Kagiyama and Sakamoto dominate at NHK Trophy; Takahashi completes ice dance debut

Leader of the ladies’ event after the short program, 20-year-old Kaori Sakamoto won her first career ISU Grand Prix series event in Japan. Ahead by almost six points heading into the free skate, Sakamoto opened her second routine with a double axel. Skating to music from The Matrix, the 2018 Four Continents champion landed aContinue reading “Kagiyama and Sakamoto dominate at NHK Trophy; Takahashi completes ice dance debut”

Sakamoto and Kagiyama lead after short programs; Muramoto & Takahashi debut

2018 Four Continents Championship winner Kaori Sakamoto took the lead of the ladies’ event after the short program at the final stage of this season’s ISU Grand Prix series. Skating to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, the 20-year-old figure skater landed a double axel, a triple Lutz, and a triple flip-triple toe loop combination toContinue reading “Sakamoto and Kagiyama lead after short programs; Muramoto & Takahashi debut”

Schedule and participants at NHK Trophy

The final event of this season’s ISU Grand Prix series will take place in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan this weekend. Due to the many changes because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the competition will not feature a pairs’ event. Also, all but one participant are Japanese – the lone non-Japanese figure skater being Young You ofContinue reading “Schedule and participants at NHK Trophy”