“The Olympics are not a recital,” Hanyu said. “It's a place you must win. For that reason, I'll be strongly determined.”
Despite two-footing the landing on the opening quad axel, Hanyu powered through the rest of his program en route to yet another resounding triumph.
Sakamoto landed six clean triple jumps in her skate to “No More Fight Left in Me” and earned level fours on her spins and step sequence.
The two-time Olympic champion skated to “Rondo Capriccioso” and put on a scintillating show in the men’s short program to earn a whopping 111.31 points.
The 2018 Olympian skated to “Now We Are Free” and showed her veteran poise as she calmly and smoothly moved through her program.
The top-tier skaters are well known, but exciting quests are right behind as young athletes aim to earn their own spots on the national team.
The reality is that had the GP Final been scheduled for almost any country other than Japan, it would have been held as scheduled.
With the Beijing Olympics just over two months away, it is all coming together for Kagiyama at the right time.
Miura edges Tatsuya Tsuboi for the men’s title, while Mao Shimada outscores Rion Sumiyoshi to earn the women’s top prize.
Tsuboi built a lead of more than 12 points, while Sumiyoshi held a narrow advantage in points over Azusa Tanaka in the women’s event heading into...
Miura and Tatsuya Tsuboi are among the top contenders for the men’s title, while Hana Yoshida and Mao Shimada are expected to vie for the women’s...
Uno delivers a bold reminder that he remains one of the world’s premier skating stars.