Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion

Oct 7, 2017

Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion

Japan missed out on its third consecutive title at the Japan Open team figure skating competition on Saturday, settling for a runner-up finish. The host team, featuring Mai Mihara, Marin Honda, Shoma Uno and pro skater Nobunari Oda, scored a total of 614.93 points in ...

Hanyu wastes record-breaking score with runner-up finish

Sep 24, 2017

Hanyu wastes record-breaking score with runner-up finish

Yuzuru Hanyu proved he was human after all, settling for second place in the Autumn Classic International figure skating competition after an error-filled routine in the men's free skate Saturday. The 22-year-old Olympic and two-time world champion, who led after Friday's short program with the ...

Hanyu breaks own world record in short program

Sep 23, 2017

Hanyu breaks own world record in short program

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu opened his season by breaking his own world record in the short program at the Autumn Classic International on Friday night. The 22-year-old Hanyu pulled off an error-free routine to score 112.72 points, topping the 14-man field and adding ...

Win a free copy of 'Team Brian 300-Point Legend'

Feb 17, 2017

Win a free copy of 'Team Brian 300-Point Legend'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book "Team Brian 300-Point Legend" about coach Brian Orser's experiences teaching Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and two-time world titlist Javier Fernandez. Orser, a two-time Olympic silver medalist ...

Medvedeva sets points record in win at European Championships

Jan 28, 2017

Medvedeva sets points record in win at European Championships

Russian's Evgenia Medvedeva won gold at the European Championships with a world record score on Friday for her second straight title in the women's competition. Leading after the short program, the 17-year-old performed an almost perfect free skate. She opened in great fashion with a ...