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2006 NHK Trophy: Ice Dance Highlights

Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon of Canada easily defended their NHK Trophy title, capturing their second Grand Prix gold of the season. Russia’s Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski, who were fourth last year, took the silver while USA’s Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov won the bronze.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance for this event was the Rhumba. The dance was invented by Walter Gregory and was first performed in 1938…

2006 NHK Trophy: Ladies Highlights

It was a Japanese sweep in the ladies event, with Mao Asada, Fumie Suguri, and Yukari Nakano winning the gold, silver, and bronze, respectively.

Short Program

Performing to to Nocturne by Frederic Chopin, Asada opened her routine with a triple Lutz, followed by a good triple flip-triple loop combination, a very good level four spiral sequence, and a solid double Axel. The 2006 World Junior silver medalist also displayed good spins…

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2006 NHK Trophy: Pairs Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series concluded with NHK Trophy, the sixth and final of the qualifying events leading up to the Grand Prix Final. The event was held Nov 29 – Dec 3 at the Big Hat Arena in Nagano City, Nagano, Japan. Over 60 skaters from 15 different countries competed for points and monies totaling $180,000 in U.S. dollars. The points went toward qualification for…

2006 NHK Trophy: Men’s Highlights

As in the ladies discipline, the Japanese men swept the podium with Daisuke Takahashi, Nobunari Oda, and Takahiko Kozuka winning the gold, silver, and bronze, respectively.

Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland withdrew due to a viral infection. The two-time World Champion was told by his doctor to stay off the ice for at least a week.

Short Program

Takahashi produced a solid routine to Concert for Violin and Orchestra by Tchaikovski, landing a…

2006 NHK Trophy Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating draws to a close this week in Nagano, Japan with the NHK Trophy. An emerging superpower in the skating world, Japan shows signs of eclipsing Russia and the United States in the singles disciplines with unsurpassed young talent. The time for that young talent is now.

Japan will field serious medal contenders, including strong contenders for gold in both disciplines, at the upcoming…

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