Shoma Uno and Wakaba Higuchi lead Team Blue to victory at 2021 Japan Open

For the second time, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Saitama held an all-Japanese version of the Japan Open team figure skating competition on Saturday. Team Blue’s Shoma Uno and Wakaba Higuchi won the men’s and the women’s events, respectively, and helped their team defeat Team Red by the score of 896.86Continue reading “Shoma Uno and Wakaba Higuchi lead Team Blue to victory at 2021 Japan Open”

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”