Posts Tagged ‘2008 European Figure Skating Championships’

Kostner defends European title

Kostner defends European title

In the final event of the 2008 European Figure Skating Championships, Italy’s Carolina Kostner defended her title despite finishing second in the long program.

The 2007-08 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist opened her routine with an exquisite triple flip-triple toe loop-double loop combination, but later doubled…

Kostner leads ladies in Zagreb

Kostner leads ladies in Zagreb

Defending champion Carolina Kostner of Italy won the Ladies short program with 59.31 (31.56/27.75) points, despite doubling her planned triple Lutz out of steps. The 2007-08 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist opened her program to a creative arrangement of Riders…

Domnina and Shabalin capture European gold

Domnina and Shabalin capture European gold

In the final showdown of the ice dance competition, Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin regained their leading position with an inspiring performance to Masquerade Waltz. Skating after their rivals, they held nothing back. The flow of their Free Dance…

Delobel and Schoenfelder maintain lead in Zagreb

Delobel and Schoenfelder maintain lead in Zagreb

Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder of France drew the last starting number, and provided an excellent closure for the folk Original Dance (OD) event with a flawless performance of their Breton Gavotte. The…

Verner wins Men’s title at Europeans

Verner wins Men’s title at Europeans

Skating first among the leaders, Tomas Verner from the Czech Republic put his rivals into a difficult position with a nearly clean performance.

The 2007 European silver medalist opened his program with a quad toe loop, but…

Verner leads men in Zagreb

Verner leads men in Zagreb

In the men’s error-ridden competition, Tomas Verner from the Czech Republic was one of the few to avoid major blunders, and is currently first with a new personal best of 79.03 (41.46/37.57) points.

Like last year, Verner was the last…

Savchenko and Szolkowy take European title

Savchenko and Szolkowy take European title

In the Pairs event, defending champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy justified the foregone conclusion that they would repeat their victory. The German champions delivered a nearly flawless routine to L’Oiseau by Rene Dupere.

The defending champions…

Delobel and Schoenfelder take lead in Zagreb

Delobel and Schoenfelder take lead in Zagreb

The 2008 European Figure Skating Championships are being held Jan. 22-26 in Zagreb, Croatia at the Dom Sportova. It is the third time since 1974 that the city has hosted this event. Approximately 158 skaters from 34 different countries…

Savchenko and Szolkowy lead pairs at Europeans

Savchenko and Szolkowy lead pairs at Europeans

The Pairs Short Program started off strongly as the three main contenders drew the first three starting numbers.

Defending champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany had to overcome their first obstacle. Their luggage with their skates was lost…