Figure skating http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26833/all en Figure skating-Lysacek withdraws from U.S. championships http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/figure-skating-lysacek-withdraws-us-championships <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - Olympic champion Evan Lysacek has withdrawn from next week's U.S. figure skating championships as he is still not fit enough to compete following surgery.</p> <p>"It's disappointing because health-wise I'm fine," Lysacek said in a statement released by U.S. Figure Skating on Friday. "Due to the long layoff from the surgery I still need about three more weeks to get back into competition form.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/figure-skating-lysacek-withdraws-us-championships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Evan Lysacek Figure skating Sports in the United States United States Figure Skating Championships Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:30:04 +0000 5736456 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating-Ailing Plushenko pulls out of Europeans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/figure-skating-ailing-plushenko-pulls-out-europeans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZAGREB, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the European figure skating championships on Thursday after aggravating his back injury during the men's short programme.</p> <p>The 2006 Olympic champion crashed while attempting the triple Axel and failed to perform a quad. He was awarded 74.82 points - well short of his personal best score of 91.30 - to finish a disappointing sixth after Thursday's programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/figure-skating-ailing-plushenko-pulls-out-europeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Evgeni Plushenko Figure skating Sports Yevgeny Plushenko Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:45:04 +0000 5738905 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating-Plushenko has surgery to replace spinal disc http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/figure-skating-plushenko-has-surgery-replace-spinal-disc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gennady Fyodorov</p> <p>Jan 31 (Reuters) - Former Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko underwent successful back surgery in Tel Aviv on Thursday to replace a deteriorated disc in his spine.</p> <p>"Yevgeny had an operation to remove one of his spinal discs with a synthetic one," the Russian's long-time coach Alexei Mishin told Reuters.</p> <p>"The doctor who performed the operation said it was a success (but) ... it's too early to make any prognosis about his return to the ice."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/figure-skating-plushenko-has-surgery-replace-spinal-disc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Evgeni Plushenko Figure skating Russia at the Olympics Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:01:11 +0000 5742174 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating: Hosts Japan set to dominate Four Continents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/figure-skating-hosts-japan-set-dominate-four-continents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world champions Mao Asada and Daisuke Takahashi will lead Japan's medal hunt at the Four Continents figure skating championships on home ice this week in the absence of their arch-rivals.</p> <p>The three-day event for skaters from non-European countries, opening in Osaka on Friday, will serve as a testing ground before next month's world championships that will crown the pre-Olympic season.</p> <p>Asada has swept all four events she took part in so far this season, including the Grand Prix Final, without taking the risk of attempting her trademark triple axel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/figure-skating-hosts-japan-set-dominate-four-continents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Figure skating Figure skating competitions Sports AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:31:59 +0000 5748476 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating: Plushenko to miss the figure skating worlds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/figure-skating-plushenko-miss-the-figure-skating-worlds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's figure skating icon Evgeni Plushenko will have to miss the world championships, which is due to take place at London, Canada, on March 13-17, the country's figure skating federation general manager Valentin Piseyev said Thursday.</p> <p>"Evgeni (Plushenko) will miss the world championships because he is unable to recover completely after recent backbone surgery," RIA-Novosti news agency quoted Piseyev as saying.</p> <p>"We will decide who will replace Plushenko in the national team at the Russian Cup finals."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/figure-skating-plushenko-miss-the-figure-skating-worlds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Evgeni Plushenko Evgeni Plushenko Figure skating Sergei Voronov AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:45:51 +0000 5748603 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating: Four Continents championships results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the Four Continents figure skating championships on Friday:</p> <p>Dance</p> <p>Short dance</p> <p>1. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) 75.12 pts, 2. Meryl Davis/Charlie White (USA) 74.68, 3. Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) 65.44, 4. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) 63.26, 5. Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) 60.20, 6. Cathy Reed/Chris Reed (JPN) 53.97, 7. Nicole Orford/Thomas Williams (CAN) 53.70, 8. Danielle O'Brien/Gregory Merriman (AUS) 48.81, 9. Emi Hirai/Marien De La Asuncion (JPN) 44.72, 10. Anna Nagornyuk/Viktor Kovalenko (UZB) 43.32</p> <p>afp</p> Alex Shibutani Figure skating Maia Shibutani AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:30:33 +0000 5749719 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating: Virtue, Moir lead Four Continents dance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/figure-skating-virtue-moir-lead-four-continents-dance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada edged their US archrivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White in the short dance at the Four Continents championships Friday.</p> <p>Skating to "And The Waltz Goes On" by Anthony Hopkins and "Yankee Polka", Virtue and Moir collected 75.12 points, with Davis and White, who beat the Canadian duo at the Grand Prix Final in December, trailing by 0.44 points.</p> <p>Two other American couples followed with Madison Chock and Evan Bates in third spot on 65.44 and siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani fourth on 63.26.