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.
Miura edges Tatsuya Tsuboi for the men’s title, while Mao Shimada outscores Rion Sumiyoshi to earn the women’s top prize.
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.
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.
“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...
Their pairs figure skating medal was Japan’s first on the GP circuit since Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran claimed the silver at the NHK Trophy in...
Orser and Tracy Wilson will try to refine Kihira’s jump arsenal, which includes a quadruple salchow, so she can compete with the Russians.