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2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Men’s Highlights

Brian Joubert of France won his first Grand Prix Final gold, while Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi and Nobunari Oda won the silver and bronze, respectively.

USA’s Evan Lysacek withdrew before the Short Program after the warm up. The two-time and current World bronze medalist took a bad fall on a triple Axel during practice, injuring his right hip.

Short Program

Joubert put his hand down on the landing of a quadruple toeloop (in…

2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Pairs Highlights

Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao of China were the winners in the Pairs discipline, while teammates Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang settled from bronze. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy took the silver.

Short Program

Shen and Zhao, who skated last, displayed total mastery in their routine to Romanza by Salvadore Bacarisse, executing solid side-by-side triple toeloops, followed by an excellent throw triple toeloop, a good level three spiral sequence, and…

2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Ladies Highlights

Yu-Na Kim was the gold medal winner in her first appearance at this event, while Japan’s Mao Asada and Switzerland’s Sarah Meier captured the silver and bronze, respectively.

Short Program

Performing to Nocturne by Frederic Chopin, Asada opened her ethereal routine with a triple Lutz, followed by a good triple flip-triple loop combination, a very good level four spiral sequence, and a solid double Axel. The 2006 World Junior silver medalist…

2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Ice Dance Highlights

The 2006-07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating concluded with the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final after six weeks of competitions in which the top six skaters/couples in each discipline proceeded to the Final. The event was held December 15-17, 2006 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

By competing in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final the athletes earned points towards the World Standings as…

2006-07 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Preview

The culmination of the ISU Grand Prix circuit, the Grand Prix Final, takes place from December 14-17, with the top six skaters in each discipline facing off in St. Petersburg, Russia.

New stars dominated the ISU Grand Prix circuit in the wake of the retirements and/or hiatuses of perennial favorites like Michelle Kwan, Irina Slutskaya, Sasha Cohen, Evgeny Plushenko, Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin, and Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov.

The…