America’s Michelle Kwan claimed her fifth world title in front of a promote-out crowd; Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz of Canada ended their ice dance career with the gold medal; Evgeny Plushenko of Russia received the lads’s gold medal; Irina Lobacheva and Irina Averbukh, also of Russia, took first place within the Authentic Dance; China’s Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao retained their title as World Pair Champions with an impressive efficiency, incomes 4 excellent 6.0s. The perfect groups on this planet will compete April 20-April 23 in Tokyo, Japan, on the 2017 World Team Trophy. With 38 Ladies from 29 nations vying for the preliminary 24 Olympic qualification spots (by nation) on the world championships, the pressure and expectations on all rivals have been mounting. Coming into the final ranked third after the quick program the Aussie couple have been all class, outstripping their rivals from the world’s skating powerhouse nations to claim the gold medal ahead of Aleksandra Boikova and Dimitrii Kozlovskii from Russia with China’s Yumeng Gao and Zhong Xie taking bronze.
All of it got here to a head at the 2017 World Championships, with Chen,
The U.S. and the world are still beneath the spell of the 2016 Games at Rio. The amazing story of the 20-yr-previous indigenous man and his Moscow-born 17-year-outdated associate has grabbed attention world-large since they burst onto the worldwide scene final September, gained a gold medal and capped off their junior season ten days ago by claiming the biggest prize of all – the Junior World Pair Skating Championship in opposition to a lot higher ranked and fancied groups.
Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany perform throughout the Exhibition of Champions on the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland on April 2, 2017. Coinciding with Finland’s centennial, the Worlds promise a combined celebration of unparalleled figure skating and continued citywide festivities commemorating one hundred years of Finnish independence.
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