Back in August we embarked in a new adventure for the 2017 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
36 skaters/couples from eight ISU members will compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Six skaters/couples in each category qualified from the six events of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series: Rostelecom Cup in Moscow (RUS), Skate Canada International in Regina, Audi Cup of China in Beijing, NHK Trophy in Osaka, Internationaux de France de Patinage in Grenoble and Bridgestone Skate America in Lake Placid.
Relive the first ISU competition to be internationally live broadcasted in the history of Figure Skating.
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.
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.