Satoko Miyahara of Japan repeated as Skate America Champion, taking back-to-back titles in the event. Teammate Kaori Sakamoto made it a one-two finish for the Japanese Ladies, grabbing the silver medal, while Russian Grand Prix debutant Sofia Samodurova skated to the bronze.
The Ice Dance event produced several firsts: Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) danced to the first Grand Prix gold medal of their career while silver medalists Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri of Italy and bronze medalists Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro of Russia made the podium at a Grand Prix event for the first time.
World silver medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) danced to the lead in the Rhythm Dance as Day 2 of Skate America concluded in Everett on Saturday. Italians Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri finished second, followed by Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro of Russia.
World bronze medalist Satoko Miyahara of Japan leads the Ladies following the Short Program on Saturday at Skate America in Everett. The 2018 Four Continents champion Kaori Sakamoto, also of Japan, follows in second, and Russian newcomer Sofia Samodurova sits third.
World champion Nathan Chen (USA) cruised to the men’s gold, taking the title with 40 points to spare. The Czech Republic’s Michal Brezina claimed the silver, his first Grand Prix medal in four years, and Sergei Voronov of Russia moved up one spot to earn the bronze.
World silver medalists Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia started their Grand Prix season with a gold medal as Skate America continued in Everett, Washington (USA) on Saturday. Teammates Alisa Efimova/Alexander Korovin gave Russia the silver medal also, while Ashley Cain/Timothy Leduc (USA) claimed the bronze. For Efimova/Korovin and Cain/Leduc, these were their first Grand Prix medals.
World champion Nathan Chen (USA) ruled in the Men’s Short Program, taking the lead with a little over eight points to spare ahead of Czech Republic’s Michal Brezina. Julian Zhi Jie Yee of Malaysia upset several well-known competitors to place third in his Grand Prix debut.
World silver medalists Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program as Skate America opened Friday in Everett (USA). Teammates Alisa Efimova/Alexander Korovin made it a one-two for Russia in Pairs Short. German Grand Prix debutants Minerva-Fabienne Hase/Nolan Seegert surprisingly came third.
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2018 World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) and several world medalists headline the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate America in Everett, WA (USA) this week, kicking off the 2018/19 Series, as the first of six events.