Rika Kihira to train under Brian Orser, joining Yuzuru Hanyu

Figure Skating Jun 14, 2020

Rika Kihira to train under Brian Orser, joining Yuzuru Hanyu

Figure skater Rika Kihira said Saturday she will augment her coaching team with Canadian Brian Orser, who has coached her compatriot Yuzuru Hanyu to consecutive Olympic men's championships. "I decided this because I was certain I can absolutely grow (by working with Orser) ahead of ...

Yuzuru Hanyu captures Four Continents title for first time

Figure Skating Feb 9, 2020

Yuzuru Hanyu captures Four Continents title for first time

Yuzuru Hanyu took gold at the Four Continents on Sunday, following his record-breaking men's short program performance by topping the field in the free skate. Despite touching the ice on his opening quadruple Lutz and falling on a quad toe loop, Japan's two-time Olympic champion ...

Reverting to past program was Hanyu's choice

Figure Skating Feb 4, 2020

Reverting to past program was Hanyu's choice

Yuzuru Hanyu's bid to recapture the world title he last won in 2017 meant turning back the clock and being himself, one of his coaches, Ghislain Briand, said Monday ahead of this week's Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. After runner-up finishes at the Grand Prix ...