Guts and glory define the Sakamoto story

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Jan 30, 2018

Guts and glory define the Sakamoto story

by Jack Gallagher

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 ...

Mura pulls ahead of Uno at national championships

Figure Skating Dec 23, 2016

Mura pulls ahead of Uno at national championships

Takahito Mura placed first in the men’s short program at the All-Japan Championships on Friday night, earning 90.34 points to sit ahead of Shoma Uno’s 88.05 in the absence of flu-hit four-time reigning champion Yuzuru Hanyu. Mura pulled off a nearly flawless routine, nailing his ...

Figure Skating Apr 19, 2015

Ice dancer Cathy Reed announces retirement

Ice dancer Cathy Reed, who skated for Japan at both the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Games, said on Sunday she will retire from competition. The 27-year-old said she had made up her mind to call it quits after the World Figure Skating ...

Reeds fail to advance to free dance at worlds

Figure Skating Mar 25, 2015

Reeds fail to advance to free dance at worlds

Japan's Cathy and Chris Reed failed to advance to the free dance in the ice dance competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday. Cathy fell on a step and the siblings could only manage 48.32 points in the short dance, more than eight ...