The only skater who has ever landed the quad axel, the 18-year-old Ilia Malinin finished third at the 2022 Grand Prix Final in Turin, Italy.
“I’m very happy with this achievement. I have worked very hard. I’m happy to finally be first.” ―Uno, 2022 Olympic bronze medalist and new world champion.
Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada were the first two skaters to sweep both singles titles for Japan, doing so at the 2010 world championships.
The 21-year-old American-born Hiwatashi is working hard to prepare for the upcoming figure skating season as he pursues his dream of competing at the Olympics.