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 ...

Shoma Uno collects silver medal at Four Continents

Figure Skating Jan 27, 2018

Shoma Uno collects silver medal at Four Continents

Less than two weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Shoma Uno captured the men's silver medal at the Four Continents Championships on Saturday. Uno, a silver medalist at last season's worlds and at this season's Grand Prix Final, entered Saturday with a ...

Figure Skating Feb 28, 2017

Miyahara set to return to ice in preparation for world championships

Three-time defending women's national champion Satoko Miyahara, who missed this month's Four Continents and Asian Winter Games with a hip injury, will resume full training sometime in March, Japan Skating Federation director Yoshiko Kobayashi said Tuesday. Kobayashi said Miyahara intends to compete at the March ...

Mihara shocks field, captures Four Continents title

Figure Skating Feb 18, 2017

Mihara shocks field, captures Four Continents title

Mai Mihara came from fourth place in the women's short program to win the Four Continents Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Mihara, making her debut in the competition, topped the free skate and claimed victory with a total of 200.85 points at Gangneung Ice Arena, ...