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Takahashi edges out Oda for gold

Takahashi edges out Oda for gold

It wasn’t a combination of things that cost Japan’s Nobunari Oda the Skate America title in Portland- it was too many combinations. Oda, the overnight leader in the men’s competition,…

Japan’s Oda, Takahashi 1-2 after short program

Japan’s Oda, Takahashi 1-2 after short program

The Japanese men have dominated the Grand Prix series thus far- winning two gold medals and a silver in the first three events. Last night in Portland, Nobunari Oda and World Champion Daisuke…

Takahashi Making History

Takahashi Making History

Daisuke Takahashi became the first Japanese man to win a World figure skating title, but it was not his  first historical accomplishment. He was also the first  Japanese man to win  the World Junior…

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Takahashi becomes first Japanese man to win World title

Takahashi becomes first Japanese man to win World title

Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi capped off the Men’s Long Program competition with a phenomenal performance of his La Strada routine, which earned him a standing ovation from the audience, a new season’s best…

Takahashi takes lead after Short

Takahashi takes lead after Short

 

The Men’s Short Program was such a success that one would have  to go as low as 10th place to find a more serious mistake than turning out of a jump landing; or…

Takahashi takes lead in Tokyo

Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi took the lead in the Men’s short program, while teammate Nobunari Oda placed third. USA’s Evan Lysacek currently sits in second.

Takahashi delivered an impeccable tango which featured a triple flip-triple toeloop, a triple Axel, and triple Lutz. The defending silver medalist also displayed good footwork and spins, and earned a new personal best of 89.95 points – very close to Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko  record score of…

Takahashi loves the change

Takahashi loves the change

Although it didn’t end the way he had hoped, Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi had a successful season despite his fourth place finish at the World Figure Skating…

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Takahashi takes Four Continents title

Takahashi takes Four Continents title

Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi maintained his overnight lead to win his first Four Continents title with a safe margin of over 30 points. Jeffrey Buttle of Canada edged out USA’s Evan Lysacek…

Takahashi hip-hops to the lead in Goyang City

Takahashi hip-hops to the lead in Goyang City

 

Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi is currently the leader after the Men’s Short Program, with USA’s Evan Lysacek and Canada’s Jeffery Buttle trailing close behind.

Takahashi delivered an upbeat routine in which all of his jump elements were superior in quality. His triple flip-triple…

Takahashi leader after short program

Daisuke Takahashi of Japan placed first in the Men’s Short Program, followed by closely by Switzerland’s Stephane Lambiel. USA’s Evan Lysacek and teammate Johnny Weir are currently in third and fourth place, respectively.

Skating last, Takahashi drew in the audience with his routine to a hip-hop version of Swan Lake which featured very good spins and expressive footwork throughout. The current World silver medalist also executed spectacular jumps which included…

Takahashi edges out Verner for NHK gold

Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi edged out Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic for the gold, while USA’s Stephen Carriere maintained third overall to win the bronze.

Takahashi fell on his opening quadruple toeloop attempt in his routine to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, but quickly recovered to produce a strong and nearly flawless routine.

The World silver medalist landed a total of eight clean triple jumps which included a triple Axel-double toeloop-double loop…

Takahashi takes gold at Skate America

Takahashi takes gold at Skate America

In the men’s competition, it was a case of one skater winning the battle with another winning the war. In what turned out to be a closer competition than expected, USA’s Evan Lysacek won the free skate with an inspired performance to…

Takahashi leads men at Skate America

Takahashi leads men at Skate America

The most anticipated match-up of the first day of men’s competition ended up being closer than expected, but between different competitors.

Initially, it was thought that this event would provide the backdrop for a fantastic show-down between Japan’s Daisuke…

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 Skate Canada: Men’s Highlights

Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland was the winner in the men’s event, rising from seventh place after the short to win his first Skate America title. Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi and USA’s Johnny Weir settled for silver and bronze respectively.

Short Program

Takahashi pleased the crowd with his routine to Concert for Violin and Orchestra by Tchaikovski, landing a very good triple flip-triple toeloop combination and triple Lutz. The 20-year-old had to hang…

2002 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The 2002 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Hamar, Norway provided much more drama than did the Olympic Games held just a few days earlier. There were new champions in every discipline and history was made in the men’s event. Andorra made its international debut at an ISU championships when Melissandre Fuentes and Marc Casal competed in singles.

Pairs

Three teams won their first Junior Worlds medals in pairs. Russia’s Elena…

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