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/figure-skating-virtue-moir-lead-four-continents-dance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Figure skating Figure skating competitions Scott Moir Sports AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:46:56 +0000 5749755 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure Skating-Four Continents championships pairs short program results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-pairs-short-progra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Four Continents championships Pairs Short Program on Friday 1. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (Canada) 70.44 2. Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch (Canada) 66.33 3. Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir (U.S.) 53.06 4. Felicia Zhang/Nathan Bartholomay (U.S.) 52.98 5. Peng Cheng/Zhang Hao (China) 52.46 6. Wang Wenting/Zhang Yan (China) 51.26 7. Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers (Canada) 48.76 . Alexa Scimeca/Chris Knierim (U.S.) WDW</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-pairs-short-progra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Figure skating Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:16:58 +0000 5750092 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure Skating-Four Continents championships ice dance short dance results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-ice-dance-short-da <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Four Continents championships Ice Dance Short Dance on Friday 1. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (Canada) 75.12 2. Meryl Davis/Charlie White (U.S.) 74.68 3. Madison Chock/Evan Bates (U.S.) 65.44 4. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (U.S.) 63.26 5. Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (Canada) 60.20 6. Cathy Reed/Chris Reed (Japan) 53.97 7. Nicole Orford/Thomas Williams (Canada) 53.70 8.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-ice-dance-short-da" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Figure skating Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:17:09 +0000 5750093 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure Skating-Four Continents championships men's short program results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-mens-short-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Four Continents championships Men's Short Program on Friday 1. Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) 87.65 2. Yan Han (China) 85.08 3. Richard Dornbush (U.S.) 83.01 4. Daisuke Takahashi (Japan) 82.62 5. Song Nan (China) 81.16 6. Kevin Reynolds (Canada) 78.34 7. Denis Ten (Kazakhstan) 78.05 8. Takahito Mura (Japan) 78.03 9.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-mens-short-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abzal Figure skating Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:18:20 +0000 5750095 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating: Hanyu leads Yan at Four Continents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/figure-skating-hanyu-leads-yan-at-four-continents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's newly crowned national champion Yuzuru Hanyu edged world junior champion Yan Han of China in a battle between teenagers</p> <p>at the Four Continent's figure skating championship's short programme Friday.</p> <p>Japanese favourite Daisuke Takahashi, the 2012 Grand Prix Final winner, stepped out in landing an opening quadruple and fell on his next jump, a triple axel, to trail in fourth spot behind Hanyu, Yan and American Richard Dornbush.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/figure-skating-hanyu-leads-yan-at-four-continents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Figure skating Patrick Chan Yuzuru Hanyu AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:15:52 +0000 5750175 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating: Four Continents championships results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the Four Continents figure skating championships on Saturday:</p> <p>Women</p> <p>Short programme</p> <p>1. Mao Asada (JPN) 74.49 pts, 2. Akiko Suzuki (JPN) 65.65, 3. Kanako Murakami (JPN) 64.04, 4. Christina Gao (USA) 62.34, 5. Gracie Gold (USA) 60.36, 6. Zhang Kexin (CHN) 57.56, 7. Agnes Zawadzki (USA) 57.45, 8. Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN) 56.22, 9. Amelie Lacoste (CAN) 54.74, 10. Li Zijun (CHN) 54.51</p> <p>sps/ao</p> Figure skating AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 09:31:05 +0000 5750879 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating: Asada nails triple axel to lead 4 Continents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/figure-skating-asada-nails-triple-axel-lead-4-continents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world champion Mao Asada landed a risky triple axel for the first time in two seasons to lead Japan's 1-2-3 finish in the short programme at the Four Continents championships Saturday.</p> <p>Skating to the tune of "I Got Rhythm" by George Gershwin, the 2008 and 2010 world champion opened her routine with the highly demanding 3.5-revolution jump before nailing a triple-double combination and a triple loop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/figure-skating-asada-nails-triple-axel-lead-4-continents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Axel jump Figure skating Mao Asada AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 11:01:09 +0000 5750905 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure skating: Asada nails triple axel to lead 4 Continents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/figure-skating-asada-nails-triple-axel-lead-4-continents-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world champion Mao Asada landed a risky triple axel for the first time in two years to lead Japan's 1-2-3 finish in the short programme at the Four Continents championships Saturday.</p> <p>Skating to the tune of "I Got Rhythm" by George Gershwin, the 2008 and 2010 world champion opened her routine with the highly demanding 3.5-revolution jump before nailing a triple-double combination and a triple loop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/figure-skating-asada-nails-triple-axel-lead-4-continents-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Axel jump Figure skating Mao Asada Mao Asada AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:45:12 +0000 5750948 at http://www.globalpost.com Figure Skating-Four Continents championships men's free program results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-mens-free-program- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Four Continents championships Men's Free Program on Saturday 1. Kevin Reynolds (Canada) 172.21 2. Max Aaron (U.S.) 162.19 3. Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) 158.73 4. Richard Dornbush (U.S.) 151.03 5. Yan Han (China) 150.14 6. Song Nan (China) 147.30 7. Ross Miner (U.S.) 140.35 8. Daisuke Takahashi (Japan) 140.15 9.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/figure-skating-four-continents-championships-mens-free-program-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abzal Figure skating Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 13:45:45 +0000 5750958 at http://www.globalpost.com