Yuzuru Hanyu attempts quad axel and wins sixth Japanese national title

The 2022 Japanese Figure Skating Championships culminated on Sunday with the men’s discipline – and history was created. Two-time Olympic and two-time World champion Yuzuru Hanyu began his free skate program with a quad axel attempt – unable to fully rotate the jump but avoiding a fall. Unfortunately, the element was downgraded by the judges.Continue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu attempts quad axel and wins sixth Japanese national title”

Yuzuru Hanyu leads after short program at Japanese Nationals

On Friday, Yuzuru Hanyu made his highly anticipated season’s debut and earned a massive score as he leads Japan’s strong men’s field after the short program at the Japanese Championships. The five-time national champion opened his routine with a quad Salchow, which received an additional 4.57 grade of execution points, and later completed a quadContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu leads after short program at Japanese Nationals”

Anna Shcherbakova recomposes to land quad flip and win gold, Yuma Kagiyama dominates at the ISU Grand Prix event in France

At the fifth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in France – the 2021 Internationaux de France – the expected favorites once again found ways to overcome all obstacles and celebrate the top prizes. 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova secured her spot at next month’s ISU Grand Prix Final withContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova recomposes to land quad flip and win gold, Yuma Kagiyama dominates at the ISU Grand Prix event in France”

Anna Shcherbakova leads Russian trio at the ISU Grand Prix stage in France, Yuma Kagiyama dominates men’s event

The second to last International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix event began today in France – the 2021 Internationaux de France – and the top performers delivered exciting results throughout: including, a new short program by Anna Shcherbakova, a dominant result by Yuma Kagiyama, an expected first place by Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii, andContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads Russian trio at the ISU Grand Prix stage in France, Yuma Kagiyama dominates men’s event”

Anna Shcherbakova comes back to win Grand Prix of Italy, Yuma Kagiyama moves up from seventh to first

On the second day of the third stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – the 2021 Grand Prix of Italy, the pairs’ and ice dance events saw the favorites dominantly secure their positions at the top, while in the women’s and the men’s events – favorites Anna Shcherbakova and YumaContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova comes back to win Grand Prix of Italy, Yuma Kagiyama moves up from seventh to first”

Yuzuru Hanyu takes command of the highly anticipated men’s event at Worlds

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion Yuzuru Hanyu was just about five points off from his world record short program score today but what he delivered was enough to take the lead in the men’s event at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships. The 26-year-old Japanese figure skater landed a quad Salchow toContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu takes command of the highly anticipated men’s event at Worlds”

A few of this season’s most exciting performances so far

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone in every walk of life but it started off well – You Young and Yuma Kagiyama were among the gold medalists at the Winter Youth Olympics, Russians took all of the gold medals and won ten of the total twelve medals at the European Championships, Rika KihiraContinue reading “A few of this season’s most exciting performances so far”