Italy’s 2012 World Champion Carolina Kostner wowed the home crowd with a personal best performance as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018 opened with the Ladies Short Program Wednesday in Milan (ITA).
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018 will open in Milan, Italy on March 21 and will be held in Milan for the second time since 1951. More recently, Milan has hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2013 and the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in 1998.
After South Korea dominated the Ladies’ relay, the Men’s race was more closely fought, with multiple lead changes throughout the 5000-metre A Final but ultimately the same outcome.
Already dominant in individual events, South Korea’s Ladies proved they were equally strong as a Short Track unit, skating to gold in the Ladies’ 3000m Relay Final.
Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) enjoyed a surprise finish to the 2018 World Short Track Championships, clinching top spot in the Men’s 3000m Super Final, propelling him to second place in the overall standings and a silver medal.
In a race that included multiple lead changes and lots of movement throughout, Korea’s Choi Min Jeong paced herself to perfection to win the Ladies’ 3000m Super Final at the World Short Track Championships in Montreal, Canada – her third gold of the weekend.
The crowd roared from start to finish as Charles Hamelin (CAN) led from the front to take home gold in the Men’s 1000m A Final on Sunday at the World Short Track Championships in Montreal, Canada.
South Korea claimed a fourth gold of the World Short Track Championships as Shim Suk Hee won the Ladies’ 1000m to finish on top of the podium in the first event of the second and final day of competition in Montreal, Canada.
Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) finished the season on top in the Grand World Cup rankings on Sunday. He became the first Norwegian skater to take the overall victory since the inauguration of the Grand World Cup in the 2011/12 season, but the Olympic 500m champion again had to bow his head for a Dutch podium sweep in the shortest distance on Sunday.
It’s already been a World Championship debut to remember for South Korea’s Hwang Dae Heon after the 18-year-old won gold in the men’s 500 metres.
After finishing first in the Ladies’ 1500-metre Final just hours earlier, Min Jeong Choi (KOR) glided her way to the top of the podium in the Ladies’ 500-metre Final and Natalia Maliszewska made history for Poland at the 2018 ISU World Short Tack Speed Skating Championships in Montreal.