Sverre Lunde Pedersen was 3500 meters away from taking the first Norwegian ISU World Allround Speed Skating title since Johann Olav Koss in 1994, but did not manage to bring it home after a bizarre crash and Patrick Roest (NED) ran away with the title.
Thirteen-year-old Alexandra Trusova of Russia opened a new era in Ladies figure skating when landing two quadruple jumps – a Salchow and a toeloop - in her Free Skating at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018.
Miho Takagi (JPN) grabbed the first ever Japanese World Allround Speed Skating title in the lions’ den on Saturday. The 23-year-old Olympic Team Pursuit Champion held off defending champion Ireen Wüst (NED) on the artificial ice rink, which was specially built for the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Stadium.
The men’s event at the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships in a rainy but atmospheric Amsterdam Olympic Stadium, has become a clash of generations after the first two distances. 22-year-old Patrick Roest (NED) and 25-year-old Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) are on top of the rankings after winning the 500m and the 5000m respectively.
Russia’s Alexandra Trusova became the first woman to land two quadruple jumps in one program on her way to gold as competition concluded in spectacular fashion at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Sofia (BUL) on Saturday.
Russia’s Alexey Erokhov skated to victory at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia (BUL) on Saturday after favorite Alexei Krasnozhon (USA) pulled out injured.
Miho Takagi (JPN) started the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships with a blast in the 500m, to take a big advantage over defending champion Ireen Wüst (NED) on the first day of the Championships on the outdoor track in the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium on Friday. Wüst fought back in the 3000m and has not given up on the title just yet. Antoinette de Jong (NED) is third after two distances.
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Champions Anastasia Skoptcova/Kirill Aleshin of Russia took gold as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 continued on Friday in Sofia (BUL) with the Free Dance. Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) rose from sixth to capture the silver medal while Arina Ushakova/Maxim Nekrasov of Russia earned the bronze.
Russia’s Alexandra Trusova edged teammate Alena Kostornaia to secure a narrow lead in the Junior Ladies Short Program as competition at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 resumed in Sofia (BUL) on Friday. Mako Yamashita of Japan is currently ranked third.
In 1893 the first ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place on the Museum Square in Amsterdam (NED). Exactly 125 years later the prestigious Championships return to Amsterdam and will be held outdoors for the first time since 2001.
This year’s ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships will be held at the superfast high-altitude Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. The skaters have had enough time to familiarize with the track, because the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating final was held on the same oval last week. In the ladies’ World Junior Championships Jutta Leerdam (NED) will defend her Allround title and in the men’s tournament Chris Huizinga’s Allround title is up for grabs since the Dutchman went to the senior ranks after last season.
Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin led the Russian pairs to the first podium sweep in 32 years at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Sofia (BUL) on Thursday. Polina Kostiukovich/Dmitrii Ialin edged Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galiamov to take the silver medal. Russian pairs had swept the podium twice before at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 1985 and 1986.
ISU Grand Prix Final Champion Alexei Krasnozhon (USA) justified his status as favorite and claimed the Junior Men’s Short Program at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia (BUL) Thursday. Russia’s Alexey Erokhov trails the leader by almost four points in second place, while Mitsuko Sumoto of Japan is third.
Arianna Fontana (ITA) finally won her first gold medal in her fourth Olympic Winter Games, when she seized the ladies’ 500m gold. The 27-year-old Italian dominated the race from start to finish, sitting at the front and guarding her position all the way.
The ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships returns to its place of birth. 125 years ago Dutchman Jaap Eden won the first official ISU World Speed Skating Championships in Amsterdam.