Nao Kodaira (JPN) gave a masterclass in sprinting on the first day of the World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger on Friday.
World silver medalist Kaetlyn Osmond, of Canada, captured the Ladies Short Program as the Internationaux de France de Patinage opened in Grenoble Friday.
Hein Otterspeer (NED) looked to run away with his first career 500m gold, but Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) edged him out by 0.02 seconds in the final pairing. The Norwegian grabbed his second career World Cup gold.
Two-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) and World silver medalists Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN) and Shoma Uno (JPN) headline the Internationaux de France this week in Grenoble.
A seat in Short Track’s Gangneung Ice Arena is increasingly looking like the golden ticket of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
Canada confirmed its status as a powerhouse in men’s sprinting when Laurent Dubreuil, Alexandre St-Jean and Vincent De Haître (CAN) beat Germany in the final pairing of the men’s Team Sprint to clinch World Cup gold in Heerenveen on Sunday.
Sven Kramer (NED) beat Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) in the final pairing of the 5000m to clinch gold at his home World Cup in Heerenveen on Sunday.
Antoinette de Jong (NED) handed the Netherlands their first World Cup victory of the season on Sunday after a long weekend of waiting in Heerenveen.
Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) became the first man to skate under 1 minute 8 seconds in the 1000m at the Thialf ice stadium as he bounced back from injury in Heerenveen on Sunday.
Brothers Liu Shaolin Sandor (HUN) and Liu Shaoang could not hunt down China’s Wu Dajing, who became the toast of the town with a second individual gold at the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track.
The great wall of Canada might not have worked in Shanghai on Saturday, but it succeeded on Sunday.
China’s desperate lunge at the final corner almost produced the perfect response to losing one of their relay members to injury.