Loena Hendrickx of Belgium celebrated her 22nd birthday in style by winning the Women’s Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Premio d’Italia Friday in Turin (ITA). Newcomer Maiia Khromykh of Russia came second ahead of her teammate, 2021 ISU World Champion Anna Shcherbakova.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 continues this week with the Gran Premio d’Italia in Turin (ITA). ISU World Champion Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), four-time Ice Dance World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) and two-time ISU World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) headline the event.
Kamila Valieva of Russia stormed to gold at the ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada International setting new record scores. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva in second and Alena Kostornaia in third completed a Russian sweep of the Women’s podium in Vancouver on Saturday.
Canadians Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier triumphed on home ice, claiming their second Skate Canada title of their career. Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri of Italy danced to the silver medal while Spain’s Olivia Smart/Adrian Diaz secured the bronze, their first ISU Grand Prix medal.
Two-time ISU World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China scored a runaway victory at the ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada International Saturday in Vancouver, winning with 31 points to spare. Russia’s Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin claimed the silver medal while Ashley Cain/Timothy Leduc (USA) rose from sixth to take the bronze.
Kamila Valieva of Russia took the lead in a battle of triple Axels in the Women’s Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada International in Vancouver on Friday. Valieva’s teammates Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Alena Kostornaia came second and third on the first day of competition.
To the delight of the home crowd, Canadians Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier danced to a confident lead in the Rhythm Dance at Skate Canada International Friday in Vancouver. Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri of Italy finished second and Spain’s Olivia Smart/Adrian Diaz are sitting in third.
Nathan Chen (USA) skated to a strong lead in the Short Program with 12 points to spare, redeeming himself from the subpar performance at Skate America the week before. Teammate Jason Brown came second ahead of Canada’s Keegan Messing.
Two-time ISU World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) ruled in the Pairs Short Program as the ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada International opened Friday in Vancouver. Russia’s Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin sit in second followed by Minerva Fabienne Hase/Nolan Seegert of Germany.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 continues this week with Skate Canada International in Vancouver (CAN). The event features stars such as three-time and reigning ISU World Champion Nathan Chen (USA), 2021 ISU World silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS) and 2018 Olympic Pairs silver medalists Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN).
Russia’s Alexandra Trusova struck gold in what was a high-level competition at the ISU Grand Prix Guaranteed Rate Skate America in Las Vegas Sunday. Daria Usacheva, also from Russia, claimed the silver in her debut at the senior-level Grand Prix while Young You of the Republic of Korea moved up from fifth to capture bronze.
Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) captured their fourth consecutive Skate America title at the ISU Grand Prix in Las Vegas Sunday. Teammates Madison Chock/Evan Bates danced off with the silver medal while Canadians Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Sorensen took the bronze.
Vincent Zhou(USA) skated to his first ISU Grand Prix gold medal at Guaranteed Rate Skate America, ending the winning streak of three-time ISU World Champion Nathan Chen (USA), who took the bronze medal. The silver went to Japan’s Shoma Uno.
Two-time European champions Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia skated to gold in the Pairs event at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Guaranteed Rate Skate America in Las Vegas on Saturday.