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FIGURE SKATING

Shoma Uno thanks his fans after a news conference explaining his decision to retire, on Tuesday in Tokyo.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
May 14, 2024
Figure skating champion Shoma Uno says he has 'no regrets' in retirement
The 26-year-old two-time world champion thanked his fans for their support and said that he was excited to move on to the next phase of his career.
Japanese Gold medalist Kaori Sakamoto waves to fans during the women's victory ceremony during the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Mar 25, 2024
With third straight title, Sakamoto leaves her mark on skating history
Japan's other skaters didn't fare so well in Montreal, with Shoma Uno missing out on achieving the same feat.
American Ilia Malinin skates in the men's free program during the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal on Saturday.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Mar 24, 2024
Malinin nails six quads to win men's figure skating title ahead of Kagiyama
Shoma Uno, who led after the short program, endured a disastrous free skate to finish fourth.
Japan's Kaori Sakamoto celebrates her win during the World Figure Skating Championships at Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Mar 23, 2024
Japan's Kaori Sakamoto first woman in 56 years to claim three-peat
Japan's Kaori Sakamoto retained the figure skating world title with a stellar performance in Montreal on Friday and became the first woman to win three straight crowns since American Peggy Fleming in 1968.
Canadians Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps celebrate their gold-medal performance in the pairs competition at the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Mar 22, 2024
Canadians win pairs figure skating world title as Uno leads men's short program
The defending champions Miura and Kihara, who missed much of the season due to injury, took silver.
Ryuichi Kihara and Riku Miura compete during the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal on Wednesday.
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Mar 21, 2024
Canadian pair lead Japan's Miura and Kihara after short program at worlds
In the women's singles competition, Kaori Sakamoto's bid for a third straight title got off to an unsteady start in the short program.
Shoma Uno warms up before his practice session ahead of the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal on Monday.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Mar 19, 2024
Sakamoto and Uno seek world figure skating three-peats
The 2024 World Figure Skating Championships features 200 top skaters.
Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee in action at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Results for the figure skating team event were overhauled in light of Valieva testing positive for a banned substance.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Feb 27, 2024
Canada and Russia file appeals against 2022 figure skating re-ranking
The Canadians have claimed that they should be bumped up from fourth place to bronze.
Yuma Kagiyama performs his short program at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Feb 2, 2024
Yuma Kagiyama and Mone Chiba lead way at Four Continents
Yuma Kagiyama and Mone Chiba are in first place after the short programs.
The Japanese figure skating team at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The team's bronze medal is to be upgraded to silver after a Russian skater was disqualified over a doping scandal.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Jan 31, 2024
Japan's figure skating team medal from 2022 Games upgraded to silver
The news comes after Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned substance.
Ilia Malinin performs his free skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Jan 29, 2024
'Quad God' Ilia Malinin captures men's title at U.S. Figure Skating Championships
The 19-year-old dubbed the "Quad God" took a nearly 19-point lead into Sunday's decisive free skate in Columbus.
Shoma Uno competes in the men's free skating event during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Beijing on Dec. 9.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Dec 26, 2023
Uno expects tough battle against Malinin at world championships
Uno's comments came a day after he claimed his sixth career national title.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
May 1, 2023
Ice dance pair Daisuke Takahashi and Kana Muramoto announce retirement
The pair equaled the best finish by a Japanese ice dance pair at a world championships when they placed 11th in March.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 26, 2023
Historic world title haul offers glimpse of Japan's 'post-Hanyu' era
Four days of thrilling and uplifting figure skating at last week's world championships in Saitama saw host Japan assert its position as the sport's dominant nation.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 25, 2023
Shoma Uno retains men's world title as Ilia Malinin lands quad axel
The Nagoya native held off a spirited challenge from an exciting final group at Saitama Super Arena, giving Japan world titles in three disciplines for the first time in history.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 25, 2023
Beijing 2022 team skaters remain frustrated at lack of medals
The official results of the event remain in limbo due to the ongoing legal case involving Russian skater Kamina Valieva's infamous December 2021 doping test.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 24, 2023
Kaori Sakamoto defends world title to end Saitama jinx
Four years after stumbling to disappointment at the same venue in her worlds debut, the Kobe native outlasted South Korea's Lee Hae-in to retain the crown she won in Montpellier.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 24, 2023
Figure skating fans' passion remains strong at Saitama-hosted worlds
Officials expressed satisfaction toward ticket sales over the first two days of competition, while skaters and media representatives reveled in the atmosphere.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 24, 2023
'Rikuryu' coach Bruno Marcotte has Olympic hopes after Grand Slam
As they aim for Olympic success, Marcotte hopes that Miura and Kihara’s success will encourage more Japanese skaters and coaches to get involved in the discipline.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 23, 2023
Shoma Uno leads after short program with Ilia Malinin in hot pursuit
The reigning world champion delighted on the first night of the men's singles competition at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.

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