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KAORI SAKAMOTO

Japanese Gold medalist Kaori Sakamoto waves to fans during the women's victory ceremony during the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal on Thursday.
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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.
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.
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.
Kaori Sakamoto performs her free program during the Challenge Cup in Tilburg, Netherlands, on Sunday.
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Feb 26, 2024
Kaori Sakamoto wins Challenge Cup in Netherlands
The Beijing Olympic bronze medalist totaled 212.43 to win the non-ISU Grand Prix series event for the second time in a row.
Japan's Kaori Sakamoto competes in the women's free skate during the Grand Prix Final in Beijing on Saturday.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Dec 9, 2023
Kaori Sakamoto wins first Grand Prix Final title
The 23-year-old from Kobe earned 148.35 points in the free skate for a total of 225.70 at Beijing's National Indoor Stadium.
Japan Times
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Jun 29, 2023
ISU announces Grand Prix Series assignments
The International Skating Union announced its assignments for the 2023-24 Grand Prix Series on Wednesday, with Beijing Winter Olympic men's figure skating silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama set to appear on home ice at the NHK Trophy in Osaka.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Apr 14, 2023
Team USA maintains World Team Trophy lead as Japan closes gap for silver
Kaori Sakamoto finished second in the women's free skate, while Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara took second in the pairs short program.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Apr 13, 2023
Japan skaters struggle on first day of World Team Trophy
Team USA jumped to a strong lead at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on strong performances by Ilia Malinin, Isabeau Levito and ice dance world champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 28, 2023
Kaori Sakamoto and Shoma Uno to skate for Japan at World Team Trophy
The Russian team will not participate in this year's competition due to the country's invasion of Ukraine, despite having won the previous meet in 2021.
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 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 22, 2023
Kaori Sakamoto in driver's seat at world championships
The 22-year-old Olympic medalist finished the women's short program in the lead, while Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara positioned themselves well for pairs gold.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 27, 2023
Kaori Sakamoto finishes first as Japan sweeps podium in Challenge Cup
Reigning women's world champion Kaori Sakamoto won the figure skating Challenge Cup on Sunday, with Mai Mihara and Mana Kawabe joining her in the Japanese podium sweep.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 25, 2022
Kaori Sakamoto wins second consecutive national title
The reigning world champion topped both the short and free programs, making up for a disappointing fifth at the Grand Prix Final earlier this month.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 23, 2022
Kaori Sakamoto soars into first place in short program at nationals
Sakamoto brought the crowd to its feet at Osaka Prefecture's Towa Pharmaceutical RACTAB Dome with a powerful, energetic performance.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 20, 2022
Shoma Uno retains NHK Trophy men's crown
The Beijing Games bronze medalist only gave himself a passing grade for a clean routine heavy on quadruple jumps, including a quad loop and a quad toe loop-double toe loop combination.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 18, 2022
Kaori Sakamoto trails Kim Ye-lim at NHK Trophy
Reigning women's world champion Kaori Sakamoto was second in Friday's short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating's NHK Trophy, where South Korea's Kim Ye-lim seized the early lead.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 24, 2022
World champion Kaori Sakamoto wins women's title at Skate America
Top after the short program, Sakamoto also came first in the free skate scoring 145.89 for her first title abroad in the Grand Prix series after previously winning the NHK Trophy in Japan.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 23, 2022
Kao Miura second at GP season opener; Kaori Sakamoto leads women
Miura finished on his first Grand Prix podium as American Ilia Malinin thrilled the crowd with his now-trademark quadruple axel to win the men's competition at Skate America.

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