Korean duo Lim Hyo Jun and Hwang Dae Heon won gold in unconventional fashion as a series of crashes, penalties and restarts marked two of the more unusual Men’s finals in the history of the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Sofia on Saturday.
The Netherlands won their first ever Ladies’ gold medal at a World Short Track Speed Skating Championships as Lara van Ruijven triumphed in a fast and furious 500m final in Sofia on Saturday.
Marjorie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha of Canada danced to the top of the podium at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2019 in Zagreb on Saturday to end a 13-year gold medal drought for Canadian Ice Dance at the junior level. Russia’s Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva/ Nikita Nazarov claimed the silver medal in their debut at the event and their compatriots Sofia Shevchenko/Igor Eremenko took the bronze.
Tomoki Hiwatashi (USA) battled his way to the gold medal in an unpredictable Men’s Final at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2019 in Zagreb on Friday. Russia’s Roman Savosin rose from sixth to claim the silver medal and the bronze went to Daniel Grassl of Italy.
Russian champion Anna Shcherbakova skated to the lead in the Junior Ladies Short Program at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb on Friday, outscoring teammate and defending World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova by less than half a point. Ting Cui (USA) finished the day in third place.
The 2018/2019 season finale will be held on the fastest ice of the world at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. All five men's single distance speed skating world records and three of the five ladies' single distance world records are skated at the 2002 Olympic rink. In the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final, the twelve best skaters per distance will compete for double points to decide who takes home the World Cup in each distance.
Led by Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov, Russian pairs swept the podium at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Thursday. Apollinaria Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov claimed the silver medal while overnight leaders Polina Kostiukovich/Dmitrii Ialin settled for the bronze. It was the fourth podium sweep by Russian pairs at Junior Worlds after 1985, 1986 and 2018.
Marjorie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha of Canada danced into the lead in the Junior Rhythm Dance as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2019 continued Thursday in Zagreb (CRO). Russians Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva/Nikita Nazarov and Sofia Shevchenko/Igor Eremenko came in second and third respectively in the first segment of the Ice Dance competition.
Stamina, that's what separates Marina Zueva (BLR) from the others. Speed skating was her first love, but certainly not the only one. Since she was a little kid Marina has also done inline-skating, mountain-biking and cycling on both road and track. Apart from being a top-athlete herself, the Belarussian national champion also coaches kids. Working on the development of speed skating in her motherland, Marina takes two youngsters by the hand to form a Belarussian Team Pursuit squad next season.
World Junior silver medalists Polina Kostiukovich/Dmitrii Ialin of Russia topped the Junior Pairs Short Program ahead of teammates Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov and Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued Wednesday in Zagreb (CRO).
Camden Pulkinen (USA) took the lead in a very competitive Junior Men’s Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships opened in Zagreb (CRO) on Wednesday. Tomoki Hiwatashi (USA) placed second followed by Italy’s Daniel Grassl.
Have a look at the Highlights of the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships, where records tumbled as Sáblíková and Roest reigned as Champions.
The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships – the biggest event on the sport’s calendar – take place at the Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria, from March 8 to 10. It promises to be a riveting conclusion to a season in which much dynamic new talent has emerged and the greatness of others been confirmed.