Norway took gold and bronze in the men’s 1500m at their home World Cup event in Stavanger on Saturday. Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) clinched his second career individual World Cup win and Sindre Henriksen (NOR) made his individual podium debut. Joey Mantia (USA) grabbed silver.
2017 World Junior Champion Alina Zagitova, of Russia, continued her impressive senior-level debut this season. Coming from fifth place the teenager jumped up the placings to top the podium at the Internationaux de France de Patinage in Grenoble on Saturday.
Wu Dajing of China appears to be peaking at the right time, winning the men’s 500m at the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track to add to his two gold medals last week.
Better late than never for Elise Christie (GBR). The world champion won her first gold medal on the fourth and final stop of the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track in Seoul after an injury-hampered season.
Canadian veteran Charles Hamelin turned back the clock to win the men's 1500m battle but Hwang Dae Heon (KOR) won the war to finish overall Audi ISU World Cup Short Track men’s 1500m champion.
Distance queen Choi Min Jeong (KOR) won her third 1500m gold this Audi ISU World Cup Short Track season to finish as the overall Ladies 1500m winner.
Two-time World Champion Javier Fernandez, of Spain, soared past the field in the Men’s Short Program at the Internationaux de France de Patinage Friday, looking for redemption after his sub-par performances at the Audi Cup of China where he was taken ill.
European Champions Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov, of Russia, took the Pairs Short Program as the Internationaux de France de Patinage continued in Grenoble Friday.
Two-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron, of France, skated to a confident lead in the Short Dance, setting a personal-best score en route as the Internationaux de France de Patinage continued Friday in Grenoble.
“The best day in my career, for sure,” said Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) after he added 1000m gold to his 500m victory on the first day of the World Cup Speed Skating weekend on home ice in Stavanger.
Nao Kodaira (JPN) gave a masterclass in sprinting on the first day of the World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger on Friday.