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2003 Cup of Russia: Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Cup of Russia, November 21-23, 2003. The fifth of six qualifying events took place at Luzhniki in Moscow, Russia.


Ukrainian Elena Liashenko won her second Grand Prix event of the season with a total score of 149.68 points. Italy’s Carolina Kostner jumped four places to grab the silver (her first senior Grand Prix medal) with 143.53 points, while Galina Maniachenko…

2003 Trophee Lalique Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Trophée Lalique November 13- 15, 2003. The fourth of six qualifying events took place at the Palais Omnisport Paris-Bercy in Paris, France.


Sasha Cohen, the current US National bronze medalist, entered her third Grand Prix event in Paris, and won the gold with a total score of 197.19 points. Shizuka Arakawa of Japan won the silver medal (172.12 points) while…

2003 Skate Canada: Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Mastercard Skate Canada International, the second of six qualifying events. The event was held from October 30 to November 2 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Current World Champions and World medalists headlined the event.


The reigning European and World champion, Evgeni Plushenko, headlined and won the men’s event. To the delight of the home crowd, Canada’s Jeffrey Buttle,…

2003 Campbell’s International Figure Skating Classic: Highlights

The televised portion of the 2003-2004 figure skating season got underway on October 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City with the second Campbell’s International Figure Skating Classic. The event will be televised on ABC on October 19, the week before the Grand Prix season begins with Skate America in Reading, PA.

The ISU-sanctioned competition brought together all of the medalists from the 2003 World Figure Skating Championships…

2003 World Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Alexei Yagudin had to skip Worlds due to his continuing hip injury, but fellow Russian Evgeni Plushenko was back after a year’s absence. Although bothered by a knee injury, Plushenko was still able to win his second World championship, but the USA’s Tim Goebel made him fight for the victory.

In the qualifiers, Plushenko landed a quad toe/triple toe/triple loop combination, the first time…

2002-03 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating: Highlights

Reigning World Champions Irina Lobacheva and Ilia Averbukh confirmed their roles as leaders in the sport by dancing to the Gold relatively easily. However, their main rivals for the gold in Washington, Canadians Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz, were not present. Lobacheva and Averbukh’s Original Dance (OD) looked even more polished than at Europeans, and the overall impression was strong. They skated last year’s “Time for Peace” in the…

2003 European Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

With defending champion Alexei Yagudin and silver medalist Alexander Abt unable to compete at the 2003 European Championships in Sweden, the time was ripe for new faces to make a bid for the podium. Only France’s Brian Joubert returned from last year’s podium and Joubert had been inconsistent during the Grand Prix season, winning Skate America after Yagudin withdrew but finishing fifth at Trophee Lalique in his native country….

2002 Cup of Russia: Highlights

Russian skaters dominated the medals at their home Grand Prix event, the Cup of Russia, held in Moscow from November 21-24. Russia took home six medals total, including three of the four gold medals in the competition.

World Champions Irina Lobacheva and Ilia Averbukh made their season debut in the dance event. Despite a free dance that wasn’t quite finished and included a few questionable moves, the duo earned marks…

2002 Bofrost Cup on Ice: Highlights

The third event of the Grand Prix Series, Nations Cup, was held in Gelsenkirchen, Germany from November 7-10, 2002. Nations Cup was the season debut for World Champions in pairs, Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao of China, and the #1 ranked man in the world, Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko.

Shen and Zhao appeared in top form, skating nearly clean short and long programs. The duo earned marks of up to 5.9…

2001 Cup of Russia: Highlights

The 2001 Cup of Russia competition was held in St. Petersburg, Russia at the Ice Palace, November 23-25, 2001. This is the fifth of a series of six competitions before the Grand Prix Final which is to be held in December in Ontario, Canada.

Russia’s Evgeny Plushenko attempted to earn a place in record books with a quadruple lutz, but the nineteen-year old fell on the attempt and also went…

2001 Sparkassen Cup on Ice: Highlights

The 2001 Sparkassen on Ice Cup (Nations Cup) figure skating championships were held at the Emscher-Lippe-Halle, November 9-11, 2001, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. This is the third of a series of six competitions before the Grand Prix Final which is to be held in December in Ontario, Canada.

World Champion Evgeny Plushenko made his debut in fine form, sweeping ordinals in both the short and free programs with two rock-solid programs….

2001 Goodwill Games: Figure Skating Highlights

Still reeling from the last-minute loss of the 2000 World Championships, Australia hosted its first major international figure skating event at the 2001 Goodwill Games. Traditionally held in late July or early August, the Goodwill Games’ September event dates resulted in more skaters electing to debut new programs, programs which will carry many of them to the Olympic games in February.

World Champion Evgeny Plushenko began the season in top…

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