This post-Olympic season has been a whirlwind for Korea’s Junhwan Cha. The 17-year-old up-and-coming skater made the podium in each event he entered so far.
Following the ISU European Figure Skating Championships the focus now shifts this week to the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships with most of the non-European top skaters competing in Anaheim, USA (February 5-10). Anaheim will host an ISU Figure Skating Championship for the first time.
Take a look at the highlights of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships, that took place in Minsk, Belarus, from 21 - 27 January, and which was filled with suspense up until the very end.
Rika Kihira, 16, made a splash this season. The Japanese teenager is skating to “Beautiful Storm” in her Free Skating, and she took the senior level by storm, too, taking gold at her two ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
The first edition of the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships and ISU Four Continents Short Track Speed Skating Championships have been allotted by the ISU Council.
The ISU noted the reports of abuse and harassment by at least one Korean Coach on Korean Short Track Skaters. The ISU condemns any kind of abuse and harassment on ISU participants and encourages the Korean authorities in their continuation of their investigations and related court decision severely punishing the convicted offenders.
The International Skating Union (ISU) has chosen Infront as a media rights partner for the next four seasons.
France’s Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron danced to their fifth consecutive title with 11 points to spare as the Ice Dance event concluded at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk (BLR) on Saturday. Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin of Russia danced to the silver medal while Italians Charlene Guignard/ Marco Fabbri claimed the bronze, their first medal at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships.
Spain’s Javier Fernandez celebrated a golden farewell in his last competition, taking his seventh consecutive European title as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2019 continued in Minsk (BLR) on Saturday with a dramatic Men’s Final. Russian Alexander Samarin claimed the silver medal and Matteo Rizzo of Italy surged from tenth to take the bronze, the first European medal for an Italian man in ten years.
Russian newcomer Sofia Samodurova stormed to gold in her debut as the Ladies event concluded Friday at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk (BLR). Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova of Russia slipped to second place to claim the silver while Finland’s Viveca Lindfors rose from fourth to take the bronze.
Olympic silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) tangoed into the lead as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2019 continued in Minsk (BLR) Friday. Russia’s Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin came second, followed closely by Italians Charlene Guignard/ Marco Fabbri.
Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres struck gold, becoming the first European Pair Skating Champions from France since 1932 as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships continued Thursday with the Pairs Free Skating in Minsk (BLR). Defending champions Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia settled for the silver this time while Russian newcomers Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitri Kozlovskii captured the bronze medal in their debut at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships.
Mikhail Kolyada of Russia took the lead in the Men’s Short Program as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2019 continued in Minsk (BLR) on Thursday with the Men’s Short Program. Alexander Samarin, also from Russia, edged out Spain’s six-time and reigning European Champion Javier Fernandez to come second.
France’s Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres grabbed a lead of almost three points over defending European Champions Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships continued Wednesday with the Pairs Short Program in Minsk (BLR).
Alina Zagitova of Russia took the lead in the Ladies Short Program as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships opened Wednesday in Minsk (BLR). Teammate Sofia Samodurova sits in second and Switzerland’s Alexia Paganini follows in third.