In becoming the sixth Japanese man to claim the world junior title, Kao Miura beats runner-up Naoki Rossi of Switzerland by 44 points in Calgary.
Title favorite Kao Miura delivers a strong performance highlighted by incredible speed in a fine show skating to "Michelangelo 70" and "La Muerte del Angel."
In the run-up to the World Junior Championships, Miura, Shimada and other Japanese skaters work on their routines in Calgary.
"I barely made it to third place, but I am very happy," Yoshioka said after securing a spot on the podium at the Junior Grand Prix...
After excelling at the Japan Junior Championships and two wins earlier this season, Shimada is the favorite to claim the Junior Grand Prix Final women's title.
Shimada holds a slim advantage over female rival Mone Chiba at the Japan Junior Championships, while Kataise is ahead by more than 11 points in the...
With exceptional performances in the Junior Grand Prix campaign and a stellar start to the senior events, Japanese figure skating is enjoying a banner season.
Mao Shimada and Nozomu Yoshioka won the women’s and men’s titles, respectively, to headline Japan’s stellar showing in Ostrava.
The 22-year-old Yamamoto landed three clean quadruple jumps and five triples en route to victory in Japan’s biggest summer competition.
The nation’s skaters will be participating in the Junior Grand Prix this season after missing it the past two years.
Miura edges Tatsuya Tsuboi for the men’s title, while Mao Shimada outscores Rion Sumiyoshi to earn the women’s top prize.