Sven Kramer (NED) lost his 100 percent record in the 5000m at the ISU World Single Distances Championships when Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) skated an immaculate race in Inzell on Thursday to dethrone the king and grab his first world title. Kramer ended up in third place and Patrick Roest (NED) took silver. Before the long-distance surprise, the Dutch men won the new Team Sprint event.
Martina Sáblíková (CZE) found redemption in Inzell on Thursday after losing her Olympic 5000m title in PyeongChang a year ago. The 32-year-old Czech veteran, who had struggled with a back injury that caused her to consider quitting in the run-up to the Olympic Winter Games, proved she has returned stronger than ever, winning gold in the 3000m in a track record on the first day of the ISU World Single Distances Championships. The Dutch ladies opened the championships with the first ever Team Sprint gold.
This season’s ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating will come to an end this weekend in Torino, Italy. Don't miss it!
While the best senior skaters compete for the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championship titles in Inzell, the champions of the future meet at the ISU Junior World Cup final in Baselga di Piné on 9-10 February. After the first two legs in Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL) and Helsinki (FIN), Robin Groot (NED) and Hallgeir Engebråten (NOR) are on their way to win multiple World Cup distances.
The globe’s finest Short Track Speed Skaters head to Torino, Italy this weekend (8-10 February) on a dual mission. They’ll be tussling for ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2018/19 points and medals, of course – but in the season’s last meeting before the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2019 in Sofia, they’ll also be looking to sharpen up, and assess their opponents’ tactics prior to the calendar’s biggest event.
This post-Olympic season has been a whirlwind for Korea’s Junhwan Cha. The 17-year-old up-and-coming skater made the podium in each event he entered so far.
Let's have a look back at the highlights of the record breaking performances at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating event in Hamar (NOR).
Take a look at the highlights of the intense ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating action in Dresden.
Following the ISU European Figure Skating Championships the focus now shifts this week to the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships with most of the non-European top skaters competing in Anaheim, USA (February 5-10). Anaheim will host an ISU Figure Skating Championship for the first time.
Denis Yuskov (RUS) took his third 1500m gold medal of the season but the crowd inside Hamar's Vikingskipet – with Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg among them – cheered louder for Håvard Bøkko (NOR) collecting the silver medal. The Norwegian took his first individual World Cup medal since the 2012/2013 season. In the 500m Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) showed a little ShortTrack trick to stay on his feet in the inner corner and win his second gold medal of the weekend.
After Saturday's 1000m win, Brittany Bowe (USA) took another gold medal in the 1500m on Sunday. Dutch youngster Joy Beune won her career first individual World Cup medal clinching the bronze. Vanessa Herzog (AUT) took advantage of the absence of Saturday's winner Nao Kodaira (JPN) in the 500m. Despite a slower race on Sunday, the European Sprint champion collected the gold medal.
Korea’s all-conquering men’s team picked up two more gold medals at the Energieverbund Arena on Sunday to seal a whitewash of the individual men’s events at the ISU Short Track speed skating World Cup in Dresden, Germany.
Dutch superstar Suzanne Schulting lit up the final day of racing at the ISU Short Track speed skating World Cup in Dresden to cement her status as the world’s very best.