Lost connection with the Russian skaters Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, as well as their coach Nina Moser, who arrived in Tokyo three hours before the earthquake.
The Russian pair was to conduct several training sessions at the World Championships, which was to be held in Tokyo from March 21 to 27. For them, this performance would be the first international in a joint career (the guys got together after the Olympic Games in 2010, before that they had different partners).
The President of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, Alexander Gorshkov, said that attempts to contact figure skaters have been made since early morning, but so far they have failed.
It is also reported that in Tokyo at the moment there are serious problems with all types of communication.
Due to the strong earthquake and subsequent world figure skating championship is in jeopardy.