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Khokhlova and Novitski prevail at Cup of Russia

Khokhlova and Novitski prevail at Cup of Russia

In the dramatic showdown, Russia’s Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski prevailed over their more decorated compatriots Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin to win their first Grand Prix gold medal…

Kostner snags gold in Moscow

Carolina Kostner of Italy rose from second after the Short Program to capture the gold, while USA’s Rachael Flatt claimed the silver.

Overnight leader Fumie Suguri of Japan slipped from first to third overall to settle for bronze.

Kostner won the long program and the gold despite a flawed performance of last year’s free program to the music of Dumsky Trio. The skater, who cited the need ‘to feel more like…

Domnina and Shabalin maintain lead at Cup of Russia

Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski of Russia won the Original Dance with an entertaining performance, but remain in second place going into the Free Dance.

The students of Irina Zhuk and Alexander Svinin were the most energetic couple on the ice, and their routine to Sam’s Blues and Puttin’ on the Ritz allowed them to post the best technical score of the night.

“Our dance did not have grand idea,” explained…

Zhang and Zhang take pairs title at Cup of Russia

China’s Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang won the Pairs Long Program despite placing second in the long program. Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov of Russia captured the silver, while Ukrainians Tatiana Volosozhar and Stanislav Morozov claimed the bronze.

Kawaguchi and Smirnov ran into problems with side-by-side jumps, with Kawaguchi doubling the second jump in an intended triple toe loop-triple toe loop sequence and later falling on the double Axel. However,…

Joubert wins gold in Moscow

France’s Brian Joubert won the Men’s event despite placing fourth in the long program, while Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic took silver. Alban Preaubert of France rose from fourth to third overall to claim the bronze.

Verner won the long program with an inspired Tango routine which featured an excellent quad toe loop, a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination and a triple Axel. The 2008 European Champion, however, stumbled…

Domnina and Shabalin lead at Cup of Russia

Domnina and Shabalin lead at Cup of Russia

The fifth event of the 2008-09 ISU Grand Prix Series continues with the Cup of Russia which is being held in Moscow, Russia at the Ice Palace…

Suguri leads ladies at Cup of Russia

Suguri leads ladies at Cup of Russia

Fumie Suguri of Japan won the Ladies Short Program event by virtue of being one the few skaters to avoid major mistakes. The 2008 Skate Canada silver medalists opened her program to…

Zhang and Zhang first after short in Moscow

Zhang and Zhang first after short in Moscow

Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang of China won the Pairs Short program with an impressive eight point margin. Though Dan…

Joubert takes lead at Cup of Russia

Joubert takes lead at Cup of Russia

Coming off a disappointing fourth place finish last week at his home Grand Prix event, Brian Joubert of France dominated the field at this event. The World silver medalist…