Maiia Khromykh wins at Warsaw Cup, Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin celebrate first senior international level gold

At this week’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Poland – the 2021 Warsaw Cup – 15-year-old Russian figure skater Maiia Khromykh fought through a challenging free skate program but managed to come out on top and win the gold medal. Khromykh began her free skate routine with two quad attempts – completingContinue reading “Maiia Khromykh wins at Warsaw Cup, Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin celebrate first senior international level gold”

Anna Shcherbakova recomposes to land quad flip and win gold, Yuma Kagiyama dominates at the ISU Grand Prix event in France

At the fifth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in France – the 2021 Internationaux de France – the expected favorites once again found ways to overcome all obstacles and celebrate the top prizes. 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova secured her spot at next month’s ISU Grand Prix Final withContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova recomposes to land quad flip and win gold, Yuma Kagiyama dominates at the ISU Grand Prix event in France”

Lyubov Rubtsova leads junior women after short program at the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series

At the fifth, and final, stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, this weekend sees the finale of the senior events and the beginning of the junior women’s and junior men’s disciplines. Another up-and-coming starlet of Eteri Tutberidze’s team at Khrustalny, Lyubov Rubtsova captured first place in the junior women’s short program event. LyubovContinue reading “Lyubov Rubtsova leads junior women after short program at the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series”

Anna Shcherbakova leads Russian trio at the ISU Grand Prix stage in France, Yuma Kagiyama dominates men’s event

The second to last International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix event began today in France – the 2021 Internationaux de France – and the top performers delivered exciting results throughout: including, a new short program by Anna Shcherbakova, a dominant result by Yuma Kagiyama, an expected first place by Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii, andContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads Russian trio at the ISU Grand Prix stage in France, Yuma Kagiyama dominates men’s event”

Anna Shcherbakova on 90 Second Challenge question show

2021 World champion and three-time national champion Anna Shcherbakova appeared on the Russian 90 Second Challenge (Russian: 90 секунд челлендж) show hosted by Olympic gold medalist Maxim Trankov, which can be found on the YouTube channel of Channel One. The objective of the show is simple – the host asks the guest as many questionsContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova on 90 Second Challenge question show”

Daria Usacheva returns to Russia

Since suffering an injury this past Friday in Japan, Russian figure skater Daria Usacheva finally returned to Russia on Monday. The 15-year-old figure skater arrived at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow with the other Russian athletes and was accompanied by the national team doctor Filipp Shvetskiy. Unfortunately, Usacheva was in a wheelchair. Video: TheContinue reading “Daria Usacheva returns to Russia”

Daniil Gleikhengauz interview with Sport24

After another successful outing in the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series this season for Eteri Tutberidze’s coaching staff – a third consecutive gold medal by either one of the team’s figure skaters – choreographer Daniil Gleikhengauz spoke to a Sport24 reporter about Team Tutberidze’s star performers and how the Olympic season is shapingContinue reading “Daniil Gleikhengauz interview with Sport24”

Anna Shcherbakova comes back to win Grand Prix of Italy, Yuma Kagiyama moves up from seventh to first

On the second day of the third stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – the 2021 Grand Prix of Italy, the pairs’ and ice dance events saw the favorites dominantly secure their positions at the top, while in the women’s and the men’s events – favorites Anna Shcherbakova and YumaContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova comes back to win Grand Prix of Italy, Yuma Kagiyama moves up from seventh to first”

Kamila Valieva breaks world record, Nathan Chen wins at Skate Canada

At the second stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Vancouver – the 2021 Skate Canada, all of the top favorites in each discipline met expectations and provided a memorable showcase. In the women’s event, Russians once again swept the podium and – in a high level competition with manyContinue reading “Kamila Valieva breaks world record, Nathan Chen wins at Skate Canada”

Alexandra Trusova lands one quad and wins at 2021 Skate America

Two-time World Junior champion and 2021 World silver medalist Alexandra Trusova began her free skate routine with a successful quad Lutz – the toughest of the quad jumps – and won gold at the first stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series, the 2021 Skate America. Skating to music from theContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova lands one quad and wins at 2021 Skate America”