Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) overtook overnight leaders Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro of Russia to clinch the Ice Dance gold as competition wrapped up at NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on Sunday. The bronze went to Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA).
Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno of Japan skated to the gold medal at NHK Trophy with 22 points to spare on Saturday and qualified for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Russia’s Sergei Voronov claimed the silver medal and Italian Matteo Rizzo took the bronze.
Japan’s Rika Kihira soared to gold, making it one-two for the host country with Satoko Miyahara taking the silver as the Ladies event concluded with the Free Skating in Hiroshima (JPN) on Friday. Overnight leader Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia claimed the bronze in what was a high-level competition.
Russia’s Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert cruised to the gold at the NHK Trophy in the Pairs Free Skating on Saturday, taking their second consecutive victory on the circuit. Cheng Peng/Yang Jin of China earned the silver medal and the bronze went to Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Chris Knierim (USA). The gold and silver medalists have assured themselves of a spot in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro of Russia captured the Rhythm Dance with almost five points to spare as the NHK Trophy continued on Saturday in Hiroshima, Japan. Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) are sitting in second place, closely followed by teammates Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons.
Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno of Japan grabbed a narrow 1.12 point lead over Russia’s Sergei Voronov in the Men’s Short Program at the NHK Trophy on Friday. Dmitri Aliev of Russia placed third in the first segment of the competition.
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia edged Japan’s Satoko Miyahara by 0.09 points for the lead in the Ladies Short Program at NHK Trophy on Friday. Mai Mihara, also from Japan, is currently ranked third.
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.