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Hanyu overcomes injury to win Cup of Russia

Figure Skating Nov 17, 2018

Hanyu overcomes injury to win Cup of Russia

Yuzuru Hanyu won the men's title at the Cup of Russia despite an ankle injury that left him on crutches, while fellow Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova won the women's title on Saturday. Hanyu, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist, started strongly with two ...

Hanyu takes huge lead in Russia

Figure Skating Nov 17, 2018

Hanyu takes huge lead in Russia

Yuzuru Hanyu built a 20-point lead in the short program at the Cup of Russia on Friday. The two-time defending Olympic champion landed a clean quadruple salchow and quad toe loop/triple toe loop combination en route to earning 110.53 points. As usual, his fans hurled ...

Hanyu earns second-place finish at Cup of Russia

Figure Skating Oct 21, 2017

Hanyu earns second-place finish at Cup of Russia

Yuzuru Hanyu settled for second place on Saturday at the Cup of Russia. American Nathan Chen, the silver medalist at last year's Grand Prix Final behind Hanyu, started the day with a 5.69-point lead over the Japanese superstar and scored 193.25 in the free skate ...

Hanyu 2nd after short program

Figure Skating Oct 21, 2017

Hanyu 2nd after short program

Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu made two mistakes in his jumps Friday to finish second behind rival Nathan Chen in the men's short program at the Cup of Russia, the first event of the Grand Prix series. Hanyu, last up in the 12-man field, under-rotated ...

Uno soars in short program

Figure Skating Nov 5, 2016

Uno soars in short program

Shoma Uno unleashed two quad jumps to earn a strong lead after the short program at the Cup of Russia, putting him in position on Friday for his second Grand Prix title of the season. Uno, who earlier this year became the first to execute ...

Figure Skating Nov 8, 2014

Sotnikova to skip Cup of Russia

Sochi Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova was due to skate for her home crowd at next week's Cup of Russia Grand Prix in Moscow, but has been replaced on the entry list by little-known 17-year-old Maria Stavitskaya. Russian figure skating federation president Alexander Gorshkov said Sotnikova ...

Sharp Machida wins Cup of Russia crown

Figure Skating Nov 24, 2013

Sharp Machida wins Cup of Russia crown

Tatsuki Machida and Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia won gold Saturday in the Cup of Russia, the last of the season's six preliminary Grand Prix events. Machida landed a clean quad-double combination and followed with a triple axel-triple toe loop to race past early leader Maxim Kovtun, ...