2013 ISU Figure Skating World Championship: Women’s Free Skate: Kim Yuna wins

The “Queen” is back, despite her 18 month absence from competing, the 2009 World Champ and 2010 Olympic champ Kim Yuna (KOR) is the World champ yet again! With 218.31 points, Yuna won over 2012 champ Carolina Kostner (ITA) by 20.42 and Moa Asada (JPN) came in 3rd.

Universal Sports Update: Kim Yuna: March 15, 2013

Universal Sports’ Nick Gismondi gives an update on Kim Yuna’s return to figure skating.

Queen Yuna reigns supreme at worlds

Gold medal winner Kim Yuna of Korea celebrates with fans after the ladies free skating at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – South Korean Kim Yuna capped her comeback season with a magical victory at the world figure […]

Kim not perfect but good enough at worlds

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 14 (Reuters) – Kim Yuna felt her short program at the world figure skating championships on Thursday deserved a perfect score and while the judges did not agree they still gave the Olympic champion top marks. Making a comeback after nearly two years on the sidelines, the South Korean’s […]

2013 ISU Figure Skating World Championship: Women’s Short Program: Yuna back, and leads

After being away for a year and a half, Kim Yuna (KOR) returns to the world championships and scores 69.97 in her short program, and leads by 3.11 points.

Carolina Kostner to Sit Out 2014-15 Season

By Max Meyer Olympic figure skater Carolina Kostner will sit out for the entire 2014-15 competitive figure skating season, according to posts on her social media accounts. Kostner won a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The 27-year-old Italian also won a bronze medal at the World Championships this March, which was her […]

Thrills on Russian ice, Ukraine athlete leaves in protest

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The women’s figure skaters provided a thrilling climax to Thursday’s Winter Olympics action when Russian Adelina Sotnikova claimed gold, but a skier’s decision to pull out of the Games in protest was a reminder of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Seventeen-year-old Sotnikova was second going into the free skating program, and […]

Glitzy Gala cannot hide figure skating warts

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 17 (Reuters) – The figure skating world championships closed on Sunday as they almost always do with a glitzy gala, arguments and controversy. With a scoring system that is harder to understand than the theory of relativity and offers about as much transparency as a Papal conclave, figure skating […]

Fernandez enjoys last laugh over bullies

By Pritha Sarkar March 11 (Reuters) – Growing up in a city awash with macho sporting icons, Javier Fernandez was mercilessly teased by schoolboy bullies who seemed to think he spent his time twirling around the ice on his toes in a tutu. Fernandez has no idea where his tormentors have disappeared to but chances […]

Skaters chase world gold with eye on Sochi

By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]