Hanyu skates to win in season debut

Figure Skating Sep 15, 2019

Hanyu skates to win in season debut

Two-time men's Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu opened his season with a comfortable victory at the Autumn Classic International on Saturday. In first place after Friday's short program, the superstar scored 180.67 points in the free skate for a winning total of 279.05. Frenchman ...

Wakaba Higuchi fourth after short program at Autumn Classic

Figure Skating Sep 21, 2018

Wakaba Higuchi fourth after short program at Autumn Classic

World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi sits in fourth place after the women's short program on Thursday at the Autumn Classic International, an ISU Challenger Series event held ahead of the Grand Prix season. In her first international competition in the 2018-2019 season, the 17-year-old earned ...

Hanyu wastes record-breaking score with runner-up finish

Figure Skating 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

Figure Skating 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 ...

Mihara 2nd at Autumn Classic in Canada after short program

Figure Skating Sep 22, 2017

Mihara 2nd at Autumn Classic in Canada after short program

Mai Mihara safely landed three jumps and placed second after the women's short program on the first day of action at the Autumn Classic International on Thursday. Reigning Four Continents champion Mihara earned 66.18 points to finish behind local favorite and world silver medalist Kaetlyn ...

Hanyu focused ahead of season opener

Figure Skating Sep 21, 2017

Hanyu focused ahead of season opener

Quad king Yuzuru Hanyu arrived in Montreal on Wednesday as his second Winter Olympic campaign swings into action with the Autumn Classic International, his first event of the 2017-2018 figure skating season. Showing calm before the storm, Hanyu, the reigning Olympic and world champion, did ...

Hanyu wins first event of season

Figure Skating Oct 2, 2016

Hanyu wins first event of season

Yuzuru Hanyu won the Autumn Classic International on Saturday with a total score of 260.57 points in his first tournament of the season. The 21-year-old, who became the first skater to land a quadruple loop in Friday's short program, again executed the technique en route ...

Figure Skating Oct 1, 2016

Hanyu first to nail quadruple loop

Yuzuru Hanyu became the first figure skater to succeed in a quadruple loop and topped the Autumn Classic International after the short program on Friday, scoring 88.30 points in his first outing of the season. The 21-year-old, who has been working on harder elements, landed ...