Women's champion Mao Shimada and men's gold medalist Kao Miura headlined Japan's four-medal haul at the World Junior Championships in Calgary.
In becoming the sixth Japanese man to claim the world junior title, Kao Miura beats runner-up Naoki Rossi of Switzerland by 44 points in Calgary.
Seizing the moment, Mao Shimada had a stunning performance highlighted by a triple axel, a quadruple toe loop and a total of eight clean triple jumps.
The rising star earns a season-best 71.78 points and sits ahead of Jia Shin by less than a point at the World Junior Championships. Ami Nakai...
Shimada, the women's title favorite at the World Junior Championships, looked especially fluid as she skated to her short program of "Lion King."
In the run-up to the World Junior Championships, Miura, Shimada and other Japanese skaters work on their routines in Calgary.
Led by the talented young skating stars, Japan has a chance to claim the men's and women's titles at the World Junior Championships for the third...
Shimada outscores Ikura Kushida and Ami Nakai in Nagano to add the Japan Junior High School Championships crown to her glistening collection.
The 22-year-old world champion, who won her previous national titles in 2018 and 2021, lands six clean triples and triumphs by more than 13 points.
Opening with a strong double axel, Kaori Sakamoto delighted the crowd with a near-flawless performance to "Rock With U" in her short program.
Yamamoto's promising career was hampered by ankle injuries. Now, "I'm really happy to have the feeling that I'm finally back," he said at the Grand Prix...
The 14-year-old Tokyo native receives the big score she needed in her free skate to claim the women's title at the Junior Grand Prix Final.