Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira captures gold at Grand Prix Final
6 days ago - By National Post
VANCOUVER - A teenage Japanese figure skater is attributing her breakout season to learning from past mistakes.
Rika Kihira captured gold at the Grand Prix Final on Saturday, capping a stunning freshman outing on the senior circuit.
“My failures from the past seasons really motivated me to do well,” the 16-year-old said through a translator.
“I promised myself that I would remember them and never repeat those mistakes again.”
Kihira led the field after the short program on Thursday. She stumbled on a triple Axel in her free skate on Saturday, but still managed to post a combined score of...
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16-year-old Japanese star Rika Kihira wins Grand Prix Final
6 days ago - By Saint Louis Today
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Teenage Japanese star Rika Kihira won the Grand Prix Final women's title Saturday.
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