Medvedeva leads as Japan trio struggles

Mar 30, 2017

Medvedeva leads as Japan trio struggles

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva won the women’s short program as figure skating’s world championships got underway on Wednesday. The 17-year-old defending world champion earned 79.01 points, leaving Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond (75.98) and Gabrielle Daleman (72.19) in second and third heading into Friday’s free skate. “I ...

Medvedeva sets points record in win at European Championships

Jan 28, 2017

Medvedeva sets points record in win at European Championships

Russian’s Evgenia Medvedeva won gold at the European Championships with a world record score on Friday for her second straight title in the women’s competition. Leading after the short program, the 17-year-old performed an almost perfect free skate. She opened in great fashion with ...

Medvedeva impresses to begin Euro title defense

Jan 26, 2017

Medvedeva impresses to begin Euro title defense

Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva launched an impressive defense of her title at the European Championships on Wednesday, while Italian Carolina Kostner also found her form returning after almost three years away from competition. Medvedeva, just 17 but the reigning world and European champion, ...

Figure skater Kostner questioned in doping case

Sep 27, 2014

Figure skater Kostner questioned in doping case

Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner claimed she had nothing to do with doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer during an exhausting four-hour hearing Friday. Having failed to show up last week before the Italian Olympic ...

Teenager Lipnitskaia takes Euro title

Jan 18, 2014

Teenager Lipnitskaia takes Euro title

Julia Lipnitskaia’s spectacular but respectful routine to John Williams’ score from “Schindler’s List” earned her the gold medal in the women’s event at the European Figure Skating Championships on Friday. The 15-year-old Lipnitskaia, who was second behind compatriot Adelina Sotnikova after Wednesday’s short program, ...