The ISU noted and welcomes the discussions currently taking place between the governments of the Republic of Korea (KOR) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (PRK) also involving a possible participation of PRK Skaters in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Mikhail Kolyada (22) has had a breakthrough season with winning his first Grand Prix medals – gold and bronze – and qualifying for his first Grand Prix Final, where he got on to the podium again. He is now a top contender for the upcoming European Championships in Moscow.
Within the context of the hearing of the (Oswald) Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Skating Union (ISU) has received the verdicts of the IOC Disciplinary Commission for Russian Speed Skaters:
Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot struck gold at the Grand Prix Final in Nagoya (JPN) and set a new highest score in the Free Skating.
The ISU Development Program is one of the cornerstone of the Figure Skating and Speed Skating successes. For this reason, the ISU Development Commision has approved projects in several countries.
According to the Team Event Qualification System for the Figure Skating Team Event, the following Teams have qualified for the Figure Skating Team Event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in PyeongChang / KOR (in order of qualification).
Two-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France beat Canada’s reigning World Champions Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir for the first time with a new highest total score and took their first Grand Prix Final title as the Ice Dance event concluded at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya (JPN) Saturday. Three-time World medalists Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) clinched the bronze medal.
Russia’s World Junior Champion Alina Zagitova continued her impressive senior-debut season to confidently win the Ladies event in what was her debut at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya (JPN) Saturday.
World silver medalists Aljona Savchenko/Bruno Massot of Germany soared to victory setting a new record score in the Free Skating as the Pairs event wrapped up at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya (JPN) Saturday. Reigning World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China moved up one spot to take the silver medal and Canada’s two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford pulled up from fourth to claim the bronze.
Russia’s Alexandra Trusova led a Russian sweep of the Junior Ladies podium at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in Nagoya (JPN). Alena Kostornaia took the silver and Anastasia Tarankova claimed the bronze medal. All three Ladies competed in their first Junior Final.
Russia’s Anastasia Skoptcova/Kirill Aleshin danced off with the gold medal as the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final continued in Nagoya (JPN) on Saturday.
Further to the IOC Executive Board decision of 5 December 2017 with regards to the Russian participation at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
Nathan Chen (USA) prevailed over home town hero Shoma Uno of Japan in close a finish at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya (JPN) on Friday to take the title. Mikhail Kolyada of Russia earned the bronze medal in what was his debut at the ISU Grand Prix Final.