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Category: Figure skating

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ISU apologises after nominating ‘offensive’ Auschwitz uniform for costume of year

Anton Shulepov wore costume during free skating programAnti-Defamation League says costume is ‘insensitive and offensive’The International Skating Union has reversed its decision to nominate an “irresponsible and offensive” costume made up of Auschwitz…

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Alysa Liu becomes first US woman to land quadruple lutz in Junior Grand Prix win

Skater becomes first US woman to land a quad in competition Liu ends Russia’s streak of 20 straight Junior GP women’s titlesAlysa Liu became the first American woman to land a quad in competition when she hit her signature quadruple lutz during a domin…

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Ashley Wagner: Olympian says she was assaulted by fellow US skater Coughlin

Olympic bronze medalist details assault in essay for USA TodayWagner, 28, names two-time US pairs champion John CoughlinLongtime US figure skating star Ashley Wagner said she was sexually assaulted by John Coughlin in a first-person essay published in …

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Olympic ice dance champions Virtue and Moir: ‘We’re so proud of our relationship’

The Canadian gold medallists talk to Eoin O’Callaghan about winning gold, maintaining a professional relationship and ignoring fan fictionThere’s a guy at a bar nursing a drink. He looks up and catches the eye of a girl nearby. They share a knowing gla…

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Partner of US figure skating champion says he sexually abused her for two years

John Coughlin, 33, killed himself in JanuaryLawyer says senior figures in skating knew of allegationsOne of the former skating partners of two-time US pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period.Bridge…

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Nathan Chen v Yuzuru Hanyu: the rivalry that has taken over figure skating

The US skater beat the Olympic champion in his own backyard this week. It looks like a rivalry set to explode at the 2022 Winter GamesThe question, inevitably, on the Yale campus this week as classes resumed was: “What did you get up to over spring bre…

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Nathan Chen beats out Yuzuru Hanyu to defend world figure skating title

American repeats at worlds, edging Hanyu on home turfChen and Hanyu break world records in back-to-back skatesZhou gives US two men on podium for first time since 1996American Nathan Chen overcame a world record free skate by Yuzuru Hanyu with an even …

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Alysa Liu’s remarkable rise: is 13 too young to be an elite athlete?

The figure skater is barely into her teens and is already the US champion. But some believe the mental and physical strain of elite sport should waitAlysa Liu covered her face and cried as the results were announced at the US ladies figure skating cham…

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A star is born: Alysa Liu, 13, becomes youngest ever US figure skating champ

Teenager lands two triple axels to edge Bradie Tennell for titleLiu eclipses Lipinski’s mark as youngest US ladies’ championMadison Hubbell and Zach Donohue hold lead in ice dancingAlysa Liu became the youngest person to win an individual title at the …

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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…