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WAKABA HIGUCHI

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OLYMPICS
Feb 18, 2022
Kaori Sakamoto wins figure skating bronze ahead of ROC's Valieva
The competition was overshadowed by the doping controversy involving the ROC's Kamila Valieva, who dropped to fourth overall following a mistake-riddled free skate.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2022
Yuma Kagiyama lifts Japan into third place in figure skating team event
Kagiyama became just the third person to ever score above 200 in the free skate, joining back-to-back Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and U.S. star Nathan Chen.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 27, 2021
Yuzuru Hanyu hopes to use quad axel to capture third straight Olympic gold
The 27-year-old returned to the ice after an eight-month absence from competition and won his second straight national title.
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
Oct 24, 2019
Japan skaters struggle at Skate America
The senior Grand Prix season began in disappointing fashion last weekend with Japan being shut out of the medals.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 17, 2019
Skate America kicks off GP season
The senior Grand Prix season gets underway on Friday with Skate America in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, which is hosting its first-ever GP event.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Sep 17, 2019
Yuzuru Hanyu skates to victory in competitive return
A healthy Yuzuru Hanyu returned to competition over the weekend at the Autumn Classic International in victorious fashion. The superstar scored a comfortable win skating his two programs from last season.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jun 25, 2019
Yuzuru Hanyu draws Skate Canada, NHK Trophy for Grand Prix season
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will start his Grand Prix campaign at Skate Canada, the ISU announced recently when the GP assignments for the 2019-20 season were released.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 25, 2019
Rika Kihira overtakes leader to win Challenge Cup; Wakaba Higuchi places third
Teenager Rika Kihira continued her unbeaten international run on Sunday when she came from behind to win the Challenge Cup in the Netherlands.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 21, 2018
Satoko Miyahara holds slim lead over Kaori Sakamoto after short program at nationals
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 18, 2018
High drama for nationals with return of Daisuke Takahashi
With two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu out of this week's Japan nationals in Osaka due to injury, the focus will be squarely on the battle between the elite women skaters to make the team for the world championships and the return of Daisuke Takahashi after a five-year absence.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 30, 2018
Shoma Uno, Mako Yamashita stake claims for GP Final spots
Shoma Uno looked in midseason form as he rallied to victory at Skate Canada on Saturday in Laval, Quebec.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 23, 2018
Satoko Miyahara, Kaori Sakamoto off to great starts in GP series
Satoko Miyahara and Kaori Sakamoto started the senior Grand Prix season off with a bang on Sunday, finishing 1-2 at Skate America in Everett, Washington. The two stars illustrated why they were the two women selected to represent Japan at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Sep 25, 2018
Yuzuru Hanyu and Rika Kihira top podium in season debuts
Yuzuru Hanyu and Rika Kihira continued Japan's winning ways over the weekend by claiming the Autumn Classic International and the Nepela Trophy in varying fashions.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Sep 22, 2018
Yuzuru Hanyu in first place after short program at Autumn Classic International
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu seized the lead with a fluid skate in the short program on Friday at the Autumn Classic International.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Sep 21, 2018
Wakaba Higuchi fourth after short program at Autumn Classic
World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi sits in fourth place after the women's short program on Thursday at the Autumn Classic International, an ISU Challenger Series event held ahead of the Grand Prix season.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Sep 18, 2018
Shoma Uno, Satoko Miyahara score big victories in season debuts
World and Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno and world bronze medalist Satoko Miyahara began their seasons with victories in decisive fashion at the Lombardia Trophy and U.S. International Classic, respectively, on Saturday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jul 10, 2018
Hanyu set for Helsinki, Cup of Russia
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will begin his Grand Prix season in Helsinki at the GP that is replacing the Cup of China, according to the ISU's recent announcement of GP assignments.

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