World silver medalists Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot of Germany soared to victory in the Pairs Free Skating at Bridgestone Skate America in Lake Placid on Saturday. China’s Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang claimed the silver medal while two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada dropped to third. All three teams qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
Four Continents Champion Nathan Chen (USA) made a statement in the Men’s Short Program at Bridgestone Skate America in Lake Placid on Friday, taking the lead with 15 points to spare. Adam Rippon (USA) and Russia’s Sergei Voronov (RUS) follow in second and third, with good chances to make the Grand Prix Final.
Two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada took the lead as Bridgestone Skate America opened with the Pairs Short Program. China’s Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang came second followed closely by World silver medalists Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot of Germany. The top three teams are separated by a little less than three points.
Within the context of the Oswald Commission hearings the International Skating Union (ISU) has received the verdicts of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission of Olga Fatkulina and Aleksander Rumyantsev relating to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
The last spots for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final are on the line at Bridgestone Skate America this week in Lake Placid (USA). Among those competing for a spot are two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN), two-time World medalists Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) and Four Continents Champion Nathan Chen (USA).
From a historical point of view, the Canadian Pair Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul from Toronto is one of the most successful.
Following the conclusion of the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track Competitions, quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018 in PyeongChang have been determined.
After two legs of the World Cup Series, National Olympic Committees (NOC) are on track to qualify spots for PyeongChang 2018.
Sven Kramer (NED) won the first and only 10000m race of the season before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in an epic battle with world record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger on Sunday. Erik-Jan Kooiman (NED) grabbed the bronze medal.
Germany’s Claudia Pechstein won gold in a track-record six minutes, 56.60 seconds at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger on Sunday.
The Netherlands took advantage of a collision between the race leaders to win their first ladies 3000m relay gold this Audi ISU World Cup Short Track season.