Figure Skating

Photo gallery: 2019 ISU World Championships — Women's Free Skate

The 2019 ISU World Championships continued at Saitama Super Arena on Friday. Here’s a selection of photos from the women’s free skate.

Satoko Miyahara finished sixth at the world championships with a combined score of 215.95.
Satoko Miyahara finished sixth at the world championships with a combined score of 215.95. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Rika Kihira entered Friday
Rika Kihira entered Friday’s free skate in seventh place. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Rika Kihira finished second in the free skate with a score of 152.59, but narrowly missed out on a podium spot after ending the competition in fourth with a combined score of 223.49.
Rika Kihira finished second in the free skate with a score of 152.59, but narrowly missed out on a podium spot after ending the competition in fourth with a combined score of 223.49. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Kaori Sakamoto, who finished second in Wednesday
Kaori Sakamoto, who finished second in Wednesday’s short program, performs her free skate. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Sakamoto finished fifth with a combined score of 222.83.
Sakamoto finished fifth with a combined score of 222.83. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Russia
Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva performs her free skate. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Russia
Russia’s Alina Zagitova, who won Wednesday’s short program, poses during her free skate. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan’s Elizabet Tursynbaeva salutes the crowd after her free skate. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Alina Zagitova (center) won the competition with 237.50, followed by Elizabet Tursynbaeva (left) with 224.76 and fellow Russian Evgenia Medvedeva with 223.80.
Alina Zagitova (center) won the competition with 237.50, followed by Elizabet Tursynbaeva (left) with 224.76 and fellow Russian Evgenia Medvedeva with 223.80. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Elizabet Tursynbaeva (left), Alina Zagitova (center) and Evgenia Medvedeva pose with their world championship medals and bouquets Friday at Saitama Super Arena.
Elizabet Tursynbaeva (left), Alina Zagitova (center) and Evgenia Medvedeva pose with their world championship medals and bouquets Friday at Saitama Super Arena. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Friday marked Evgenia Medvedeva
Friday marked Evgenia Medvedeva’s third time on a world championship podium after winning the competition twice before. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Elizabet Tursynbayeva earned her first world championship medal following 12th, ninth and 11th-place finishes in the previous three years.
Elizabet Tursynbayeva earned her first world championship medal following 12th, ninth and 11th-place finishes in the previous three years. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Reigning Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the world championship in her second attempt.
Reigning Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the world championship in her second attempt. | DAN ORLOWITZ