The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships start on Friday January 22, 2016 in Sochi (RUS).
Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won both the 1500m and the 5000m to secure her fifth career European Allround title in style on Sunday in Minsk. In the men’s tournament Sven Kramer (NED) won a record extending eighth European title. Bart Swings (BEL) grabbed silver to become the second Belgian after Dutch-born Bart Veldkamp (BEL) in 2001 (silver) to claim a medal at the European Championships.
Martina Sáblíková (CZE) anticipated on her fifth European Allround title with a convincing 500m and a track record in the 3000m on the first day of the European Speed Skating Championships in Minsk. In the men’s Sven Kramer (NED) leads sovereignly after a new track record in the 5000m.
For the first time the ISU European Speed Skating Championships will be held in the Republic of Belarus. The country’s capital and largest city Minsk will host the event on 9-10 January 2016. It could be the last time that the European Championships consist of the big combination (Men) and the small combination (Ladies). In 2017 the event will see the removal of the 10,000 m (Men) and the 5000m (Ladies), which will be replaced by the 1000m.
Heather Richardson-Bergsma (USA) won the Ladies’ 1500m and took silver in the 500m on the final day of the World Cup in Heerenveen on Saturday. She collected a total of four medals in Thialf Stadium this weekend.
China claims three gold medals today in front of home crowd. Kexin Fan (CHN) and Dajing Wu (CHN) win their respective 500 m final, while Ziwei Ren (CHN) wins the Men's 1500 m. In the Ladies' Relay, Korea wins for the fourth time in as many World Cup events. On the Men's side, Hungary claims a historical first gold medal in the Relay.
Canada and Korea each earn two gold medals during Saturday's racing. Valerie Maltais (CAN) earns her first individual gold medal of the season in the 1000m while Yoon-Gy Kwak (KOR) tops the podium on the Men's side. The Ladies 1500m is won by Minjeong Choi (KOR), who wins for the third time in a row in the distance this season. Charles Hamelin (CAN) earns his fourth gold medal of the season, winning the Men's 1500 m.
Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) set a new track record and the fastest time ever on a lowland track with 1:08.16 to take gold in the Men’s 1000m in Heerenveen’s Thialf Stadium on Saturday.
Polina Tsurskaya (RUS) takes Junior Ladies gold, Ekaterina Borisova/Dmitry Sopot (RUS) skate to Junior Pairs gold and Team Paradise (RUS) wins Synchronized Skating Free Skating
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued Saturday with the Free Dance, Ladies and Men’s Free Skating.
Sang-Hwa Lee set a new track record at the newly built ice rink in Heerenveen’s Thialf Stadium on Friday. The Korean skated 37.59 to take gold in the 500m on the first day of the fourth World Cup event this season.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued Friday with the Junior Free Dance, Junior Men’s Free Skating.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued Friday with the Short Dance, Pairs Free Skating and Ladies Short Program.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final opened Thursday with the Junior Short Programs. The events feature the top six skaters/couples in each category from the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued this evening with the Pairs and Men Short Programs. The events feature the top six skaters/couples in each category from the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series