All posts tagged "Wakaba Higuchi"
Features/ 6 months ago
[ICE TIME] Japan Continues Medal Run with Two More at Junior Grand Prix in Latvia
Men’s runner-up Rio Nakata and women’s bronze medalist Ami Nakai were emotional when their free skate scores were shown during their...
Features/ 7 months ago
[ICE TIME] Designer Satomi Ito Making Her Mark with Innovative Costumes for Top Skaters
Yuzuru Hanyu and Shoma Uno both wore her costumes at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a reminder of Ito’s gravitas in her chosen...
Features/ 8 months ago
[ICE TIME] World Champions Shoma Uno, Kaori Sakamoto Headline Grand Prix Series
Without Yuzuru Hanyu, Nathan Chen and suspended Russian skaters, the 2022-23 Grand Prix season will have a different vibe.
Kaori Sakamoto Wins World Title with Sublime Performance in France
The Olympic bronze medalist's victory gave Japan its first world title by a woman since Mao Asada won the last of...
Kaori Sakamoto Halfway to First World Title; Wakaba Higuchi in Seventh Place
The Olympic bronze medalist earned level fours on all of her spins and step sequence.
Kaori Sakamoto Gets Ready for World Championships in France
Sakamoto worked on her short program to “Now We Are Free” under the watchful eye of coach Sonoko Nakano.
Features/ 1 year ago
[ICE TIME] Yuma Kagiyama, Kaori Sakamoto Favored to Win World Titles in France
Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada were the first two skaters to sweep both singles titles for Japan, doing so at the...
An Olympic Exhibition for Yuzuru Hanyu With Love From Beijing
Will he take it to the world championships? Despite an ankle injury, Hanyu gave an inspired performance in the second half...
Anna Shcherbakova Wins Gold in Stunning Upset After Kamila Valieva Collapse; Kaori Sakamoto Collects Bronze
Valieva wilted under the Olympic heat in titanic fashion, thereby allowing the 17-year-old Shcherbakova to win the gold.
Kamila Valieva Takes Lead After Short Program; Kaori Sakamoto in Third with Strong Performance
Valieva, the world junior champion in 2020, earned level fours for her spins and step sequence. She wept as she finished...
Kamila Valieva Continues to Train as Hearing to Determine Her Fate Looms
Should Valieva be disqualified, Russian world champion Anna Shcherbakova would become the favorite for the gold medal.
Yuma Kagiyama Powers Japan Into Medal Position with Great Free Skate
The 18-year-old won the men’s free skate with a personal-best score of 208.94 points.