On February 12, 2022 the ISU Council decided that the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships could not be held as planned on March 7-13, 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) made his mark in the 500m but Thomas Krol (NED) hit back in the 1000m on the first day of the men’s Sprint Tournament at the ISU World Speed Skating Championships in Hamar. With a solid third place, Dubreuil managed to limit the damage in the 1000m and the Canadian heads into the second day as leader. Krol is second with Kai Verbij (NED) sitting third.
Jutta Leerdam and Femke Kok set up an exciting battle for the title on the first day of the ISU World Sprint Championships in Hamar on Thursday. After Kok had won the 500m and Leerdam the 1000m, the youngsters from the Netherlands were only 0.07 points apart, with Leerdam on top. Vanessa Herzog (AUT) is third after coming second in the 500m and fourth in the 1000m.
The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal, (CAN) have been postponed to April 8-10, 2022
The 2022 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships take place at the Hala Olivia, Gdansk, Poland, from March 4-6. The competition will award medals over 500m, 1000m and 1500m for both genders, with a 3000m Relay for Women and a 5000m Relay for Men.
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After the single distance specialists had their chance to shine at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games last month, versatility and consistency will be required over four distances at the ISU World Speed Skating Championships 2022 in Hamar. In the Allround tournaments short and long distance performances are added up in one overall ranking, and in the Sprint Championships Skaters have to perform well over the course of two 500m and two 1000m races.
Following the recent worldwide developments (Covid-19 pandemic and Ukrainian crisis), the ISU and Speed Skating Canada are currently considering a postponement of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal, CAN from March 18-20, 2022, to the first part of April 2022.
The ISU Council reiterates its solidarity with all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and our thoughts are with the entire Ukrainian people and country. The ISU Council reaffirms its full solidarity with the ISU Members in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Speed Skating Federation and the Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation. The ISU Council will evaluate possibilities for swift humanitarian assistance to its Ukrainian ISU Members.
The ISU is witnessing with great disbelief the events unfolding in Ukraine and is deeply concerned about the safety of the skating family in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to all those affected and our thoughts are with the entire Ukrainian people and country. The ISU expresses its solidarity with all those affected by this conflict.
China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han struck gold on home ice as the Figure Skating competition at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games concluded with the Pairs Free Skating at the Capital Indoor Stadium Saturday. Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (ROC) were edged by less than one point and took the silver, while teammates Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov (ROC) earned the bronze.
2018 Olympic silver medalists Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) took the lead setting a new record score as the Figure Skating competition continued with the Pairs Short Program at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the Capital Indoor Stadium on Friday. Two-time ISU World silver medalists Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (ROC) are just 0.16 points behind in second place, while 2021 ISU World Champions Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov (ROC) came third. The top three couples set a new personal best score for themselves.
After his 1500m silver, Thomas Krol (NED) took another step up to the podium, seizing the Olympic 1000m title in Beijing. The Dutchman finished in 1 minute 7.92s, to keep Laurent Dubreuil (CAN) 0.40s behind. The Canadian landed silver after an act of true selfless sportsmanship by Krol’s long-time friend Kai Verbij (NED), who made way for Dubreuil after the pair ended up level on the final backstretch of their exhilarating race. Håvard Lorentzen (NOR) followed up his 2018 silver with bronze at the Beijing 2022 Olympics.
No fixed lanes, no planned schedules or coaches with lap-times, but everyone at the starting line for a bunch race over 16 laps. It’s Mass Start time in Beijing. The traditionalists in long track Speed Skating still look at it with a sense of reluctance, but most Skaters have embraced the new dynamics since the event was added to the World Cup program ten years ago.