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Asada spearheads Japanese Ladies podium sweep at Four Continents

Asada spearheads Japanese Ladies podium sweep at Four Continents

Japan’s Mao Asada is truly back. The two-time World Champion spearheaded a Japanese podium sweep in the Ladies event at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Championships Sunday in Osaka, Japan, and set herself up as one of the top contenders for Worlds.

Teammates Akiko Suzuki and Kanako Murakami, who placed second and…

Asada leads Japanese Ladies to short program sweep at Four Continents

Asada leads Japanese Ladies to short program sweep at Four Continents

Mao Asada led the Japanese ladies to a sweep in the Short Program at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Championships in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday. Teammates Akiko Suzuki and Kanako Murakami, placed second and third respectively and all three skaters delivered excellent performances.

For the first time in two years, Asada landed…

Asada wins third Grand Prix Final title in Sochi

Asada wins third Grand Prix Final title in Sochi

Seven years after her triumph in Torino (Italy), and three years after her victory in Goyang City (Korea), Japan’s Mao Asada won her third title in the Ladies discipline at the…

Asada edges out Suzuki for NHK Trophy gold

Asada edges out Suzuki for NHK Trophy gold

Mao Asada of Japan edged out teammate Akiko Suzuki by just 0.05 points to capture the gold medal at the 2012 NHK Trophy Saturday. The bronze went to USA’s Mirai Nagasu.

Asada had to skate last and ran…

Canada’s Osmond wins gold at grand prix debut

Canada’s Osmond wins gold at grand prix debut

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada was the surprise winner in the Ladies figure skating event at Skate Canada International in Windsor on Saturday. Japan’s Akiko Suzuki rose from fifth to claim the silver, while teammate Kanako Murakami moved up one spot…

Suzuki takes ladies event at World Team Trophy; seals Team Japan’s win

Suzuki takes ladies event at World Team Trophy; seals Team Japan’s win

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy of Figure Skating concluded Saturday with the Ladies Long Program. Akiko Suzuki of Japan won the event, securing 12 points to seal Team Japan’s victory. Carolina Kostner of Italy slipped…

Kostner captures gold in Nice

Kostner captures gold in Nice

“If you love something, let it go” goes the old proverb. On Saturday evening, it came true for the Italy’s Carolina Kostner at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championship. She claimed on Thursday that her goal at this…

Kostner seizes first Grand Prix Final title

Kostner seizes first Grand Prix Final title

The 2011-12 ISU Grand Prix Final and Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating continued with the Senior Ladies Long Program.

Italy’s Carolina Kostner seized her first title at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final…

Kostner leads ladies at Grand Prix Final

Kostner leads ladies at Grand Prix Final

The 2011-12 ISU Grand Prix Final and Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating continued with the Senior Ladies Short Program.

Carolina Kostner of Italy took the event with a five point lead over Japan’s Akiko Suzuki of Japan. Russia’s Alena Leonova…

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…

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 Russia’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…

Prodigy Tuktamysheva strikes gold in Grand Prix debut

Prodigy Tuktamysheva strikes gold in Grand Prix debut

Russian prodigy Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva claimed the gold in her senior Grand Prix figure skating debut at Skate Canada International on Saturday, outshining more experienced competitors. Akiko Suzuki of Japan won the free skating to move up from fourth to second…

Suzuki, Zawadzki 1-2 after short program

Suzuki, Zawadzki 1-2 after short program

Debutants prevailed over more experienced skaters at the Ladies Short Program in Moscow. The only favorite to skate a clean program (minus an edge call on her Lutz, which cost her 1.20 points in the quality of execution) was Akiko…

Suzuki: The exception to the rule

Suzuki: The exception to the rule

Most top  female figure skaters rise to success and stardom in their teens. Some then leave the competitive sport after winning  the Olympic gold – for example Sarah Hughes, Oksana Baiul and Tara Lipinski. Some  make an early breakthrough,…

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