Latest Women's figure skating News

Bradie Tennell performs during the women's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Bradie Tennell captures second US Figure Skating title

Jan. 15, 2021 11:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bradie Tennell is back on top of American figure skating. The 22-year-old Olympian, who had finished second and third at the past two national championships, followed her rollicking short program with a rock-solid free skate Friday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Tennell...

Bradie Tennell performs during the women's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Tennell's rollicking short program leads at US nationals

Jan. 15, 2021 12:20 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Staunchly determined to get back her national title, Bradie Tennell took some huge steps Thursday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships by winning the short program with an event record. With a rollicking routine high in difficulty, entertainment value and sheer energy, the 2018...

FILE - Nathan Chen of the United States competes during the men's short program of the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series in Las Vegas, in this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, file photo. Chen will be the headliner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that begin Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas, Mariah Bell could be the scene stealer. (AP Photo/David Becker, FIle)

Chen the headliner, Bell could be scene stealer at nationals

Jan. 14, 2021 3:56 PM EST

While Nathan Chen will be the headliner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that begin Thursday in Las Vegas, Mariah Bell could be the scene stealer. Chen is the first man to win four consecutive national titles since Brian Boitano in 1988. The winner of the last two world championships — the event...

Correction: US Championships story

Jan. 14, 2021 3:50 PM EST
In a story January 13, 2021, about the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Todd Eldredge had won five nationals titles. He won six.
Kaori Sakamoto of Japan performs during a short program of an ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating competition in Kadoma near Osaka, Japan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Sakamoto dominates women's short program at NHK Trophy

Nov. 27, 2020 8:28 AM EST

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Kaori Sakamoto added another jump to her repertoire and came away with the lead after Friday’s short program at the NHK Trophy, the final event of the figure skating Grand Prix series. The 2018 Four Continents champion from Japan opened her routine with a double axel and added a...