“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.
Uno skated beautifully to “Oboe Concerto” and surpassed his previous high short program mark of 105.90 at the Beijing Games.
The 18-year-old, who placed second at the Beijing Olympics, is the favorite to win the world title this week.
Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada were the first two skaters to sweep both singles titles for Japan, doing so at the 2010 world championships.
Mai Mihara claimed the Four Continents women’s title for the second time, while Kazuki Tomono placed second in the men’s event. Hana Yoshida and Tatsuya Tsuboi...
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 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.
With the Beijing Olympics just over two months away, it is all coming together for Kagiyama at the right time.
“I have been working hard for the NHK Trophy, but I suffered a fall and got injured. I’m very disappointed,” said the two-time Olympic champion skating...