The brignt young stars are in the spotlight this week with the In Focus presenting the best pictures of the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships that took place this weekend in Tallinn (EST).
Tatsuya Shinhama (JPN) secured the 500m World Cup at the ISU World Cup Final in Heerenveen on Sunday, and thus became the first Japanese male skater to win this title since the legendary Hiroyasu Shimizu in 2001.
Three-time World Allround Champion Patrick Roest (NED) won his first World Cup title in Heerenveen on Saturday. The Dutchman maintained his unbeaten status this season, winning his fifth race in the long distances at the World Cup final.
She may have clinched her 13th overall long-distance World Cup in 14 seasons but it did not come easy for Martina Sáblíková (CZE), who came fourth in the 3000m at the ISU World Cup final in Heerenveen on Saturday.
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Champion Kamila Valieva of Russia scored a runaway victory as competition at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships wrapped up Saturday in Tallinn (EST) with the Ladies Free Skating.
Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA) came from behind to snatch the Ice Dance title in what was a close and exciting competition at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn (EST) on Saturday. Georgia’s Maria Kazakova/Georgy Reviya made history to win the first ISU Championship medal in Ice Dance for their country. Rhythm Dance leaders Elizaveta Shanaeva/Devid Naryzhnyy of Russia had to settle for the bronze.
Russia’s Andrei Mozalev skated to a confident victory at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallin, Estonia, on Friday, ending a series of silver medals. Yuma Kagiyama of Japan had to settle for silver and Russian Petr Gumennik soared from ninth to earn bronze.
Canadian Ice Dancer Piper Gilles, who competes with her partner Paul Poirier, was preparing for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 in the pre-Olympic season when she found out that her mother Bonnie was fatally ill.
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Champion Kamila Valieva of Russia claimed the lead in the Ladies Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued in Tallinn, Estonia, on Friday. Korea’s Haein Lee came second followed by Daria Usacheva of Russia.
Youth Olympic Champions Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov led Russia to a fifth clean sweep of the Pairs medals at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn on Thursday. Kseniia Akhanteva/Valerii Kolesov claimed the silver in the Estonian capital, with the bronze going to Iuliia Artemeva/Mikhail Nazarychev.
Elizaveta Shanaeva/Devid Naryzhnyy of Russia captured a narrow lead in the Junior Rhythm Dance as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued in Tallinn (EST) on Thursday. Georgia’s ISU Junior Grand Prix Final champions Maria Kazakova/Georgy Reviya (GEO) and Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA) are close behind in second and third place.
The ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series 2019/20 promises to be another exhilarating season. Don’t miss any of the action from the season’s thrilling events which will be streamed live to all fans on the ISU Skating YouTube page.
With all major Championships done and four World Champions crowned last week in the stunning Viking Ship oval in Hamar, this weekend is the last chance to grab a title at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final. Heerenveen (NED) is gearing up for the Speed Skating season's grand finale. At the ISU Wold Cup Speed Skating Final in the famous Thialf Stadium, the twelve most consistent performers per distance throughout the season, will get a chance to seal their 2019/20 campaign with an overall ISU World Cup Speed Skating title. After five previous World Cup events, skaters will race for double points in the Final. To conclude the season, the tournament in Heerenveen features a demonstration event: the Mixed Gender Relay on Sunday.
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final champions Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov topped a Russian sweep of the Pairs Short Program at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn (EST) Wednesday. Kseniia Akhanteva/Valerii Kolesov edged Iuliia Artemeva/Mikhail Nazarychev by just 0.18 points to come second. All teams set new personal best scores.