Russia’s Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova skated to a confident lead in the Ladies Short Program at the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Friday, winning the first segment of the competition with 13 points to spare. Her teammate Sofia Samodurova came second, followed by Alexia Paganini of Switzerland.
Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia gave a stylish performance in the Pairs Short Program to take the lead as the Rostelecom Cup continued Friday in Moscow. Italy’s Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise came second and young Russians Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin are currently ranked third.
Russia’s Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin took the lead in the Rhythm Dance on the first day of the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow Friday. Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) are currently ranked second and Sara Hurtado/Kirill Khaliavin of Spain lie third.
Two-time Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan dominated the Men’s Short Program to leave him poised for his second Grand Prix gold medal this season as the Rostelecom Cup opened Friday in Moscow. Morisi Kvitelashvili of Georgia sits in a surprise second place followed by Sweden’s Alexander Majorov as some medal hopefuls faltered.
Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Alina Zagitova (RUS) will take the ice again at Rostelecom Cup in Moscow (RUS) this week in the fifth event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2018/19. Several skaters are looking to secure their spot in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
Emerging Skater Eunsoo Lim of Korea is ready to take the next step in her career. She has moved up to the senior level this season and has made a few significant changes in her life. The NHK Trophy last week in Hiroshima marked the Grand Prix debut for the 15-year-old and she’ll compete again this week in Moscow at Rostelecom Cup.
Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) overtook overnight leaders Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro of Russia to clinch the Ice Dance gold as competition wrapped up at NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on Sunday. The bronze went to Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA).
Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno of Japan skated to the gold medal at NHK Trophy with 22 points to spare on Saturday and qualified for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Russia’s Sergei Voronov claimed the silver medal and Italian Matteo Rizzo took the bronze.
Japan’s Rika Kihira soared to gold, making it one-two for the host country with Satoko Miyahara taking the silver as the Ladies event concluded with the Free Skating in Hiroshima (JPN) on Friday. Overnight leader Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia claimed the bronze in what was a high-level competition.
Russia’s Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert cruised to the gold at the NHK Trophy in the Pairs Free Skating on Saturday, taking their second consecutive victory on the circuit. Cheng Peng/Yang Jin of China earned the silver medal and the bronze went to Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Chris Knierim (USA). The gold and silver medalists have assured themselves of a spot in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro of Russia captured the Rhythm Dance with almost five points to spare as the NHK Trophy continued on Saturday in Hiroshima, Japan. Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) are sitting in second place, closely followed by teammates Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons.
Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno of Japan grabbed a narrow 1.12 point lead over Russia’s Sergei Voronov in the Men’s Short Program at the NHK Trophy on Friday. Dmitri Aliev of Russia placed third in the first segment of the competition.
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia edged Japan’s Satoko Miyahara by 0.09 points for the lead in the Ladies Short Program at NHK Trophy on Friday. Mai Mihara, also from Japan, is currently ranked third.
Russia’s Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program as NHK Trophy opened in Hiroshima (JPN) on Friday. Cheng Peng/Yang Jin of China came second, followed in third place by Canadians Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro.