ITL Weekly Figure Skating News Roundup (20-26 November 2018)

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron perform their Rhythm Dance at Internationaux de France (Photo Credit:    Clara   )

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron perform their Rhythm Dance at Internationaux de France (Photo Credit: Clara)

This week: The French sweep Ice Dance records, the Grand Prix Finalists are decided, some new technology on the horizon and you’re gonna want to tune in for this week’s episode release….

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Leaders after the Pairs SP at Internationaux de France   (Photo Credit:    Clara   )

Leaders after the Pairs SP at Internationaux de France (Photo Credit: Clara)

Announcements

  • All qualifiers for the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, Canada (6 - 9 December 2018) have been determined! Congratulations to all the Finalists - both Junior and Senior - for your hard, consistent work and to everyone who competed on the Grand Prix series circuit this season!

  • Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) have been added to the lineup at CS Golden Spin of Zagreb (source).

  • Huge thanks to our ITL team member Clara for her excellent (bilingual!) reporting and photography at the Internationaux de France this week.

  • Japan’s Fuji TV debuted a new technology during the broadcast of the Japanese Junior Nationals called ‘Ice Scope’, which calculates elements like the height and distance of jumps performed (source).

  • Have a look at our photography from Internationaux de France, and keep a look out on our newly opened Instagram for more shots we couldn’t all post on Twitter!


Nathan Chen (USA) finishes his Short Program at Internationaux de France (Photo Credit:    Clara   )

Nathan Chen (USA) finishes his Short Program at Internationaux de France (Photo Credit: Clara)

Competitions

Internationaux de France (23 - 26 November)

The sixth and final stop in the 2018-19 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was in Grenoble, France. To see the standings of the Grand Prix Series, please visit the ISU’s website.

  • Ladies - 1st: Rika Kihira (JPN), 2nd: Mai Mihara (JPN), 3rd: Bradie Tennell (USA)

  • Pairs - 1st: Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres (FRA) 2nd: Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea (USA) 3rd: Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS)

  • Ice Dance - 1st: Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), 2nd: Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS), 3rd: Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN)

    Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron set three new World Record at this event for the Rhythm Dance, Free Dance and Overall.

  • Men - 1st: Nathan Chen (USA), 2nd: Jason Brown (USA), 3rd: Alexander Samarin (RUS)

Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) in action (Photo credit:    Clara   )

Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) in action (Photo credit: Clara)

The top 6 qualifiers in both Ladies and Men’s at the Japanese Junior Nationals have qualified to compete at the Senior Nationals in late December - we look forward to seeing them there! (Photo Credit:    Online on Ice   ).

The top 6 qualifiers in both Ladies and Men’s at the Japanese Junior Nationals have qualified to compete at the Senior Nationals in late December - we look forward to seeing them there! (Photo Credit: Online on Ice).

Japanese Junior Nationals (23 - 25 November)

  • Ladies - 1st: Yuhana Yokoi, 2nd: Nana Araki, 3rd: Tomoe Kawabata

  • Ice Dance - 1st: Ayumi Takanami/Yosimitu Ikeda 2nd: Mai Kashino/Yuhi Kashino

  • Men - 1st: Tatsuya Tsuboi, 2nd: Shun Sato, 3rd: Koshiro Shimada

    • Protocols: SP, FS


Skaters

Rika Kihira with other Ladies backstage at the Internationaux de France gala (Photo Credit:    Rika Kihira   )

Rika Kihira with other Ladies backstage at the Internationaux de France gala (Photo Credit: Rika Kihira)

  • We’re loving IDF winner and Grand Prix Finalist Rika Kihira (JPN)'s strong selfie game. Check out her Instagram here.


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