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May 17, 2019

  USA’s Tomoki Hiwatashi ended this season with a high note when he won the 2019 World Junior title in Zagreb, Croatia—three months after a disappointing result at the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix (JGP) Final. “I was definitely disappointed with the results,” said Hiwatashi of the Final. “I wasn’t expecting that. I expected myself to […] The post USA’s Tomoki Hiwatashi comes to 2019-20 season with renewed confidence appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

May 10, 2019

2018 Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva (Евгения Медведева) of Russia talks about what she has learned since last year, her music for the 2019-20 figure skating season, her tour with Stars on Ice, and more. The post Evgenia Medvedeva: ‘This year was more important than last’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

May 7, 2019

  France’s Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres skated from one success to the next this past season, becoming the first French pair team to win the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and the first French pair in 87 years to claim the European title. The duo won every competition they entered with the […] The post ‘Setbacks’ not a problem for France’s James and Cipres appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 25, 2019

Russian figure skater Andrei Lazukin has been around for a while, but over this past season, he has skated out of the shadows and right into the limelight. The long-time student of Alexei Mishin got into the 2019 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama as a substitute for Russian Champion Maxim Kovtun, who withdrew […] The post Russia’s Andrei Lazukin skates out of the shadows appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 13, 2019

The 2019 ISU World Team Trophy concluded on Saturday with the Pairs’ and Ladies’ Free Skate in Fukuoka, Japan. Team USA placed first with a total of 117 points, followed by Team Japan (104) and Team Russia (102). It was the fourth time Team USA has taken gold in the six times the event has […] The post Team USA wins fourth World Team Trophy gold appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 12, 2019

The 2019 ISU World Team Trophy continued on Friday with the Pairs’ Short Program, Free Dance, and the Men’s Free Skate in Fukuoka, Japan. Team USA currently leads with 91 points, followed by Team Japan (79) and Team Russia (70). The ISU World Team Trophy format is based on a competition consisting of the six […] The post Team USA gains momentum on day two at World Team Trophy appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 11, 2019

The 2019 ISU World Team Trophy kicked off a three-day competition with the Rhythm Dance, followed by the Ladies’ and Men’s Short Program in Fukuoka, Japan, on Thursday. Team USA currently leads with 50 points, followed by Team Japan (48) and Team Russia (38). The ISU World Team Trophy format is based on a competition […] The post Team USA grabs lead in World Team Trophy appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 23, 2019

USA’s Nathan Chen defended his title in the Men’s event at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on in Saitama, Japan on Saturday night. Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan moved up from fourth place to take the silver—his sixth world medal, while USA’s Vincent Zhou earned the bronze in his second appearance at […] The post Chen defends World title with record scores appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 23, 2019

Olympic silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron from France won their fourth World title in Ice Dance at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia maintained second to earn the silver—their first world medal, while USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue moved up won spot to claim […] The post Papadakis and Cizeron defend World title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 22, 2019

Alina Zagitova of Russia pounced on the gold medal in the Ladies’ event at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on Friday night in Saitama, Japan with nearly 13 points to spare. Elizabet Tursynbaeva of Kazakhstan took the silver, becoming the first lady from Kazakhstan to win a world medal, while Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva pocketed […] The post Zagitova pounces on World gold in Saitama appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 22, 2019

Olympic silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France took the lead after the Rhythm Dance at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships with a record-breaking score. Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov are currently in second, followed by teammates Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin. It was a stellar competition in which all teams performed […] The post Papadakis and Cizeron earn another record score for lead at Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 21, 2019

USA’s Nathan Chen took a comfortable lead in the Men’s event at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday. Teammate Jason Brown is currently in second, followed by Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu. Chen hung onto the landing of quad Lutz in his troutine to “Caravan” which also featured a triple Axel and quad toe-triple toe. The defending […] The post Chen takes comfortable lead at Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 21, 2019

The Pairs event concluded at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships with the Free Skate on Thursday. China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han moved up from second to win their second gold medal at this event after a record-breaking free skate. Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia earned their second consecutive silver, while teammates Natalia Zabiiako and […] The post Sui and Han take second World gold after record-breaking free skate appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 20, 2019

Russia’s Alina Zagitova took a comfortable lead in the Ladies’ event at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday. Kaori Sakamoto is currently in second, followed closely by Elizabet Tursynbaeva of Kazakhstan. Zagitova racked up huge grades of execution (GOE) on all elements in her elegant routine to The Phantom of the Opera. The 2018 Olympic […] The post Zagitova after Worlds short program: ‘It was a good performance’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 20, 2019

The 2019 World Figure Skating Championships began with the Pairs event in Saitama, Japan, on Wednesday morning. A total of 19 teams skated the Short Program with Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia taking the lead, followed by China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han and Cheng Peng and Yang Jin. Tarasova and Morozov were […] The post Tarasova and Morozov take lead Pairs at Worlds with record score appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 9, 2019

The 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships concluded with the Ladies event on Saturday in which Russia’s Alexandra Trusova defended her title. Teammate Anna Shcherbakova took the silver in her debut in this event, while USA’s Ting Cui pocketed the bronze, improving from a seventh-place finish last year. Trusova fell on her opening quad Lutz […] The post “Quad queen” Trusova defends Junior World title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 9, 2019

In their fourth appearance at this event, Canada’s Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha took the Ice Dance title at the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Russia’s Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva and Nikita Nazarov won the silver in their debut at this event, while teammates Sofia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko improved from their fifth-place finish last year with the bronze. It was […] The post Canada’s Lajoie and Lagha take ice dance title at Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 9, 2019

USA’s Tomoki Hiwatashi won the gold in the Men’s event at the 2019 Junior World Figure Skating Championships in what was his third appearance. Russia’s Roman Savosin rose from sixth to capture the silver, improving from his fifth-place finish last year, while Daniel Grassl of Italy pocketed the bronze in his debut at this event. Savosin […] The post Hiwatashi captures Men’s title at Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 8, 2019

Anna Shcherbakova of Russia took a narrow lead in the Ladies’ Short Program at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on Friday. Training mate Alexandra Trusova is close behind in second, followed by USA’s Ting Cui. Alena Kostornaia of Russia announced her withdraw due to “medical reasons” on March 4, 2019. Shcherbakova put out a lyrical routine […] The post Shcherbakova takes narrow lead in Ladies at Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 8, 2019

The Russians swept the Pairs’ podium at the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Thursday. Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov rose from third to capture the gold, while Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov won the silver in their debut at this event. Overnight leaders and defending silver medalists Polina Kostiukovich and Dmitrii Ialin slipped to third for […] The post Mishina and Galliamov lead Russian sweep in Pairs at Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

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