Kai Verbij (NED) took gold in the men’s 1000m in Calgary on Saturday after fastest finisher Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) was disqualified for crossing the marker irregularly in the inner corner.
Heather Bergsma (USA) claimed her first World Cup gold this season with victory in the Ladies 1000m at the Calgary Olympic Oval on Saturday. Nao Kodaira (JPN), who leads the season standings over the distance, crashed out in the final pairing.
Laurent Dubreuil, Gilmore Junio and Vincent De Haître (CAN) handed the home crowd a gold medal and a world record in the Men’s Team Sprint at the Calgary Olympic Oval on Friday. Russia won the Ladies Team Sprint event.
Sven Kramer (NED) won gold in the men’s 5000m at the ISU World Cup speed skating in Calgary on Friday to maintain his unbeaten record after three long-distance races this season, once again consigning rival Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) to silver. Patrick Beckert (GER) took the bronze.
Miho Takagi (JPN) claimed her first 3000m World Cup win in a Japanese national record time of 3 minutes and 57.09 seconds at the Calgary Olympic Oval on Friday. Dutch pair Antoinette de Jong and Ireen Wüst finished second and third.
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Japan leads the medal table with ten gold medals after two of the six events into the 2017/18 ISU World Cup speed skating series. Norway and the Netherlands both took four gold medals. After fierce competition at the sea-level rinks of Heerenveen (NED) and Stavanger (NOR), the high-altitude tracks of Calgary (1-3 December) and Salt Lake City (8-10 December) are ready for some superfast racing.
Javier Fernandez, 26, made history by becoming the first Spanish figure skater to win medals at the ISU Grand Prix, European and World Championships. He is a five-time European Champion and a two-time World Champion.
The 2015 world silver medalist Satoko Miyahara of Japan won the Ladies gold in an event full of surprises as competition wrapped up at Bridgestone Skate America on Sunday. Kaori Sakamoto, also of Japan, took the silver medal and Bradie Tennell (USA), competing in her first senior Grand Prix event, earned the bronze.
Two-time world medalists Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) turned back the clock to record a confident victory on home ice, taking the gold medal at Bridgestone Skate America with a little over 12 points to spare. The 2014 World champions Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte of Italy claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov. Shibutani/Shibutani and Cappellini/ Lanotte qualified for the Grand Prix Final.
The 2015 world silver medalist Satoko Miyahara of Japan took a narrow lead in the Ladies Short Program at Bridgestone Skate America on Saturday. Teammate Kaori Sakamoto finished second ahead of Canada’s 2017 world bronze medalist Gabrielle Daleman.
Two-time world medalists Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) won the Short Dance and set a new personal best score as Bridgestone Skate America continued on Saturday in Lake Placid. The 2014 world champions Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte of Italy came second and Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov were third.
Four Continents champion Nathan Chen (USA) held on to first place in what was a dramatic Men’s Free Skating event at Bridgestone Skate America in Lake Placid on Saturday. Adam Rippon (USA) took the silver medal and the bronze went to Russia’s Sergei Voronov. All three qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.