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#1 Sports Talk – Jack Gallagher and Figure Skating

Gallagher, who wrote his first piece for JAPAN Forward in January, shares his keen insights on two-time defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Games.

Ed Odeven

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Listen in as JAPAN Forward sports editor Ed Odeven and guest Jack Gallagher kick off the first episode of ‘Sports Talk’ podcast with a discussion of figure skating. 

Gallagher, who wrote his first piece for JAPAN Forward in January, shares his keen insights on two-time defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Games. He also weighs in on Hanyu’s rival Nathan Chen, Japanese women’s skaters Rika Kihira and Kaori Sakamoto, among others.

Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu Sets the Path for His Third Olympic Gold | JAPAN Forward (japan-forward.com)

[ICE TIME] Nathan Chen Remains on Collision Course with Yuzuru Hanyu | JAPAN Forward (japan-forward.com)

Ed Odeven is a longtime sports journalist who previously worked for The Japan Times as its chief basketball reporter for nearly 14 years. He also covered a wide range of other sports for the newspaper, including at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games. A graduate of Arizona State University, Odeven worked for several newspapers in the Grand Canyon State before moving to Japan. He has freelanced for dozens of media outlets around the world.