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INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER

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SEASON REVIEW

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NO 50 MAY 2013


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The world of Sport is facing a problem that is often a headache for the organizers. I refer to the number of participants in various competitions that can result in financial costs. In fact maintaining a strict separation between the two genders, female and male, frequently results in too many competitions/events with the consequential need to cut i.e. to exclude some competitions and in the worst case some sports. The question is: why not include women and men together for certain team competitions? This is not yet a proposal but just an idea. It is clear that if such a procedure/innovation was to be adopted, the number of women and men would probably be reduced and this is for sure not a positive outcome, at least for the global participation. However there are other aspects that deserve to be carefully evaluated. The most important are: (1) competition strategies can be worked out based on the performing order of each member of the team, (2) the possibility to determine the gap between women and men performances and to precisely monitor the development of each gender category, (3) in order to justify the reduction of the competing teams it would be necessary to implement qualification systems. There might be additional reasons or pros and cons that are left to the personal consideration, but one conclusion is probably obvious. The reduction of participants and of the number of competitions would remarkably help reduce the event programs. Allow me now to add some considerations on the above three items. (1) A Relay or Pursuit Team can be composed similarly (i.e. same number of women and men) but individuals can perform in the order they wish, thus resulting in a more thrilling competition. Furthermore, with women and men involved in the same team, it gives the possibility to each participating team to prevail over the others simply because the average level of their team members is higher. This situation contains the important basic concept i.e. to share merits and responsibilities of both genders, without any distinction. (2) The opinion that women are developing faster and more than men exists for a long time. The proposed system would help to determine the exact gap between the two genders, in particular when time measurement applies; it is also known that competing together usually helps the weaker athletes. (3) Here we face a psychological dilemma. Is it more important to permit many athletes and countries to take part in a competition/event, or is it preferable to create a more exciting competition due to the presence of the best athletes that have been admitted through qualification procedures? In this second case, it is possible to imagine the benefits for the organizers, television and the media, especially in a period when Sport must offer attractive programs in order to produce financial benefits. I am conscious that the proposed approach has at the same time theoretical advantages and disadvantages. As it is frequently the case, a practical trial period should be adopted to properly evaluate whether changes have to be introduced. There is a point that becomes indeed of high importance: some will lose whilst others will benefit, which means that eventually a confrontation of opinions or votes would be required. Ottavio Cinquanta President, International Skating Union

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ISU COUNCIL The ISU Council met on February 26 - 27, 2013 in Milan (ITA) and made a number of decisions. The first was to agree on the dates and locations of the 2013/14 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series and on the dates for the 2014/15 series. The ISU Council also provisionally allotted the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating calendar for the season 2013/14. The full details are available in the calendar of the ISU website. Confirmation was given that the ISU Code of Ethics (ISU Communication No. 1717) will also apply to the Olympic Winter Games and Winter Youth Olympic Games and therefore the ISU Code of Ethics will be updated accordingly. In line with the above, the Council decided that all participants in ISU sport disciplines at the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi are obliged to observe the IOC Code of Ethics including the Rules of Application concerning the prohibition on betting linked to the Olympic Winter Games and any form of cheating affecting the results of the Olympic competitions in the context of betting. These Rules can be found on the ISU website under “Sochi 2014”. Following the reception of several inquiries relating to the interpretation of ISU General Regulations, Rule 102, paragraph 4.b) (restricted eligibility of paid employees of Members and remunerated Coaches), the Council clarified the matter by providing a written interpretation of the Rule. The ISU Council agreed to meet again on June 7 - 9, 2013 in Vienna (AUT) and on October 11-13, 2013 in Paris (FRA). For more information on the decisions of the Council see ISU Communication 1784.

SPORTS DIRECTORATE In the Figure Skating Branch, Seminars were organized in Oberstdorf (GER) for the Junior and Novice categories, an Ice Dance development seminar took place in Torun (POL) and a combined Pair and Judges’ Seminar in Berlin (GER). New TV Commentators’ Workshops were organized during the European and World Figure Skating Championships in Croatia and Canada. The workshops were used as platforms to exchange and discuss


ISU NEWS ideas and find new and innovative ways to present the sport to television audiences. Finally the annual Frankfurt Global Seminar will take place in July. The Speed Skating Branch will review all the Speed Skating and Short Track Events of the season in order to find possible improvements. Over the coming months the planning of the new season will start and all requests for development funding for Short Track and Speed Skating training camps and competitions will be assessed. Preparation for the Olympic Season is underway with the homologation tests, the Olympic Qualifying Events and the preparation of all the necessary documents for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

