Anna Shcherbakova leads at Budapest Trophy after short program

This weekend, reigning World champion Anna Shcherbakova began her 2021-2022 season with a solid short program performance at the international figure skating competition in Hungary – the 2021 Budapest Trophy – and leads her teammate Maiia Khromykh and compatriot Sofia Samodurova ahead of tomorrow’s free skate. Wearing a new orange dress, the 17-year-old Shcherbakova landedContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads at Budapest Trophy after short program”

Viktoriia Safonova retains Ice Star title

Last season’s winner of the international figure skating competition in Belarus – the Ice Star, Belarussian representative Viktoriia Safonova retained the title for her second medal of the 2021-2022 Olympic season. Bronze medalist at the Nebelhorn Trophy in late September, Safonova began her free skate performance with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, two doubleContinue reading “Viktoriia Safonova retains Ice Star title”

Alexander Samarin leads Budapest Trophy after short program

At the international figure skating competition in Hungary – the 2021 Budapest Trophy, 2019 European silver medalist Alexander Samarin leads the men’s event after the short program. The 23-year-old Russian managed to complete a quad Lutz but received a big negative grade of execution and then doubled his first jump in a double toe loop-tripleContinue reading “Alexander Samarin leads Budapest Trophy after short program”

Kamila Valieva wins at the Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, the last World Junior champion Kamila Valieva successfully completed her international senior debut by setting two new world records and winning the gold medal. Third after the short program, the 15-year Valieva began her free skate with a quadContinue reading “Kamila Valieva wins at the Finlandia Trophy”

Sofia Muravieva wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria

At the final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Sofia Muravieva delivered a clean free skate and edged out Isabeau Levito to win the Russian junior women’s fifth consecutive gold medal and qualify for the Grand Prix Final. The 15-year-old had a quad planned in her routine but didContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads at Finlandia Trophy after short program

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva received a new personal best short program score of 81.53 points and took the lead of the women’s event. The 2015 World champion and 2021 World silver medalist began her performance with a successfulContinue reading “Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads at Finlandia Trophy after short program”

Ilia Malinin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria

At the final stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Ilia Malinin dominated in the junior men’s event and took his second gold medal of the season. Winner of the very first stage, Malinin began his free skate performance with two quads – a toe loop and Salchow. Afterwards, the 16-year-oldContinue reading “Ilia Malinin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria”

Sofia Muravieva leads ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria after short program

At the final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix stage, in Austria, Russian figure skater Sofia Muravieva took the lead of the junior women’s event in a close battle after the short program. Runner-up at the third stage of the series, Muravieva began her performance with a double axel, andContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva leads ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria after short program”

Mishina and Galliamov win gold at Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, reigning World champions Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov won the pairs free skate event and rose from second place after the short program to claim their first title of the season. Mishina and Galliamov: Tarasova and Morozov: Cain-Gribble andContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win gold at Finlandia Trophy”

Ilia Malinin leads after the short program at the ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria

At the final stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Ilia Malinin kicked-off the men’s competition by winning the short program event on day one. The 16-year-old Malinin began his performance with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, and later landed a triple flip and a triple axel. Winner of theContinue reading “Ilia Malinin leads after the short program at the ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria”