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Honda Finds Second Home In Canada

Honda Finds Second Home In Canada

Takeshi Honda has been at the top of men’s skating in Japan for the last eight years. A five-time winner of the Japanese senior men’s championships, Honda is a two-time bronze medalist at the World Championships, a…

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2003 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The ISU created the Four Continents Championships to give non-European skaters an additional opportunity to compete and to earn prize money. The event is also supposed to promote skating in countries where the sport is not as developed yet. The inaugural event was held in 1999, and the championships have continued to grow year by year. Of course the event has not yet reached the level of the European…

2002 Skate Canada: Highlights

Skate Canada, the second in a series of six Grand Prix events, was held in Quebec City from October 31 to November 3. Many of the original headliners – such as Olympic champions Alexei Yagudin, Sarah Hughes, and Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze – pulled out with injury, but the competition featured strong a level of skating across the four disciplines.

In the absence of Yagudin, the men’s event boiled down to…

2001 NHK Trophy: Highlights

The 2001 NHK Trophy Kumamoto, Japan at the Aqua Dome, November 28 – December 2, 2001, the final event of a series of six competitions before the Grand Prix Final.

Uzbekistan’s Tatiana Malinina took first place in a depleted field to qualify for the final remaining berth in Grand Prix Final. With the controversial last-minute withdrawals of Maria Butyrskaya and Irina Slutskaya, Malinina was able to accumulate enough points to…