You don’t need to win an Olympic medal to skate right into people’s hearts. This is exactly what Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek did at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The Italian pair delivered three spectacular performances in the team event Free Skating as well as in the individual Short and Free Program and lit up the Gangneung Ice Arena with their big smiles.
Carolina Kostner’s (ITA) inspiring performances at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018 belong to some of the most memorable Olympic moments. Kostner, who celebrated her 31st birthday on February 7, was not only the oldest of the 30 Ladies competing in PyeongChang, but the Italian also had to come back from scratch after sitting out for two and a half seasons.
Thirteen-year-old Alexandra Trusova of Russia opened a new era in Ladies figure skating when landing two quadruple jumps – a Salchow and a toeloop - in her Free Skating at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018.
Russia’s Alexandra Trusova became the first woman to land two quadruple jumps in one program on her way to gold as competition concluded in spectacular fashion at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Sofia (BUL) on Saturday.
Russia’s Alexey Erokhov skated to victory at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia (BUL) on Saturday after favorite Alexei Krasnozhon (USA) pulled out injured.
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Champions Anastasia Skoptcova/Kirill Aleshin of Russia took gold as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 continued on Friday in Sofia (BUL) with the Free Dance. Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) rose from sixth to capture the silver medal while Arina Ushakova/Maxim Nekrasov of Russia earned the bronze.
Russia’s Alexandra Trusova edged teammate Alena Kostornaia to secure a narrow lead in the Junior Ladies Short Program as competition at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 resumed in Sofia (BUL) on Friday. Mako Yamashita of Japan is currently ranked third.
Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin led the Russian pairs to the first podium sweep in 32 years at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Sofia (BUL) on Thursday. Polina Kostiukovich/Dmitrii Ialin edged Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galiamov to take the silver medal. Russian pairs had swept the podium twice before at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 1985 and 1986.
ISU Grand Prix Final Champion Alexei Krasnozhon (USA) justified his status as favorite and claimed the Junior Men’s Short Program at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia (BUL) Thursday. Russia’s Alexey Erokhov trails the leader by almost four points in second place, while Mitsuko Sumoto of Japan is third.
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalists Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin of Russia skated to the lead in the Junior Pairs Short Program at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Sofia (BUL) on Wednesday. Russia’s Polina Kostiukovich/Dmitrii Ialin came second while 2017 World Junior bronze medalists Yumeng Gao/Zhong Xie of China are currently ranked third.
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Champions Anastasia Skoptcova/Kirill Aleshin of Russia took a commanding lead as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 opened Wednesday in Sofia (BUL) with the Short Dance. Canada’s Majorie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha are currently ranked second, followed by Arina Ushakova/Maxim Nekrasov of Russia.
When Julian Zhi Jie Yee tagged along with his mother and older brothers to a mall ice rink in Malaysia years ago he had no clue that one day he would become the first Malaysian figure skater to compete at Olympic Winter Games. Yee and Alpine skier Jeffrey Webb are even the first athletes to represent Malaysia at Olympic Winter Games in history.
When the last note of La Terre Vue Du Ciel faded away at Gangneung Ice Arena, on February 15, after Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot had jumped high and turned on the ice in breathtaking lifts, spins and spirals, the duo collapsed in happiness. "It just happened," Sachvenko said about that unplanned moment at the end of the performance that would take them from fourth place after the Short Program to the top of the podium.