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Team USA Assignments For 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skating) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2014) – The International Skating Union (ISU) announced today athlete selections for the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, which will begin Oct. 24-26 with 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America in Chicago. The field at Skate America will feature several members of the […]

2014 WCF World Women’s Curling Championship: Jisun’s great shot

In the Semi-Final against Switzerland, South Korea Skip Kim Jisun hits a great double to start the match, unfortunate, South Korea would go on to lose 3-7.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Richardson 3rd

Heather Richardson (USA) found herself on the podium once again as she finished the women’s 500m race with a time of 38.18. Richardson was 2nd in yesterday’s 500m and finished 3rd in the overall standing today.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Mulder wins again

Paired against Shani Davis, Michel Mulder won the men’s 500m for the second straight time with a time of 35.12. A win here let Mulder pull away from the rest of the pack and secure a firm lead going into the men’s 1000m.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Whitmore 9th

American Mitchell Whitmore finished with a time of 35.57 to tie him in 9th place with skater Yuji Kamijo (JPN). Whitmore would go on to finish 14th in the overall standings.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Jing wins again

It may be a new day but it still the same results as yesterday, Yu Jing took home her second 500m gold as she finished with a time of 37.72. A win her gave Jing the edge she needed to secure the overall standings.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Davis wins

Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis (USA) won the men’s 1000m with a time of 1:08.96 and finished 2nd in the overall standings. Davis was siting in 6th place after the men’s 2nd 500m but jumped all the way into the 2nd spot after this final race.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Mulder defends title

Michel Mulder won his 2nd straight title as he finished 3rd in the men’s final 1000m but he won the overall with a total time of 139.885. American Shani Davis finished in 2nd place in the overall, .72 seconds behind Mulder.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Richardson wins

After finishing yesterday’s 500 in 4th place, American Heather Richardson to gold today as she finished with a wining time of 1:15.28. Richardson also finished 3rd in the overall standing to take home the bronze.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Jing reclaims title

After losing her title to American Heather Richardson last year, Yu Jing (CHN) came back to reclaim it this year by winning with a total time of 151.275. Jing finished 4th in the women’s 1000m but she had enough to clinch the overall.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Richardson 4th

American Heather Richardson almost picked up her 2nd podium of the day as she finished the women’s 1000m with a time of 1:15.86, missing the podium by .25 seconds. Richardson finished 3rd in the 500m earlier in the day.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Davis 11th

American Shani Davis was the top American in the men’s 500m as he finished with a time of 35.580. Davis finished 2nd in the 1000m later in the day.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Richardson 3rd

American Heather Richardson finished 3rd in the 500m event with a time of 38.04, just .04 seconds out of 2nd place . Richardson is the reigning sprint speed skating champion.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Kuzin beats Davis

Paired up against Shani Davis, Denis Kuzin (KAZ) won with a time of 1:09.37. Kuzin now sits in 5th place in the overall standings.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Zhang wins

Hong Zhang (CHN) won the women’s 1000m with a time of 1:15.17, beating 2nd place Margot Boer (NED) by just .14 seconds. Fellow countrywoman Jing Yu finished 3rd in the event.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Mulder wins

Michel Mulder (NED) won the men’s 500m with a time of 34.83, beating 2nd place Daniel Greig by .36 seconds. Michel’s brother Ronald finished in 13th in the event.

2014 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: Jing wins

Paired up against Oenema Thijsje (NED). Yu Jing (CHN) finished the day with a winning time of 37.670 in the women’s 500m. Jing was the only women to skate under 38 seconds today.

2014 ISU European Speed Skating Championship: Sablikova wins 5,000m

Four time champ Martina Sablikova (CZE) finishes with a bronze medal in the overall, ending the weekend with a win in the Women’s 5,000m.

2014 ISU European Speed Skating Championship: Verweij wins 1,500m

Koen Verweij (NED) wins the Men’s 1,500m and finish 2nd in the overall, just .06 seconds behind new champ Jan Blokhuijsen (NED).

2014 ISU European Speed Skating Championship: Wust wins 1,500m

After winning the Women’s 500m and 3,000m yesterday, Ireen Wust (NED) picks up a win in the 5,000m as well, as she hopes to win a third championship.

2014 ISU European Speed Skating Championship: Wust wins

Ireen Wust (NED) is now a three time champion (2008, 2013, 2014) ending the weekend by taking third in the Women’s 5,000m. Yvonne Nauta (NED) took second in the 5,000m and 2nd in the overall as well.

2014 ISU European Speed Skating Championship: Blokhuijen wins

After three years of silver medals behind Sven Kramer (NED), who didn’t race, Jan Blokhuijsen (NED) finally becomes the champion, winning the Men’s 10,000m on the last day.

2014 ISU European Speed Skaing Championship: Verweij holds 2nd

After the first day, Koen Verweij (NED) sits in 2nd, .21 seconds back after taking 4th in the Men’s 500m and 5,000m.

2014 ISU European Speed Skaing Championship: Wust wins 500m

Two time Euro Champ Ireen Wust (NED) starts off day one strong by winning the Women’s 500m. Yuliya Skokva (RUS) would finish the day in 2nd.

2014 ISU European Speed Skaing Championship: Erbanova crashes

Karolina Erbanova (CZE) wipes out at the finish line, but still manages to finish 2nd overall.

2014 ISU European Speed Skaing Championship: Boko wins 500m

Back-to-back Bronze medalist Havard Boko (NOR) starts this year in 3rd as well, getting the win in the Men’s 500m.

2014 ISU European Speed Skaing Championship: Wust wins 3,000m

Defending champ, Ireen Wust (NED) leads after the first day by 3.86 seconds. She won not only the women’s 500m but the 3,000m as well.

