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2006 Cup of Russia: Ladies Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Cup of Russia, the fifth of six qualifying events. The event was held Nov 23-26 at the Luzhniki Ice Arena in Moscow, Russia. Over 65 skaters from 20 different countries competed for points and monies totaling $180,000 in U.S. dollars. The points go toward qualification for the Grand Prix Final, to which the top six competitors in points standings…

2006 Cup of Russia: Pairs Highlights

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany edged out Russia’s Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov by 1.42 points to win the gold, while Russia’s newly-formed team of Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov captured the bronze.

Short Program

Savchenko and Szolkowy executed a very high throw triple flip, but Savchenko put her hand down on the landing. The current Grand Prix Final bronze medalists went on to produce good side-by-side triple toeloops,…

2006 Cup of Russia: Ice Dance Highlights

The ice dance event proved to be tough, exciting, and somewhat unpredictable as the top three teams were on each other’s heels throughout the competition.

USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto edged out Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin by less than one point to win the gold, while Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder of France settled for bronze.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance (CD) for the event was the Golden…

2006 Cup of Russia: Men’s Highlights

Brian Joubert of France easily captured the gold medal, while USA’s Johnny Weir took the silver. Ilia Klimkin of Russia, who was ninth at this event last year, won the bronze.

Short Program

Joubert landed his opening quadruple toeloop-triple toeloop combination, but stepped out of the landing on a triple Axel. The two-time and reigning World silver medalist also delivered a triple flip, two good level three footwork sequences, and three…

2006 Cup of Russia Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating enters its penultimate week with Cup of Russia in Moscow. As the series draws to a close, the focus of top skaters will be increasingly on qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

With nearly all of Russia’s top champions having retired from eligible skating or on hiatus, hopes for 2007 rest primarily on two teams, Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov in pairs, and…

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