A fall with half a lap to go left race leader Martina Valcepina (ITA) distraught and dramatically changed the outcome of the Ladies 500m final.
World champion Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia overcame a fall to win her second Grand Prix gold medal at the NHK Trophy Saturday in Osaka. In a repeat of the Rostelecom Cup result, five-time European champion Carolina Kostner of Italy claimed the silver medal behind Medvedeva.
Korea’s rising star Hwang Dae Heon pulled off a stunning overtaking move in the final corner to jump from third to gold in the Men's 1500m at the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track in Shanghai.
World pairs champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China stormed to gold and set a record Free Skating score as competition at the NHK Trophy in Osaka continued on Saturday. Russia’s Olympic silver medallists Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov claimed the silver medal, and the bronze went to Kristina Astakhova/Alexei Rogonov, also of Russia.
The 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) dominated in the Short Dance as competition continued at the NHK Trophy in Osaka on Saturday. Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) edged out Italy’s 2014 world champions Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte by less than a point for second place.
Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) secured his first career World Cup win at the start of the ISU World Cup speed skating season in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Friday.
Their gold medal did not come as a surprise, but the world record certainly did as the Japanese Team Pursuit Ladies started the World Cup season in spectacular fashion in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Friday.
Russian veteran Sergei Voronov grabbed the lead in the Men’s Short Program but Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) had to withdraw due to injury. Israel’s Alexei Bychenko sits in second place, followed by Jason Brown (USA).
World champion Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia took a 5.42-point lead over five-time European champion Carolina Kostner of Italy in the Ladies Short Program at the NHK Trophy on Friday. Russian newcomer Polina Tsurskaya came third in the first segment of the competition.
World pairs champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China skated to the lead as the competition at the NHK Trophy kicked off on Friday with the Pairs Short Program. Russia’s Olympic silver medallists Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov came second followed by teammates Kristina Astakhova/Alexei Rogonov.
Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) as well as World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) and World Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) headline NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) this week and look to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.