Hanyu breaks own world record in short program

Sep 23, 2017

Hanyu breaks own world record in short program

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu opened his season by breaking his own world record in the short program at the Autumn Classic International on Friday night. The 22-year-old Hanyu pulled off an error-free routine to score 112.72 points, topping the 14-man field and adding ...

Mihara 2nd at Autumn Classic in Canada after short program

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 ...

Hanyu focused ahead of season opener

Sep 21, 2017

Hanyu focused ahead of season opener

Quad king Yuzuru Hanyu arrived in Montreal on Wednesday as his second Winter Olympic campaign swings into action with the Autumn Classic International, his first event of the 2017-2018 figure skating season. Showing calm before the storm, Hanyu, the reigning Olympic and world champion, did ...

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Aug 16, 2017

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Two-time figure skating world champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu performed an exhibition program Wednesday at a rink where he has special memories. After skating to Japanese pop song "Hana ni Nare" at the Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena, Hanyu offered free ...

Murakami aiming for spot on Olympic team

| Aug 15, 2017

Murakami aiming for spot on Olympic team

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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 ...

Hanyu returns to 'Onmyoji' soundtrack for Olympic season

Aug 9, 2017

Hanyu returns to 'Onmyoji' soundtrack for Olympic season

Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu said Tuesday he will be using the soundtrack from the film "Onmyoji" (The Yin-Yang Master) for his free skate program in the 2017-2018 season, including at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Speaking to reporters in Toronto where he is currently training, ...

Uno says he must improve to overtake Hanyu

May 2, 2017

Uno says he must improve to overtake Hanyu

Shoma Uno claimed his first national title, came close to winning the world championships this past season and is likely to be one of the top contenders at the Pyeongchang Olympics next February. But the teenager is taking it one step at a time, saying ...