The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup was a true highlight of this unusual skating season, full of spectacular performances in a thrilling, high-level competition. Russian Skaters dominated as expected as only few international competitors were able to take part.
Have a look at these pictures that were captured during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup this weekend.
Russia’s 2015 World Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, nicknamed “The Empress” by her fans, reigned supreme in the Ladies Free Skating at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Saturday in Moscow to take the title in a thrilling final. Reigning ISU European Champion Alena Kostornaia (RUS) had to settle for the silver medal this time while Anastasiia Guliakova (RUS) captured the bronze on her Grand Prix debut.
ISU European Champions Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii of Russia ruled in the Pairs Free Skating to take their second consecutive Rostelecom Cup title at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Moscow on Saturday. Compatriots Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov slipped to second while Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov, also of Russia, secured the bronze on their senior-level Grand Prix debut.
ISU European Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov of Russia won gold for the second successive year at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Saturday in Moscow. Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro (RUS) finished runners-up to claim the third Grand Prix medal of their career, while Anastasia Skoptcova/Kirill Aleshin (RUS) climbed the senior Grand Prix podium for the first time to take bronze.
Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada celebrated a golden comeback at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup Saturday in Moscow, taking the second Grand Prix title of his career after missing the past season due to health issues. Morisi Kvitelashvili of Georgia claimed his second Grand Prix silver medal, while Petr Gumennik of Russia earned the bronze on his senior Grand Prix debut.
Reigning ISU European Champion Alena Kostornaia (RUS) came out on top in the Ladies Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Friday. Russia’s 2015 World Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva finished second, while Alexandra Trusova (RUS) is standing in third place.
Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov edged their Russian compatriots and ISU European Champions Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii for a narrow lead in the Pairs Short Program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Friday. ISU World Junior Champions Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov (RUS) are sitting in third.
ISU European Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov of Russia danced to a strong lead in the Rhythm Dance at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Friday. Teammates Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro were a solid second, followed by Anastasia Skoptcova/Kirill Aleshin, also from Russia.
Georgia’s 2020 European bronze medalist Morisi Kvitelashvili captured the Men’s Short Program as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup kicked off Friday in Moscow. Petr Gumennik of Russia came second followed by teammate Mikhail Kolyada.
The reigning ISU European Figure Skating Champions in all disciplines Dmitri Aliev (RUS), Alena Kostornaia (RUS), Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) and Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) as well as World and European medalists lead the lineup at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup from November 20-22, in Moscow (RUS).
The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many parts of the world means that travel restrictions are currently in place and the travel situation is likely to remain complex for the coming months in which the Beijing 2022 Test Events were scheduled. The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (Beijing 2022), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Winter Sports Federations (IFs), concluded that it was necessary to take an immediate joint decision on a tailored programme based on the needs of each individual IF. Beijing 2022, the IOC, IPC and the IFs jointly decided to develop an adapted sports testing programme in preparation for the Olympic Winter Games 2022. The adapted programme will replace the organization of a series of international Test Events originally planned for the month of December 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.
“Great news for the sport of Speed Skating,” said Sven Kramer about the Hub concept in Heerenveen in January 2021. The ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen on January 16-17 will be the first international competition for the Speed Skaters this season and the event will be followed by two subsequent ISU World Cup Speed Skating competitions in the same hub. The athletes are happy to come out and race internationally at last.
While international Speed Skating Events are on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, coach Johan de Wit keeps the Japanese team’s spirits high and has ambition “We’re one of the best [Speed Skating] countries in the world and we want to show ourselves.”