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2006 Cup of Russia: Ladies Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Cup of Russia, the fifth of six qualifying events. The event was held Nov 23-26 at the Luzhniki Ice Arena in Moscow, Russia. Over 65 skaters from 20 different countries competed for points and monies totaling $180,000 in U.S. dollars. The points go toward qualification for the Grand Prix Final, to which the top six competitors in points standings…

2006 Cup of China: Ladies Highlights

Julia Sebestyen of Hungary rose from third after the short to win her first Grand Prix gold in the ladies event, while Japan’s Yukari Nakano edged out USA’s Emily Hughes for the silver. Hughes settled for the bronze, her first Grand Prix medal, with only a .15 point difference.

Short Program

Hughes opened her Carmen routine with a good triple flip-double toeloop combination, followed by a triple Lutz, and a double…

2004 European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

in the Ladies event, Hungary’s Julia Sebestyen won her first European Championship title. Elena Liashenko of Ukraine won the silver, while Russia’s Elena Sokolova seized the bronze.

Short Program

Sokolova skated first in her group, appearing somewhat slow overall and two-footing her triple flip. The 2003 World silver medalist earned marks from 4.7 to 5.6 to place sixth in the short.

“I practiced quite early this morning,” said Sokolova. “Actually, it was…

Hungary’s Sebestyen Gets Second Olympic Chance

Hungary’s Sebestyen Gets Second Olympic Chance

When opportunity knocked, Hungary’s Julia Sebestyen was ready. After Krisztina Czako’s seventh place finish at the 1997 Worlds gave Hungary two ladies spots at the 1998 Olympics, the three-time Hungarian champion was injured and could not compete. That gave Sebestyen an opportunity…

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