Japanese Champions Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto dominated the Ice Dance competition at the ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Saturday, claiming gold a mammoth 22 points ahead of silver medalists Rikako Fukase/Eichu Cho of Japan. Japan’s new team of Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi settled for third place on their competition debut.
Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto of Japan scored a runaway victory with almost 30 points to spare at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Saturday, claiming the first Grand Prix title of her career. Teammate Wakaba Higuchi earned the silver medal while newcomer Rino Matsuike, also from Japan, climbed from fourth to take bronze in her senior Grand Prix debut.
Reigning ISU World Junior silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama of Japan took the lead in the Men’s Short Program in his senior-level ISU Grand Prix debut at NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Friday. Japan’s Kazuki Tomono placed second ahead of another Japanese newcomer, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda.
Japanese Champions Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto danced to a strong lead in the Rhythm Dance at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trohpy in Osaka (JPN) Friday. The new team of Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi (JPN) edged Rikako Fukase/Eichu Cho(JPN) for second place.
Top seed Kaori Sakamoto of Japan cruised to the lead in the Ladies Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Friday. 2018 ISU World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi of Japan came second and compatriot Mako Yamashita follows in third.
Viewers will be able to watch the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series either via their national broadcaster / channel and for countries where there are no broadcasters, the ISU will offer a live stream on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel.
Exciting competition and debuts await the Skating world at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy from November 27-29, in Osaka (JPN). The field is headlined by 2020 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating bronze medalist Yuma Kagiyama (JPN), ISU Four Continents Figure Skating silver medalist Young You (KOR) and 2018 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Champion Kaori Sakamoto (JPN). 2010 ISU World Figure Skating Champion Daisuke Takahashi will give his debut as an Ice Dancer in the team Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi (JPN).
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup was a true highlight of this unusual skating season, full of spectacular performances in a thrilling, high-level competition. Russian Skaters dominated as expected as only few international competitors were able to take part.
Have a look at these pictures that were captured during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup this weekend.
Russia’s 2015 World Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, nicknamed “The Empress” by her fans, reigned supreme in the Ladies Free Skating at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Saturday in Moscow to take the title in a thrilling final. Reigning ISU European Champion Alena Kostornaia (RUS) had to settle for the silver medal this time while Anastasiia Guliakova (RUS) captured the bronze on her Grand Prix debut.
ISU European Champions Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii of Russia ruled in the Pairs Free Skating to take their second consecutive Rostelecom Cup title at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Moscow on Saturday. Compatriots Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov slipped to second while Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov, also of Russia, secured the bronze on their senior-level Grand Prix debut.
ISU European Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov of Russia won gold for the second successive year at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Saturday in Moscow. Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro (RUS) finished runners-up to claim the third Grand Prix medal of their career, while Anastasia Skoptcova/Kirill Aleshin (RUS) climbed the senior Grand Prix podium for the first time to take bronze.
Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada celebrated a golden comeback at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Saturday in Moscow, taking the second Grand Prix title of his career after missing the past season due to health issues. Morisi Kvitelashvili of Georgia claimed his second Grand Prix silver medal, while Petr Gumennik of Russia earned the bronze on his senior Grand Prix debut.
Reigning ISU European Champion Alena Kostornaia (RUS) came out on top in the Ladies Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Friday. Russia’s 2015 World Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva finished second, while Alexandra Trusova (RUS) is standing in third place.