Alina Zagitova of Russia took the lead in the Ladies Short Program as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships opened Wednesday in Minsk (BLR). Teammate Sofia Samodurova sits in second and Switzerland’s Alexia Paganini follows in third.
Future stars of Short Track take center stage at the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships take place at the Maurice-Richard Arena, Montreal, Canada, from January 25-27.
Europe’s top figure skaters are ready for the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2019 in Minsk, Belarus (January 21-27).
We are shocked and saddened by the unexpected passing of John Coughlin.
For Sofia Prosvirnova (RUS) the 2019 ISU European Short Track Championships summed up all that makes her sport one of the most thrilling rides out there. Dominant displays were jumbled up with dramatic falls, crucial refereeing decisions and healthy slices of luck, all of which resulted in favorites winning, returning warriors surprising themselves and young guns coming to the fore.
Russian Ice Dancers Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin have taken the next step in their career this season.
Host nation’s golden girl, Suzanne Schulting, tastes glory and disappointment, while Hungary’s speedy siblings blow away rivals at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
Pavel Kulizhnikov is the fastest man on skates. In 2015 he beat the 500m World Record in Salt Lake City (USA) in 33.98 seconds. To this date no one else managed to skate the 500m under 34 seconds. The 24-year-old Russian began Speed Skating when he was 12 years old and his talent for the sport was evident from the start. "I appeared to make progress way faster than most other kids", he says.
Verbij wins men's Sprint title, while de Jong enjoys maiden triumph in ladies' Allround, Kramer takes European Allround title and Herzog speeds to Sprint Glory.
When French Pair skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres claimed their first medal at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018 last March, a dream had come true for them. This bronze medal marked the end of a roller coaster season with highs and lows for the popular French team – and it motivated them to continue, since they had thought of retiring from competing after the Olympic season. It turned out to be the right decision.
Further to the decision of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik (CRO) to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission and following the election of ISU Office Holders during the 57th ISU Ordinary Congress 2018 in Seville (ESP), the elections for the ISU Athletes Commission are to take place in 2019.
Hungary’s outstanding Liu brothers once again proved too good for the rest as the men’s events at the 2019 ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships finished with a familiar sight: Hungary atop the podium.