Posts Tagged ‘2010-11 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating’

Dornbush seizes Junior Grand Prix title

Dornbush seizes Junior Grand Prix title

USA’s Richard Dornbush seized the title in the Junior Men’s event, while China’s Han Yan moved up to second to capture the silver. Canada’s Andrei Rogozine catapulted from seventh to third overall for the bronze.

After…

Takahashi and Tran take gold in Beijing

Takahashi and Tran take gold in Beijing

Japan’s Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran defended their overnight lead (159.52), while Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia finished second (150.54). China’s Xiaoyu Yu and…

Chan edges out Oda for Grand Prix title

Chan edges out Oda for Grand Prix title

Canada’s Patrick Chan won his first Grand Prix Final title (259.75), while Nobunari Oda of Japan (JPN) slipped to second place (242.81) and his teammate, Takahiko Kozuka, pulled up to win the bronze (237.79).

The final part…

Czisny captures first Grand Prix title

Czisny captures first Grand Prix title

USA’s Alissa Czisny was able to defend her lead and win her first ever Grand Prix Final title (180.75), while Carolina Kostner of Italy (178.60) edged out Japan’s Kanako Murakami (178.59) for silver by…

Davis and White defend Grand Prix title

Davis and White defend Grand Prix title

USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White won their second consecutive title (171.58), while Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France upgraded to a silver (171.58) from last year. Canada’s Vanessa Crone…

Savchenko and Szolkowy win Grand Prix title

Savchenko and Szolkowy win Grand Prix title

The 2010 Grand Prix Final concluded with the Pairs Long Program, which added another two medals to the host country’s collection.

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany easily defended…

Monko and Khaliavin defend Junior Grand Prix title

Monko and Khaliavin defend Junior Grand Prix title

Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin defended their Junior Grand Prix Final (JGPF) title with a flawed, but poignant performance to music from the Frida soundtrack (136.22). Teammates Victoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin slipped to second place (134.62),…

Sotnikova takes Junior Grand Prix title

Sotnikova takes Junior Grand Prix title

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova maintained her overnight lead to win the Ladies title. Teammate Elizaveta Tuktamysheva remained in second place overall, while Zijun Li of China captured the bronze.

Sotnikova was the last one to skate in the long program…

Davis and White lead ice dance in Beijing

Davis and White lead ice dance in Beijing

USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White currently lead the field of Ice Dance, followed closely by Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France. Hungary’s Nora Hoffman and Maxim…

Czisny surprises in Beijing

Czisny surprises in Beijing

Surprised continued in Senior Ladies competition. Even though two skaters successfully executed triple-triple combinations, USA’s Alissa Czisny, who did not attempt one, is first with the highest technical score of the night. She…

Oda first after Men’s short; Chan second

Oda first after Men’s short; Chan second

Japan’s Nobunari Oda currently lead the men after the Short Program, followed closely by Patrick Chan of Canada and teammate Daisuke Takahashi.

The main lesson of the Men’s Short Program competition in Beijing is ‘quads are back in…

Germans dominate pairs at the Grand Prix Final

Germans dominate pairs at the Grand Prix Final

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany currently lead the Pairs after the Short Program, followed by China’s Qing Pang and Jian Tong and Russia’s Vera Bazarova and Yuri…

Sinitsina and Zhiganshin lead dance in Beijing; teammates follow

Sinitsina and Zhiganshin lead dance in Beijing; teammates follow

The opening event of the 2010-11 Junior Grand Prix Final provided an excellent start for the last major event of 2010. Victoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin of Russia surprisingly edged out their more…

Sotnikova places first in short program; Russia 1-2-3

Sotnikova places first in short program; Russia 1-2-3

Much like Junior Short Dance competition earlier that evening, the Ladies event was also dominated by Russian competitors. Adelina Sotnikova of Russia placed first with 57.27 points – almost four points ahead of teammates…

Dornbush leads; Messing second

Dornbush leads; Messing second

USA’s Richard Dornbush won the short program event over teammate Keegan Messing and China’s Han Yan.

Dornbush, who skated last in the first flight, nailed all his elements and displayed excellent flow and sharp presentation skills in his…

Takahashi and Tran dominate pairs

Takahashi and Tran dominate pairs

Japan’s Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran currently lead the pairs field by just over five points, followed by Russia’s Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov and Canada’s Taylor Steele and Robert…