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Delobel and Schoenfelder win World title

Delobel and Schoenfelder win World title

The competition concluded today with a dramatic Free Dance event. In the end, the dance podium this year didn’t contain any returning medalists – an unheard of situation for the…

Buttle leads men in Sweden

Buttle leads men in Sweden

For the first time since the 1977 World Championships in Tokyo, the men’s event was held last. The decision was most likely spurred by the fact that it’s the strongest skating discipline for Sweden. This proved…

Buttle takes World title with points to spare

Buttle takes World title with points to spare

The 2008 ISU World Figure Skating Championships concluded with the Men’s Long Program.

Overnight leader Jeffrey Buttle, who was the last to skate, provided an excellent closure to an error-filled competition as he delivered a flawless performance, earning a new personal best…

Delobel and Schoenfelder maintain lead in Sweden

Delobel and Schoenfelder maintain lead in Sweden

The Folk/Country dance is the Original Dance (OD) for the 2007-08 season. While there are no restrictions on the the number of music selections used, the dance must have a…

Asada claims World title

Asada claims World title

Yu-Na Kim of South Korea, who was fifth after the short, won the long program with a nearly flawless performance to Miss Saigon, but had to settle for another bronze medal.

The 17-year-old landed five high quality triples, including an opening triple…

Kostner leads ladies in Sweden

Kostner leads ladies in Sweden

Italy’s Carolina Kostner drew the lucky straw and currently leads the field of ladies with 64.28 (36.34/27.94) points. The 2008 European champion opened her program with an excellent triple flip-triple toeloop combination, but later…

Savchenko and Szolkowy win World title

Savchenko and Szolkowy win World title

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy from Germany, who stood in second after the short program, won their first World title in the dramatic Pair Skating final. Skating after their main rivals, Dan Zhang and…

Delobel and Schoenfelder lead dance at Worlds

Delobel and Schoenfelder lead dance at Worlds

The 2008 ISU World Figure Skating Championships are being held Mar. 18-23, 2008 in Göteborg, Sweden, at the Scandinavium Arena. Approximately 203 skaters/couples from 48…

Zhang and Zhang set new record at Worlds

Zhang and Zhang set new record at Worlds

Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang of China set a new world record for Pairs Short Program to win this segment of the competition. The 2006 Olympic silver medalists scored 74.36 (43.50/30.86) points, beating…

2008 World Figure Skating championships Preview

A record number of entries are descending upon Göteborg, Sweden, to compete at the 2008 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Two hundred and three skaters will compete in four divisions with competition beginning on Tuesday. This is the first time in over 30 years that Sweden has hosted the championships in a country that once regularly saw its flag raised at medal ceremonies.

This year’s competition will see the continuation…