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WAKABA HIGUCHI

Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Apr 10, 2018
Yuzuru Hanyu leads list for season's top efforts by Japan skaters
With the epic Olympic season now concluded, Ice Time has come up with a top 10 list of the best performances by Japanese skaters.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Mar 27, 2018
Wakaba Higuchi seizes on defining moment at worlds
"Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss."
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 26, 2017
Sending Kaori Sakamoto to Olympics the right call
This time the Japan Skating Federation got it right.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 23, 2017
Drama on ice: Satoko Miyahara captures fourth consecutive national title
Satoko Miyahara showed her mettle when the chips were down on Saturday night, coming from second place after the short program to capture her fourth straight national title at the All-Japan Championships at Musashino Forest Sports Centre.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 21, 2017
Kaori Sakamoto rises to occasion, holds slim lead over Satoko Miyahara at nationals
The final battle for the two women's spots on Japan's 2018 Olympic skating team began in earnest at Musashino Forest Sports Centre on Thursday night and the story could have a surprise ending.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 19, 2017
Nathan Chen credits rival Yuzuru Hanyu for inspiration
With less than two months to go until the Pyeongchang Olympics, American Nathan Chen is finding himself the focus of a lot of attention. And with good reason.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 12, 2017
Race for two Olympic spots still wide open
Satoko Miyahara and Wakaba Higuchi came into the Grand Prix Final with excellent chances to solidify their positions as the favorites for Japan's two spots for women for the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 9, 2017
Alina Zagitova dazzles en route to Grand Prix Final title
Russia's Alina Zagitova continued her amazing debut season in the senior ranks with a comprehensive victory at the Grand Prix Final on Saturday night. The 15-year-old took home the gold with a total score of 223.30 points.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 8, 2017
Nathan Chen captures Grand Prix Final title with narrow triumph over Shoma Uno
Nathan Chen ended Japan's run of five straight Grand Prix Final titles with a narrow victory over Shoma Uno on Friday night.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 5, 2017
Yuna Shiraiwa impresses in first season as a senior
She is the longest of long shots to make Japan's team for the Pyeonchang Olympics, but in the long view her prospects are very bright.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 30, 2017
Wakaba Higuchi excited for opportunity to skate in Grand Prix Final
Wakaba Higuchi said Thursday she is relishing the prospect of making her first appearance at the Grand Prix Final.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Nov 14, 2017
Satoko Miyahara's Olympic dream in serious jeopardy
At an event that was massively overshadowed by the injury and subsequent withdrawal of Yuzuru Hanyu, something else was very apparent at the NHK Trophy: Satoko Miyahara's bid to make Japan's Olympic team for the Pyeongchang Games is in big trouble.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Nov 7, 2017
Wakaba Higuchi robbed of victory at Cup of China
Enough of this nonsense.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 4, 2017
Wakaba Higuchi earns women's runner-up spot at Cup of China; Alina Zagitova claims title
Wakaba Higuchi claimed second place after the women's free program on Saturday at the Cup of China.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 3, 2017
Wakaba Higuchi finishes second in women's short program at Cup of China
Wakaba Higuchi placed second in the women's short program on Friday at the Cup of China, the third event of the Grand Prix series.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 31, 2017
Shoma Uno coming on strong in bid for Olympic gold
Shoma Uno began his Grand Prix campaign with a grand performance at Skate Canada last week. The world silver medalist won the competition in Regina, Saskatchewan, by nearly 40 points.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 24, 2017
Hanyu on track in preparations for Pyeongchang
Yuzuru Hanyu is continuing to build momentum in his run toward a second straight Olympic gold medal.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 21, 2017
Hanyu 2nd after short program
Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu made two mistakes in his jumps Friday to finish second behind rival Nathan Chen in the men's short program at the Cup of Russia, the first event of the Grand Prix series.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 18, 2017
Kihira clinches spot in Junior Grand Prix Final
Rika Kihira's bronze medal at the Junior Grand Prix in Egna and Bologna, Italy, on Saturday was good enough to qualify her for the JGP Final for the second straight season, but it didn't come easy.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Sep 19, 2017
Honda, Higuchi make early statements in race for Olympics
The battle for the two women's spots on Japan's team for the Pyeongchang Olympics began in earnest over the weekend as Marin Honda and Wakaba Higuchi participated in Challenger Series events on opposite sides of the globe.

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