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2005 World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Irina Slutskaya of Russia was the gold medal winner in the ladies’ event, while USA’s Sasha Cohen won silver, and Italy’s Carolina Kostner picked up her first World medal – the bronze.

The ladies event began with the Qualifying Round (QR) in which 41 entries were divided into two groups. The top 15 competitors from each group proceeded to the Short Program. The segment score for the QR was multiplied…

2005 European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Russia’s Irina Slutskaya skated to her sixth European gold, equaling the record six titles of Germany’s Katarina Witt and Norway’s Sonia Henie. Finland’s Susanna Poykio won her first silver and it was the first time for Finland to medal at an ISU senior Championship in the ladies event. Ukraine’s Elena Liashenko won the bronze, while defending champion Julia Sebestyen of Hungary placed fourth.

Short Program

Skating to an energetic tango by…

Slutskaya: Ferocious Fighter or Playful Pixie?

Slutskaya: Ferocious Fighter or Playful Pixie?

There are two sides to Russia’s Irina Slutskaya — the hard-nosed competitor you see on television and the mischievous imp that her friends know. Both sides were on display last year when Slutskaya won her first World Figure Skating Championships in Nagano, Japan, the same place…

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2003 European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

This was supposed to be another year that Irina Slutskaya was vulnerable at the European Championships after she narrowly lost to now retired Maria Butyrskaya last year. Slutskaya had not won an event since winning her first World Championships in Japan last March. She had already lost the Russian Championships to Elena Sokolova, rejuvenated after reuniting with former coach Victor Kudriatsev after a three-year absence, the Cup of Russia…

2002 World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

After dominating the skating circuit for two seasons only to come up short at the World Championships both times, Irina Slutskaya quipped that one day she would have a world title, even if she had to stay in until everyone else had retired and she had gray hair. Never fear, Slutskaya did not have to wait that long. With the most inspired, if not quite the most technically difficult,…

2001-02 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating: Highlights

Strange and interesting judging was the talk of the figure skating world following the ISU Grand Prix Final, which took place in Kitchener, Canada from December 13-16.

Canadians Shae-Lynn Bourne and Viktor Kraatz’s Michael Jackson medley earned them the gold medal and the title of crowd favorites. Initially, the scoreboard listed Anissina and Peizerat as the overall winners, and the capacity crowd roared to its feet when the correct standings…

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 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…