The 2018 NHK Trophy was the fourth event of six in the 2018–19 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held in Hiroshima on November 9–11. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earned points toward qualifying for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final.

2018 NHK Trophy
Type:Grand Prix
Date:November 9 – 11
Season:2018–19
Location:Hiroshima
Host:Japan Skating Federation
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Shoma Uno
Ladies' singles:
Japan Rika Kihira
Pair skating:
Russia Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert
Ice dance:
United States Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Navigation
Previous:
2017 NHK Trophy
Next:
2019 NHK Trophy
Previous GP:
2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki
Next GP:
2018 Rostelecom Cup

EntriesEdit

The ISU published the preliminary assignments on June 29, 2018.[1]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
  Australia Kailani Craine
  Canada Kevin Reynolds Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus
  China Peng Cheng / Jin Yang Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu
  France Maé-Bérénice Méité
  Italy Matteo Rizzo
  Japan Hiroaki Sato
Shoma Uno
Sōta Yamamoto
Rika Kihira
Mai Mihara
Satoko Miyahara
Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto
  Latvia Deniss Vasiļjevs
  Russia Dmitri Aliev
Sergei Voronov
Alena Leonova
Maria Sotskova
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert Anastasia Skoptcova / Kirill Aleshin
Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro
  South Korea Lee June-hyoung Lim Eun-soo
  Spain Laura Barquero / Aritz Maestu
  Ukraine Yaroslav Paniot Alexandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin
  United Kingdom Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson
  United States Alexander Johnson
Vincent Zhou
Mariah Bell
Courtney Hicks
Angela Wang
Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea
Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov
Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons

Changes to preliminary assignmentsEdit

Date Discipline Withdrew Added Reason/Other notes Refs
July 30 and August 6 Pairs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov Injury recovery (Sui) [2]
August 9 and 31 Ice dance   Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed   Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson Split [3]
September 3 Men N/A   Sōta Yamamoto Host pick [4]
Ladies   Rika Kihira
October 8 and 11 Ladies   Li Xiangning   Maé-Bérénice Méité [5][6]
October 12 and 17 Ladies   Choi Da-bin   Lim Eun-soo [7][8]
October 26 and 29 Ladies   Elena Radionova   Alena Leonova Back injury [9][10]
October 29 and 30 Ladies   Gabrielle Daleman   Kailani Craine Focus on mental health [11][12]
November 1 Pairs   Annika Hocke / Ruben Blommaert   Laura Barquero / Aritz Maestu [13]
November 6 Ice dance   Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron N/A Back injury (Cizeron) [14]

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Shoma Uno   Japan 276.45 1 92.49 1 183.96
2 Sergei Voronov   Russia 254.28 2 91.37 2 162.91
3 Matteo Rizzo   Italy 224.71 4 77.00 3 147.71
4 Vincent Zhou   United States 223.42 5 75.90 4 147.52
5 Dmitri Aliev   Russia 219.52 3 81.16 6 138.36
6 Sōta Yamamoto   Japan 213,40 6 74.98 5 138.42
7 Alexander Johnson   United States 199.75 8 72.03 7 127.72
8 Deniss Vasiļjevs   Latvia 197.60 7 72.39 8 125.21
9 Lee June-hyoung   South Korea 188.26 11 66.16 9 122.10
10 Hiroaki Sato   Japan 185.18 10 67.38 11 117.80
11 Kevin Reynolds   Canada 182.67 12 61.14 10 121.53
12 Yaroslav Paniot   Ukraine 173.64 9 68.59 12 105.05

LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Rika Kihira   Japan 224.31 5 69.59 1 154.72
2 Satoko Miyahara   Japan 219.47 2 76.08 2 143.39
3 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva   Russia 219.02 1 76.17 3 142.85
4 Mai Mihara   Japan 204.20 3 70.38 5 133.82
5 Mariah Bell   United States 198.96 7 62.97 4 135.99
6 Lim Eun-soo   South Korea 196.31 4 69.78 6 126.53
7 Alena Leonova   Russia 194.15 6 68.22 7 125.93
8 Courtney Hicks   United States 178.07 10 59.10 8 118.97
9 Maria Sotskova   Russia 176.99 9 60.75 9 116.24
10 Mae Berenice Meite   France 162.58 12 50.49 10 112.09
11 Angela Wang   United States 159.36 8 60.82 11 98.54
12 Kailani Craine   Australia 154.22 11 58.21 12 96.01

PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert   Russia 214.14 1 73.48 1 140.66
2 Peng Cheng / Jin Yang   China 207.24 2 70.66 2 136.58
3 Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim   United States 190.49 4 64.75 3 125.74
4 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro   Canada 189.66 3 67.70 4 121.96
5 Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea   United States 164.16 5 59.00 5 105.16
6 Laura Barquero / Aritz Maestu   Spain 159.59 6 55.37 6 104.22
7 Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov   United States 149.25 7 52.35 7 96.90
8 Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara   Japan 143.69 8 49.93 8 93.76

Ice dancingEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points RD FD
1 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker   United States 184.63 2 70.71 1 113.92
2 Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro   Russia 183.05 1 75.49 4 107.56
3 Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons   United States 178.64 3 69.07 3 109.57
4 Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson   United Kingdom 177.20 7 63.91 2 113.29
5 Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus   Canada 169.84 5 66.01 5 103.83
6 Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu   China 167.96 4 66.27 6 101.69
7 Anastasia Skoptcova / Kirill Aleshin   Russia 159.96 6 64.53 7 95.43
8 Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto   Japan 154.27 9 59.40 8 94.87
9 Alexandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin   Ukraine 153.22 8 60.20 9 93.02

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ISU Figure Skating [@ISU_figure] (June 29, 2018). "Who is going where? This week the Grand Prix assignments were announced" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Pairs". International Skating Union. July 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "平昌五輪アイスダンスの村元・リード組がペア解消「方向性の違い」" [Pyeongchang Olympians Muramoto and Reed end partnership due to "difference in direction"] (in Japanese). Daily Sports Japan. August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "GP NHK杯の開催国枠は山本草太と紀平梨花 男女3選手決定" [Grand Prix NHK Cup adds Sota Yamamoto and Rika Kihira, three men and ladies decided] (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. September 3, 2018. Archived from the original on September 3, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Vilevich, Alexander (October 26, 2018). "Российская фигуристка Елена Радионова снялась с этапа Гран-при в Японии" [Russian figure skater Elena Radionova withdrew from the Grand Prix in Japan] (in Russian). RIA Novosti.
  10. ^ "ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Daleman withdraws from NHK Trophy" (Press release). Skate Canada. October 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Pairs". International Skating Union. November 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Zaccardi, Nick (November 6, 2018). "Gabriella Papadakis, Guillaume Cizeron sidelined by injury". NBC Sports.

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