“The competition was so special and so fun for me. During skating it was like skating inside a dream,” Miyahara recalled.
The 21-year-old American-born Hiwatashi is working hard to prepare for the upcoming figure skating season as he pursues his dream of competing at the Olympics.
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.
The five-time defending U.S. men's champion is eager to compete against the Japanese skating superstar at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.