The ISU Council met on Thursday December 10, 2021. Among other decisions that will be published in due course in an ISU Communication Decisions of the Council, the Council decided to cancel certain ISU Events in view of the worsening worldwide Covid-19 pandemic situation and the consequent increasing risks for organizers and participants.
Short Track Speed Skating is all about overtaking – but it’s a lot more complicated than it might look, according to Israel’s speed demon, Vladislav Bykanov. “You can’t always plan it,” the 31-year-old explains. “It can be hard to find gaps, so overtaking has to be about instinct.
The ISU releases detailed information on the qualification process, entry quotas and entry procedures for the ISU European, World Juniors and World Speed Skating Championships 2021.
Speed Skating is the fastest human powered, non-mechanical aided sport in the world, at least that’s what National Geographic concluded in a sports overview of the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014.
How do you train for elite sport when a pandemic has threatened your entire season? Simple, according to rising Canadian Short Track Speed Skating star Courtney Lee Sarault: you team up with the opposite gender, start pouring your energy into racing a three-time Olympic medal-winning compatriot and, if all else fails, strap on hockey skates.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) was the last of the four remaining ISU Grand Prix series events in the 2020/21 season and turned out to be an exciting event.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy took place in Osaka (JPN) this weekend. Check out a selection of the best pictures.
Reigning ISU World Junior silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama of Japan smashed the competition to win by nearly 50 points at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Saturday. Japan’s Kazuki Tomono claimed the silver medal and Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda of Japan captured the bronze.
Japanese Champions Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto dominated the Ice Dance competition at the ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Saturday, claiming gold a mammoth 22 points ahead of silver medalists Rikako Fukase/Eichu Cho of Japan. Japan’s new team of Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi settled for third place on their competition debut.
Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto of Japan scored a runaway victory with almost 30 points to spare at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Saturday, claiming the first Grand Prix title of her career. Teammate Wakaba Higuchi earned the silver medal while newcomer Rino Matsuike, also from Japan, climbed from fourth to take bronze in her senior Grand Prix debut.
The ISU was informed of the cancellation of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating events scheduled to be held in Bietigheim-Bissingen from February 19 – 21, 2021 and in Dresden from February 26 – 28, 2021.
Reigning ISU World Junior silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama of Japan took the lead in the Men’s Short Program in his senior-level ISU Grand Prix debut at NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Friday. Japan’s Kazuki Tomono placed second ahead of another Japanese newcomer, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda.
Japanese Champions Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto danced to a strong lead in the Rhythm Dance at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trohpy in Osaka (JPN) Friday. The new team of Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi (JPN) edged Rikako Fukase/Eichu Cho(JPN) for second place.