Fernandez dethrones Hanyu in Shanghai

Mar 28, 2015

Fernandez dethrones Hanyu in Shanghai

Javier Fernandez cleanly landed two quad jumps in his free skate to edge defending Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu and become the first Spanish men’s champion at the World Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Both Fernandez and Hanyu fell on quad jumps in ...

Tuktamysheva takes lead at worlds; Miyahara in third

Mar 26, 2015

Tuktamysheva takes lead at worlds; Miyahara in third

European title holder Elizaveta Tuktamysheva recorded the third highest ladies short program score in history Thursday as the 18-year-old took a commanding lead at the World Figure Skating Championships. The Russian dazzled the crowd to the rousing music of Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero,” opening with ...

Reeds fail to advance to free dance at worlds

Mar 25, 2015

Reeds fail to advance to free dance at worlds

Japan’s Cathy and Chris Reed failed to advance to the free dance in the ice dance competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday. Cathy fell on a step and the siblings could only manage 48.32 points in the short dance, more than ...

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 ...

Three-time defending champ Chan pulls out of worlds

Mar 4, 2014

Three-time defending champ Chan pulls out of worlds

Reigning men’s world champion Patrick Chan, who settled for silver at the Sochi Olympics, said Monday he will not seek a fourth consecutive title at this month’s World Figure Skating Championships. The Canadian, the latest big name to pull out of the upcoming March ...