Shoma Uno’s Free Skate at the 2018 Japanese Nationals

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An injured Shoma Uno captured his third straight title in decisive fashion at the Japan championships earlier this week.

The Olympic and world silver medalist, who has won all three of his senior Japan crowns in the absence of Yuzuru Hanyu, started slowly in his free skate to “Moonlight Sonata” but picked up the pace as his program progressed to triumph by nearly 50 points over Daisuke Takahashi.

Shoma Uno’s Short Program at the 2018 Japanese Nationals

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Shoma Uno took a commanding lead at the Japan championships on Saturday night with an effective short program. The Olympic and world silver medallist skated to “Stairway to Heaven” and earned a total score of 102.06 points.

He opened with a nice quad flip, before hitting a quad toe loop/double toe loop combination and a triple axel. His spins and steps were exquisite as were his line and edge. The result puts 21-year-old halfway to his third straight Japan title. Read on…

Skate Canada 2018

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After suffering a rough fall on his triple axel in his short program, 2018 Olympic silver medallist Shoma Uno rallied back to win his second consecutive Skate Canada International title. In his “Moonlight Sonata” free skate, Shoma completed four quadruples, including a quad flip, quad toe-double toe and quad toe.

Shoma Uno @ Worlds 2018

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Shoma “Pocket Rocket” Uno had a rough time when he competed at the Figure Skating World Championships in Milan for Team Japan last week.

Performing on pain killers due to an injury, he fell several times during his free program but he fought through the pain and frustration and despite his tears he ended up on a fantastic 2nd place behind Nathan Chen.

Here’s his gala performance that concluded the event: