Yuma Kagiyama opened the Junior Grand Prix season with a bang. The 16-year-old put on a dominant performance in winning the JGP in Courchevel, France, on Saturday by a huge margin. The victory was Kagiyama’s first on the JGP circuit, but what resonated was the manner in which he …. read the rest below on JapanTimes.

Lake Placid up next

The JGP moves to Lake Placid, New York, this week for the second stop on the seven-event circuit.

Shun Sato, Mana Kawabe and Azusa Tanaka will represent Japan in their JGP debuts at the competition.

Many people will be focused on Alysa Liu, the U.S. senior champion last season at the age of 13, who will be skating in her first JGP. Liu became the first U.S. women to land a quad lutz over the weekend at the Aurora Games in Albany, New York.

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