All posts tagged "Kaori Sakamoto"
[ICE TIME] Captivating Storylines of the Japan Championships as Skaters Vie for Berths in World Championships
A talented crop of skaters, including 2022 world champions Shoma Uno and Kaori Sakamoto, is poised to provide compelling drama at...
[ICE TIME] Sota Yamamoto's Renaissance Highlights A Great Grand Prix Final for Japan
Yamamoto's promising career was hampered by ankle injuries. Now, "I'm really happy to have the feeling that I'm finally back," he...
Mai Mihara Victorious in Grand Prix Final as Kaori Sakamoto Staggers to Fifth-Place Finish
The triumph caps an amazing comeback for Mai Mihara, a graduate student at Kobe's Konan University, who missed the entire 2019-20...
Kaori Sakamoto and Mai Mihara Post 1-2 Finish in Short Program at Grand Prix Final
Skating to "Rock with U" at the Grand Prix Final, Sakamoto posted a clean scoresheet and received a level four on...
World Champion Shoma Uno Looks Sharp at Practice on Eve of Grand Prix Final
The 2022 world champion is targeting his first Grand Prix Final title this week in Italy. Uno says he'll need a...
[ICE TIME] Japan Poised for A Record Medal Haul at Junior And Senior Grand Prix Finals
The Hinomaru's talent, depth and track record of success this season raise expectations for impressive overall showings in the two Grand...
Features/ 7 months ago
[ICE TIME] World Champion Shoma Uno Shows Why He Is a Cut Above the Rest
His triumph at the NHK Trophy was a powerful reminder that Shoma Uno is the No. 1 men's skater on the...
Shoma Uno Roars Back to Win NHK Trophy and Clinch Spot in Grand Prix Final
The reigning world champion collects his second straight NHK Trophy title with a dynamic free skate, climbing from second place after...
Sota Yamamoto Takes Lead Over Shoma Uno at NHK Trophy
Among the women, Yelim Kim is in first place, while Kaori Sakamoto and Rion Sumiyoshi are second and third, respectively, after...
Shoma Uno, Kaori Sakamoto Vying for Victories at NHK Trophy
The reigning world champions came through their workouts unscathed and will head into the NHK Trophy in Sapporo as prohibitive favorites.
Features/ 7 months ago
[ICE TIME] Mai Mihara Captures Her First Grand Prix Title with A Sublime Showing
"Receiving a gold medal today might be the biggest result, the biggest achievement of my life," Mai Mihara said, basking in...
Sports Talk/ 7 months ago
#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...