Chiba-Makuhari, JAPAN - 1994 World Figure Skating Championships, Ladies' Free Skate - Yuka Sato of Japan skated a near flawless program that excited the home audience and impressed enough judges to edge out Surya Bonaly of France to win the Free Skate in a 5-4 vote. By doing so, she would win her only World Title here. What I love about her straight line footwork here is the speed and flow she gets across the ice, unlike the overly complex footwork sequences these days that move across the ice with little speed and impact.
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Yuka Sato (born February 14, 1973) is a Japanese Figure skater. Shortly after placing fifth in...