Rika Kihira defends title at Four Continents

Figure Skating Feb 8, 2020

Rika Kihira defends title at Four Continents

Rika Kihira won the women's free skate on Saturday to capture the Four Continents title for the second consecutive year. The 17-year-old Kihira, who was in first place after the short program, landed a triple axel as part of a combination jump and received 151.16 ...

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 ...