Figure Skating

Young figure skating stars unnecessarily sidetracked?

Jan. 28, 2008 – Four of the top female figure skaters in the nation, the youngest collection of stars in the history of U.S. skating, waved from the top of the podium Saturday night at the U.S. national championships. Gold medal winner Mirai Nagasu, who at 14 is the second-youngest U.S. “women’s” champion ever, along with a …

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Fourteen-year-old Mirai Nagasu leads after stunning short program

ST. PAUL, Minn. Jan. 25, 2008 – If 14-year-old Mirai Nagasu skates her free program anything like she did her short, she’ll easily take the ladies title at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. What she won’t have is a trip to the 2008 World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. She’s too young. The winsome skater captured the …

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Kimmie Meissner defends US figure skating crown

Jan. 24, 2008 – Reigning US champion Kimmie Meissner will defend her crown this week in St. Paul at the US Figure Skating Championships. Top level competition began on Wednesday with compulsory dance and pairs short routines while the women’s short program and original dance are slated for today. Pairs, dance and women’s finals are …

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U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and U.S. Speedskating team up to celebrate National Skating Month

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Jan. 3, 2008) – National Skating month kicked off Jan. 1, with U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating joining forces to promote all forms of skating. Nearly 300 skating clubs across the United States are participating and offering free lessons. Olympians Kimmie Meissner (U.S. Figure Skating) and Scott Gomez (USA …

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Kim holds off Asada to take ladies gold at Grand Prix final

TORINO, ITALY, Dec. 15, 2007 – Yu-Na Kim won the ladies competition by five points, although she was only second in the free program. She had high scoring elements and easy-looking jumps with an elegant landing phase, which are deliciously placed between her exquisite choreography and transition moves. She flowed and flew over the ice …

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Yu-Na Kim wins second gold of the season at Cup of Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Nov. 25, 2007 – Yu-Na Kim didn’t face much opposition when 2007 continued with the Cup of Russia in Moscow, Russia, Nov. 23-25, at the Khondynka Ice Palace. The Korean won with an almost perfect performance that featured a beautiful triple flip-triple toe and five more triples. She also performed excellent spins. …

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