ITL Weekly Figure Skating News Roundup (11 - 18 August 2018)

Senior ladies at the Kanto Summer Trophy ( Photo Credit )

Senior ladies at the Kanto Summer Trophy (Photo Credit)

Here's a rundown of news you may have missed this week. Roundup is published every Saturday. Follow us on Twitter for the most timely updates throughout the week. If you have news, announcements and/or shoutouts you'd like to be included in the week's roundup, DM us on Twitter and we will take it into consideration! 



Please note that we have only shared key highlights from these competitions that was reported by Japanese media. You can view the full results in the links. Look for 競技結果 for final placements. 

  • Kanto Summer Trophy, Japan (Aug 9 - 12 2018).
    • Senior Ladies - 1st: Wakaba Higuchi. 2nd: Akari Matsubara. 3rd: Yuka Nagai.
  • Gensan Summer Cup, Japan (Aug 11 - 13 2018).
    • Junior Ladies - 1st: Yuhana Yokoi. 2nd: Rino Kasakake. 3rd: Hana Yoshida. 12yr old Hana successfully landed a 3A. 
    • Senior Ladies - 1st: Mako Yamashita. 2nd: Mai Mihara. 3rd: Kaori Sakamoto. Mako is debuting as a senior in the 2018-19 season. Mai skated her new short program clean.
    • Junior Men - 1st: Mitsuki Sumoto. 2nd: Lucas Takeshi Honda. 3rd: Takeru Kataise. 
    • Senior Men - 1st: Kazuki Tomono. 2nd: Reo Ishizuka. 3rd: Keiichi Sasahara. 
Ladies at the Gensan Summer Cup ( Photo credit )

Ladies at the Gensan Summer Cup (Photo credit)


  • Daisuke Takahashi, who is making a return to competitive skating in Japan this season, did not skate at ice show, Prince Ice World Hiroshima due to an injury to his left leg’s adductor muscle. However, he still greeted the audience from the ice (source, source).
  • TCC Transformations: Shoutout to Gabrielle Daleman's new hair colour, Jason Brown's drastic new haircut, and Evgenia Medvedeva's new bangs.
Daisuke Takahashi at Prince Ice World ( Photo credit ).

Daisuke Takahashi at Prince Ice World (Photo credit).