Rika Kihira to train under Brian Orser, joining Yuzuru Hanyu

Figure Skating Jun 14, 2020

Rika Kihira to train under Brian Orser, joining Yuzuru Hanyu

Figure skater Rika Kihira said Saturday she will augment her coaching team with Canadian Brian Orser, who has coached her compatriot Yuzuru Hanyu to consecutive Olympic men's championships. "I decided this because I was certain I can absolutely grow (by working with Orser) ahead of ...

Kihira sets pace at Japan nationals

Figure Skating Dec 19, 2019

Kihira sets pace at Japan nationals

by Jack Gallagher

Rika Kihira took the lead after the women's short program at the Japan Championships on Thursday night at Yoyogi Gymnasium. Kihira, who was the runner-up behind Kaori Sakamoto at the nationals last year, earned a score of 73.98 points. Four-time national champion Satoko Miyahara is ...