“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.
Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada were the first two skaters to sweep both singles titles for Japan, doing so at the 2010 world championships.
After a positive COVID-19 test in Beijing, Zhou reflected on what happened: “I honestly don’t know how I got it. I controlled the things I could....
Hanyu trained to his free skate of “Heaven and Earth” during a 35-minute session in which he tried several times to land the elusive quadruple axel.
Kaori Sakamoto, Wakaba Higuchi, Yuma Kagiyama and Shoma Uno make preparations for Japan.
The men’s short program will kick off the team event Friday morning, followed by the rhythm dance and the pairs short program.
The five-time reigning American champion returns to the ice after a long layoff due to the cancellation of the Grand Prix Final.
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.”
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...