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Figure skating: Mao Asada fact box

A fact file on Mao Asada who won a third world women's figure skating title in Saitama, Japan, on Saturday. Name: Mao Asada Date of birth: September 25, 1990 Place of birth: Nagoya, Japan Nationality: Japanese Sport: Figure skating Coach: Nobuo Sato, Kumiko Sato Major results: Winter Olympics Women's singles: 2nd - 2010 Vancouver World championships Women's singles: 1st - 2008 Gothenburg, 2010 Turin, 2014 - Saitama; 2nd - 2007 Tokyo; 3rd - 2013 London (Ontario, Canada)

Figure skating: World championship results

Results from the world figure skating championships on Thursday: Pairs Final standings 1. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (GER) 224.88 pts 2. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) 215.92 3. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) 210.84 4. Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch (CAN) 205.52 5. Peng Cheng/Zhang Hao (CHN) 194.83 6. Sui Wenjing/Han Cong (CHN) 192.10 7. Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov (RUS) 189.44 8. Julia Antipova/Nodari Maisuradze (RUS) 186.22 9. Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek (ITA) 184.28

Figure skating: Olympic champion Sotnikova to skip worlds

Olympic women's champion Adelina Sotnikova will not compete in the world championships in Japan starting next week, the Russian figure skating federation announced on Tuesday. Sotnikova controversially won gold in Sochi last month ahead of defending champion Kim Yu-Na of South Korea to become Russia's first ever women's Olympic figure skating champion. Federation president Alexander Gorshkov said that Sotnikova, who has never competed at worlds, would not compete to allow the two-time European silver medallist rest and prepare for next season.

Figure skating: Olympic champion Sotnikova to skip worlds

Olympic women's champion Adelina Sotnikova will not compete in the world championships in Japan starting next week, the Russian figure skating federation announced on Tuesday. Sotnikova controversially won gold in Sochi last month ahead of defending champion Kim Yu-Na of South Korea to become Russia's first ever women's Olympic figure skating champion. Federation president Alexander Gorshkov said that Sotnikova, who has never competed at worlds, would not compete to allow the two-time European silver medallist rest and prepare for next season.

Olympic medalists, world champs to perform at Kim Yu-na's farewell ice shows

SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- Olympic medalists and world champions will perform at South Korean figure skating icon Kim Yu-na's final ice shows this spring, the skater's agency said Tuesday. According to All That Sports, Denis Ten of Kazakhstan, the reigning Olympic bronze medalist in the men's singles, and Alexei Yagudin of Russia, the 2002 Olympic gold medalist and the four-time world champ in the men's singles, will headline the star-studded cast.

Olympic medalists, world champs to perform at Kim Yu-na's farewell ice shows

SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- Olympic medalists and world champions will perform at South Korean figure skating icon Kim Yu-na's final ice shows this spring, the skater's agency said Tuesday. According to All That Sports, Denis Ten of Kazakhstan, the reigning Olympic bronze medalist in the men's singles, and Alexei Yagudin of Russia, the 2002 Olympic gold medalist and the four-time world champ in the men's singles, will headline the star-studded cast.

Olympics: Russia look to Lipnitskaia for third figure skating gold

Teen sensation Julia Lipnitskaia will be looking to lift the deflated spirits of home fans after Yevgeny Plushenko's shock withdrawal from the Olympics in the women's event starting on Wednesday. More history beckons for the 15-year-old who became the youngest female figure skater in 78 years to win a gold amid wild celebrations after their team success at the Iceberg Skating Palace just over a week ago. She could become not only the first Russian to win the women's title but also the first individual skater to win two gold medals at the same Olympics.

Olympics: Davis, White give USA first Olympic ice dance gold

Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White finally claimed a first Olympic figure skating ice dancing gold for the United States with new world record scores on Monday. Vancouver silver medallists Davis, 27, and White, 26, led all the way to seal the title by 4.53 points following a routine filled with difficult lifts and rapid footwork ahead of reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. Russia's Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov won bronze after the free dance final at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

Olympics: Davis, White give USA first Olympic ice dance gold

Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White finally claimed a first Olympic figure skating ice dancing gold for the United States with new world record scores on Monday. Vancouver silver medallists Davis, 27, and White, 26, led all the way to seal the title by 4.53 points following a routine filled with difficult lifts and rapid footwork ahead of reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. Russia's Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov won bronze after the free dance final at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

Olympics: Figure Skating results - pairs

Olympics results in Figure Skating on Wednesday: Overall 1. Tatiana Volosozhar - Maxim Trankov (RUS) 236.86 pts 2. Ksenia Stolbova - Fedor Klimov (RUS) 218.68 3. Aliona Savchenko - Robin Szolkowy (GER) 215.78 4. Pang Qing - Tong Jian (CHN) 209.88 5. Kirsten Moore-Towers - Dylan Moscovitch (CAN) 202.10 6. Vera Bazarova - Yuri Larionov (RUS) 199.60 7. Meagan Duhamel - Eric Radford (CAN) 199.53 8. Peng Cheng - Zhang Hao (CHN) 195.72 9. Marissa Castelli - Simon Shnapir (USA) 187.82
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