Monthly Archives: April 2011

Miki Ando wins gold at Worlds

World Figure Skating Championships 2011

Miki Ando of Japan has won the gold at world championships in Moscow, her second world title. Olympic champion Yuna Kim had gone into Saturday’s free skate with a lead of less than half a point over Ando.

Both put on elegant free skates but neither was technically flawless. Ando stepped out of the first part of a planned double axel-triple toe combination. Kim singled both a double and a triple.

Carolina Kostner of Italy, who had started the day in sixth place, won the bronze.

Czisny did what she needed to do today

Alissa Czisny did what she needed to do today at the World Figure Skating Championships.

The reigning U.S ladies champion from the Detroit Skating Club skated her short program with poise and didn’t fall – major reasons why she’s in the medal hunt for her first world medal.

Alexei Mishin: “Everyone is nervous at the world championships”

Alexei Mishin, a coach of the Russian skater Artur Gachinski said that the main goal of the Russia’s national team for the near future is to get maximum representation spots for the next world championships.

Patrick’s Day

Canadian Patrick Chan put on a record performance Wednesday in his bid for his first world figure skating title.

Skating to “Take Five” by Paul Desmond, the 20-year-old from Toronto compiled a world-record score of 93.02 to lead the short program, landing a picture-perfect quad jump to open the program followed by a huge triple Axel.

World Figure Skating Championships 2011 – Preview

Press release by International Skating Union

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 will open in Moscow, Russia, on April 25. The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011, originally scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan in March, were moved to Russia following the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The ISU World Figure Skating Championships were held in Russia three times before. Moscow hosted the event in 2005 and St. Petersburg hosted the very first World Championships in history in 1896 and then again in 1903.

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