Without Yuzuru Hanyu, Nathan Chen and suspended Russian skaters, the 2022-23 Grand Prix season will have a different vibe.
The move is somewhat puzzling, considering the innovative and iconic programs Richaud created for her since they began working together in 2017.
Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada were the first two skaters to sweep both singles titles for Japan, doing so at the 2010 world championships.
Team Japan finished the 2022 Winter Games with 18 medals, collecting top-three finishes in seven different sports.
Sakamoto is a wonderful example of the Japanese values of duty, honor and respect.
Valieva wilted under the Olympic heat in titanic fashion, thereby allowing the 17-year-old Shcherbakova to win the gold.
Valieva, the world junior champion in 2020, earned level fours for her spins and step sequence. She wept as she finished her program and again when...
Should Valieva be disqualified, Russian world champion Anna Shcherbakova would become the favorite for the gold medal.
Both champions won by wide margins over the second-place finishers.
American Vincent Zhou and Japanese teenager Mana Kawabe are both in second place heading into the free skate.
“Everything is improving now and technically spiritual,” Uno said. “The most important thing I have practiced is the quadruple salchow.”
Kagiyama was nothing short of spectacular in his Grand Prix of Italy free skate to music from “Gladiator” en route to victory.