UPDATED: Veronika Zhilina suffered injury and withdrew from next ISU Junior Grand Prix event

13-year-old Russian figure skater Veronika Zhilina – who won the opening stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series in Slovakia – suffered an injury and has withdrawn from this upcoming week’s Junior Grand Prix event in Poland. According to two-time Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko – who coached Zhilina atContinue reading “UPDATED: Veronika Zhilina suffered injury and withdrew from next ISU Junior Grand Prix event”

Adelia Petrosian wins Junior Grand Prix event in Russia

At the fifth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Adelia Petrosian celebrated Russia’s third consecutive victory and her second medal, having previously won bronze at the third stage. Leader after the short program, Petrosian began her free skate performance with a quad toe loop and then completed a tripleContinue reading “Adelia Petrosian wins Junior Grand Prix event in Russia”

Alysa Liu wins Nebelhorn Trophy and earns third spot for the U.S. at Olympics

Two-time United States national champion Alysa Liu celebrated a third victory, at the 2021 Nebelhorn Trophy, in her debut international senior level season and completed her task of securing a third spot for her country, in the women’s discipline, at the 2022 Winter Olympics. The 16-year-old Californian popped her opening axel attempt but completed theContinue reading “Alysa Liu wins Nebelhorn Trophy and earns third spot for the U.S. at Olympics”

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov win Cup of Russia first stage

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, two-time Russian national champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov took their second victory of the season, having won the Cranberry Cup International last month. Final results Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV – 222.61 Yulia ARTEMIEVA / Mikhail NAZARYCHEV – 195.46 Karina AKOPOVA / NikitaContinue reading “Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov win Cup of Russia first stage”

Ilya Yablokov wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovenia

At the fifth stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Ilya Yablokov won a third consecutive gold medal for Russia’s junior men – including his second medal, having won silver at the third stage. The 17-year-old Russian began his free skate with a quad loop and then landed a triple loop.Continue reading “Ilya Yablokov wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovenia”

Vincent Zhou wins Nebelhorn Trophy and earns U.S. three Olympic spots

2019 World bronze medalist Vincent Zhou performed an amazing free skate program and ran away with the Nebelhorn Trophy win, as well as earned a third spot in the men’s discipline for the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Zhou began his free skate performance with a quad Lutz and then quad Salchow. FollowingContinue reading “Vincent Zhou wins Nebelhorn Trophy and earns U.S. three Olympic spots”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins first stage of Cup of Russia series

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, in Syzran, former World champion and this year’s World silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva started her campaign to make the 2022 Winter Olympics by winning gold at her first competition of the new season. Following the withdrawal of Alexandra Trusova after the short program, TuktamyshevaContinue reading “Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins first stage of Cup of Russia series”

Alysa Liu leads after short program at Nebelhorn Trophy

Two-time national champion Alysa Liu is attempting to earn the United States a third spot in the 2022 Winter Olympics and is heading in the right direction as she leads the final qualifying competition – the 2021 Nebelhorn Trophy – after the short program. The 16-year-old American began her performance with a successful double axelContinue reading “Alysa Liu leads after short program at Nebelhorn Trophy”

Adelia Petrosian leads ISU Junior Grand Prix in Slovenia after short program

At the fifth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Adelia Petrosian continued the Russian junior women’s dominance but this time the competition was way closer than in recent years. Petrosian landed her opening double axel and continued her performance without any errors. She also landed a triple flip andContinue reading “Adelia Petrosian leads ISU Junior Grand Prix in Slovenia after short program”

Alexandra Trusova leads after short program at first stage of Cup of Russia

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova took part in a competition for the second time within a week. The two-time World Junior champion began her short program performance with an unsuccessful triple axel attempt but completed the next two jumping sequences – a tripleContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova leads after short program at first stage of Cup of Russia”