Latest Men's figure skating News

Ready to rumble: Mixed relay debuts in short track skating

Jan. 14, 2022 14:14 PM EST

Short track speedskating is already thrilling with its high-speed crashes and elbows flying. Now, there’s a new event adding to the chaos with its Olympic debut in Beijing. The 2,000-meter mixed team relay features a maximum of 12 teams with four skaters each — two men and two...

Chen wins 6th straight US figure skating championship

Jan. 09, 2022 19:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nathan Chen had landed some of the most difficult jumps in figure skating, soaring through the air with a dizzying array of quads and flawlessly stringing together incredible combinations to leave the crowd wanting more. Figures that he would faceplant on a...

Chock and Bates top Hubbell and Donohue for US title

Jan. 08, 2022 23:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Madison Chock and Evan Bates knew from the crowd response that Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, their close friends and longtime rivals, had laid down a near-flawless performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. It took a mesmerizing,...

Mariah Bell dazzles to win women's short at nationals

Jan. 06, 2022 23:09 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mariah Bell remembers walking into the practice rink a couple of years ago and jokingly telling Adam Rippon, her training buddy at the time, that she was so nervous about nationals that she shouldn't even go. “He was like, ‘So don’t go,'” Bell...

Chen talked challenge of Olympic gold pursuit with Lysacek

Jan. 05, 2022 12:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nathan Chen already is one of America's most accomplished figure skaters. That doesn't mean he wouldn't take advice from a predecessor. Chen, who goes for his sixth consecutive national championship this week at what amounts to the Olympic trials for next...

Hanyu nearly lands quad axel while winning Japanese title

Dec. 26, 2021 13:37 PM EST

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu nearly became the first skater to land a quadruple axel while easily outpacing Shoma Uno and Yumi Kagayami to win the Japanese national championship on Sunday. Hanyu tried the jump, which unlike other quads includes an additional half rotation,...

2-time Olympic champ Hanyu spectacular at Japanese nationals

Dec. 24, 2021 13:18 PM EST

Two-time and reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu returned from a long injury layoff to land two quadruple jumps and score a world-leading 111.31 points in his short program at the Japanese championships on Friday. The 27-year-old Hanyu, who has been out for eight months with an...

Lipinski, Weir and White evaluate nationals and Olympics

Dec. 24, 2021 03:21 AM EST

So you think the Olympics frazzle the nerves more than any event? Well, how about just getting to the games? Three of America's premier skaters of yore — Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, silver medalist Tanith White and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir — explain that the...

World champ Nathan Chen looks ahead as Olympic push begins

Dec. 23, 2021 02:15 AM EST

Few if any athletes have had a run — well, a skate — like Nathan Chen since 2018. Chen finished fifth in the men's figure skating event at the Pyeongchang Games, following a fiasco of a short program for 17th place with a rousing free skate that he won to lift him near the medals...

Column: NHL skips Olympics again, cites COVID-19 uncertainty

Dec. 22, 2021 03:33 AM EST

First, the U.S. diplomats and a handful of allies said “no.” Now it’s the NHL. Some party this is shaping up to be. It was just bad luck that Beijing landed the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID-19. But the decision to go ahead as scheduled rests squarely...