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Category: Figure skating

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Denis Ten in action: figure skater who won Olympic bronze – video

Kazakhstan’s first-ever Olympic skating medalist Denis Ten has died. The 25-year-old was killed during an attempted robbery in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Ten won a bronze at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and acquired podium finishes in both the 2013 & 2015 w…

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Denis Ten: Olympic figure skater who won bronze stabbed to death

Athlete won Kazakhstan’s first-ever Olympic skating medal25-year-old was killed during an attempted robberyDenis Ten, the first Kazakh figure-skater to win an Olympic medal, has been killed at the age of 25.Kazakh news agency Kazinform reported that Te…

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Nathan Chen completes six quads to capture world figure skating title

Chen completes six quads to win his first world championshipShoma Uno, Mikhail Kolyada win silver and bronze respectivelyUS men’s team keeps three spots for next year’s worlds in JapanNathan Chen completed six quadruples and bettered his Olympic free s…

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Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world championship in Milan

Canadian follows up Olympic bronze with first world titleOsmond is first Canadian woman to win worlds since 1973Olympic champion Zagitova comes in fifth after three fallsOlympic bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada won the figure skating world titl…

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Standards are slipping: when ice skating goes wrong – in pictures

The best figure skaters from across the globe have gathered in Milan, Italy, for the World Championships. But even the best sometimes fall short … Continue reading…

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USA once dominated women’s figure skating. So what happened?

American women used to be a fixture on the skating podium at the Winter Olympics. But now failure is the new normalA mentally spent Mirai Nagasu told reporters she couldn’t wait to fly home after ending her Olympics on Friday afternoon with a disappoin…

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Alina Zagitova, 15, wins Olympic figure skating title for OAR’s first gold

Zagitova, 15, outduels Evgenia Medvedeva to win gold medalCanada’s Kaetlyn Osmond takes bronze with season-best skateNo US woman finishes in the top six for first time at OlympicsAlina Zagitova has won the women’s figure skating competition, becoming t…

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Winter Olympics women’s figure skating free program: Mirai Nagasu in action – live!

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva battle for gold medalEmail beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @duresportLatest medal table | Full event schedule 1.16am GMT Switzerland’s Alexia Paganini is skating to a selection from Phantom of the Opera…

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Virtue and Moir win ice dance gold for Canada as Shib Sibs take bronze for USA

Virtue and Moir win third Olympic gold and fifth medal overallFrance’s Papadakis and Cizeron pipped for silver by 0.79 pointsMaia, Alex Shibutani become second ever sibling pair to medalCanadian darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir punctuated their bri…

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Winter Olympics ice dancing: Shibutanis, Hubbell and Donohue in action – live!

Email beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @duresportOverexposed: Papadakis and skating wardrobe malfunctionsLatest medal table | Full event schedule 1.13am GMT The “rotational lift 4” was quite impressive. I lost track of the number of spins R…

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Overexposed: Gabriella Papadakis and Winter Olympic wardrobe malfunctions

At recent Games there have been a series of wardrobe woes and costume mishaps … with the French ice dancer being just the latestThe French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron have made Winter Olympics headlines for all the wrong reaso…

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Adam Rippon, John Curry and figure skating’s complex history with gay athletes

The American’s skill and charisma has been a highlight of the Games. But figure skating has not always been so supportive of its LGBT athletesOn Monday in Pyeongchang, Adam Rippon and Eric Radford posed for a photo together, Olympic medals proudly drap…

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Winter Olympics figure skating men’s free skate: Nathan Chen seeks redemption – live!

Email beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @duresportLatest medal table | Full event schedule 1.19am GMT Matteo Rizzo (Italy) has been on camera more than the curling teams, skating in both phases of the team event. The Beatles medley starts wi…

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‘Honestly, it was bad’: Nathan Chen bombs in Olympic short program as Hanyu shines

Japanese star wins men’s short program with Olympic-record scorePre-Olympic favorite Nathan Chen struggles badly and falls to 17thNathan Chen’s dream of Olympic gold rapidly descended into a nightmare during Friday’s catastrophic short program at the G…

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Winter Olympics day seven – in pictures

Flying referees, a shower of teddies and Britain’s first medal: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Mirai Nagasu lands historic triple axel as USA win team figure skating bronze – video

Mirai Nagasu created history when she became the first American to land a triple axel at the Olympics. The 24-year-old helped the USA secure a bronze medal in the figure skating team eventMirai Nagasu achieves triple axel as USA team wins bronzeFull sc…

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Winter Olympics day three – in pictures

Snowboarding, figure skating and some very cold ski jumpers: the world’s best sports photographers capture all the drama in PyeongchangTo see our selections from the opening ceremony, day one and two click here Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics figure skating: USA, Canada and Russians battle for team gold – live!

Team events culminates with free programs for men, women and pairsEmail beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @duresport In pictures: all the best images from day two of the Winter Games 12.14am GMT Meet Adam Rippon. The USA has two openly gay m…

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Winter Olympics day two – in pictures

The best of the action from South Korea features ice hockey, figure skating, mogul skiing, luge and snowboarding – and the Samjiyon Orchestra reducing Kim Yong-nam to tears Continue reading…

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The Joy of Six: who to watch at the Winter Olympics | Sean Ingle and Bryan Armen Graham

From British speed skater Elise Christie to American prodigy Nathan Chen, via Nigeria’s unlikely bobsleigh team, a unified Korean women’s ice hockey side and moreFour years have passed since Elise Christie had an Olympic silver medal ripped from her in…