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Yuzuru Hanyu captures Four Continents title for first time

Figure Skating Feb 9, 2020

Yuzuru Hanyu captures Four Continents title for first time

Yuzuru Hanyu took gold at the Four Continents on Sunday, following his record-breaking men's short program performance by topping the field in the free skate. Despite touching the ice on his opening quadruple Lutz and falling on a quad toe loop, Japan's two-time Olympic champion ...

Reverting to past program was Hanyu's choice

Figure Skating Feb 4, 2020

Reverting to past program was Hanyu's choice

Yuzuru Hanyu's bid to recapture the world title he last won in 2017 meant turning back the clock and being himself, one of his coaches, Ghislain Briand, said Monday ahead of this week's Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. After runner-up finishes at the Grand Prix ...

Kihira sets pace at Japan nationals

Figure Skating Dec 19, 2019

Kihira sets pace at Japan nationals

by Jack Gallagher

Rika Kihira took the lead after the women's short program at the Japan Championships on Thursday night at Yoyogi Gymnasium. Kihira, who was the runner-up behind Kaori Sakamoto at the nationals last year, earned a score of 73.98 points. Four-time national champion Satoko Miyahara is ...

Takahashi ready for curtain call

Figure Skating Dec 18, 2019

Takahashi ready for curtain call

by Jack Gallagher

Practice for the Japan Championships began at Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo on Wednesday and Daisuke Takahashi did not disappoint as he heads into his final competition as a singles skater. Takahashi worked on steps and choreography during a run-through of his new short program to ...