Nathan Chen (USA) came from behind to soar to his third consecutive World title at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm (SWE) on Saturday. Newcomer Yuma Kagiyama of Japan claimed the silver medal while two-time Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan settled for the bronze.
“Growing up, I was playing every sport under the sun”, says Brittany Bowe (USA) with a smile. Had she not become an Olympic Speed Skater, she might have been a professional basketball player. Having won five world titles and an Olympic bronze medal, the 33-year-old sprinter is proud of her achievements so far: “I’ve checked almost everything of my list of goals, but there’s one thing that’s outstanding, an Olympic gold medal.”
In her ISU World Championship debut Anna Shcherbakova led FSR to a clean sweep of the Ladies podium in Stockholm (SWE) on Friday. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva claimed the silver medal six years after taking the World title while Alexandra Trusova climbed from 12th place to earn the bronze.
The 2019 World silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (FSR) topped the Rhythm Dance leaderboard as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships continued in Stockholm (SWE) on Friday. The USA’s two-time World medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue and Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) follow in second and third. The top three couples are separated by just three points.
In 2020, Julian Macaraeg became the first Filipino Short Track Speed Skater to compete at a Winter Youth Olympic Games. In Lausanne, he made his first steps towards his ultimate goal: competing at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
It was a dream ISU World Championship debut for Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov (FSR), as they stormed to the Pairs gold medal in Stockholm (SWE) on Thursday. Two-time World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China took the silver medal while overnight leaders Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitri Kozlovskii (FSR) earned the bronze, their first World medal.
Two-time Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan rocked the Men’s Short Program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm (SWE) on Thursday for a six-point lead. Rookie Yuma Kagiyama of Japan burst onto the World stage coming second while two-time World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) had to settle for third place on the first day of the Men’s event.
Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitri Kozlovskii (FSR) came out on top in the Pairs Short Program battle at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm (SWE) on Wednesday
Anna Shcherbakova (FSR) clinched a narrow lead in the Ladies Short Program as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021 in Stockholm (SWE) opened Wednesday. Japan’s Rika Kihira sits in second while Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (FSR) came third.
Steven Dubois knows that as an elite sportsman he has had it better than most during the COVID-19 pandemic but that has not stopped the past 12 months posing huge challenges.
He’s been around in international Speed Skating for ten years, but the best is yet to come for Laurent Dubreuil. Last January the Canadian followed the footsteps of his legendary countryman Jeremy Wotherspoon, winning 500m gold at the ISU World Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen. Although both his parents were Olympic Speed Skaters, Dubreuil’s choice of sports was his own. “To me, nothing was as much fun as Speed Skating,” he says.
After having caught the COVID-19 virus twice, Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) didn’t know what to expect during the 2020/21 season. Taking home one gold [1000m] and two silver medals [Overall and relay] from the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht showed an exceptional recovery for Shaolin, who tested positive for the coronavirus back in September and November 2020.