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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2017/18 allotment

The ISU Council allotted the following ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2017/18, Nov 10-12, 2017 Heerenveen, Nov 17-19, 2017 Stavanger, Dec 1-3, 2017 Calgary, Dec 8-10, 2017 Salt Lake City, Jan 19-21, 2018 Erfurt, Mar 16-18, 2018 (Final) Minsk.

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Wüst and Kramer draw first blood at Olympic Oval

Ireen Wüst has won the inaugural race at the Gangneung Olympic Oval. With exactly one year to go to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, the Dutchwoman took gold in the Ladies’ 3000m at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. Sven Kramer won his eighth 5000m World Title, with bronze Peter Michael taking the first ever World Speed Skating Championships medal for New-Zealand.

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Featured interview: Natalia Czerwonka (POL)

Top sport life has not always been easy for Polish Natalia Czerwonka. The 28-year-old silver 2014 Olympic medalist suffered a head injury and a broken vertebra after a collision with a tractor, while training on the bike in August 2014. We took the opportunity to talk to her in Heerenveen last December. Her passion for speed skating is still unbroken.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Minsk (BLR) Preview

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2016/17 Series concludes this weekend in Minsk (BLR) with the qualification rounds starting on February 10.

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Preview

The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2017 not only is the pinnacle event of the 2016/17 speed skating season, it is the first international tournament at the 2018 Gangneung Olympic Oval too. With one year to go to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, speed skaters will get a taste of the ice and the atmosphere.

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Single & Pair Skating Judges Seminars 2017

Further to ISU Communication No. 1978 and after having received ISU Members’ applications, the ISU recognized the following Seminars for Referees and Judges: Las Vegas, USA April 29-May 1, 2017 and Beijing, China June 9-11, 2017

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Stavanger (NOR) Media Accreditations

Media accreditation for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final in Stavanger (NOR) on March 11-12, 2017 are now open.

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Great form from St-Gelais, Liu, Schulting and Knegt as the Final approaches

The fifth round of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 concluded today with the Ladies and Men 500 m, second 1500 m and Relay Finals. Marianne St-Gelais wins second event of the weekend in the Ladies 500 m, while Dutch skaters are top of the podium in the Ladies and Men 1500 m (2) finals. Netherlands (Ladies) and Russia (Men) take gold in the Relay events

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Big day for Canada brings three golds

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 resumed today with the fifth round in Dresden, Germany. The racing events today included the following: Ladies and Men’s 1000 m and 1500 m (1) finals, and the relay semi-finals. Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) and Thibaut Fauconnet (FRA) win the 1000 m while Canada claims double gold in the 1500 m (1) with Kim Boutin (Ladies) and Charles Hamelin (Men).

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Fifth European gold for Spain's Javier Fernandez

Javier Fernandez of Spain struck gold and claimed his fifth consecutive title at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. Russia’s Maxim Kovtun and Mikhail Kolyada picked up the silver and bronze medals.

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Wüst ends Sáblíková's winning 3000m streak

Dutch Ireen Wüst beat Czech arch rival Martina Sáblíková in the Ladies 3000m on day 3 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Berlin on Sunday. Ruslan Murashov (RUS) won the men’s 500m, America’s Heather Bergsma collected her second 1000m gold of the weekend, and Dutch Kai Verbij grabbed his maiden individual World Cup gold in the men’s 1000m.

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World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Innsbruck (AUT) - Day 3

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Yu Bin Lee (KOR) was crowned the Lady World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Champion for 2017. Meanwhile, Shaoang Liu (HUN) became the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Champion for 2017. In the team events, the Ladies World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2017 are China who successfully defended their title, while Korea became the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2017.

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Update on AIOWF action taken on the McLaren Report

The Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) is very concerned about the allegations made against Russian sport and Russian athletes in the McLaren Investigation Report.

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Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) dance off with gold

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France danced off with the gold and their third European title. Italy’s Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte claimed the silver medal and Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev of Russia earned the bronze.

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First career 5000m gold for Bloemen

Peter Michael beat Jorrit Bergsma in the Men’s 5000m but Ted-Jan Bloemen claimed gold in the distance on day 2 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Berlin. Nao Kodaira collected her second 500m gold, Kjeld Nuis won the Men’s 1000m and Ireen Wüst the Ladies’ 1500m.

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World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Innsbruck (AUT) - Day 2

After spending yesterday racing through qualifying rounds in all individual distances, the World’s best junior short track speed skaters took the ice today in Innsbruck for the Ladies and Men 1500 m and 500 m finals. Yu Bin Lee (KOR) concluded the day leading the Ladies classification while Shaoang Liu (HUN) tops the leaderboard in the Men’s standings.

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Frankfurt Figure Skating Seminar 2017

Frankfurt Figure Skating Seminar – July 9-16, 2017

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) rules in Men’s Short Program

Four-time European Champion Javier Fernandez of Spain skated to a strong lead in the Men’s Short Program. Russia’s Maxim Kovtun came second followed by Alexei Bychenko of Israel.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) skates off with gold

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva skated off with the gold medal and took her second consecutive European title. Teammate Anna Pogorilaya claimed the silver medal and five-time European Champion Carolina Koster of Italy returned on to the Championships stage with a bronze medal.

