ITL Weekly Figure Skating News Roundup (16-22 September)

  The mens medallists at Autumn Classic International (   Photo credit: Kat   )

The mens medallists at Autumn Classic International (Photo credit: Kat)

This week: A GOAT prevails, three 3As, and ITL meets someone special.

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Announcements

  • Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova (RUS) withdrew from Ondrej Nepela Trophy due to visa issues. She is now scheduled to compete at Nebelhorn Trophy next week (source 1, 2).

  • Korean Ice Dancer Yura Min has formed a new partnership with 2014 Four Continents Bronze medallist Daniel Eaton. We wish the new team all the best for the upcoming season! (source)

  • Tomoe Kawabata (JPN) and Rion Sumiyoshi (JPN) have been assigned to JGP Ljubljana Cup (source)

  • Yuhana Yokoi (JPN) and Yuma Kagiyama (JPN) have been assigned to JGP Armenian Cup (source 1, 2).

  • There have been many updates to the entries on the 2018-19 Grand Prix.

    • Ice Dancers Robynne Tweedale/Joseph Buckland (GBR) have been assigned to Skate America.

    • Sofia Samadurova (RUS), and Ice Dance team Annabelle Morozov/Andrei Bagin (RUS) have been assigned to Rostelecom Cup.

    • Kevin Aymoz (FRA), Lea Serne (FRA), and Ice Dance team Adelina Galayieva/Louis Thauron (FRA) have been assigned to Internationaux de France.

    • Pairs team Lola Esbert/Andrei Novoselov (FRA) have withdrawn from Internationaux de France.


  Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje skating their free dance at Autumn Classic International (   Photo credit: Yogeeta   )

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje skating their free dance at Autumn Classic International (Photo credit: Yogeeta)

Competitions

Autumn Classic International (20-22 September)

  • Ladies - 1st: Bradie Tennell (USA), 2nd: Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS), 3rd: Maé-Bérénice Méité (FRA)

  • Pairs - 1st: Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres (FRA), 2nd: Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro (CAN), 3rd: Haven Denney/Brendon Frazier (USA)

  • Ice Dance - 1st: Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN), 2nd: Olivia Smart/Adrian Diaz (ESP), 3rd: Carolane Soucisse/Shane Firus (CAN)

  • Men - 1st: Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), 2nd: Jun Hwan Cha (KOR), 3rd: Roman Sadovsky (CAN)

  Evgenia Medvedeva skates her free program at Autumn Classic International (   Photo credit: Yogeeta   )

Evgenia Medvedeva skates her free program at Autumn Classic International (Photo credit: Yogeeta)

Ondrej Nepela Trophy (September 20-22)

  • Ladies - 1st: Rika Kihira (JPN), 2nd: Elizabet Tursynbaeva (KAZ), 3rd: Stanislava Konstantinova (RUS)
    Rika Kihira successfully landed a 3A+3T combination in her free program, making her the first senior lady ever to do so.

  • Pairs - 1st: Ashley Cain/Timothy LeDuc (USA), 2nd: Deanna Stellato/Nathan Bartholomay (USA), 3rd: Lina Khudriavtseva/Ilia Spiridonov (RUS)

  • Ice Dance - 1st: Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS), 2nd: Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA), 3rd: Betina Popova/Sergey Mozgov (RUS)

    • Protocols: RD, FD

  • Men - 1st: Mikhail Kolyada (RUS), 2nd: Sergei Voronov (RUS), 3rd: Keiji Tanaka (JPN)

  Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres skate their short program at Autumn Classic International 2018 (   Photo credit: Yogeeta   )

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres skate their short program at Autumn Classic International 2018 (Photo credit: Yogeeta)


  Part of the ITL team at ACI 2018 with JGP commentator Ted Barton

Part of the ITL team at ACI 2018 with JGP commentator Ted Barton

Skaters

  • Many members of the ITL team were present at ACI this weekend, and they had a lot of fun camping out early in the morning for good seats. They were very lucky to meet JGP and ACI commentator, and part-time camera operator, Ted Barton!

  • Shae-Lynn Bourne was interviewed by PJ Kwong about choreographing Yuzuru Hanyu’s new free program “Origin.”


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