Russians take GP Final lead

Dec 12, 2014

Russians take GP Final lead

Russia dominated the women’s event on the first day of the Grand Prix Final with Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leading the way ahead of three compatriot — Julia Lipnitskaia, Elena Radionova and Anna Pogorilaya — in the six-woman field. Tuktamysheva, gave a near-flawless performance to Ravel’s ...

Machida takes second, gets berth in Grand Prix Final

Nov 23, 2014

Machida takes second, gets berth in Grand Prix Final

Tatsuki Machida qualified for his third consecutive Grand Prix Final with a second-place finish at the Trophee Bompard on Saturday night. Machida retained his position following Friday’s short program despite falling on his opening quadruple toe loop. The result clinches a spot for Machida ...

Russian Olympic champions to skip worlds

Mar 17, 2014

Russian Olympic champions to skip worlds

The Russian figure skating federation says Olympic gold medalists Adelina Sotnikova, and Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar won’t be going to this month’s world championships in Saitama. In a statement on the federation’s website, president Alexander Gorshkov says the federation decided not to send ...

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, ...