The Japanese ladies gave the home crowd two gold medals to cheer for at the start of the 2018-2019 ISU World Cup Speed Skating season in Obihiro on Friday. Nao Kodaira won the 500m, while Ayano Sato and the Takagi-sisters Miho and Nana dominated the Team Pursuit.
It’s a measure of Sjinkie Knegt’s (NED) supreme mastery of the 1500m that the world record holder and Olympic silver medalist can cruise to a World Cup gold medal and yet still claim to be in “not great shape”.
The post-Olympic long track Speed Skating season holds a lot in store. Even before the first major international clash, eight Skaters already clocked sub-35 races in the Men's 500m.
Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Alina Zagitova (RUS) will take the ice again at Rostelecom Cup in Moscow (RUS) this week in the fifth event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2018/19. Several skaters are looking to secure their spot in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
After a pulsating start to the Short Track season in Calgary, the racers hoped over to Salt Lake City’s Utah Olympic Oval for the second ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating meeting of the season were more records were broken. Watch the highlights.
Emerging Skater Eunsoo Lim of Korea is ready to take the next step in her career. She has moved up to the senior level this season and has made a few significant changes in her life. The NHK Trophy last week in Hiroshima marked the Grand Prix debut for the 15-year-old and she’ll compete again this week in Moscow at Rostelecom Cup.
Alyson Charles (CAN) is well known within Canadian Short Track circles for her explosive starting on the ice but the 20-year-old sprinter from Montreal has made an even faster start to her World Cup career.
Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) overtook overnight leaders Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro of Russia to clinch the Ice Dance gold as competition wrapped up at NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on Sunday. The bronze went to Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA).
In the cut-throat world of Short Track Speed Skating, the idea of an athlete being disappointed with World Cup gold, because he really wanted to finish second, may sound somewhat preposterous. But that’s exactly what happened in Saturday’s Men’s 1000m race at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City.
Since 2015, Choi Min Jeong (KOR) has been the undisputed queen of Short Track, winning World Championship gold medals each year, almost for fun. So after an indifferent start to the season, Saturday’s crowds at Utah’s Olympic Oval were thrilled to see the Korean skater return to winning ways with gold in the Ladies’ 1500m at the ISU Short Track World Cup in Salt Lake City.
A broad smile breaks across the face of Csaba Burján (HUN) as he explains just how little the people of Hungary know about winter sports. The majority of the country’s population still have no idea that Short Track Speed Skating even exists, despite Burján being an Olympic Champion
Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno of Japan skated to the gold medal at NHK Trophy with 22 points to spare on Saturday and qualified for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Russia’s Sergei Voronov claimed the silver medal and Italian Matteo Rizzo took the bronze.