Kim shines in short program at nationals

Figure Skating Jan 4, 2014

Kim shines in short program at nationals

Reigning Olympic champion Kim Yu-na fired a warning shot to her rivals after producing a nearly flawless performance in the women's short program at South Korea's national championships on Saturday. The 23-year-old Kim topped the leaderboard with an eye-popping score of 80.60 points at the ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 28, 2013

Five-time Olympian Okazaki to retire

Tomomi Okazaki, who skated for Japan at five Winter Olympics, said Saturday she will retire, after failing to make the team for the 2014 Sochi Games. The 42-year-old Okazaki, who won a bronze medal in the women's 500 meters at the 1998 Nagano Games, finished ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 21, 2013

Takanashi soars to World Cup triumph

Sara Takanashi captured her second straight World Cup victory on Saturday, when she won a women's HS 108 event. Takanashi's second jump of 105.0 meters was the longest of the day, following a 101.0-meter opening effort that put her in first place. She finished with ...