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.
World Junior silver medalist Anna Shcherbakova of Russia shone in the Ladies' Short Program as Shiseido Cup of China continued Friday. Japan’s Two-time World medalist Satoko Miyahara finished second followed by Amber Glenn (USA).
World silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov of Russia danced into a confident lead as the Shiseido Cup of China opened with the Rhythm Dance in Chongqing on Friday. 2019 Four Continents champions Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) came second followed by Canada’s Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Sorensen.
ISU World Figure Skating Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN), World Ice Dance silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) and ISU European Figure Skating Champion Sofia Samodurova (RUS) will compete in their first Grand Prix event at Shiseido Cup of China in Chongqing this week. Skate America Champion Anna Shcherbakova (RUS) and Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN) as well as Internationaux de France silver medalists Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) hope to qualify for the Final.