Posts Tagged ‘Takahiko Kozuka’

Chan is back on the top

Chan is back on the top

Canada’s Patrick Chan won his first figure skating gold medal of the season after finishing first at the 2012 Cup of Russia. Japan’s Takahiko Kozuka won silver, while Michal Brezina of the…

Japanese men sweep 2012 Skate America podium

Japanese men sweep 2012 Skate America podium

The men’s podium at the 2012 Skate America figure skating competition was swept by team Japan, marking the first time in the event’s history that a country other than the United States snatched all three…

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…

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…

Brezina takes Skate America gold

Brezina takes Skate America gold

In what was an uneven competition, Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic came away with his first Grand Prix title in Ontario, Calif., at Skate America. Meanwhile, veteran competitor Kevin van der Perren moved up from fourth place to take the silver—his best…

Brezina jumps to lead at Skate America

Brezina jumps to lead at Skate America

It is figure skating’s equivalent of opening day—the first day of the ISU’s Grand Prix of Figure Skating competition. This year the first stop is Ontario, Calif., for Skate America where more than 50 athletes compete for…

Kozuka breaks through on the Grand Prix

Kozuka breaks through on the Grand Prix

Takahiko Kozuka finally made a breakthrough in the Grand Prix series this season. The 2006 World Junior Champion, who is now competing in his third senior Grand Prix season,…

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Kozuka upsets at 2008 Skate America; takes gold

Kozuka upsets at 2008 Skate America; takes gold

Japan’s Takahiko Kozuka pulled off the upset of the competition thus far in winning the gold medal over USA’s Johnny Weir and Evan…