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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…

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…

Leonova takes short program at Worlds

Leonova takes short program at Worlds

The 2012 World Figure Skating Championships continued with the Ladies Short Program. Russia’s Alena Leonova, whose best achievement to date was a bronze medal at the ISU Grand Prix Final, won the event, followed by Japan’s Kanako Murakami….

Asada dons new costume; wins ladies short at 4CCs

Asada dons new costume; wins ladies short at 4CCs

Mao Asada, the 21-year-old former World Champion from Japan, showed off a new costume and rekindled confidence in today’s short program at the 2012 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.

With a strong short program—marred only by a glitch…

Murakami captures gold

Murakami captures gold

In her Grand Prix debut at NHK, Japan’s Kanako Murakami earned a bronze medal behind Italy’s Carolina Kostner and American Rachael Flatt. In Portland, Ore., in just her second event, she harvested gold, reinforcing the fact that she…

Murakami captures gold

Kanako Murakami of Japan captured the gold in the Ladies event, while USA’s Agnes Zawadzki catapulted from eighth place to win the silver. Russia’s Polina Agafonova took the bronze.

Murakami delivered a strong performance to Swan Lake which featured five triple jumps, including a triple Salchow-double loop-double loop combination. The error was an edge call for use of the wrong take-off edge on her opening triple Lutz, and she doubled…

Murakami captures Grand Prix Final Junior ladies title

Japan’s Kanako Murakami edged out Russia’s Polina Shelepen to win the gold by just over a point, while USA’s Christina Gao rose from fifth place to capture the bronze.

Murakami landed five strong triple jumps in her routine to Swan Lake, but was called on a triple Lutz for use of the wrong take-off edge and  fell during her straight line footwork. The Japanese Junior bronze medalist earned 101.01 points…