Two-time Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan soared to a confident lead in the Men’s Short Program at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul (KOR) on Friday, setting a record score en route. China’s Boyang Jin came second followed by Jason Brown (USA) in what was a high-level competition.
Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) defended their ISU Four Continents Championships title as the event continued Friday in Seoul (KOR). Canada’s Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier moved up one spot to take the silver medal while overnight leaders Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) settled for the bronze.
Reigning Four Continents Champion Rika Kihira of Japan put herself in a good position by winning the Ladies' Short Program at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul (KOR) on Thursday.
Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro of Canada surprisingly captured the lead in the Pairs Short Program.
Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) edged teammates Madison Chock/Evan Bates by just 0.19 points as the ISU Four Continents Championships opened Thursday in Seoul (KOR) with the Rhythm Dance. Canada’s Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier are not far behind in third place.
Following the ISU European Figure Skating Championships the focus now shifts this week to the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships with many of the non-European top skaters competing in Seoul, Korea (February 4-9). Seoul has hosted the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships once before in 2015.
Have a look at what happened at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships.
Focus is on the ISU European Figure Skating Championships that took place in Graz, Austria. Check out some of the best pictures of the event.
Alena Kostornaia led the Russian “triple A team” to another podium sweep as competition wrapped up at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Graz (AUT) on Saturday. Anna Shcherbakova claimed the silver and the bronze went to Alexandra Trusova. All three competed in their first senior-level ISU Championships.
Russia’s World silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov upset five-time and defending European Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France to take their first European title at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Graz (AUT) on Saturday. Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin, also from Russia, claimed the bronze, their fourth European medal.
Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitri Kozlovskii skated off with their first European title and led Russia to the 16th clean sweep in Pair Skating at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Graz on Thursday. Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov moved up to take the silver, their sixth consecutive medal at Europeans. Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin claimed their first medal, the bronze.
Alena Kostornaia led the way for the Russian “triple A team” in the Ladies Short Program at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Graz (AUT) on Friday and was the only Lady to go for a triple Axel. Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova follow in second and third place.
Dmitri Aliev of Russia stormed to gold with 26 points to spare to take the first European title for a Russian man since 2012. 16-year-old Artur Danielian, the youngest competitor in the Men’s event, made it one-two for Russia by clinching silver. Morisi Kvitelashvili earned the bronze, becoming the first Georgian man to win a medal at the European Figure Skating Championships.
Olympic silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France edged Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov by just 0.05 points in the Rhythm Dance as the ISU European Figure Skating Championships continued in Graz (AUT) on Thursday. Italians Charlene Guignard/ Marco Fabbri (ITA) are currently ranked third.