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I am surprised that this topic hasn't been updated yet. Oh, well. Time to show what happened at the Grand Prix Final at Torino.

Men:

1. Stephane Lambiel (Switzerland)

2. Daisuke Takahashi (Japan)

3. Evan Lysacek (USA)

Ladies:

1. Yu-Na Kim (Korea)

2. Mao Asada (Japan)

3. Carolina Kostner (ITALY)

Pairs:

1. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (Germany)

2. Dan & Hao Zhang (China)

3. Qing PANG/Jian TONG (China)

Ice Dance:

1. Oksana Domnina/Maxim Shabalin (Russia)

2. Tanith Belbin/Benjamin Agosto (USA)

3. Isabelle Delobel/Olivier Schoenfelder (France)

I think the next big figure skating event is the European Figure Skating Championships, which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, in January 21 to 27.

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Well, this topic has been silent for a long while. Anyway, the Sofia, Bulgaria, Junior World Championships for this year was completed recently. Here were the results.

Men:

1. Adam Rippon (USA)

2. Artem Borodulin (Russia)

3. Jinlin GUAN (China)

Ladies:

1. Rachael Flatt (USA)

2. Caroline Zhang (USA)

3. Mirai Nagasu (USA)

Pairs:

1. Ksenia Krasilikova/Konstantin Bezmaterikh (Russia)

2. Lubov Iliushechkina/Nodari Maisuradze (Russia)

3. Huibo DONG/Yiming WU (China)

Ice Dance:

1. Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates (USA)

2. Vanessa Crone/Paul Poirier (Canada)

3. Kristina Gorshkova/Vitali Butikov (Russia)

The only event left in this figure skating season: the World Championships in Sweden starting on March 17th.

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Well, this topic has been silent for a long while. Anyway, the Sofia, Bulgaria, Junior World Championships for this year was completed recently. Here were the results.

Men:

1. Adam Rippon (USA)

2. Artem Borodulin (Russia)

3. Jinlin GUAN (China)

Ladies:

1. Rachael Flatt (USA)

2. Caroline Zhang (USA)

3. Mirai Nagasu (USA)

Pairs:

1. Ksenia Krasilikova/Konstantin Bezmaterikh (Russia)

2. Lubov Iliushechkina/Nodari Maisuradze (Russia)

3. Huibo DONG/Yiming WU (China)

Ice Dance:

1. Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates (USA)

2. Vanessa Crone/Paul Poirier (Canada)

3. Kristina Gorshkova/Vitali Butikov (Russia)

The only event left in this figure skating season: the World Championships in Sweden starting on March 17th.

The Russians still try to intimidate others with their multi-syllabic names (Natalia Schizamadotaskevykyova!!) and dig that Chinese guy (or gal?) DONG? :blink: (The US looks good with those junior champions. Thank God no Japanese winners.)

why've you been lying low, Guardian?

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The 2008 World Figure Skating Championships beging this week at the Scandinavium in Goteborg, Sweden.

USA's Evan Lysacek puller out of teh championships after suffering injuries when his skate blades broke while landing a triple axel in practice (ouch).

Here's the logo

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The tournament runs from 18 - 23 March

Goteborg last hosted the championships in 1976 also at the same arena.

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The performance of the teams here will determine the number of skaters they can send at the all important Los Angeles Championships in 2009 which will determine the number of skaters they can send at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

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By the way, here the logo of the 2009 US Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena

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This will be the second time this decade that Cleveland is hosting the US Championships. Their last hosting was 2000 when the event was held at the same venue then known as Gund Arena

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reposting just the logo

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US Figure Skating has yet to announce the 2010 host. Rumors are circulating that the cities of Detroit, Boston, Spokane, Denver, Atlanta, San Jose.

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...why've you been lying low, Guardian?

Well, for starters, I have been busy lately. Had ISP troubles; health issues and so on. On top of that, you are going to work and taking a class.

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Canadians Virtue, Moir stand second at worlds

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | 1:40 PM ET Comments0Recommend15

CBC Sports

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir began the world figure skating championships on a strong note after placing second in the compulsory dance Tuesday in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Virtue, of London, Ont., and Moir, of Ilderton, Ont., finished with a score of 38.71, less than two points behind France's Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder (40.73).

