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May 6, 2021

When 17-year-old Evgeni Semenenko took to the ice for the Short Program at the 2021 ISU World Figure Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, the very first major championship of his life, a Russian official joked: “Here comes our joker.” The man was right. Semenenko proved he had nerves of steel when he delivered two flawless programs […] The post “Russian joker” Evgeni Semenenko celebrates break-through season appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 26, 2021

Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva made a successful return to the world stage this season, proving that not only tiny teens can be at the top of the sport in figure skating. Last month in Stockholm, Sweden, the 24-year-old claimed the silver medal, behind teammate Anna Shcherbakova, who turned 17 during the event, and ahead of 16-year-old […] The post Tuktamysheva plans to step it up for the Olympic season appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 17, 2021

The 2021 ISU World Team Trophy concluded with the Ladies’ and Pairs’ Free Skate in Osaka, Japan, on Friday. Team Russia won the event with 125 points, followed by Team USA (110) and Team Japan (107). The ISU World Team Trophy format is based on a competition consisting of the six best national teams from […] The post 2021 World Team Trophy: Day 3 appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 16, 2021

The second day of the 2021 ISU World Team Trophy began with the Pairs’ Short Program, followed by the Free Dance and Men’s Free Skate in Osaka, Japan, on Friday. Team Russia holds on to first place with 91 points as Team USA (83) and Team Japan (78) maintain second and third. The ISU World […] The post 2021 World Team Trophy: Day 2 appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 15, 2021

The 2021 ISU World Team Trophy kicked off a three-day competition with the Rhythm Dance, followed by the Ladies’ and Men’s Short Program in Osaka, Japan, on Thursday. Team Russia currently leads with 49 points, followed by Team USA (47) and Team Japan (42). The ISU World Team Trophy format is based on a competition […] The post 2021 World Team Trophy: Day 1 appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 15, 2021

It was three-time world silver medalist Surya Bonaly of France who began attempting a quadruple jump several times in figure skating competition between 1990 and 1996. The figure skater, who had a late start in competitive the competitive field, either fell or was unable to complete the rotations. A few years later, 2006 Olympic silver […] The post Figure Skating: Ladies and the Quad Jump appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 27, 2021

The Ice Dance event concluded on Saturday night with the Free Dance at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov (FSR) maintained their overnight lead to win the gold, while USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and Madison Chock and Evan Bates pocketed their second world silver medal. Piper […] The post Sinitsina and Katsalapov strike gold in Stockholm appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 27, 2021

The Men’s event concluded with the Free Skate on Saturday afternoon at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. USA’s Nathan Chen rose from third place to defend his world title and pocketed his third consecutive gold medal. Yuma Kagiyama of Japan captured the silver in his debut at this event, while teammate […] The post Nathan Chen takes third consecutive world title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 26, 2021

The Ladies’ event concluded with the Free Skate at the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships on Friday night in Stockholm, Sweden. All three ladies that represented the Figure Skaters of Russia (FSR) medaled with Anna Shcherbakova winning the gold, while teammates Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Alexandra Trusova took silver and bronze, respectively. Shcherbakova underrotated and […] The post Anna Shcherbakova takes world title in FSR sweep appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 26, 2021

The Pairs’ event concluded on Thursday evening with the Free Skate at the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, and it proved to be an exciting one. Anastasia Mishina and Alexandr Galliamov (FSR) rose to capture the gold in their debut at this event, while China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han maintained […] The post Mishina and Galliamov capture pairs’ title in World debut appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 26, 2021

The Rhythm Dance took place this morning at the 2021 World Figure Skating Ice Dance Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov (FSR) currently sit in first place ahead of USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and Madison Chock and Evan Bates. The race for the title and medals in the Ice Dance […] The post Sinitsina and Katsalapov dance to lead at Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 25, 2021

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan took the lead in the Men’s Short Program on Thursday afternoon at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Teammate Yuma Kagiyama finds himself in second place in his world debut, while USA’s Nathan Chen  is currently third. Hanyu’s “Let Me Entertain You” routine definitely lived up to it’s […] The post Hanyu rocks out in Stockholm appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 24, 2021

As predicted, the Pairs event at the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, is shaping up to be a Chinese-Russian battle for dominance in the discipline. Twenty-four pair teams competed in the Short Program with Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii (FSR) taking the lead ahead of China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han […] The post Boikova and Kozlovskii debut new program; lead pairs in Stockholm appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 24, 2021

The Ladies’ Short Program kicked off the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday in Stockholm, Sweden, with approximately 38 ladies from 31 different countries. In her world debut, Anna Shcherbakova (FSR) finished first ahead of Japan’s Rika Kihira and teammate Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (FSR). With a lot of high expectations, Shcherbakova did not disappoint. […] The post World debutant Shcherbakova delivers in Stockholm appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 18, 2021

The race for the title and medals in the Ice Dance event in Stockholm is open with several strong contenders aiming for the top prize. Four-time and reigning ISU World Figure Skating Ice Dance Champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France are sitting out the Championships this year, so this will prove to be […] The post Ice Dance world title up for grabs in Stockholm appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 18, 2021

Skating stars Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and USA’s Nathan Chen will face off once more at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Chen beat the two-time Olympic Champion the last two times they met – at the 2019 ISU World Championships and at the ISU Grand Prix Final 2019. However, the field is deep and […] The post Hanyu, Chen face off again in Stockholm appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 18, 2021

The Pairs event at the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, is shaping up as a Chinese-Russian battle for dominance in the discipline. Twenty-six pair teams have been entered for the competition—which is a rarely-seen high number. The upcoming Olympic Games motivate many countries to send pair teams and 16 spots are […] The post Stockholm Pairs Preview: China vs Russia appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 18, 2021

A battle of quads and triple Axels is what is usually expected from the Men’s event at a major ISU competition, however, the Ladies’ discipline have now joined those ranks as well. For the first time in history, we will most likely see multiple quadruple jumps in the Ladies event at the 2021 ISU World […] The post Quad and Triple Axel Battle Ahead for Ladies in Stockholm appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 24, 2021

Elizaveta Nugumanova is just 18 years old, but she is nearly considered a veteran given the quick turnaround in Russian Ladies’ skating. The skater from St. Petersburg has been invited to international shows since she was about 12 and was considered a prodigy from Alexei Mishin’s school. She debuted on the Junior Grand Prix circuit […] The post Russia’s Elizaveta Nugumanova stays motivated despite heavy field appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 14, 2021

Who is Mark Kondratiuk, the figure skater that came out of nowhere to claim the bronze medal at the Russian National Championships last December? Who then stole the show at the Channel One Cup team competition this month? Chances are that most fans, especially those outside of Russia, have never heard of the 17-year-old who […] The post Russia’s Mark Kondratiuk breaks through appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

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