Wakaba Higuchi wins the women’s event, Nika Egadze takes gold in the men’s event at the Cup of Austria

Two sets of medals were given out on Saturday at the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Austria, the 2021 Cup of Austria. 2018 World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi was the winner of the women’s competition while Georgian representative Nika Egadze moved up from twelfth position after the short program to win theContinue reading “Wakaba Higuchi wins the women’s event, Nika Egadze takes gold in the men’s event at the Cup of Austria”

Wakaba Higuchi lands triple axel and dominates, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda leads men’s event at Cup of Austria

This week, Austria is hosting the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition Cup of Austria. Following the short program performances in the women’s and men’s events, Japanese figure skaters found themselves at the top of the standings in each discipline. Women Wakaba Higuchi: Yeonjeong Park: Niin Petrokina: Eva-Lotta Kiibus: Results after short program: WakabaContinue reading “Wakaba Higuchi lands triple axel and dominates, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda leads men’s event at Cup of Austria”

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”