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Skating


Plushenko “approached” by US

TWO-TIME Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko says he was urged to abandon Russia and skate for the United States. The alleged approach was made with “no jokes, no irony,” Plushenko was ...

July 18, 2014, Friday


Asada glides to 3rd world crown

Japan’s Mao Asada competes during the women’s free program en route to winning the gold medal at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo, yesterday. It was Asada’s third world title having also won in 2008 and 2010. She finished ahead of Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia and Italy’s Carolina Kostner, the 2012 world champion. European champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy captured the ice dance crown....

March 30, 2014, Sunday


Olympic champ Hanyu takes world title

JAPANESE teenager Yuzuru Hanyu came back with a brilliant free skate yesterday to become the first man in 12 years to win the Olympic and world figure skating titles in the same year. The 19-year-old ...

March 29, 2014, Saturday


Machida upstages Olympic champ Hanyu

JAPAN’S Tatsuki Machida upstaged compatriot and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu in the short program yesterday to lead the men’s event at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, Japan. The 25-year-old, ...

March 27, 2014, Thursday


Takahashi out injured

Japanese skater Daisuke Takahashi will sit out the figure skating world championships because of an injured right knee. The 27-year-old Takahashi, who finished sixth at the recently-concluded Sochi Olympics, ...

March 6, 2014, Thursday


Kim stoical over Sochi result

South Korea’s Kim Yu-na declined yesterday to be drawn into the heated row over the women’s figure skating competition in Sochi, where many believe she was robbed of a repeat Olympic gold medal. The 2010 ...

February 26, 2014, Wednesday


Asada hits back at Tokyo 2020 chief Mori

Japanese figure-skating heroine Mao Asada yesterday hit back at sneering by the boss of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee over her disastrous performance on the ice in Sochi. The 23-year-old returned to ...

February 26, 2014, Wednesday


China's retired Olympic champion Zhao enjoys new life as coach

Zhao Hongbo, China's first figure skating Olympic champion, said he is now enjoying his life as a coach.Zhao and his partner and wife Shen Xue won the Olympic gold at Vancouver four years ago. They retired ...

February 4, 2014, Tuesday


Wang’s Olympic fate remains unknown

Wang Meng was still on the national team’s list of athletes for the Sochi Winter Olympics even though she had ankle surgery last week, authorities said yesterday.Four-time gold medalist Wang Meng left ...

January 24, 2014, Friday


Yu wins 500m, Zhang takes 1,000

Defending champion Michael Mulder of the Netherlands won the men’s 500-meter race at the world sprint speedskating championships yesterday in Nagano, Japan.Mulder clocked a time of 34.83 seconds to finish ...

January 19, 2014, Sunday


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