ISU TECHNICAL COMMITTEES Single and Pair Skating Members of the Single & Pair Skating Technical Committee (SPTC) acted as Referees and Technical Controllers in ISU Championships, ISU World Development Trophies in Poland and the Philippines and the ISU World Team Trophy. New seminars were held during Figure Skating Championships for the Technical Panel members with the objective to increase the quality of their work. The SPTC met during the World Figure Skating Championships in Canada to discuss the Referees and Technical Controllers Reports of the season and possible changes for 2013/14. At the next meeting scheduled in May 2013, the SPTC will prepare the proposal for the nominations of Officials for the Olympic season. Finally the SPTC will act as Moderators at the annual ISU Frankfurt Seminar and at the recognized seminars in Beijing (CHN) and Vienna (AUT).

Ice Dance Members of the Ice Dance Technical Committee served as Officials at ISU Championships and the Committee held a meeting in London (CAN) for Coaches, Skaters and Officials to present the technical requirements for the Olympic Season. A DVD demonstrating Key Points for the 2013/14 season will shortly be available. Educational DVDs are being prepared to increase assignment knowledge of GOE values to Lifts and Dance Spins. An ISU Junior Ice Dance Development Training Seminar was held in Oberstdorf (GER) followed by a Novice Seminar. Planning for the first New International Judges Seminar and Referees

Seminar for first appointment and promotion is underway. These Seminars will be held as part of the training and development program at the Frankfurt Global Seminar next July. An Ice Dance Judges Seminar is due to take place in Beijing (CHN) in September.

Synchronized Skating The first ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships took place this year in Helsinki (FIN) and will take place every two years with the second edition to be held in 2015. The Synchronized Skating Technical Committee (SySTC) conducted a number of seminars including an innovative on-ice and lecture based seminar in Vierumaki (FIN) for Judges and Technical Panel members. The SySTC plans to make this a regular feature at Synchronized Skating seminars. With the support of the ISU Development Program a multi-location seminar for Coaches, teams and Officials took place in Australia. A successful development seminar was also provided for Coaches in Madrid (ESP). The SySTC also ran seminars for Coaches, Technical Officials, Judges and Referees in Helsinki (FIN). The Committee is now preparing for the 2013/14 season.

Speed Skating The Speed Skating Technical Committee (SSTC) covered ISU technical representative functions at five ISU Championships, four Essent ISU World Cup competitions, one regional Junior World Cup competition and at the ISU Junior World Cup final. The annual season review meeting with Coaches took place prior to the World Single Distances Championships in Sochi (RUS), the official Speed Skating test event for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Committee members submitted detailed input to the ISU Technical Delegates for the Games, who met with the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee shortly after. The SSTC has been working actively on the details of the ISU Speed Skating calendar for 2013/14. The Essent ISU World Cup calendar 2013/14 has provisionally been approved by the Council including the four World Cup Competitions that will count as Olympic qualifying competitions.

Short Track The Short Track Speed Skating Technical Committee (STSSTC) held a successful course for Officials in Dresden (GER) with the purpose

to train the Referees, Starters and Competition Stewards regarding the 2012 Rule changes. The STSSTC was also heavily involved in the official test event for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games last February. Both the European and World Junior Championships had a record number of competing countries, thus proving that Short Track Speed Skating continues its growth and popularity. The Star Class and Danubia series, both financed by the ISU Development Program, continue to gain importance and contribute to the successful development and participation in the sport. A Referees’ course will be conducted in Frankfurt (GER) next July to start preparing for the forthcoming Olympic Winter Games.

ISU WORLD DEVELOPMENT TROPHY The inaugural ISU World Development Trophy took place in Cieszyn (POL) for Figure Skating, in Singapore (SIN) for Short Track and ended in Manila (PHI) for Figure Skating. This is the first edition of the new events funded by the ISU which combines both seminars and competitions. The goal of this ISU development project is to provide a number of ISU Members with the opportunity to participate in an International event and develop ISU sports in their countries.

MR HJALMAR ANDERSEN

It is with deep sorrow that the ISU learned of the death of three time Olympic, World and European Speed Skating champion Mr Hjalmar Andersen, known as “Hjallis”, on March 27, 2013 two weeks after his 90th birthday. He was given a state funeral where many paid tribute to Norway’s “skating king”. The ISU also pays homage to Mr Andersen’s outstanding contribution to Speed Skating and will remember him with fondness.

