Yuzuru Hanyu to miss nationals for third consecutive year

Figure Skating Dec 13, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu to miss nationals for third consecutive year

Yuzuru Hanyu will miss the upcoming national championships in Osaka due to a right ankle injury, the Japan Skating Federation announced Thursday. It will be Hanyu's third consecutive year missing nationals after pulling out last year with a similar injury and withdrawing in 2017 with ...

Nao Kodaira to skip last World Cup event of season

More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 8, 2018

Nao Kodaira to skip last World Cup event of season

Nao Kodaira will miss the final speedskating World Cup of the season due to poor physical health, the Japan Skating Federation announced Thursday. The Pyeongchang Olympic 500-meter gold medalist, who has been battling a cold since last Saturday, decided to skip the March 17-18 event ...

Yuzuru Hanyu could be out longer than expected because of injury

Figure Skating Dec 13, 2017

Yuzuru Hanyu could be out longer than expected because of injury

Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu has sustained ligament damage to his right foot and may be sidelined longer than expected, Japan Skating Federation director Yoshiko Kobayashi said Wednesday. Should the two-time world champion continue to take time off skating and delay his preparations for the ...

Figure Skating Apr 28, 2017

Mao receives lifetime achievement award

Mao Asada was presented with a special lifetime achievement award at the Japan Skating Federation's annual awards ceremony Thursday. It was the first award of its kind given out by the JSF. Mao, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics silver medalist and three-time world champion, announced her ...

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 ...