After numerous struggles in recent years, Tsuboi’s renaissance began this season with a second-place showing behind Kao Miura at the Japan juniors.
It was a solid performance for Tsuboi, who has struggled with results the past few seasons.
Kao Miura, one of the favorites entering the competition, struggled mightily and fell out of contention with a 20th-place showing in the men’s short program.
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“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.
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.
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.