World silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov of Russia collected the second Grand Prix gold of their careers at the ISU Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Saturday. Canadians Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier claimed the silver medal as both ice dance teams qualified for the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. The bronze went to Sara Hurtado/Kirill Khaliavin of Spain.
Alexander Samarin became the first Russian man in a decade to win his home Grand Prix event as he led his countrymen to a rare podium sweep at Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Saturday. Dmitri Aliev and debutant Makar Ignatov claimed the silver and bronze medal.
Russian skaters got the better of the competition once again with a clean sweep of the Pairs Short Program to add to the earlier dominance of the Men’s Short Program at Rostelecom Cup on Friday. Youngsters Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii led the charge ahead of reigning World silver medalists Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov and the new team of Ksenia Stolbova/Andrei Novoselov.
Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia took a lead of almost three points over up and coming teammate Alexandra Trusova in the Ladies Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Friday. Mariah Bell (USA) placed third in the first segment of the competition.
World silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov of Russia made the most of home advantage to take the lead in the Rhythm Dance on day one of the Rostelecom Cup, setting a new personal best score en route. Skate Canada Champions Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier of Canada came second followed by Spain’s Sara Hurtado/Kirill Khaliavin.
Alexander Samarin led the Russian men to an unexpected sweep in the Men’s Short Program as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating returned with the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow (RUS). Dmitri Aliev and Makar Ignatov joined Samarin in the top three on Friday, the first day of competition.
The battle for the tickets to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final becomes more and more exciting as the series gets to Rostelecom Cup, the fifth and penultimate event, in Moscow (RUS) this week. ISU World Figure Skating Ice Dance silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsapalov (RUS) have just won their first ISU Grand Prix gold medal at Shiseido Cup of China last week and want to seal their spot. Skate Canada Champions Alexandra Trusova (RUS), Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) and Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) as well have good chances to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino (ITA).
The highlights of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Shiseido Cup of China will show you the most important moments of the event. Find out who won and how.
Have a look at the great moments captured at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Shiseido Cup of China that took place in Chongqing (CHN) this weekend.
Two-time and reigning World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China ruled on home ice and won the Shiseido Cup of China in Chongqing on Saturday with almost 30 points to spare ahead of teammates Cheng Peng/Yang Jin.
Boyang Jin bounced back in the Free Skating to lead the Chinese men to a 1-2 finish at their home Grand Prix in Chongqing on Saturday. He earned the first Grand Prix gold medal of his career. Overnight leader Han Yan slipped to second to continue a successful comeback.
World Junior silver medalist Anna Shcherbakova of Russia continued her spectacular ascent, flying high to win her second Grand Prix gold at the Shiseido Cup of China on Saturday.
World silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov of Russia clinched gold and the first Grand Prix victory of their career at Shiseido Cup of China on Saturday. Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) won the Free Dance to take the silver medal. Canada’s Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Sorensen secured the bronze, their second Grand Prix medal.
Two-time and reigning World Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China once more proved their class and skated to a clear lead in the Pairs Short Program in Chongqing on Friday. Canadians Liubov Ilyushechkina/Charlie Bilodeau edged Cheng Peng/Yang Jin of China to take second place.
China’s Han Yan, who came back after sitting out one season, sprang a surprise by winning the Men’s Short Program at Shiseido Cup of China in Chongqing on Friday. Teammate Boyang Jin came second and Italian Matteo Rizzo ranks third after the first day of competition.