Hjamar Andersen (NOR)

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS The ISU European Figure Skating Championships were held in Zagreb, Croatia, for the fourth time in history after 1974, 1979 and 2008. 148 skaters from 34 ISU member countries competed in the event. Javier Fernandez (ESP) made history by winning the first ever ISU Championships Figure Skating medal for his country, and it was the gold. On the way to the title, the Spaniard landed three quadruple jumps in the Free Skating and totaled 274.87 points. Florent Amodio (FRA) completed his set of medal from Europeans with the silver and Michal Brezina (CZE) claimed his first medal, the bronze. Brian Joubert (FRA) ranked fourth. Seven-time European Champion Evgeni Plushenko (RUS) withdrew due to injury following the Short Program. Carolina Kostner (ITA) skated to her fifth European crown with 194.71 points, holding off Russian teenagers Adelina Sotnikova and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva who captured silver and bronze in their debut at the event. Valentina Marchei (ITA) came fourth. In the Pairs event, Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov (RUS) defended their title at 212.45 points. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (GER) took the silver while Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek (ITA) earned a historic bronze medal – the first ISU Championships medal for a Pairs team from Italy. Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres (FRA) placed fourth. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) danced to their first European title with 169.25 points followed by Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov and Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA). Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko completed a strong result for Russian Ice Dance by finishing fourth. The 12 medals went to six ISU members. Russia took five medals including two gold; followed by Italy with three medals (one gold). Spain, Germany, France and the Czech Republic had one medal each.

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FOUR CONTINENTS

Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev (RUS)

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships returned to Osaka, Japan for the second time. 85 skaters from 13 ISU member countries competed. Canada and Japan led the medal standings with four medals each, including two gold for Canada and one gold for Japan. Japan also swept the Ladies podium. The USA captured three medals (one gold) and one medal went to China.


FIGURE SKATING Kevin Reynolds (CAN) surged from sixth to take his first ISU Championships title at 250.55 points. Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) earned the silver medal and Han Yan (CHN) claimed the bronze. Max Aaron (USA) moved up from 10th to fourth. Mao Asada (205.45 points) led the Japanese sweep ahead of Akiko Suzuki and Kanako Murakami. Christina Gao (USA) came fourth. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) skated off with their first ISU title at 199.18 points, edging out teammates Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch. Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir (USA) earned the bronze. Felicia Zhang/Nathan Bartholomay (USA) placed fourth in their debut at ISU Championships. Meryl Davis/Charlie White (USA) won the Ice Dance event with 187.36 points followed by Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) and Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA). Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) finished fourth.

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WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Milan (ITA) hosted the World Junior Figure Skating Championships for the first time. 184 skaters from 42 countries participated in the event. Russia and the USA were the most successful ISU members, picking up five medals each, including two gold for Russia and one gold for the USA. Canada and France got one silver medal. Joshua Farris spearheaded the historic podium sweep for the U.S. men with 228.32 points. Jason Brown and Shotaro Omori claimed the silver and bronze medals. Boyang Jin (CHN) placed fourth. Russia’s Elena Radionova (169.71 points), Julia Lipnitskaia and Anna Pogorilaya answered with a podium sweep in the Ladies event. Russia had swept the Ladies podium at Junior Worlds in 1996 and 1998. Samantha Cesario (USA) slipped from first after the Short Program to fourth. Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier (USA) skated to the Pairs gold, scoring 155.83 points. Margaret Purdy/Michael Marinaro (CAN) edged out Lina Fedorova/Maxim Miroshkin (RUS) for the silver medal. Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin (CHN) came fourth. Alexandra Stepanova/ Ivan Bukin (RUS) danced off with gold in the Ice Dance competition with 150.17 points ahead of Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA). Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel

Denis Ten (KAZ)


Eaton (USA) repeated as bronze medalists. Valeria Zenkova/Valerie Sinitsin (RUS) finished fourth.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Historic medals highlighted the World Figure Skating Championships in London (CAN). Canada hosted the World Championships for the tenth time since 1932. 163 skaters from 41 members competed in London. The 12 medals went to nine different countries. Host country Canada was the most successful ISU member at the World Championships with three medals (one gold, one silver, one bronze) ahead of Russia with two medals (one gold and one bronze). Germany, Italy, Japan,

Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford (CAN)

Kazakhstan, Korea, Spain and USA took one medal each. Patrick Chan (CAN) captured his third consecutive World title with 267.78 points. Denis Ten (KAZ) and Javier Fernandez (ESP) made history by winning the silver and bronze medals, the first Figure Skating World Championships medal in history for their countries. Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) pulled up from ninth to fourth. Yuna Kim (KOR) returned to competition in style to earn her second World title racking up 218.31 points. Carolina Kostner (ITA) took the silver and Mao Asada (JPN) collected the bronze medal. Kanako Murakami (JPN) came fourth.

Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov (RUS) claimed the Pairs gold, their first World title, at 225.71 points. Aliona Savchenko/ Robin Szolkowy (GER) settled for the silver this time while the bronze went to Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN). Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch (CAN) were fourth. Meryl Davis/Charlie White (USA) capped off a golden season with their second world title (189.56 points). Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) picked up the silver medal and Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) got their first World medal, the bronze. Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA) placed fourth.


FIGURE SKATING WORLD TEAM TROPHY

The season concluded with the third edition of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating. Team USA with Ashley Wagner (captain), Gracie Gold, Max Aaron, Jeremy Abbott, Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir and Ice Dancers Madison Chock/Evan Bates claimed the gold with six points to spare. Team USA had won in the inaugural event in 2009 as well. Team Canada, led by captain Patrick Chan and with Kevin Reynolds, Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman, Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford and Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje took silver like in 2009 at 51 points. Last year’s winning team Japan under captain Daisuke Takahashi and with team members Takahito Mura, Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki and Ice Dancers Cathy Reed/ Chris Reed earned the bronze medals with 49 points. Japan had no Pairs team entered. Team Russia finished fourth ahead of Team China and Team France.

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WORLD JUNIOR SYNCHRONIZED CHAMPIONSHIPS

The inaugural ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships were held in Helsinki (FIN) in early March. 20 teams from 15 countries competed in the event. Team Finland 2 gave a strong presentation and scored a total of 183.20 points which earned them the gold medal edging out Team Finland 1, only 0.2 points behind. Team Russia 1 finished third while Team Canada 1 finished fourth. The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships are held every two years with the next edition to be held in 2015. All performances from the Championships are available on the ISU YouTube Channel. The link is available on www.isu.org

WORLD SYNCHRONIZED CHAMPIONSHIPS

The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2013 were held in Boston (USA) from April 2- 6. The USA hosted the event for the third time. Although Team Finland 1 was in fourth place after the Short Program, they scored 208.77 points overall which earned them the gold medal and narrowly defeating Team Canada 1 who took the silver medal. Representing the host country, Team USA 1 collected their fourth straight World bronze medal with 202.53 points for the competition. Team Finland 2 finished fourth.

Yuna Kim (KOR)


WORLD CUP

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The Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating series was spread over nine events and started in Europe in Heerenveen (NED) and Kolomna (RUS) then moved to Astana (KAZ). The Sprinters competed in Nagano (JPN) and Harbin (CHN). In 2013 events took place in Calgary (CAN), Inzell (GER), and Erfurt (GER) with the World Cup Final going back to Heerenveen (NED). The Grand World Cup winners this season were Dutch skaters Ireen Wüst and Jorrit Bergsma.

500 m Ladies In the ladies field, after two years of being the runner-up, Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) won 9 out of the 12 races and clenched the 500 m World Cup. Jenny Wolf (GER) finished in second, being the only skater this season to beat Lee once in the World Cup. Beixing Wang (CHN) reached third place and won the other two races in the absence of Lee.

1000 m Ladies Heather Richardson (USA) dominated the 1000 m this season taking the World Cup title. She won four races, skipped two races and finished once second behind Christine Nesbitt (CAN). Nesbitt also won the last race of the season, but skipped four races and ranked fourth overall. Brittany Bowe (USA) won one race and finished second overall. The other winners were Karolina Erbanová (CZE) and Hong Zhang (CHN). Erbanová finished the season in third place.

1500 m Ladies

The Ladies who dominated the 1500 m over the past two seasons, continued to do so this year. Marrit Leenstra (NED) took the lead after finishing third and second in 2012 and 2011 respectively. Leenstra won one event and finished twice second behind Christine Nesbitt who completed the season in second place overall. Ireen Wüst did not participate in the first events due to health problems however she came back strongly and won the last three events and climbed to third.

