Claiming her third consecutive ISU Short Track World Cup 1000m gold medal, Suzanne Schulting (NED) showed her competitors that they will have to work hard to beat her in her favorite event this season.
Republic of Korea’s men started their short track World Cup campaign in Almaty strongly, winning four of Saturday’s six medals including a clean sweep in the 1500m final.
Reigning World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) added his second ISU Grand Prix Final title to his resume Friday in Vancouver (CAN).
China’s Cheng Peng/Yang Jin upset the favorites in the Pairs Short Program, edging Russians Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert and Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov for a narrow lead at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Vancouver (CAN) on Friday.
World silver medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) danced to the lead in the Rhythm Dance.
Canada’s Stephen Gogolev came as a substitute into the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and ended up stealing the show and skating off with the gold medal on home ice on Friday in Vancouver.
Sofia Shevchenko/Igor Eremenko clinched victory in the Junior Ice Dance event by the slimmest of margins and led Russia to a podium sweep at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in Vancouver (CAN) on Friday.
Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won the 500m and the 1000m while the Japanese men claimed Team Pursuit gold on the first day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in the Arena Lodowa in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland.
Reigning World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) took the Men’s Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on Thursday in Vancouver (CAN).
Russia’s Alena Kostornaia upset teammate Alexandra Trusova to grab the lead in the Junior Ladies Short Program.
World Junior silver medalists Polina Kostiukovich/Dmitri Ialin of Russia edged teammates.
Camden Pulkinen (USA) skated to the lead in the Junior Men Short Program at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on Thursday in Vancouver.
Sofia Shevchenko/Igor Eremenko of Russia clinched a narrow lead as the competition opened with the Junior Rhythm Dance in Vancouver (CAN) on Thursday.
Over the past three seasons, Kazakhstan has begun to feature ever more prominently in Short Track’s elite events, after forming a successful training partnership with the Netherlands. A decade ago, few people in Kazakhstan had even heard of the sport, but with Kazakh skaters starting to win ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating medals with increasing regularity, the country is now preparing to host its first ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Almaty this weekend.