Russia celebrated a gold medal sweep at the fifth ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Ljubljana (SLO). Overall Russian skaters collected four out of nine medals, the USA got three while Canada and Estonia took home one medal each.
Twenty Skaters / Couples from 16 ISU Members earned the last remaining Olympic quota places for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the Challenger Series and Olympic Qualifying Event Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf (GER) this weekend. Seven spots for Men, six for Women, three for Pairs and four for Ice Dance were available.
The ISU was informed by the Japanese Skating Federation (JSF) of the cancellation of the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships, that was scheduled to take place from January 28 – 30, 2022 in Obihiro (JPN).
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Here are some amazing pictures that were taken of the young stars who competed at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Krasnoyarsk (RUS) this weekend.
The last Olympic quota places for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games – seven for Men, six for Women, three for Pairs and four for Ice Dance – will be assigned at the ISU Challenger Series and Olympic Qualifying Event Nebelhorn Trophy September 23-25 in Oberstdorf (GER).
Russian Skaters dominated at their home ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Krasnoyarsk, claiming 10 out of 12 medals. Russia's GlebLutfullin, Sofia Akatieva, Ekaterina Chikmareva/MatveiIanchenkov and Ice Dancers Irina Khavronina/Dario Cirisano all claimed their first ISU Junior Grand Prix gold medals and all of them except Lutfullin debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series.
Kazakhstan participated at its first winter Olympics in Lillehammer 1994 – and it was a glorious event for the nation that had only just become independent from the Soviet Union: cross country skiing ace Vladimir Smirnov won a gold medal, two silvers and a bronze.
Japan’s Ice Dancers Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto have taken two huge steps towards their Olympic dream: They qualified a quota place for their country at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021 in Stockholm (SWE) in March by placing 19th and American-born Koleto has received Japanese citizenship. The season had its challenges for the husband-and-wife-team as they were unable to return to their training base in Montréal (CAN) because of travel restrictions. Instead, they trained at home in Japan and in Colorado Springs, where Tim is originally from.
The Rhythm Dance competition at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in Krasnoyarsk (RUS) had to be interrupted and postponed following the first warm up group due to serious technical problems on Thursday.
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The ISU was informed by the Chinese Figure Skating Association (CFSA) of the cancellation of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, that was scheduled to take place from January 17 – 22, 2022 in Tianjin (CHN).
When he’s not on the ice chasing Speed Skating glory, the best way to relax for Patrick Roest (NED) is being home, milking cows or doing whatever other job needs to be done at his father’s farm in Lekkerkerk. “There’s always something to do,” he says. After a long summer, Roest is gearing up for the big Olympic season to come.
US Speed Skating mental skills coach Dr Nick Galli will not be trying to convince anyone that the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games is just like any other competition.
Austria’s top Figure Skating Pair Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer are so at ease with their build-up to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games they have offered a helping hand to their rivals.