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Frankfurt Figure Skating Seminar 2017

Frankfurt Figure Skating Seminar – July 9-16, 2017

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Ihle delights homecrowd with 500m gold

Nico Ihle delighted the home crowd winning the Men’s 500m on Day 1 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup at the Sportforum in Berlin. Nao Kodaira (JPN) took her fifth World Cup win in the 500m, America’s Heather Bergsma took her fourth 1000m gold of the season, and Kjeld Nuis (NED) won the Men’s 1500m.

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World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Innsbruck (AUT) - Friday Qualifications

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 kicked off today in Innsbruck, Austria with the qualification heats for the following three individual distances: Ladies and Men 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m. There were also qualification heats for the 3000 m relay distances. New World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Champions will be crowned this year as the defending champions Chunyu Qu and Ziwei Ren, both from China, are no longer eligible to compete at the Junior level.

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Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) dance to lead in Short Dance

Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev of Russia danced to a narrow lead in the Short Dance, edging Italy’s Anna Cappelllini/Luca Lanotte by less than a point. Defending Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France are not far behind in third place.

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Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) strike Pairs gold

Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia struck gold in the Pairs final. Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot of Germany repeated as silver medalists and France’s Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres claimed the bronze medal.

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Shanghai Trophy 2017 cancellation

Due to different scheduling issues, the ISU Council decided not to hold the Shanghai Trophy on the previously scheduled dates of March 17-19, 2017.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes Ladies Short Program

The ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2017 opened in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Wednesday with the Ladies and Pairs Short Programs. The ISU European Figure Skating Championships are held in Ostrava for the first time in history.

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Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) win Pairs Short Program

Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia skated to a strong lead in the Pairs Short Program. France’s Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres finished second followed by Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot of Germany.

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ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Ostrava (CZE) - Preview

The 2017 ISU European Figure Skating Championships will open in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on January 25. The ISU European Figure Skating Championships will be held in Ostrava for the first time in history

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ISU Pair Skating Development Training Seminar 2017 Venue Change

ISU Pair Skating Development Training Seminar 2017 - Venue Change

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ISU Athletes Commission - Revised List of Nominees

Following our initial communication of January 13, 2017 regarding the ISU Athletes Commission List of Nominees and in accordance with Article 21 of the ISU Constitution, which stipulates that each ISU Member may nominate only 1 Athlete per Branch, we informed the Figure Skating Federation of Russia (FSFR) to withdraw one candidate from the Figure Skating Branch.

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Featured interview: Anna Duskova & Martin Bidar (CZE)

Anna Duskova and Martin Bidar (CZE) will be competing in Ostrava for the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. They are the 2016 World Junior Pair Skating Champions and the first Czech Skaters to win a World Junior title.

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Italians celebrate with Fontana and Ladies Team Relay titles

The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Arianna Fontana (ITA) was crowned the Lady European Short Track Speed Skating Champion for 2017, winning the title for a sixth time in her career. This was the second title for Fontana on home soil in Torino, Italy. Meanwhile, Semen Elistratov (RUS) successfully defended his title, becoming the European Short Track Speed Skating Champion for 2017: this was his second title in his career. In the team events, the Ladies European Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2017 are Italy while the Netherlands defended their title, becoming the European Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2017.

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Fontana and Elistratov lead after exciting race day in Torino

After spending yesterday racing through qualifying heats in all individual distances, Europe’s best short track speed skaters took the ice today in Torino (ITA) for the Ladies and Men 1500 m and 500 m finals. Arianna Fontana (ITA) and Semen Elistratov (RUS) concluded the day leading their respective European Championship classification.

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ISU Athletes Commission - List of Nominees

Further to the decision of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, CRO, to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission and in accordance with Article 21 of the 2016 ISU Constitution, we are pleased to publish the List of Nominees to the Athletes Commission

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ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Taipei City (TPE) Media Accreditation

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Taipei City (TPE) Media Accreditation are now open.

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ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Mississauga (CAN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Mississauga (CAN) Media Accreditations are now open.

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Big names qualify for weekend races

The 2017 ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships kicked off today in Torino, Italy with the qualification heats for the following three individual distances: Ladies and Men 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m. There were also qualification heats for the relay distances. These championships are held at the Palavela rink marking a return of short track speed skating to the Olympic venue for the first time since the 2006 Winter Games. The championship contenders in the Men and Ladies competition all managed to get through successfully in today’s qualification heats.

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ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations are now open.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final allocated to Stavanger (NOR)

On December 22, 2016 the ISU Council decided to move the ISU World Cup Speed Skating planned to be held in Chelyabinsk, Russia, on March 10-12, 2017. Despite the short notice to find a new host for the event, the Norwegian ISU Member Norges Skøyteforbund, informed the ISU that they agree to host the event.

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European Short Track Speed Skating Championships Torino (ITA) - Preview

The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships start on Friday January 13, 2017 in Torino (ITA). The European Short Track allround winners will be crowned on Sunday January 15.

