Posts Tagged ‘2010 Cup of Russia’

Kavaguti and Smirnov win gold

Kavaguti and Smirnov win gold

Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov maintained their overnight lead to win gold. Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran of Japan took silver, while USA’s Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig captured the bronze.

Heavy favorites…

Ando leaps to first to capture gold

Ando leaps to first to capture gold

Despite finishing fifth in the yesterday’s short program, Miki Ando of Japan managed to overcome both this set back and a recently sustained injury to capture the Ladies title.

Teammate Akiko Suzuki slipped…

Bobrova and Soloviev take first Cup of Russia

Bobrova and Soloviev take first Cup of Russia

Injuries plagued ice dancing event at the 2010 Cup of Russia – even before the start of the competition. Sinead Kerr and John Kerr were scheduled to compete in Moscow, but had…

Verner captures first Grand Prix gold in Moscow

Verner captures first Grand Prix gold in Moscow

Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic rose from third to first place overall to win his first Grand Prix title. Patrick Chan of Canada slipped to second, while USA’s…

Chan leads men after short program

Chan leads men after short program

Canada’s Patrick Chan captured a confident lead in the Men’s Short Program competition at the 2010 Cup of Russia. The 2010 World Championships silver medalist opened his entertaining routine to Take Five with an excellent quad toe loop – triple…

Kavaguti and Smirnov take the lead in pairs

Kavaguti and Smirnov take the lead in pairs

Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov faced no serious challenge in capturing the leading position in the Pairs Short Program at the 2010 Cup of Russia.

The European Champions, who withdrew from Skate Canada earlier this year, were…

Suzuki, Zawadzki 1-2 after short program

Suzuki, Zawadzki 1-2 after short program

Debutants prevailed over more experienced skaters at the Ladies Short Program in Moscow. The only favorite to skate a clean program (minus an edge call on her Lutz, which cost her 1.20 points in the quality of execution) was Akiko…

Bobrova and Soloviev First After Short Dance

Bobrova and Soloviev First After Short Dance

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev secured their position as the leading Russian team as they won the short dance event at the 2010 Cup of Russia.

Skating first in the second group, Bobrova and Soloviev were almost…