Daisuke Murakami pulls out of NHK Trophy with pneumonia

Nov 6, 2017

Daisuke Murakami pulls out of NHK Trophy with pneumonia

Figure skater Daisuke Murakami has withdrawn from the upcoming NHK Trophy due to pneumonia, the Japan Skating Federation said Monday. Murakami, who was scheduled to compete in the men's field alongside Sochi Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Yuzuru Hanyu, as well as Hiroaki ...

Evgeni Plushenko backs Yuzuru Hanyu for Olympic title

Nov 1, 2017

Evgeni Plushenko backs Yuzuru Hanyu for Olympic title

Four-time Olympic medalist Evgeni Plushenko said that Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will defend his men's figure skating title at February's Pyeongchang Games, NBC Sports has reported. "He (Hanyu) needs three quadruples. Maybe two (salchows) and one toe loop. And that's it," Russia's three-time world ...

Hanyu earns second-place finish at Cup of Russia

Oct 21, 2017

Hanyu earns second-place finish at Cup of Russia

Yuzuru Hanyu settled for second place on Saturday at the Cup of Russia. American Nathan Chen, the silver medalist at last year's Grand Prix Final behind Hanyu, started the day with a 5.69-point lead over the Japanese superstar and scored 193.25 in the free skate ...

Hanyu 2nd after short program

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. Hanyu, last up in the 12-man field, under-rotated ...