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.
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.”
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...
The United States finished second and Japan placed third in the seventh edition of the prestigious event.
Though Chen won again this night, the margin was considerably closer. The pair were separated by just two points after the short program.
The top rivalry in men's skating returns to the spotlight as Hanyu will seek to end Chen’s victory streak and establish himself as the favorite heading...
Anna Shcherbakova captured her first world title, while Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Alexandra Trusova finished second and third, respectively. Kaori Sakamoto placed sixth overall and Rika Kihira...
Hanyu tops the leaderboard with a score of 106.98 points, with Kagiyama at 100.96 after achieving a new personal best.
The men's winner at this week's world championships in Stockholm will take momentum and a psychological advantage into next year’s Beijing Olympics.