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Figure skating: Champion Hanyu braced for new rivals

Yuzuru Hanyu, who has become the Olympic and world champion less than four years after his senior debut, expects a fresh shakeup in men's figure skating towards the next Winter Games. The 19-year-old Japanese beat Canada's three-times world champion Patrick Chan for the gold medal at the Grand Prix Final in December and again at February's Sochi Olympics. He closed the Olympic season by lifting his first world title at home last month for a rare hat-trick of global honours.

Commemorative medals for Kim Yu-na unveiled

SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- Limited-edition medals commemorating the decorated career of retired figure skating star Kim Yu-na were unveiled on Monday. The Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) released one gold medal, two types of silver medals and one white bronze medal for Kim, who retired from competition after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February. Each of the medals will be available in limited quantities, KOMSCO said.

Commemorative medals for Kim Yu-na go on sale

SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- Limited-edition medals commemorating the decorated career of retired figure skating star Kim Yu-na went on sale on Monday. The Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) released one gold medal, two types of silver medals and one white bronze medal for Kim, who retired from competition after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February. Each of the medals will be available in limited quantities, KOMSCO said.

ISU receives S. Korean complaint over Sochi figure skating judging

SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- The international governing body for figure skating has received South Korea's complaint over the judging controversy at this year's Winter Olympics, officials said Wednesday.

Figure skating: Asada defers decision on retirement

Japanese figure skater Mao Asada said Sunday, the day after winning the world title, that she needed more time to decide when to retire from competition. Asada, the runner-up to South Korean star Kim Yu-Na at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, has kept her fans and skating officials in suspense by saying she had a "50-50 chance" of continuing to compete after this season. "What I feel is that I need some rest now," the 23-year-old told reporters during an exhibition after the season-closing world figure skating championships in Saitama near Tokyo.

Figure skating: Asada wins world crown after Olympics misery

Japan's Mao Asada won her third women's world figure skating title on Saturday before a roaring home crowd, springing back from a disappointing result at last month's Sochi Olympics. Russia's 15-year-old European champion Julia Lipnitskaia finished second and Italian veteran and Olympic bronze medallist Carolina Kostner took third at the world championships in Saitama, near Tokyo. Asada, the 2008 and 2010 world champion, finished sixth in Sochi landing her trademark triple axel, fighting back from a disastrous 16th spot in the short programme.

Figure skating: Mao Asada fact box

A fact file on Mao Asada who won a third world women's figure skating title in Saitama, Japan, on Saturday. Name: Mao Asada Date of birth: September 25, 1990 Place of birth: Nagoya, Japan Nationality: Japanese Sport: Figure skating Coach: Nobuo Sato, Kumiko Sato Major results: Winter Olympics Women's singles: 2nd - 2010 Vancouver World championships Women's singles: 1st - 2008 Gothenburg, 2010 Turin, 2014 - Saitama; 2nd - 2007 Tokyo; 3rd - 2013 London (Ontario, Canada)

Figure skating: World championship results - collated

Results from the world figure skating championships on Saturday in Saitama, Japan: Women Final standings 1. Mao Asada (JPN) 216.69 2. Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS) 207.50 3. Carolina Kostner (ITA) 203.83 4. Anna Pogorilaya (RUS) 197.50 5. Gracie Gold (USA) 194.58 6. Akiko Suzuki (JPN) 193.72 7. Ashley Wagner (USA) 193.16 8. Polina Edmunds (USA) 187.50 9. Park So Youn (KOR) 176.61 10. Kanako Murakami (JPN) 172.44 11. Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN) 170.64 12. Nathalie Weinzierl (GER) 167.72

Figure skating: Japan's Asada wins third world title

Japan's Mao Asada won her third women's world figure skating title Saturday, springing back from her disappointing result at last month's Sochi Olympics. Russia's 15-year-old European champion Julia Lipnitskaia finished second and Italian veteran and Olympic bronze medallist Carolina Kostner third at the world championships in Saitama near Tokyo. Asada, the 2008 and 2010 world champion, finished sixth at last month's Sochi Olympics, battling back from a disastrous 16th spot in the short programme.

Figure skating: World championship results

Results from the world figure skating championships on Saturday in Saitama, Japan: Ice dance Final standings 1. Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA) 175.43 pts 2. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) 175.41 3. Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat (FRA) 175.37 4. Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) 174.38 5. Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) 167.59 6. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) 158.57 7. Victoria Sinitsina/Ruslan Zhiganshin (RUS) 155.35 8. Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) 153.86
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