The representatives of the figure skating world championships to be held in Japan in March next year have been announced, and men's singles Shoma Uno and women's singles Kaori Sakamoto, who won the all-Japan championship, were selected.
Uno and Sakamoto will win the tournament for the second time in a row.
Based on the results of the All Japan Championships and international competitions held until the 25th, the Japan Skating Federation announced the representative athletes of the World Championships to be held in Saitama Prefecture next March.
In the men's singles, Uno, who won the All Japan Championship and is about to win the World Championship for the second time in a row, Sota Yamamoto, who finished 5th in the All Japan, but finished 2nd in this month's Grand Prix Final, and Kazuki Tomono, who finished 3rd in the All Japan, were selected. was
In the women's singles, Sakamoto, who also won the All Japan Championship for the second time in a row, and Mai Mihara, who won the Grand Prix Final in 2nd place in the All Japan Championship, and the 12th place in the All Japan Championship, won the Grand Prix Series Canada Tournament. Rinka Watanabe, who also participated in the Grand Prix Final, was selected.
Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara, who won the Grand Prix Final, were selected as a pair, although they were not able to participate in All Japan.
Also, for the ice dance, a couple of Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi, who won the first time in All Japan, were selected.
Yosuke Takeuchi, director of the Japan Skating Federation's Figure Strengthening Department, said, "There was a lot of discussion about the selection of the third person in the men's and women's singles, but after considering multiple items such as the results of the All Japan Championships and the season rankings set by the International Skating Federation, we made a comprehensive decision. I made a decision," he explained.
In addition, the representative players of the Four Continents Championships, which will be held in the United States next February, have been announced, and the men's singles will be Koshiro Shimada, Shun Sato, and Yoshio Miura.
Rinka Watanabe, Hina Yoshida, and Momone Chiba are women's singles.
The pairs were Miura and Kihara, ice dancers Muramoto and Takahashi, and Misato Komatsubara and her husband Taka.