Russia’s Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program as NHK Trophy opened in Hiroshima (JPN) on Friday. Cheng Peng/Yang Jin of China came second, followed in third place by Canadians Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro.
2018 Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno (JPN) as well as 2018 World bronze medalist Satoko Miyahara (JPN) and 2015 World Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS) headline NHK Trophy this week in Hiroshima (JPN) and are keen on booking their tickets for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Other skaters will compete in their first Grand Prix this season. NHK Trophy is the third of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2018/19.
Italy’s Matteo Rizzo probably was already born with blades on his feet. He hails from a true skating family with his parents Brunilde Bianci and Valter Rizzo and his older sister Francesca being former competitive ice dancers. However, he did not only do figure skating as a child.
Let's have a look at the best moments of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating that took place in Helsinki Finland, the third of six in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2018/19.
Japan’s two-time Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu dominated the Men’s event at the Helsinki Grand Prix on Sunday. Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Republic of Korea’s Junhwan Cha.
Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin of Russia triumphed in the Ice Dance event at the Helsinki Grand Prix, taking home their first Grand Prix gold. Italy’s Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri claimed the silver, their second Grand Prix medal, while Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA) stepped onto the podium at a Grand Prix for the first time, taking bronze.
Russia’s Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova skated to a confident victory at the Grand Prix Helsinki on Saturday. Teammate Stanislava Konstantinova moved up from fourth to earn the silver in her Grand Prix debut while Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto rose from seventh to take the bronze.
Russians Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert skated to the first Grand Prix gold medal of their career in Helsinki on Saturday. Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise of Italy took the silver, edging newcomers Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin of Russia by less than one point. The young Russian pair earned the bronze medal in their debut on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin of Russia danced to a narrow lead in the Rhythm Dance, edging Italy’s Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri by less than a point. Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA) came third as the first day of competition at the Helsinki Grand Prix concluded Friday.
Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova of Russia captured the lead in the Ladies Short Program at the Grand Prix Helsinki on Friday. In an event with some surprises, Japan’s Yuna Shiraiwa placed second, edging Loena Hendrickx of Belgium.
Italy’s Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise grabbed a narrow lead in the Pairs Short Program ahead of Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert of Russia on the first day of competition in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Helsinki on Friday.
Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Alina Zagitova (RUS) will be in action at the third event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2018/19 in Helsinki (FIN) this week.
Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin of Russia didn’t need long to get to the top: Less than two years after teaming up, this young couple won the World Junior title in 2018 in their debut at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia last March. Now the Muscovites have taken the next step and will debut at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Helsinki (FIN) this week.
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