Led by 2016 Four Continents champion Satoko Miyahara, the Japanese Ladies dominated the Short Program at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei on Wednesday. The 2017 World Junior bronze medalist Kaori Sakamoto came second, while defending Four Continents champion Mai Mihara was third.
Ashley Cain/Timothy Leduc (USA) snatched a narrow lead in the Pairs Short Program as the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships continued in Taipei, Chinese Taipei on Wednesday. Australia’s World Junior Pairs champions Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/Harley Windsor are trailing the leaders by just 0.31 points in second place, while Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea (USA) are only 1.02 points behind the leaders in third. All three teams set personal bests in the event.
Former World Junior champions Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) danced to the lead as the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships opened Wednesday with the Short Dance in Taipei. Kana Muramoto/Chris Reed of Japan came second and Canadians Carolane Soucisse/Shane Firus are currently ranked third.
The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2018 will open in Taipei, Chinese Taipei, Wednesday. A total of 103 skaters from 15 ISU members have been entered for the Championships that are a last test before the Olympic Winter Games for World silver medalist Shoma Uno (JPN), 2015 World silver medalist Satoko Miyahara (JPN) and other skaters ...
Ivanie Blondin (CAN) won her career first gold medal racing over a classic speed skating distance when she triumphed in the ladies 3000m in four minutes, 4.86 seconds in Erfurt on Sunday.
Kjeld Nuis (NED) equaled the track record to secure his second 1000m gold of the World Cup in Erfurt on Sunday. The world champion matched the time set by Shani Davis (USA) in 2009 when he finished in one minute 8.40 seconds to beat Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) in the final pair.
After clinching her career first World Cup victory in Saturday’s 500m in Erfurt, Vanessa Herzog (AUT) struck gold again in Sunday’s 1000m, clocking one minute 15.26 seconds. Hege Bøkko (NOR) came second in 1:15.52, and Yekaterina Shikhova (RUS) finished third in 1:16.06.
Following the discussions between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), PyeongChang Olympic Organizing Committee (POCOG), the National Olympic Committees (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (KOR), the IOC President Thomas Bach announced today that a delegation from DPRK will participate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Ireen Wüst (NED) took her first World Cup win of the season when she grabbed gold in Saturday’s 1500m in Erfurt. Marrit Leenstra (NED) took silver and Ida Njåtun (NOR) collected the bronze medal.
Kjeld Nuis (NED) showed that he is ready for his Olympic debut in PyeongChang next month when he won the World Cup 1000m in Erfurt on Saturday in one minute and 8.57 seconds.
Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France cruised to their fourth consecutive European title, setting new record scores as the ISU European Championships 2018 continued in Moscow Saturday.
Vanessa Herzog (AUT) won the second ladies 500m in 37.88 seconds in Erfurt on Saturday, to become the first Austrian World Cup winner since Emese Hunyady in 1997.