Posts Tagged ‘Maria Butyrskaya’

2002 European Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The European Championships, the last major competition before the Olympic Games for most of Europe’s premier skaters, was held in Lausanne, Switzerland from January 14-21. Many European countries use the results of competition, rather than their national championships, to determine their representatives to the Olympic Games and World Championships. Furthermore, several countries also have various Olympic qualification standards that require athletes to achieve a certain placement in order to…

2001 Trophee Lalique Highlights

The 2001 Trophée Lalique figure skating championships were held in Paris, France, November 15-18, 2001. This is the fourth of a series of six competitions before the Grand Prix Final which is to be held in December in Ontario, Canada.

The partisan French crowd had much to cheer about during the season debut of former World Champions Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat. Earning a perfect mark of 6.0 for each…

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….