This week, In Focus presents to you the best pictures of the fifth ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in Gdansk (POL).
U.S. Champion Alysa Liu, Ice Dancers Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA) and Pair Skaters Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov (RUS) secured their tickets to the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino with victories at the fifth ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Gdansk (POL). Men‘s champion Daniil Samsonov (RUS) has a good chance to go to Italy as well after a first and third place on the circuit. Silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama (JPN) qualified with a gold from Riga and silver from Gdansk. The 12 medals went to six ISU members.
Many National Figure Skating Federations hold „test skates“ at the beginning of the season where their top skaters present their new programs to judges and technical specialists to receive valuable feedback. These test skates take place in August or September and they are generally closed to the public, sometimes allowing Media to attend.
There is something magical about capturing a moment in time. Have a look at the best pictures of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Chelyabinsk and see for yourself.
Russia dominated the fourth ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in Chelyabinsk on home ice, taking all four gold medals and 11 out of 12 medals in total. Pairs Champions Ksenia Akhanteva/Valerii Kolesov, Ice Dance Champions Elizaveta Shanaeva/Devid Naryzhnyy (RUS) and Ladies Champion Kamila Valieva (RUS) are the first skaters to qualify for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (ITA).
Stop number three of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating was Riga, Latvia. Let's see some of the best moments captured on picture.
Haein Lee wins gold medal at the third ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Riga (LAT). Andrei Mozalev and Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva/ Andrey Filatov added two gold medals to Russia‘s impressive collection and like Lee have a good chance to qualify for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in Torino (ITA).
Kamila Valieva (RUS) landed a quadruple toeloop on her way to gold at the first ISU Junior Grand Prix event of the season in Courchevel and Alysa Liu (USA) hit a quad Lutz in her winning Free Skating at the second ISU Junior Grand Prix in Lake Placid. They now have joined the exclusive Ladies‘ quad club.
Check out the best pictures of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Lake Placid that took place this weekend. It was the second stop on the road to Torino.
Alysa Liu (USA) made history by becoming the first female skater to land a triple Axel and a quadruple jump in one program at the ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Lake Placid. Shun Sato (JPN) secured the second consecutive gold medal for the Japanese junior men on the circuit this year while the Russian pairs, led by Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmtiry Rylov, continued their dominance by sweeping the podium. Favorites Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA) struck gold in the Ice Dance event.
When Mao Asada burst on to the international scene at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Long Beach (USA) in fall 2004, she became a star right away. This tiny Japanese skater nailed the triple Axel in competition and it looked effortless. She came from Nagoya, a powerhouse of Japanese Figure Skating that already produced the legendary Midori Ito, the first woman to land a triple Axel in competition. Mao had the same coach, Machiko Yamada.
The first ISU Junior Grand Prix Figure Skating event has just taken place. It featured some of the up and coming Skaters of the world aged 13 to 19 (21 for the male Ice Dance and Pair Skating partners). Have a look at some of the beautiful moments captured at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Grand Prix de Courchevel (FRA).
The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2019/20 started with a bang in Courchevel (FRA). Men’s champion Yuma Kagiyama (JPN) and Ladies champion Kamila Valieva (RUS) landed quads in their Free Skating. The winners in all three categories celebrated their maiden victory on the circuit.
The ISU herewith informs its Members that based on recent contacts with the company Icederby Europe, the ISU in principle has agreed that Icederby conducts a Test Run for 1 Lap Time Trials and Mass Start Skating Races on the 220 meters track at the Thialf arena in Heerenveen on September 7, 2019.