Yuma Kagiyama expressed his impressions of his victory at the Grand Prix stage in Japan.
Kagiyama finished second in the free skating program due to a fall on the triple axel. However, he was ahead of Shoma Uno in the overall standings.
“I didn’t think about the result at all until I finished the performance. I just focused on what I had to accomplish on the ice today. Of course, falling on the axel was disappointing, but I was able to keep my composure and execute all the elements,” shared the Japanese skater.
Second place went to Shoma Uno, a three-time Olympic medalist.
“I think both my artistic expression and jumps were very successful. The competition just ended, so there were a lot of different emotions, but I’m happy with how I performed,” said Uno.