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RIKA KIHIRA

Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 24, 2021
Kaori Sakamoto in first place after short program at nationals
Sakamoto was elated upon completing her routine and after her score was announced.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 21, 2021
Japan's Rika Kihira set to miss Beijing Olympics with lingering ankle injury
Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan's two-time Olympic gold medalist in the men's event, is set to return from an injury layoff, sources have said.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 23, 2021
All eyes on Yuzuru Hanyu's progress with quad axel as Beijing Games approach
With the clock ticking down to the Beijing Olympics, Japan's "Ice Prince" Yuzuru Hanyu is under the spotlight as he bids to become the first figure skater to land a quad axel in competition.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 19, 2021
Olympic hopeful Rika Kihira withdraws from Skate Canada
The injury setback has delayed Kihira's bid for selection to the Japanese team for February's 2022 Beijing Games, where she will aim to win her first Olympic medal.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Sep 8, 2021
Rika Kihira to train under Brian Orser ahead of Winter Games
Japan's two-time reigning national champion hopes the coach behind star skater Yuzuru Hanyu's pair of Olympic golds will help improve her chances of success in Beijing.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 27, 2021
Error-prone Rika Kihira falls to seventh place as Russians sweep podium at worlds
Sixteen-year-old Anna Shcherbakova, who led Kihira after the short program, secured the win in her worlds debut after scoring 152.17 points in the free skate to tally 233.17 points overall.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 25, 2021
Rika Kihira in second place after short program at world championships
Kihira earned 79.08 points while fellow Japanese Kaori Sakamoto was penalized for a triple lutz edge violation and is in sixth place.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 28, 2020
Rika Kihira nails quad to seize second straight national title
The 18-year-old opened with the quad salchow and cruised past her only real setback, an under-rotated triple axel that followed, to overcome a powerful challenge from Kaori Sakamoto.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 26, 2019
Shoma Uno, juniors steal show at Japan Championships
Last week's Japan Championships provided a mixed bag for skating fans. There was some very good skating and some not so good.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 21, 2019
Rika Kihira displays confidence, elegance en route to first senior national title
Rika Kihira captured her first senior national title at the Japan Championships on Saturday night with an enthralling performance in her free skate.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 19, 2019
Kihira sets pace at Japan nationals
Rika Kihira took the lead after the women's short program at the Japan Championships on Thursday night at Yoyogi Gymnasium.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 17, 2019
Yuzuru Hanyu's return, Daisuke Takahashi's farewell headline nationals
Yuzuru Hanyu returns to the Japan Championships this week for the first time in four years. After winning the title four straight times (2012-15), Hanyu has missed the last three installments due to illness and injury.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 10, 2019
Yuzuru Hanyu must find formula to defeat ascending Nathan Chen
Yuzuru Hanyu incurred his largest defeat in more than 10 years at the Grand Prix Final on Saturday to American Nathan Chen.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 23, 2019
Yuzuru Hanyu dazzles en route to fourth NHK Trophy title; Alena Kostornaia wins women's event
Yuzuru Hanyu won the NHK Trophy in decisive fashion on Saturday night, claiming the title by a whopping 55 points before a packed house at Makomanai Ice Arena.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 22, 2019
Yuzuru Hanyu takes dominant lead in NHK Trophy short program
Yuzuru Hanyu took a commanding lead after the short program at the NHK Trophy on Friday night at Makomanai Ice Arena.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 21, 2019
Yuzuru Hanyu looks sharp in NHK Trophy practice
Yuzuru Hanyu came through his first NHK Trophy practice session in two years with flying colors on Thursday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Nov 19, 2019
Masakazu Kagiyama helping his son pursue an Olympic dream
A new star was born on Sunday night and his name is Yuma Kagiyama.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 29, 2019
With full power restored, Yuzuru Hanyu looks unbeatable
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu opened his Grand Prix campaign in dominating fashion with a huge victory at Skate Canada on Saturday. More important than winning, however, was his return to what appears to be complete health.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 27, 2019
Hanyu torches field to win Skate Canada title
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, the only man to surpass the 200-point barrier in the free skate Saturday, claimed his first Skate Canada title after runner-up finishes in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

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