2018 NHK Trophy

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2018 NHK Trophy
Type:Grand Prix
Date:November 9 – 11
Season:2018–19
Location:Hiroshima
Host:Japan Skating Federation
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Shoma Uno
Ladies' singles:
Japan Rika Kihira
Pair skating:
Russia Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert
Ice dance:
United States Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Navigation
Previous:
2017 NHK Trophy
Next:
2019 NHK Trophy
Previous GP:
2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki
Next GP:
2018 Rostelecom Cup

The 2018 NHK Trophy is the 4th event of six in the 2018–19 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held in Hiroshima on November 9–11. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters Competed to earn points toward qualifying for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final.

Entries[edit]

The ISU published the preliminary assignments on June 29, 2018.[1]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
 Australia Kailani Craine
 Canada Kevin Reynolds Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus
 China Peng Cheng / Jin Yang Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu
 France Maé-Bérénice Méité
 United Kingdom Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson
 Italy Matteo Rizzo
 Japan Hiroaki Sato
Shoma Uno
Sōta Yamamoto
Rika Kihira
Mai Mihara
Satoko Miyahara
Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto
 Latvia Deniss Vasiļjevs
 Russia Dmitri Aliev
Sergei Voronov
Alena Leonova
Maria Sotskova
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert Anastasia Skoptcova / Kirill Aleshin
Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro
 South Korea Lee June-hyoung Lim Eun-soo
 Spain Laura Barquero / Aritz Maestu
 Ukraine Yaroslav Paniot Alexandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin
 United States Alexander Johnson
Vincent Zhou
Mariah Bell
Courtney Hicks
Angela Wang
Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea
Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov
Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons

Changes to preliminary assignments[edit]

Date Discipline Withdrew Added Reason/Other notes Refs
July 30 and August 6 Pairs China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong United States Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov Injury recovery (Sui) [2]
August 9 and 31 Ice dance Japan Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed United Kingdom Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson Split [3]
September 3 Men N/A Japan Sōta Yamamoto Host pick [4]
Ladies Japan Rika Kihira
October 8 and 11 Ladies China Li Xiangning France Maé-Bérénice Méité [5][6]
October 12 and 17 Ladies South Korea Choi Da-bin South Korea Lim Eun-soo [7][8]
October 26 and 29 Ladies Russia Elena Radionova Russia Alena Leonova Back injury [9][10]
October 29 and 30 Ladies Canada Gabrielle Daleman Australia Kailani Craine Focus on mental health [11][12]
November 1 Pairs Germany Annika Hocke / Ruben Blommaert Spain Laura Barquero / Aritz Maestu [13]
November 6 Ice dance France Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron N/A Back injury (Cizeron) [14]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Shoma Uno  Japan 276.45 1 92.49 1 183.96
2 Sergei Voronov  Russia 254.28 2 91.37 2 162.91
3 Matteo Rizzo  Italy 224.71 4 77.00 3 147.71
4 Vincent Zhou  United States 223.42 5 75.90 4 147.52
5 Dmitri Aliev  Russia 219.52 3 81.16 6 138.36
6 Sōta Yamamoto  Japan 213,40 6 74.98 5 138.42
7 Alexander Johnson  United States 199.75 8 72.03 7 127.72
8 Deniss Vasiļjevs  Latvia 197.60 7 72.39 8 125.21
9 Lee June-hyoung  South Korea 188.26 11 66.16 9 122.10
10 Hiroaki Sato  Japan 185.18 10 67.38 11 117.80
11 Kevin Reynolds  Canada 182.67 12 61.14 10 121.53
12 Yaroslav Paniot  Ukraine 173.64 9 68.59 12 105.05

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Rika Kihira  Japan 224.31 5 69.59 1 154.72
2 Satoko Miyahara  Japan 219.47 2 76.08 2 143.39
3 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva  Russia 219.02 1 76.17 3 142.85
4 Mai Mihara  Japan 204.20 3 70.38 5 133.82
5 Mariah Bell  United States 198.96 7 62.97 4 135.99
6 Lim Eun-soo  South Korea 196.31 4 69.78 6 126.53
7 Alena Leonova  Russia 194.15 6 68.22 7 125.93
8 Courtney Hicks  United States 178.07 10 59.10 8 118.97
9 Maria Sotskova  Russia 176.99 9 60.75 9 116.24
10 Mae Berenice Meite  France 162.58 12 50.49 10 112.09
11 Angela Wang  United States 159.36 8 60.82 11 98.54
12 Kailani Craine  Australia 154.22 11 58.21 12 96.01

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert  Russia 214.14 1 73.48 1 140.66
2 Peng Cheng / Jin Yang  China 207.24 2 70.66 2 136.58
3 Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim  United States 190.49 4 64.75 3 125.74
4 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro  Canada 189.66 3 67.70 4 121.96
5 Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea  United States 164.16 5 59.00 5 105.16
6 Laura Barquero / Aritz Maestu  Spain 159.59 6 55.37 6 104.22
7 Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov  United States 149.25 7 52.35 7 96.90
8 Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara  Japan 143.69 8 49.93 8 93.76

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points RD FD
1 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker  United States 184.63 2 70.71 1 113.92
2 Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro  Russia 183.05 1 75.49 4 107.56
3 Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons  United States 178.64 3 69.07 3 109.57
4 Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson  United Kingdom 177.20 7 63.91 2 113.29
5 Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus  Canada 169.84 5 66.01 5 103.83
6 Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu  China 167.96 4 66.27 6 101.69
7 Anastasia Skoptcova / Kirill Aleshin  Russia 159.96 6 64.53 7 95.43
8 Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto  Japan 154.27 9 59.40 8 94.87
9 Alexandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin  Ukraine 153.22 8 60.20 9 93.02

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISU Figure Skating [@ISU_figure] (June 29, 2018). "Who is going where? This week the Grand Prix assignments were announced" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Pairs". International Skating Union. July 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "平昌五輪アイスダンスの村元・リード組がペア解消「方向性の違い」" [Pyeongchang Olympians Muramoto and Reed end partnership due to "difference in direction"] (in Japanese). Daily Sports Japan. August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "GP NHK杯の開催国枠は山本草太と紀平梨花 男女3選手決定" [Grand Prix NHK Cup adds Sota Yamamoto and Rika Kihira, three men and ladies decided] (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. September 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Vilevich, Alexander (October 26, 2018). "Российская фигуристка Елена Радионова снялась с этапа Гран-при в Японии" [Russian figure skater Elena Radionova withdrew from the Grand Prix in Japan] (in Russian). RIA Novosti.
  10. ^ "ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Daleman withdraws from NHK Trophy" (Press release). Skate Canada. October 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Pairs". International Skating Union. November 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Zaccardi, Nick (November 6, 2018). "Gabriella Papadakis, Guillaume Cizeron sidelined by injury". NBC Sports.

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