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Nebelhorn Trophy 2017 - Olympic Qualifying Competition

Nebelhorn Trophy 2017 is set to be an Olympic Qualifying Competition for PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018

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Featured interview: Arianna Fontana (ITA)

After a short hiatus Arianna Fontana is back and her aim is the next Olympics in 2018.

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Featured interview: Mika Poutala (FIN)

We took the opportunity to talk to Mika Poutala (FIN) before the ISU European Speed Skating Championships and this is what he shared about his past, present and future.

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Erbanova takes maiden Sprint title, Kramer still Allround king

Karolina Erbanova (CZE) was crowned the first Ladies’ European Sprint Champion in speed skating history, and Sven Kramer (NED) took his career ninth European Allround title on the final day of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen on Sunday.

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Verbij and Wüst take titles in front of home crowd

Kai Verbij has won the inaugural Men’s European Sprint title to the delight of the home crowd in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Day 2 of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships. Compatriot Ireen Wüst also gave the crowd a title to cheer for, when she took her career fifth Ladies’ European Allround crown.

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Clarifications regarding timing of programs, clothing

This Communication 2066 brings clarifications regarding timing of programs, clothing for Synchronized Skating. Corrections to ISU Communications No. 2012, 2040 and 2041

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ISU European Speed Skating Championships Heerenveen (NED) - Preview

The New Year starts with a new format in Speed Skating from January 6-8. Heerenveen’s Thialf stadium will host the first ever ISU European Speed Skating Championships combining the inaugural European Sprint and traditional European Allround competitions

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Verbij and Wüst on title course

Dutchman Kai Verbij is on course to win the inaugural Men’s European Sprint title, but he still faces tough competition. His compatriot Ireen Wüst took a big lead in the Ladies’ allround tournament on Day 1 of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships.

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ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Gangneung (KOR) Media Accreditation

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Gangneung (KOR) Media Accreditation are now open.

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Gangneung (KOR) Media Accreditations

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Gangneung (KOR) Media Accreditations are now open.

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KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Rotterdam (NED) Media Accreditation

KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Rotterdam (NED) Media Accreditations are now open.

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ISU Athletes Commission Elections

Further to the decision of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, CRO, to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission and in accordance with Article 21 of the 2016 ISU Constitution, the composition, election procedure and purpose of the ISU Athletes Commission will be as follows.

2016 Seasons Greetings

ISU President's 2016 Year End message

ISU President's 2016 Year End message

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ISU Statement – Mc Laren Report - IOC Starts disciplinary procedures against 28 Russian Athletes

ISU Statement – Mc Laren Report Follow-Up - IOC Starts disciplinary procedures against 28 Russian Athletes from Sochi 2014

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ISU Members 2016/17

The annual list with the most up to date contact information of ISU Members for the season 2016/17 is now available.

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ISU Statement McLaren Report follow-up relocation of ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Chelyabinsk RUS

ISU Statement McLaren Report follow-up relocation of ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Chelyabinsk RUS

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Korean Ladies and Hungarian Men take gold in the Team Relay events

The fourth round of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 concluded today. A total of nearly 30,000 spectators attended this weekend's World Cup event at the Gangneung Ice Area. Min Jeong Choi (KOR) and Dajing Wu (CHN) win the 500 m events while Elise Christie (GBR) and Charles Hamelin (CAN) claim top spots in 1000 m (2) events. Korea (Ladies) and Hungary (Men) take gold in the Relay events.

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Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev (KAZ) wins first career individual World Cup event

The fourth round of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 began today at the newly completed Gangneung Ice Area, which will be the home of the short track speed skating events at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev (KAZ) wins his first career individual World Cup event while Korea claims gold double in the 1500m on home soil with wins by Suk Hee Shim (Ladies) and Jung Su Lee (Men).

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ISU Judges examination and trial judging 2017

In accordance with ISU Synchronized Skating Regulations 2016, Rules 901, paragraph 7 and 903, paragraph 3 - to be eligible for promotion to the qualification as “ISU Judge” for Synchronized Skating, the candidates must have passed the ISU Synchronized Skating Judges Examination.

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ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Calgary (CAN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Calgary (CAN) Media Accreditations are now open.

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Death of Lawrence Demmy

It is with profound regret and sorrow that we inform you of the death of our good friend and ISU Honorary Vice President Mr. Lawrence Demmy M.B.E.

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Bergsma edges out Leenstra, Bowe back on track

Jorrit Bergsma won the 10,000m, only to see his compatriot Bob de Vries skate a faster time in the B Division on Day 3 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Heerenveen.

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Elise Christie (GBR) and Dajing Wu (CHN) repeat wins in the second 500 m.

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 resumed today for the second day of finals in Shanghai, China with the Ladies and Men’s 1000 m, second 500 m and Relay events. Elise Christie (GBR) and Dajing Wu (CHN) repeat wins in the second 500 m.

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Dmitri Aliev (RUS) wins gold and Mishina/Mirzoev Junior Pairs gold

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final continued Saturday in Marseille (FRA) with the Junior Men’s and Junior Pairs Free Skating,

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