Posts Tagged ‘2010 Skate America’

Kostner first after ladies’ short; Murakami second

Kostner first after ladies’ short; Murakami second

Sometimes simplicity is the best policy, and Italy’s Carolina Kostner is a case study in how breaking things down to the least common denominator can bring riches. Already a winner on the Grand Prix this season, Kostner…

Davis and White lead ice dance field

Davis and White lead ice dance field

Olympic silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White took the lead after the short dance last night in Portland, Ore., as expected over a pair of Canadian teams who are on the international rise.

The lead…

Takahashi edges out Oda for gold

Takahashi edges out Oda for gold

It wasn’t a combination of things that cost Japan’s Nobunari Oda the Skate America title in Portland- it was too many combinations. Oda, the overnight leader in the men’s competition,…

Savchenko and Szolkowy take gold

Savchenko and Szolkowy take gold

After avoiding a close call in the short program, Germans Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy made it clear that the Skate America title belonged to them after earning the highest score of the season thus far. Their Pink Panther freeskate was the highlight…

Davis and White win gold

Davis and White win gold

Olympic silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White continued their streak of winning titles on the Grand Prix in Portland, Ore., today, winning the first Skate America of their career. The duo outdistanced Canadians Vanessa Crone and…

Murakami captures gold

Murakami captures gold

In her Grand Prix debut at NHK, Japan’s Kanako Murakami earned a bronze medal behind Italy’s Carolina Kostner and American Rachael Flatt. In Portland, Ore., in just her second event, she harvested gold, reinforcing the fact that she…

Savchenko and Szolkowy lead pairs

Savchenko and Szolkowy lead pairs

On Friday evening in Portland, Ore., two-time World Champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy from Germany escaped with the lead after the short program over the Canadian upstarts Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch.

With such…

Japan’s Oda, Takahashi 1-2 after short program

Japan’s Oda, Takahashi 1-2 after short program

The Japanese men have dominated the Grand Prix series thus far- winning two gold medals and a silver in the first three events. Last night in Portland, Nobunari Oda and World Champion Daisuke…