The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN), the sixth and final event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The event is headlined by Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), World silver medalists Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) and World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN)
The President of the International Skating Union Mr Ottavio Cinquanta was presented with the honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa by the Rector, Associate Professor Pencho Geshev, of the National Sports Academy Vassil Levski in Sofia Bulgaria.
With Chinese, Russian, Czech and Italian victories, there was nothing to be seen of last season’s Dutch dominance on the final day of the second leg of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series in Seoul. The Korean World Cup weekend finished with the Ladies’ 1000m, the men’s second 500m, and the Mass Start for both men and Ladies. In total eight different nationalities topped the podiums.
Elena Radionova (RUS), Maxim Kovtun (RUS), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) struck gold as Trophee Bompard wrapped up in Bordeaux (FRA) on Saturday...
Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took revenge, Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) kept winning and Marrit Leenstra (NED) beat fellow-Dutch Ireen Wüst. Leg two of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15 in Seoul (KOR) continued with the Men’s 10,000m, the Ladies’ second 500m, the Men’s 1000m and the Ladies’ 1500m on Saturday. In all distances except for the 500m, the Track Record was broken and two skaters set personal best times. Experience proved to be the key in the longest distance, in which 38-year-old Bob de Jong (NED) won with daylight between him and his opponents.