After having hosted the first leg of the Senior ISU World Cup Speed Skating last November, Minsk will be home to the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Final this weekend. Gabriel Odor (AUT) and Robin Groot (NED) represent the future of international Speed Skating, defending their leads in multiple events in the Belarussian capital. Dutch prodigy Femke Kok will not be present, because she'll compete at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City this week. Kok will be present at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Tomaszów Mazowiecki next week.
Some stunning pictures were taken at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Dresden (GER) this weekend. It is definitely worth a glimpse.
The last ISU World Cup Speed Skating event before the Final was held in Calgary (CAN) this weekend. We have selected some of the best pictures for you to check out.
Figure Skating is such a beautiful sport. If you need proof have a look at the the best pictures of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships that took place in Seoul (KOR) this weekend.
With three gold medals on the final day of ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Dresden (GER), Park Ji Won (KOR) came out as the weekend’s big winner, establishing himself as the No.1 male short track skater in the world.
Two-time Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan finally completed his impressive collection of titles when he skated off with gold at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul (KOR) on Sunday. Jason Brown (USA) claimed the silver medal and youngster Yuma Kagiyama of Japan grabbed the bronze in his ISU Championship debut.
Republic of Korea dominated the first day of finals at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Dresden (GER), winning three of the four individual events, with Choi Min Jeong continuing her triumphant start to the year as she builds towards next month’s World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
With a display of unmatched power and composure Pavel Kulizhnikov, seized his second medal of the Calgary World Cup weekend, winning the men's 1000m on Saturday to go with his silver in the 500m from Friday. The Russian sprinter was more than half a second faster than his Dutch rivals Thomas Krol and Kjeld Nuis. After three Russian victories in the Men's tournament, Patrick Roest concluded the fifth leg of the World Cup with the only gold for the Netherlands, edging out home favorite Ted-Jan Bloemen by just 0.02secs in the 5000m.
The Japanese ladies boosted their confidence heading into next week's ISU World Single Distance Championships in Salt Lake City, taking their tally to three golds over the World Cup weekend. Miho Takagi smashed Brittany Bowe's 2015 track record by 1.26 seconds to win the 1500m on the final day in Calgary, while Nao Kodaira added 500m gold to her win in Friday's 1000m.
China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han skated to their sixth Four Continents title as the Pairs event wrapped up at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Seoul (KOR) on Saturday. Cheng Peng/Yang Jin made it one-two for China by taking the silver medal. Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro of Canada dropped from first to third to earn the bronze medal.
Rika Kihira of Japan prevailed in what was a tough competition in the Ladies’ Free Skating at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul (KOR) on Saturday to defend her title.
Nao Kodaira (JPN) looks as sharp as a razor blade gearing up to next week’s world championships in Salt Lake City. The Japanese sprinter took her first 1000m World Cup gold of the season in a season's-best time of 1:12.65 on Friday. Martina Sáblíková (CZE) is also looking in great shape as the season's climax approaches, winning the 3000m on the first day of the ISU World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
Russia’s men have fired a warning message to their rivals ahead of next week’s world championships in Salt Lake City with a dominant display on day one of the fifth leg of the ISU World Cup in Calgary. Ruslan Murashov, Pavel Kulizhnikov and Viktor Mushtakov swept the podium in the opening 500m with the smallest possible margin between them, while teammate Denis Yuskov went on to triumph in the 1500m.
Two-time Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan soared to a confident lead in the Men’s Short Program at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul (KOR) on Friday, setting a record score en route. China’s Boyang Jin came second followed by Jason Brown (USA) in what was a high-level competition.