Guts and glory define the Sakamoto story

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Jan 30, 2018

Guts and glory define the Sakamoto story

by Jack Gallagher

Kaori Sakamoto's ascendancy continues unabated. The 17-year-old from Kobe has quickly become one of skating's rising stars. Her resounding victory at the Four Continents Championships on Friday in Taipei the latest example of her exceptional ability and fortitude. Trailing compatriot Satoko Miyahara by 0.40 of a point ...

Mihara 2nd at Autumn Classic in Canada after short program

Figure Skating Sep 22, 2017

Mihara 2nd at Autumn Classic in Canada after short program

Mai Mihara safely landed three jumps and placed second after the women's short program on the first day of action at the Autumn Classic International on Thursday. Reigning Four Continents champion Mihara earned 66.18 points to finish behind local favorite and world silver medalist Kaetlyn ...

Murakami aiming for spot on Olympic team

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Aug 15, 2017

Murakami aiming for spot on Olympic team

by Jack Gallagher

Earlier this month veteran skater Daisuke Murakami competed in and won the club competition at the Philadelphia Summer International in Aston, Pennsylvania. That was good news for the 26-year-old Murakami, who missed nearly all of last season with a broken right foot. Murakami, who is ...