Figure Skating/ Chen Wins 3rd Grand Prix Finals In A Row, Beating Hanyu

FIGURE SKATING/ Chen wins 3rd Grand Prix Finals in a row, beating Hanyu

TURIN, Italy--American figure skater Nathan Chen won the Grand Prix Finals for the third season in a row Saturday, beating Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu by a dominant 44-point margin.

Chen and Hanyu both landed five quadruple jumps in their free skates, a number that was almost unimaginable in skating even a few years ago, but Chen skated his program clean to score a total 335.20 points, while Hanyu made crucial errors.

Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament Opens

Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament opens

The Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament opened on Sunday in the city of Fukuoka, southwestern Japan.

One of the wrestlers drawing much attention is Takakeisho, who has just returned to the second-highest rank of Ozeki. He started the tournament with a win.

Hanyu Wins Skate Canada In Grand Prix

Hanyu wins Skate Canada in Grand Prix

Japan's two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu has won the Skate Canada International, an event at the IS Grand Prix series.

His achievement marks a victorious start to the 2019-2020 season.

Emperor And Empress Watch Grand Sumo

Emperor and Empress watch grand sumo

Japan's Emperor and Empress attended the New Year Grand Sumo tournament now underway in Tokyo.

The Imperial couple visited the Kokugikan sumo arena on Sunday afternoon to watch the tournament. This was their 23rd visit to the arena and their last as Emperor and Empress before Emperor Akihito's abdication in April.

Harimoto, 15, Wins Table Tennis Grand Finals

Harimoto, 15, wins table tennis grand finals

Japanese table tennis star Tomokazu Harimoto has set another record by becoming the youngest winner of a singles title in the World Tour Grand Finals.

The 15-year-old Harimoto, the world's number 5 player, beat 4th-ranked Lin Gaoyuan of China in the final of the tournament in South Korea on Sunday.

Skater Kihira Joyful After Grand Prix Final Win

Skater Kihira joyful after Grand Prix Final win

Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira says she is truly happy to have won this year's women's title at the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, Canada, in her debut season.

The 16-year-old star spoke to reporters on Sunday, the day after besting PyeongChang Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia and other competitors.

Kihira Wins Figure Skating Grand Prix Final

Kihira wins figure skating Grand Prix Final

Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira has won the women's event at the Grand Prix final in Vancouver, Canada, in her debut season.

16-year-old Kihira defeated PyeongChang Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia on Saturday.

Japanese Finish 1st And 2nd At French Grand Prix

Japanese finish 1st and 2nd at French Grand Prix

16-year-old Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira has secured her place at the Grand Prix final after winning her second gold at a qualifier on Saturday in Grenoble, France.

Kihira was placed second following the short program at the Internationaux de France on Friday.

2 Grand Champions To Skip Sumo Competition

2 grand champions to skip sumo competition

In professional sumo, 2 yokozuna, or grand champions -- Hakuho and Kakuryu -- have pulled out of the year's 6th and final sumo competition.

The news came on Thursday, 3 days before the start of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.