With less than a year to go, the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will take place from January 9-22, 2020 in Lausanne (SUI), dubbed as the Olympic capital in the world. The Qualification Systems for all three ISU disciplines (Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating) have been approved by the IOC Executive Board.
French Figure Skating has a long tradition of successful Men. Brian Joubert dominated the scene for a decade, collecting ten consecutive medals at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2002 to 2011 as well as a World title and World medals. 2011 European Champion and two-time European medalist Florent Amodio is another popular French skater. Now Kevin Aymoz hopes to follow into their footsteps. The 21-year-old looks back at a successful season highlighted by a fourth-place finish at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in January.
Following the decision of the ISU Council, the ISU is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2019/20 and the ISU Challenger Series 2019/20. Additionally, the dates for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2020/21 have also been decided.
No wonder these skaters are the best in the World. Take a look at the highlights of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2019 in Saitama (JPN).
Nathan Chen (USA) repeated as World Champion in what was a spectacular Men’s Final at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama (JPN) on Saturday. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu pulled up one spot to claim the silver, his sixth Word medal. Vincent Zhou (USA) took the bronze, his first medal at the World Championships.
France’s Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron once more reigned supreme on the ice to dance to their fourth World title as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships continued in Saitama (JPN) on Saturday. Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov claimed the silver, their first World medal, while Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) pulled up one spot to earn the bronze
Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova of Russia added the only missing title to her impressive resume by striking gold at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama (JPN) on Friday. Elizabet Tursynbaeva captured the silver medal, becoming the first female skater from Kazakhstan to win a World medal. Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva earned the bronze medal.
Three-time and reigning World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France are poised for gold following the Rhythm Dance. The Olympic silver medalists danced to a strong lead ahead of Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov and Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin. All three teams set a new seasons best.
Defending World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) dominated in the Men’s Short Program as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships continued Thursday in Saitama (JPN). Teammate Jason Brown (USA) came second while two-time Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) is currently ranked third.
The ISU has been made aware of a statement published on March 20 by All-That Sports, and subsequently by the Korea Skating Union on March 21 about an incident which happened between Ms. Mariah Bell and Ms. Eun Soo Lim, during their practice on March 20 at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han soared to the Pairs gold medal as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama (JPN) on Thursday.
Today Eric Radford from Canada was elected to the ISU Athletes Commission as the Single and Pair Skating representative.
Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova of Russia skated to the lead in an exciting Ladies Short Program as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships continued on Wednesday in Saitama (JPN). Kaori Sakamoto of Japan came second and Kazakhstan’s Elizabet Tursynbaeva is currently ranked third.
Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program with the Chinese teams Wenjing Sui/Cong Han and Cheng Peng/Yang Jin following in second and third as the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2019 opened in Saitama (JPN) on Wednesday.