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Anna Shcherbakova wins ladies event, leads Russia to first World Team Trophy victory

The 2021 World Team Trophy came to an end on Saturday and it was a major success for the Russian figure skaters – in the final event, Anna Shcherbakova won the country’s sixth of eight events and Russia celebrated their first ever victory in the competition’s history. 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova landed but steppedContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova wins ladies event, leads Russia to first World Team Trophy victory”

Mishina and Galliamov win pairs event, extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy

The pairs’ discipline at the 2021 World Team Trophy ended on Saturday and Russia continued their dominance on the quest to win the country’s first ever title in this competition. Newly crowned World champions three weeks ago, Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov opened their free skate program with a side-by-side triple Salchow-Euler-triple Salchow combination andContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win pairs event, extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy”

Nathan Chen wins men’s event at World Team Trophy, Russia extends lead

Nathan Chen remained undefeated after his impressive performance in the men’s event at the 2021 World Team Trophy and earned the United States another twelve points, but two Russians in the top five managed to increase their country’s lead after six of the eight events. Three-time consecutive World champion Nathan Chen began his free skateContinue reading “Nathan Chen wins men’s event at World Team Trophy, Russia extends lead”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov win ice dance discipline, another twelve points for Russia

Russia continues to dominate the 2021 World Team Trophy in Osaka, Japan on Friday. Following a first place in the pairs’ short program earlier, ice dancers Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov earned their country a fourth of five available twelve points so far. After a top score in the rhythm dance yesterday, 2021 World championsContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov win ice dance discipline, another twelve points for Russia”

Mishina and Galliamov win another event for Russia at World Team Trophy

The fourth and final discipline of the 2021 World Team Trophy began on Friday; in the fourth of eight events so far – Russia placed first for the third time and increased their lead at the top of the team standings over the United States and Japan. To no surprise, newly crowned World champions AnastasiaContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win another event for Russia at World Team Trophy”

Nathan Chen tops men’s short program at World Team Trophy

In the third of eight events at the 2021 World Team Trophy, the American men delivered two important results to help the United States bring a strong challenge to a successful opening day by Russia. Three-consecutive-time World champion Nathan Chen landed an opening quad flip and then a triple axel. Having originally planned to addContinue reading “Nathan Chen tops men’s short program at World Team Trophy”

Shcherbakova and Tuktamysheva extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy

After Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov put Russia at the top of the team standings in the first event at the 2021 World Team Trophy, the two World champions in the ladies’ category extended their country’s lead. Newly crowned 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova landed a triple axel and then a triple flip to beginContinue reading “Shcherbakova and Tuktamysheva extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov take the lead for Russia at World Team Trophy

The ice dance category opened the 2021 World Team Trophy of figure skating in Japan today. With about 3,000 socially-distanced fans in attendance at the Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka, the Russians took the lead in the team competition. As expected, the newly crowned World champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov received the highest marks inContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov take the lead for Russia at World Team Trophy”

Alexander Volkov leaves Angels of Plushenko

Russian figure skating coach Alexander Volkov has left Evgeni Plushenko’s academy, after three years of working with Angels of Plushenko. The Volkov Ice Team made a post on Instagram announcing the departure of Volkov and his wife, choreographer, Martine Dagenais yesterday – stating, “Alexander Volkov and Martine Dagenais stopped working in Academy Angels of Plushenko.Continue reading “Alexander Volkov leaves Angels of Plushenko”

Daniel Grassl will be only Italian in men’s event at World Team Trophy

Following the withdrawal of Italian national silver medalist Matteo Rizzo – who announced yesterday that he will be unable to compete at the 2021 World Team Trophy – the substitute Gabriele Frangipani took to Instagram to announce that he was unable to fly to Japan, leaving Italy with just one participant in the men’s event.Continue reading “Daniel Grassl will be only Italian in men’s event at World Team Trophy”

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