Without Yuzuru Hanyu, Nathan Chen and suspended Russian skaters, the 2022-23 Grand Prix season will have a different vibe.
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.
Levito skated to “The Swan” and exhibited an impressive flow throughout her program.
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.
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...
Miura edges Tatsuya Tsuboi for the men’s title, while Mao Shimada outscores Rion Sumiyoshi to earn the women’s top prize.
Tsuboi built a lead of more than 12 points, while Sumiyoshi held a narrow advantage in points over Azusa Tanaka in the women’s event heading into...
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...