This week: Third GP event down (three to go), three new World Records set, new victories for returning stars and some good old Halloween costume appreciation!
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There have been further updates to the assignments of the Grand Prix.
Gabrielle Daleman (CAN) has withdrawn from NHK Trophy (source)
Kailani Craine (AUS) has been assigned to NHK Trophy (source)
Alena Leonova (RUS) has been assigned to NHK Trophy (source)
Annika Hocke/Ruben Blommaert (GER) have withdrawn from NHK Trophy (source)
Laura Barquero/Aritz Maestu (ESP) have been added to NHK Trophy (source)
Kevin Reynolds (CAN) has had to abandon his “Ni no Kuni” Free Skate due to an ongoing dispute with the rights holder. He will have a new program for NHK Trophy next week (source).
Entries for CS Tallinn Trophy have been released. Notable entries include Maxim Kovtun, Vincent Zhou, Karen Chen, Anastasiia Gubanova, and Loena Hendrickx (source).
Daisuke Takahashi (JPN) has won the Western Sectionals competition in Japan - he advances to the All-Japan Figure Skating Championships in December where he has stated his goal is to skate in the final group of 6 (source).
The In the Loop team were delighted to bring you exclusive photos from the press pool and live from venue at GP Helsinki this week. Check out our Twitter Moments. Special thanks to Clara, Tilda, Niamh, Kat, Lae and Gabbs, who made up the media team for the event.
GP Finland (2-4 November)
The third stop in the 2018-19 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was in Helsinki, Finland. To see the standings of the Grand Prix Series, please visit the ISU’s website.
Ladies - 1st: Alina Zagitova (RUS), 2nd: Stanislava Konstantinova (RUS), 3rd: Kaori Sakamoto (JPN)
Pairs - 1st: Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert (RUS), 2nd: Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise (ITA), 3rd: Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin (RUS)
Ice Dance - 1st: Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin (RUS), 2nd: Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri (ITA), 3rd: Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA)
Men - 1st: Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), 2nd: Michal Brezina (CZE), 3rd: Jun hwan Cha (KOR)
Yuzuru Hanyu set three new World Records at this event for the Short, Free, and Combined Total.