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Japan's Artistic Yukina Ota

Japan's Artistic Yukina Ota

While many of the Japanese ladies have been inspired by Midori Ito to focus on the technical side of skating, balletic Yukina Ota has focused on the artistry involved in the sport. Her heroine is Yuka Sato, the 1994…

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2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Japan’s Yukina Ota was the winner in the ladies event, taking home her first Four Continents medal. Cynthia Phaneuf of Canada won silver, while USA’s Amber Corwin took home the bronze.

In the short, Corwin opened her program with a solid triple toe-triple toe combination followed by footwork into a slightly cheated triple Lutz. She fought for and kept a clean double Axel and produced nice spirals. Her cosmopolitan routine…

2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

For the second year in a row, Japan put two ladies on the podium at the 2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, but this year the medals were gold and silver instead of silver and bronze. All three Japanese ladies finished in the top five with Yukina Ota taking the gold, 2002 bronze medalist Miki Ando moving up to second and, and newcomer Mia Asada finishing fourth. Only Italy’s…