Rika Kihira will miss Japanese Championships

On Monday, it was revealed that reigning two-time Japanese national champion Rika Kihira has withdrawn from the 2022 Japanese Championships – this is due to a right ankle injury. The 19-year-old figure skater was diagnosed with an osteochondral injury in the right ankle last July and has missed all competitions this season, including both assignmentsContinue reading “Rika Kihira will miss Japanese Championships”

Rika Kihira to train with Brian Orser

Japanese figure skater, two-time Four Continents champion, Rika Kihira will be training with Canadian coach Brian Orser in Toronto, Canada for the 2021-2022 season. This was announced by Kihira’s management. During the summer of 2020, it was reported that Kihira would be traveling to Toronto in order to train with Orser; however, due to theContinue reading “Rika Kihira to train with Brian Orser”

2020-2021 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships

Yuzuru Hanyu, Rika Kihira, Shoma Uno, and more have been confirmed to take part in the 2020-2021 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships in Nagano from December 25 to 28. In late November, the pairs event was canceled due to the only entry – Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara – facing difficulties traveling to Japan fromContinue reading “2020-2021 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships”

Rika Kihira joins Toyota

Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota announced that, starting November, figure skater Rika Kihira is the company’s sponsored athlete. Kihira was quoted by the company saying, “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to join Toyota starting from this season. Currently, I am training in Switzerland. As there are many figure skating competitions that also takeContinue reading “Rika Kihira joins Toyota”

Rika Kihira will not compete this weekend

Two-time Four Continents Championship winner Rika Kihira appeared to be included as an entry in the 2020 Romand Trophy (Trophee Romand) competition, which takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland from October 30 to November 1, but she announced on Twitter that this is not correct. The schedule and results table released for the Romand Trophy includesContinue reading “Rika Kihira will not compete this weekend”