Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes Junior Ladies Short Program while Anna Yanovskaya/Sergey Mozgov (RUS) lead in Junior Short Dance, Sota Yamamoto wins Junior Men Short Program and Julianne Seguin/Charlie Bilodeau capture Junior Pairs Short Program
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final continued on Thursday in Barcelona (ESP) with the Pairs and Ladies Short Programs.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating will come to an end this week with the Finals in Barcelona (ESP).
The Polish revolution continued with the first 1500m victory for Jan Szymanski (POL) and another 500m win for Artur Was (POL) on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating weekend in Berlin. Norway took both silvers. A tight win for Ireen Wüst (NED) over Heather Richardson (USA) and Marrit Leenstra (NED) made the 1500m ladies exciting and Sang-Hwa Lee took another 500m win. Irene Schouten (NED) and Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) took gold in the Mass Start. Five skaters improved their personal best times, bringing the total of this weekend to 27, including four national records.
German gold and silver for Nico Ihle and Samuel Schwarz in the Men’s 1000m was the highlight of the second day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating races in Berlin on Saturday. In the Ladies’ 1000m Brittany Bowe and Heather Richardson topped the podium for the USA. Dutchmen Jorrit Bergsma and Douwe de Vries sandwiched Norwegian Sverre Lunde Pedersen on the 5000m podium and the Dutch ladies continued their winning streak in the Team Pursuit, followed by the strong Polish team. On Saturday 8 skaters improved their personal best times, which adds up to 22 personal bests for the weekend.
It was a historic Friday for Polish skating in Berlin. After Artur Was (POL) grabbed his career first World Cup victory in the Men’s 500m, his compatriots Zbigniew Bródka, Jan Szymanski and Konrad Niedzwiedzki clinched the first Polish World Cup gold in the Men’s Team Pursuit to wrap up the first day of the third leg in the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15. World Cup leader Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) crashed in the final pair of the 500m. Ireen Wüst (NED) won the 3.000m for Ladies and Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took her fourth World Cup win of the season in the Ladies’ 500m.
Gracie Gold (USA), Daisuke Murakami (JPN) and Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) skated to victory as NHK Trophy continued in Osaka (JPN) on Saturday. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) took the lead in the Short Dance...
Gracie Gold (USA), Takahito Mura (JPN) and Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) took the lead in the Short Programs at NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Friday...
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN), the sixth and final event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The event is headlined by Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), World silver medalists Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) and World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN)
With Chinese, Russian, Czech and Italian victories, there was nothing to be seen of last season’s Dutch dominance on the final day of the second leg of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series in Seoul. The Korean World Cup weekend finished with the Ladies’ 1000m, the men’s second 500m, and the Mass Start for both men and Ladies. In total eight different nationalities topped the podiums.
Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took revenge, Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) kept winning and Marrit Leenstra (NED) beat fellow-Dutch Ireen Wüst. Leg two of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15 in Seoul (KOR) continued with the Men’s 10,000m, the Ladies’ second 500m, the Men’s 1000m and the Ladies’ 1500m on Saturday. In all distances except for the 500m, the Track Record was broken and two skaters set personal best times. Experience proved to be the key in the longest distance, in which 38-year-old Bob de Jong (NED) won with daylight between him and his opponents.
Elena Radionova (RUS), Maxim Kovtun (RUS), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) struck gold as Trophee Bompard wrapped up in Bordeaux (FRA) on Saturday...
The second leg of ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15 started in Seoul (KOR). 42-year-old Claudia Pechtstein (GER) won the Ladies’ 5000m, Noa Kodaira (JPN) beat Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) in the ladies’ 500m, Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) took his first World Cup win in the 1500m and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) blasted to another 500m win.
Elena Radionova (RUS), Denis Ten (KAZ), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) skated to the lead as Trophée Eric Bompard opened in Bordeaux, France on Friday with the Pairs, Ladies and Men’s Short Programs and the Short Dance. Trophee Bompard is the fifth of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Several skaters have the chance to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Barcelona (ESP)...