Posts Tagged ‘2011 NHK Trophy’

Takahashi skates to strong victory at NHK Trophy

Takahashi skates to strong victory at NHK Trophy

Daisuke Takahashi of Japan skated to a clear victory at the Men’s event as the NHK Trophy figure skating event wrapped up Sunday. Teammate Takahiko Kozuka took the silver, while USA’s Ross Miner jumped from sixth place after the short onto the podium to capture…

Akiko Suzuki wins NHK Trophy

Akiko Suzuki wins NHK Trophy

Akiko Suzuki led the Japanese women to a one-two finish at NHK Trophy on Saturday when she won ahead of Mao Asada. Russia’s Alena Leonova earned the bronze medal in the figure skating event.

Suzuki wasn’t flawless in her classical routine to Die Fledermaus. She nailed…

Takahashi outskates rivals in Men’s short at NHK Trophy

Takahashi outskates rivals in Men’s short at NHK Trophy

Daisuke Takahashi of Japan out skated his rivals with a spectacular performance in the Men’s short program at NHK Trophy on Saturday. Teammate Takahiko Kozuka came in second and trails Takahashi by 10.66 points. USA’s Brandon Mroz landed the…

Kavaguti and Smirnov win second gold of the season at NHK Trophy

Kavaguti and Smirnov win second gold of the season at NHK Trophy

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia rallied from fifth place to win the Pairs title at NHK Trophy Saturday, their second consecutive gold on the Grand Prix this season….

Shibutani and Shibutani capture ice dance gold at NHK Trophy

Shibutani and Shibutani capture ice dance gold at NHK Trophy

USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani edged out Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada by just 0.09 points to win their first Grand Prix gold medal, while overnight leaders Elena Ilinykh and…

Suzuki claims Ladies short at NHK Trophy

Suzuki claims Ladies short at NHK Trophy

Akiko Suzuki of Japan claimed the Ladies short program with a strong performance ahead of┬áRussia’s Alena Leonova and Japanese figure skating super star Mao Asada.

Suzuki skated last, and her performance to a modern arrangement of the Hungarian Rhapsody was a true highlight of the…

Savchenko and Szolkowy take Pairs Short at NHK Trophy

Savchenko and Szolkowy take Pairs Short at NHK Trophy

Three-time World Champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy grabbed the Pairs Short Program in spite of a fall on the throw triple Axel at NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan, on Friday. Narumi…

Ilinykh and Katsalapov grab lead in short dance at NHK Trophy

Ilinykh and Katsalapov grab lead in short dance at NHK Trophy

Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia grabbed a narrow lead over Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada and USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani in the short dance at NHK Trophy on…