Posts Tagged ‘2009 European Figure Skating Championships’

Lepisto wins first European title

The European Championships concluded today with the Ladies Free Skating event. Finland’s Laura Lepistö won her first European title in front of the packed Harwall Areena, while teammate Susanna Pöykiö settled for bronze. Carolina Kostner of Italy rose from third to capture the silver.

Kostner was first to skate among the medal contenders, and she was determined to show both the audience and the judges what makes one of the…

Lepisto leads ladies in Helsinki

Lepisto leads ladies in Helsinki

To the delight of the home crowd, two Finnish ladies – Laura Lepistö and Susanna Pöykiö – put a comfortable distance between themselves and the rest of the field in the short program. Defending champion Carolina Kostner of Italy is currently…

Khokhlova and Novitski capture European ice dance title

Khokhlova and Novitski capture European ice dance title

The dance competition concluded with an impressive showdown in the Free Dance in which most of the couples were able to show their best performances.

Jana…

Khokhlova and Novitski maintain lead at Europeans

Khokhlova and Novitski maintain lead at Europeans

Defending European Champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia, who stood in fifth after the compulsory dance, withdrew from the competition due to medical reasons. According to…

Joubert takes third European title

Joubert takes third European title

Brian Joubert of France won his third European title despite a flawed long program, while former teammate Samuel Contesti of Italy rose up one spot to claim the silver. Kevin van der Perren of Belgium, who placed fourth in both the short and long program, took the bronze.

The best performance of the long program happened in the penultimate group where Yannick Ponsero of France delivered a nearly flawless routine…

Joubert leads men in Helsinki

Joubert leads men in Helsinki

Brian Joubert of France currently leads the Men’s field by more than five points after delivering an inspired performance to Rise by Safri Duo. The upbeat and energetic…

Savchenko and Szolkowy take third consecutive European title

Savchenko and Szolkowy take third consecutive European title

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany won their third consecutive European title with an inspired and mesmerizing performance to music from the Schindler’s List soundtrack and Albinoni’s Adagio.

The reigning World…

Khokhlova and Novitski grab lead at Europeans

Khokhlova and Novitski grab lead at Europeans

The 2009 European Figure Skating Championships are being held Jan. 20-25 in Helsinki, Finland at the Hartwell Areena. It is the third time since 1977 that the city has hosted this event. Approximately 178 skaters…

Mukhortova and Trankov take surprise lead at Europeans

Mukhortova and Trankov take surprise lead at Europeans

Skating last out of 21 teams, Russia’s Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov provided an impressive conclusion to the Pairs Short Program event. They placed first while teammates Yuko…