Rika Kihira wins Four Continents title

Figure Skating Feb 9, 2019

Rika Kihira wins Four Continents title

Rika Kihira was steadfast that she was going to land a triple axel at the Four Continents Championships. She didn't land it during the short program and found herself in fifth place going into Friday night's free skate. She successfully nailed it on her first ...

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 ...

Miyahara leads 1-2-3 Japan finish in short program

Figure Skating Jan 24, 2018

Miyahara leads 1-2-3 Japan finish in short program

Satoko Miyahara, Kaori Sakamoto and Mai Mihara placed first, second and third, respectively, after the short program Wednesday at the Four Continents Championships. Miyahara, who won the event in 2016 but was unable to defend her title last year due to a hip injury, scored ...

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 ...