2014 ISU European Speed Skaing Championship: Blokhuijsen wins 5,000m

After three years of Silver medals, Jan Blokhuijsen (NED) has a better shot at the championship
with Sven Kramer (NED) not racing. Currently Blokhuijsen leads after winning the 5,000m.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: USA 3rd in Women’s Team Pursuit

The USA finished with a time of 2:57.09 while paired against Norway. The USA were 1.07 seconds behind the 1st place Netherlands.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: NED wins Women’s Team Pursuit

The Netherlands women finished with a new national record time of 2:56.02 while paired against Japan. The USA finished 3rd in the event.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Jonathan Kuck 5th in 5000m

Jonathan Kuck (USA) finished with a new personal best time of time 6:09.73 while paired against Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR). Kuck took home the silver medal in yesterday’s Team Pursuit.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Sven Kramer wins 5000m

Sven Kramer (NED) made it look easy as he cruised to the finish line with a time of 6:04.59. Kramer didn’t get the world record for this event but he did set a new track record.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Richardson gets 2nd in 1000m

2013, Salt Lake City, USA, ISU Speed Skating Long Track World Cup, American Heather Richardson finished with a new personal best time of 1:12.61 to take the silver medal. Fellow American Brittany Bowe won with a WR time of 1:12.58.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: American Brittany Bowe sets WR in 1000m

Brittany Bowe finished with a world record time of 1:12.58. Fellow American Heather Richardson (USA) finished in 2nd place.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: American Whitmore 7th in 500m

In the 2nd 500m, Mitchell Whitmore (USA) finished with a time of 34.52. Whitmore finished 5th in the 1st 500m at Salt Lake City.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Nagashima wins 500m

Keiichiro Nagashima (JPN) was won of the biggest surprises of the day, winning with a time of 34.24 while paired against Mo Tae-Bum. Nagashima finished 14 in the last 500m event.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Day 3

The 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup, officially the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2013–2014, is a series of international speed skating competitions planned to run the entire season.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: USA wins men’s 5000m Relay

The USA finished with a winning time of 6:48.268 over 2nd place Russia. Although this was a great win for the USA, Canada won the World Cup title for the event.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: Suk Hee becomes Women’s 1000m WC champ

In her final race of this World Cup Season, Shim Suk Hee (KOR) finished 3rd in the quarterfinal with a time of 1:29.457. Suk Hee also took the overall title for the 1500m.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: CAN becomes men’s 5000m WC champs

Lead by Skater Charles Hamelin, Canada finished the B Final with a winning time of 6:52.463. Hamelin also took home the World Cup title for the Men’s 1000m.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: Korea wins Women’s 3000m Relay WC

Korea finished the final race of the World Cup season in 2nd place behind China with a time of 4:09.794. Korea not only finished the day with a WC title but also a WR in the semi-final heat.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: KOR sets WR in Women’s 3000m Relay

Korea finished the final day of the World Cup by taking home a new world record after finishing with a time of 4:06.215 in the semi-finals heat. The previous record was 4:06.636.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: Seung-Hi and Jianrou crash in 1000m

Park Seung-Hi (KOR) and Li Jianrou (CHN) went down on the ice after colliding into one Another in the Women’s 1000m semifinal. Both Skaters were uninjured after the crash.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: Hamelin wins men’s 1000m WC title

World Cup winner Charles Hamelin (CAN) finished with a winning time of 1:24.923. Hamelin also helped lead CAN to a World Cup title in the 5000m.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: Fontana wins Women’s 1000m

Arianna Fontana (ITA) won with a time of 1:30.249 over 2nd place Kim Alang. Fontana is a 4 time European Champ.

2013 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup: Kolomna, Russia: Day 3

The World Cup is organized by the ISU, whom also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating. The 3rd and 4th world cups in Torino and Kolomna act as qualifying events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: NED wins Team Pursuit with WR time

For the second straight week in a row the Netherlands’ Skaters Verweij, Blokhuijsen, and Kramer posted a world record time. They finished with a time of 3:35.60 while paired against the USA.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: JPN last in Team Pursuit after crash

Japan looked strong in the first lap against the Belgium team, but a crash early in the race ended any chances of taking home a gold medal. Japan lost too much time due to the crash and was unable to finish the event.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: American Bowe 2nd in 1500m

Brittany Bowe (USA) finished with a new personal best time of 1:52.45 over fellow American Heather Richardson. Bowe’s time was only surpassed by skater Ireen Wust (NED), who finished with a personal best time of 1:52.08.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Heather Richardson 3rd in 1500m

Heather Richardson (USA) picked up her 2nd podium spot of the day after finishing with a new personal best time of 1:52.55. Richardson received the silver medal in the 500m earlier in the day.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Ireen Wust wins 1500m

Ireen Wust (NED) finished with a personal best time of 1:52.08 over 2nd place American Brittany Bowe. Wust was paired against Lotte Van Beek who finished 4th in the event.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Brian Hansen 3rd in 1000m

Brian Hansen (USA) finished with a time of 1:07.03 after his original time was adjusted. Fellow American Shani Davis won the event. Hansen sits in 3rd in the men’s 1000m overall standings.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Shani Davis wins 1000m

Shani Davis (USA) won with a time of 1:06.88 while paired against Skater Kjeld Nuis (NED). Davis also took gold in yesterday’s 1500m event. Fellow American Hansen finished 3rd.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Richardson sets American record in 500m

Heather Richardson (USA) finished the day in 2nd place with a new American record time of 36.90. Lee Sang-Hwa was the winner of the event after she posted a WR time of 36.36.

2013 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Salt Lake City: Sang-Hwa breaks 500m WR again

For the 3rd straight time Lee Sang-Hwa (KOR) has broken her own world record, today she did it with a time of 36.36. Her Previous World record time was set just yesterday with a time of 36.57.

 
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