The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2015 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Sangjeong Kong (KOR) was crowned the Lady 2015 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Champion, while Dagyeom Kim (KOR) took the championship title on the men’s side. In the team events, the relay champions for both the ladies and men’s competition were Korea.
Brittany Bowe (USA) and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) took the lead in the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Champions in Astana, where 27 ladies and 32 men contest the title. Bowe was one of the two favourites together with her compatriot Heather Richardson. The two Americans finished first and second in both the 500m and the 1000m, to put daylight between themselves and the fiercely contested third place. Defending champion Michel Mulder (NED) is only fifth after day 1, while Hein Otterspeer (NED) and Nico Ihle (GER) chase Kulizhnikov in a close battle for the title.
After spending yesterday racing through qualifying rounds in all individual distances, the World’s best junior short track speed skaters took the ice today in Osaka for the Ladies and Men 1500 m and 500 m finals. Hakyung Son (KOR) and Jiwon Park (KOR) concluded the day leading their respective World Junior Championship classification, highlighting a perfect day for Korea who won all four individual events
The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2015 will open in Osaka, Japan on February 27 - March 1. It is the first time that Japan hosts these Junior Championships where 160 skaters from 32 ISU Members have been entered to compete
The ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2015 will take place this weekend, February 28- March 1 in Astana (KAZ) in the Alau Ice Palace which was opened in December 2010
Patrick Roest (NED) took his second consecutive allround title at the ISU Junior World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Warsaw on February 20-22. Min-Seok Kim (KOR) took silver and Marcel Bosker (NED) bronze. In the ladies’ tournament Melissa Wijfje traded last year’s silver allround medal for a gold, before team mate Sanneke de Neeling and Yelizaveta Kazelina (RUS).
The ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2014/15 consisted of five events, the first three were only regional and took place in Calgary (CAN) in November 2014, Minsk (BLR) in December and Changchun (CHN) in January. Then the Series moved to Collalbo (ITA) and came to an end in Warsaw (POL) last weekend with the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Final.
Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won the 500m with a lowland world record combination on the final day of the World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen and became the first European World Champion in this distance. Brittany Bowe (USA) became the first US world champion in the 1500m. The first mass start gold was seized by Dutch skaters Arjan Stroetinga (NED) and Irene Schouten (NED). Four skaters improved their personal best times.
Viktor Knoch (HUN) earns first individual World Cup gold medal while Arianna Fontana (ITA) and Da Woon Sin (KOR) top podium in the second 1000 m events. China wins both the Ladies and Men’s Relay events.
Polina Edmunds (USA) skated to the gold medal as the ISU Four Continents Championships 2015 wrapped up in Seoul (KOR) on Sunday...
Sven Kramer (NED) won the 5000m with a lowland world record. Heather Richardson (USA) became the first US champion in the 500m and Shani Davis took his fourth world title in the 1000m on a moment he least expected it. The Japanese ladies surprisingly beat the Dutch ladies in the Team Pursuit.
Elise Christie (GBR) and Semen Elistratov (RUS) win the first Ladies and Men 1000 m events of the weekend, while Arianna Fontana (ITA) and Tianyu Han (CHN) earn victory in 1500m.
Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) and Denis Ten (KAZ) struck gold at the ISU Four Continents Championships 2015 in Seoul (KOR) on Saturday...
Brittany Bowe (USA) and Denis Yuskov (RUS) impressed with lowland world records on the second day of the World Single Distance Championships in Heerenveen’s Thialf stadium. Martina Sábliková added another title to her string of victories in the 5000m and the Dutch men won the team pursuit for the seventh out of eight times. Track records fell in the 1000m for ladies and the 1500m for men. Austrian youngster Vanessa Bittner improved the track record for juniors and five skaters set personal best times.
Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) danced to victory as the ISU Four Continents Championships 2015 continued Friday in Seoul (KOR). Satoko Miyahara (JPN) won the Ladies Short Program...