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World quantity three Kihira to overlook Beijing Olympics—reviews

World quantity three Kihira to overlook Beijing Olympics—reviews

Rika Kihira

FILE PHOTO: Determine Skating – ISU 4 Continents Determine Skating Championships 2020 – Girls’ Free Skating – Waikiki Mokdong Ice Rink, Seoul, South Korea – February 8, 2020 Japan’s Rika Kihira in motion REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

TOKYO – Japanese determine skater Rika Kihira will miss the Beijing Olympics after being pressured to drag out of the nationwide championships with an ankle harm, native media reported on Tuesday.

Ranked third on the planet, Kihira was pressured to skip Skate Canada and the NHK Trophy this season due to the ankle harm, and Kyodo Information, citing sources, stated {the teenager} could be unable to compete in Saitama this week.

The All Japan Championships, which begin on Wednesday, act as a qualifier for subsequent February’s Winter Video games with dispensations allowed just for injured skaters who’ve beforehand received medals on the world championships.

Kihira, whose greatest end on the worlds was fourth in 2019, was unable to compete on the final Olympics in Pyeongchang as a result of she was too younger.

The 19-year-old has since developed into one of many strongest skaters on the planet, famend for the problem of her jumps.

There was higher information about Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, who received Olympic gold within the males’s singles on the Sochi and Pyeongchang Winter Video games.

The 27-year-old additionally missed the NHK Trophy, additionally due to a proper ankle harm, however native media reported that he would take to the ice in Saitama.

Hanyu missed the nationwide championships forward of the Pyeongchang Olympics due to harm however was chosen for the Japan workforce courtesy of his standing as reigning world champion.


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