#16 Sports Talk ― Insights on Japanese Figure Skating Success This Season with Jack Gallagher
With exceptional performances in the Junior Grand Prix campaign and a stellar start to the senior events, Japanese figure skating is enjoying a banner season.
The wide-ranging conversation includes Gallagher's analysis of Japanese figure skating Junior Grand Prix winners, including Shunsuke Nakamura, Nozomu Yoshioka and Takeru Kataise on the men's side and Hana Yoshida, Mao Shimada and Ami Nakai in women's competition. His astute observations include opinions on skaters' development curve after Japan missed the past two JGP seasons during the pandemic.
Skate America medalists Kao Miura (men's silver) and Kaori Sakamoto (women's winner) and Skate Canada winners Shoma Uno and Rinka Watanabe are discussed. Also highlighted: the upcoming NHK Trophy, Rika Kihira's comeback from an ankle injury and Uno's career in the aftermath of Yuzuru Hanyu's retirement.
- [ICE TIME] Rinka Watanabe And Shoma Uno Lead Banner Showing For Japan At Skate Canada
- [ICE TIME] World Champion Kaori Sakamoto Cruises To Victory At Skate America
- [ICE TIME] Yoshida, Nakamura And Kataise Claim Medals In Italy To Earn JGP Final Berths
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Author: Ed Odeven