Mai Mihara of Japan came from fourth place to strike gold in what was her debut at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Gabrielle Daleman of Canada earned the silver medal and Mirai Nagasu (USA) pulled up from fifth to claim the bronze.
Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada danced off with the gold medal, taking home their third Four Continents title. USA’s Maia Shibutani/ Alex Shibutani earned the silver medal and their teammates Madison Chock/Evan Bates claimed the bronze.
Nathan Chen (USA) won the Men’s Short Program. Japan’s Shoma Uno and Yuzuru Hanyu finished second and third.
Helsinki will host the World’s fastest junior speed skaters for the annual ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships on February 17-19. The Juniors have to prepare for tough conditions, because the event will be held at the artificial outdoor rink of Oulunkylä Sport Park.
Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada danced to the lead in the Short Dance. USA’s Maia Shibutani/ Alex Shibutani and Madison Chock/Evan Bates follow in second and third.
China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han and Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang finished first and second in the Pairs Short Program. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada are currently ranked third.
The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued today in Gangneung, Korea, with the Pairs Short Program. The Four Continents Championships 2017 serve as a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The Chinese and Korean men have made their mark in the Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2016/17, and Daria Kachanova was queen of the ladies’ sprint events winning five out of a total of six races in the 500m and 1000m.
The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Gangneung, Korea, on Thursday. Three reigning Four Continents Champions are back and hope to defend their title.
The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 concluded today with the Ladies and Men 500 m, second 1500 m and Relay Finals. A One-two finish for Kazakhstan in the Men’s 500 m final. Yutong Han (CHN) and Yong Jin Liu (KOR) with their respective 1000 m (2) final. Russia (Ladies) and Netherlands (Men) take gold in the Relay events.
America’s Heather Bergsma won her second World Title at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, when she edged out Ireen Wüst (NED) for gold in the ladies’ 1500m on Sunday. Almost at the end of the Championships, Bo-Reum Kim delighted the home crowd with the first Korean title of the tournament, winning the Ladies’ Mass Start.
Martina Sáblíková won her ninth consecutive 5000m title on day 3 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. Kjeld Nuis took his maiden World Title in the Men’s 1000m, and Heather Bergsma took gold in the ladies’ 1000m. Sven Kramer closed the day with gold in the 10,000m.
The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 resumed today with the sixth and final round in Minsk, Belarus. The racing events today included the following: Ladies and Men’s 1000 m (1) and 1500 m finals, and the relay semi-finals. Yang Liu (CHN) and Dae Hwang Heon (KOR) win the first 1000 m of the weekend. Double 1500 m gold for Korea: Ah Rum Noh (Ladies) and Hyo Benn Lee (Men)