Tessa Virtue from London, Ont., and Scott Moir from Ilderton, Ont., perform their compulsory dance routine at the world figure skating championships Tuesday in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Jana Kohkolova and Sergei Novitski of Russia stand third with 37.98, while Italians Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali (37.15) are fourth.

The surprise of the ice dance event occurred when pre-tournament favourites Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto of the U.S. suffered a fall, dropping the Americans to fifth place with a score of 35.02.

The U.S. skaters, who earned a silver medal at the 2006 Torino Winter Games, were enjoying a solid routine while dancing to the Argentine tango, but Belbin stumbled and fell as she was attempting a rotating turn on one foot during a basic dance step.

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reposting just the logo

logo_nats09_120.jpg

US Figure Skating has yet to announce the 2010 host. Rumors are circulating that the cities of Detroit, Boston, Spokane, Denver, Atlanta, San Jose.

It will probably be between Atlanta and Boston -- both Eastern time zone cities. Not Spokane (just last year) nor San Jose since the '09 Worlds in LA; and the '10 Olympics will be in Pacific time. Nor Detroit since close-by Cleveland will host it next year. So, maybe Atlanta to carry the year's Olympic theme.

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The U.S. skaters, who earned a silver medal at the 2006 Torino Winter Games, were enjoying a solid routine while dancing to the Argentine tango, but Belbin stumbled and fell as she was attempting a rotating turn on one foot during a basic dance step.

well, she's really Canadian. :)

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The first of four final results from the World Championships.

Pairs:

1. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (Germany)

2. Dan & Hao ZHANG (China)

3. Jessica Dube/Bryan Davison (Canada)

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Tomorrow, the ladies final results will be known.

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Canada will be able to send 3 pairs teams to next year's Worlds in Los Angeles. Just a couple of years a ago Jessice Dube suffered in a freak accident while performing a camel spin a skate america when her partners skates blades accidentally clipped her face.

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Canada will be able to send 3 pairs teams to next year's Worlds in Los Angeles. Just a couple of years a ago Jessice Dube suffered in a freak accident while performing a camel spin a skate america when her partners skates blades accidentally clipped her face.
the accident happend during the four continents championships.
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The result of the Ladies

Gold: Mao Asada (JPN)

Silver: Carolina Kostner (ITA)

Bronze: Yu-Na Kim (KOR)

Mao Asada showed a free programme with one single fault (she wanted to jump a triple Axel and fell)

Carolina Kosnter showed a programme with many slight faults

The fourth (also from JPN) showed the best free programme- simply fantastic!!!

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The U.S. ladies will only be able to send 2 skaters in next year's Los Angeles Worlds because of their showing at this Worlds. They needed to accumulate less than 13 points from their top 2 skaters. they finished with around 17. to date i think Japan will be able to send three ladies skaters to Los Angeles.

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Canadian finished 5th, so that is a good result

Canada doesn't really have t o worry about qualifying for Vancouver so its not important that our skaters get pushed to soon.

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The U.S. ladies will only be able to send 2 skaters in next year's Los Angeles Worlds because of their showing at this Worlds. They needed to accumulate less than 13 points from their top 2 skaters. they finished with around 17. to date i think Japan will be able to send three ladies skaters to Los Angeles.

The poorest showing for the US ladies in years.

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Canadian finished 5th, so that is a good result

Canada doesn't really have t o worry about qualifying for Vancouver so its not important that our skaters get pushed to soon.

Canada's Figure Skating team has really improved this year I see. All the younger athletes are delivering results. By Vancouver 2010, the Canadians will be major medal threats in all of the Skating disciplines.

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The poorest showing for the US ladies in years.
worst since 1993 but at least kerrigan placed 5th. in 1994 the US team in particular was rescued by a 13 year old named Michelle Kwan by finishing 8th and enabled the US to send 2 female skaters at the 1995 Birmingham Worlds.
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Joannie Rochette was aiming for a top 5 finish sicne Torino and it was good that she was able to accomplish that. now if she can make it to the podium by Los Angeles that would better and it'll give her the confidence going into Vancouver.

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Joannie Rochette was aiming for a top 5 finish sicne Torino and it was good that she was able to accomplish that. now if she can make it to the podium by Los Angeles that would better and it'll give her the confidence going into Vancouver.

I think she'll finally medal next year and peak at the Olympics.

I'm predicting Canada will medal in atleast 3 out of the 4 disciplines in Vancouver.

We will have two really good team in Dance with the opportunity of getting 2 medals in that discipline alone as well.

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