Back in 2017 the preciously talented 15-year-old Yanghun Ben Jung looked set to be the next big name in the Republic of Korea’s enviable Short Track Speed Skating conveyor belt of talent. But life got in the way. Now, five years later, he is back, albeit with a different flag on his chest.
Reigning World silver medalist Loena Hendrickx (BEL) and two-time ISU European bronze medalists Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri (ITA) headline the third ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event Grand Prix de France this week in Angers (FRA).
She trained for just one final race last summer. After an injury-hampered Olympic season last year, Nao Kodaira (JPN) decided to hang up her blades, but not before she had given it all on the ice one more time. On October 22, the 2018 Olympic Champion took her eighth consecutive Japanese national 500m title in a sold-out Nagano M-Wave, to conclude her long and glorious Speed Skating journey in style.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is proud to announce Elladj Baldé as the Global Ambassador of the first-ever World Ice Skating Day (WISD), an annual festival celebrating Ice Skating all over the world through multiple events taking place simultaneously on December 4, 2022. This new worldwide ISU initiative strives to make ice skating an inclusive, accessible, and fun place by bringing together professional and amateur skaters regardless of any social, economic and cultural boundaries.
Sometimes winning in Short Track is about tactics, overtaking and handling chaos with a cool head. Sometimes it is about sheer speed. Suzanne Schulting (NED) can do it either way.
With the retirement of legendary skater Charles Hamelin (CAN) after the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, some might have feared that the only way was down for Canadian Short Track. They needn’t have worried.
Shoma Uno led the Japanese men to a 1-2 finish at Skate Canada International Saturday in Mississauga (CAN).
Riku Miura/Ryuichi Kihara (JPN) won the first ISU Grand Prix gold medal in the Pairs event for their country at Skate Canada.
Suzanne Schulting (NED) proved she is still the best Short Track speed skater on the planet on Saturday at the Maurice-Richard Arena, Montreal – but her young teammate, Xandra Velzeboer (NED) isn’t too far behind.
Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) danced off with their third Skate Canada International title Saturday on home ice in Mississauga (CAN).
Little-known Rinka Watanabe (JPN) came out of nowhere to win gold at Skate Canada International on her ISU Grand Prix debut Saturday in Mississauga (CAN).
Kao Miura (JPN) beat 2022 World Champion Shoma Uno (JPN) into second place in the Men’s Short Program as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Skate Canada International continued Friday in Mississauga (CAN).
2022 World silver medalists Riku Miura/Ryuichi Kihara (JPN) won the Pairs Short Program as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event Skate Canada International continued Friday in Mississauga (CAN).
Canada’s Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier top the Rhythm Dance as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Skate Canada International continued Friday with the Rhythm Dance in Mississauga (CAN).