ice last month after retiring after the 2014 Sochi Olympics, scored 161.11 ...

Yuzuru Hanyu takes commanding lead at Helsinki Grand Prix

Figure Skating Nov 3, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu takes commanding lead at Helsinki Grand Prix

Yuzuru Hanyu leads comfortably after the men's short program at the Helsinki Grand Prix after landing two clean quads. The two-time defending Olympic champion was nearly flawless in the Saturday skate, aside from a wobble coming out of his quad toe-triple toe combination. He earned ...

Shiraiwa 2nd after short program at Helsinki Grand Prix

Figure Skating Nov 3, 2018

Shiraiwa 2nd after short program at Helsinki Grand Prix

Yuna Shiraiwa is in second place at the Helsinki Grand Prix following the short program on Friday night. Shiraiwa, 16, earned a score of 63.77 points at Helsinki Arena. Reigning Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia leads Shiraiwa by 5.13, while Belgian Loena Hendrickx is ...

Moa Iwano visits U.S. to improve jumps

Figure Skating Nov 1, 2018

Moa Iwano visits U.S. to improve jumps

by Jack Gallagher

Rising junior skater Moa Iwano recently returned from a 10-day trip to the United States to work on improving her jumps, The Japan Times has learned. The 14-year-old from Kobe, who has been ticketed for stardom by analysts, spent 10 days in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ...

Nathan Chen easily wins men's title at Skate America

Figure Skating Oct 21, 2018

Nathan Chen easily wins men's title at Skate America

Satoko Miyahara and Kaori Sakamoto finished first and second, respectively, on Saturday in the women's short program at Skate America, the first event of the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. Miyahara, last year's champion, skated into a commanding lead with 73.86 points, ...

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