Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Figure Skating’ Category

Held off podium at worlds, should Canada figure skating begin to panic?

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The 2019 world figure skating championships were the first in 15 years in which Canada went home empty-handed. Does that mean it's time to panic, or should Canadian figure skating fans just trust the process?

Canadian rivals Messing, Nguyen inseparable off ice — and on it, too

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

When the music starts, it's all business for Canadian figure skaters Keegan Messing and Nam Nguyen at the world championships in Saitama, Japan. But the international trip also means lots of downtime spent playing Nintendo Switch and forging a lasting friendship together.

Flawless free skate powers Nathan Chen to gold over Yuzuru Hanyu at worlds

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Defending champion Nathan Chen produced a spectacular free skate on Saturday to win the gold medal at the figure skating world championships.

Invisible wounds: Gabrielle Daleman’s real victory was stepping on the ice

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Success has followed Gabrielle Daleman for a long time, including an Olympic team gold medal, two national titles and a world bronze medal. But mental illness has gripped her for two years. That's why her real victory this week was simply competing at the world figure skating championships in Japan.

Olympic gold medallist Alina Zagitova earns 1st world figure skating title

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate on Friday to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships.

ISU finds ‘no evidence’ that American skater deliberately injured Korean rival

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The International Skating Union says its investigation has found "no evidence" that American skater Mariah Bell tried to deliberately injure Korea's Eunsoo Lim during warmups at the world figure skating championships on Wednesday.

Yuzuru Hanyu is figure skating’s rock star

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Japan Championships Figure Skating

The whirr of the photographers’ shutters can be heard over the music — there are so many of them. Once Yuzuru Hanyu leaves the ice, the majority of the photographers do too. Even if you aren’t a figure skating fan, the intensity of the practice is an event.

China’s Sui and Han recapture pairs figure skating world title

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Chinese figure skating pair Wenjing Sui and Cong Han recaptured the world title on Thursday in Saitama, Japan.

Great performances, a near-disastrous collision highlight opening of skating worlds

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Japan Championships Figure Skating

In my line of work, I get the chance to see skaters up close and personal. There is optimism and hope on the faces of each skater as they hit the ice. It’s as if they are all thinking, “today will be the day for triumph.” The thing is, anything can happen, and it often does.

Russian pair Tarasova, Morozov take lead at figure skating worlds

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Russia's Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov took a narrow lead after the pairs short program at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, Japan on Wednesday.