Posts Tagged ‘2010 World Figure Skating Championships’

Asada recaptures World title

Asada recaptures World title

 

The Ladies long program provided a satisfactory conclusion to the long Olympic season as a number of skaters in the two final war-up groups managed to put forward very strong  performances.

Japan’s  Mao Asada recaptured the world title, while Yu-Na Kim (KOR)…

Nagasu leads in Turin

Nagasu leads in Turin

 

USA’s Mirai Nagasu (USA) finished first in the Ladies Short Program, ahead of Japan’s Mao Asada and Finland’s Laura Lepistö.

Nagasu…

Olympic ice dance champs nab first World title

Olympic ice dance champs nab first World title

The outcome of the ice dance competition at the 2010 World Championships has been in little doubt long before the start of the event. The level of the teams and…

Pang and Tong land second world title

Pang and Tong land second world title

Overnight leaders Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China won their second world title, while  Germans Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy pulled up one spot up to capture the silver.  Russia’s…

Virtue and Moir maintain lead in Turin

Virtue and Moir maintain lead in Turin

 

The golden quartet from Canton continued to remain unchallenged throughout the second phase of the event as both Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (CAN) and Meryl Davis and Charlie…

Takahashi becomes first Japanese man to win World title

Takahashi becomes first Japanese man to win World title

Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi capped off the Men’s Long Program competition with a phenomenal performance of his La Strada routine, which earned him a standing ovation from the audience, a new season’s best…

Takahashi takes lead after Short

Takahashi takes lead after Short

 

The Men’s Short Program was such a success that one would have  to go as low as 10th place to find a more serious mistake than turning out of a jump landing; or…

Virtue and Moir lead after solid dance

Virtue and Moir lead after solid dance

 

Post-Olympic World Championships are often considered to be a bit of a letdown as they are held a month after the major event of the last four years. However, if the Compulsory Dance…

Pang and Tong take lead in Turin

Pang and Tong take lead in Turin

The front-runners of the competition, the Olympic silver medalists Qing Pang and Jian Tong (CHN), won the pairs short program…

2010 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Preview

At first glance, the pairs competition could prove to be somewhat lackluster in comparison to the drama and intrigue displayed last month in Vancouver at the Olympic Games. The newly crowned Olympic Champions, China’s Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao, announced after the competition that they had closed the door on their eligible career, seemingly leaving their pairs field in Torino without any star power.

“I want to tell all the…

2010 World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Preview

All eyes will be on the Olympic Champion Kim Yuna from South Korea in Torino as she tries to follow up her world record setting performances in Vancouver with a second consecutive World Championships title. Kim has made easy work of the rest of the field all season, and has essentially reduced them to the role of bridesmaids time and time again. In the past two seasons, Kim has…

2010 World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Preview

While the pairs and men divisions will be without the Olympic gold medalists, the dance competition is returning both the gold and silver medalists for the competition in Torino.

Notable omissions from the roster include reigning World Champions and Olympic bronze medalists Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, 2006 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, and 2008 World Champions Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder. Even with such star power…

2010 World Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Preview

The 2010 ISU World Championships will take place in Torino, Italy, from March 20-29, 2010 at the Palavela. More than 200 skaters representing more than fifty member nations will skate in the competition.

The Palavela has played host to the 2005 European Championships, the 2006 Olympic Games, and the 2007-08 Grand Prix Final. Medalists from those events who will compete in this Championships include Brian Joubert  (2005 European silver medalist),…