3000 m / 5000 m Ladies For the seventh year running, Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the long distance World Cup, beating Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann’s (GER) record of winning six World Cup titles in a row (in the 1500 m). This year, Sáblíková won only the 5000 m races. 41-year-old Claudia Pechstein (GER) finished as runner-up while in third was Diane Valkenburg (NED) who

had a consistent season. The other winners who did not make the podium were Stephanie Beckert (GER) and Ireen Wüst.

Team Pursuit Ladies The Dutch ladies won the Team Pursuit, with two first place finishes combined with a second and a third place edging out last year’s winners team Canada. Poland took third place. Although the German ladies won the first race they were not strong enough to make the podium.

Mass Start Ladies Bo-Reum Kim (KOR) won the Mass Start races which were held for the second time this year. Last season’s winner Mariska Huisman (NED) finished in second place and Ivanie Blondin (CAN) in third.

500 m Men Jan Smeekens (NED) dominated the Men’s 500 m this season. He won 7 out of a possible 12 races and finished third three times and second once. Joji Kato (JPN) was second best with two season wins, while Michel and Ronald Mulder (NED) battled it out for the third place. In the end Michel Mulder beat his twin brother. The victory in the other three races went twice to Pekka Koskela (FIN) and once to Keiichiro Nagashima (JPN).

1000 m Men Although Kjeld Nuis (NED) did not finish once on top of the podium, he won the Men’s 1000 m World Cup, but only just ahead of the reigning champion Shani Davis (USA). Davis won twice but was injured at the start of the season and therefore missed the first race. Hein Otterspeer (NED) also won two races and finished with bronze overall. Samuel Schwarz (GER), Stefan Groothuis (NED) Denny Morrison (CAN) who broke his leg mid-season, all won one race as did Pekka Koskela and Brian Hansen (USA).

1500 m Men Zbigniew Bródka was the first ever Polish skater to win a World Cup overall title. He was the most consistent skater in a distance that had a different winner every time. Bródka won once and got four podium finishes. Bart Swings (BEL) finished second overall, winning the last race. Last year’s winner Håvard Bøkko (NOR) finished third in the ranking but did not win a single World Cup race. The other winners and in order of ranking were Denis Yuskov (RUS), Shani Davis, Koen Verweij (NED) and Maurice Vriend (NED).

5000 m / 10,000 m Men Last year’s winners continued their reign but finished in a different order. The three Dutch long distance skaters battled it out, Jorrit Bergsma and Bob de Jong both won one 10,000 m race while Sven Kramer won all the 5000 m races. In the end Bergsma climbed the highest step of the podium leaving last year’s winner de Jong on the second step. Kramer finished third in the ranking.

Team Pursuit Men The Dutch team won all four races and took the Team Pursuit World Cup. Korea was runner-up not only overall but also in three of the four races. This year Russia ended up in third with their second place finish in the first race, and third in the last.

Mass Start Men The podium of the second Mass Start World Cup was completely different then the first year. Arjan Stroetinga (NED) took the World Cup 20 points ahead of Bart Swings. More than 100 points behind the winner was Jordan Belchos (CAN).

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Essent ISU European Speed Skating Championships took place in Heerenveen (NED). The Ladies’ podium was a Dutch clean sweep with Ireen Wüst at the top. She won the 3000 m and the 1500 m and finished fourth in the 500 m. Despite her back problems, Sáblíková the 5000 m specialist, won the distance, Wüst finished second followed by her team mates Linda de Vries and Diane Valkenburg. Wüst won her second European title, silver medalist Linda de Vries was only one and a half points behind. Diane Valkenburg (NED) won bronze and four time and reigning European Champion Sáblíková finished fourth. Although Sven Kramer finished seventh in the 500m and eighth in the 1500 m, he won the 5000 m and 10,000 m which gave him his sixth European title. Jan Blokhuijsen finished second in the long distances and clenched the silver medal while Håvard Bøkko brought the bronze to Norway for the second year running.

WORLD SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS The Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships were held in Salt Lake City (USA). Heather Richardson was crowned the 12th champion at the twelfth Championships. Reigning Sprint Champion Jing Yu (CHN) finished second while 2010 Champion


SPEED SKATING Sang-Hwa Lee got the bronze. World 500 m inline Champion Michel Mulder clenched the Men’s title. Pekka Koskela received the silver medal while Hein Otterspeer finished third overall.

WORLD ALLROUND CHAMPIONSHIPS The Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships were hosted in Hamar (NOR). In the ladies field, reigning and three times World Allround Champion Ireen Wüst defended her title and became the first Dutch lady to win it four times. Diane Valkenburg finished second overall. Yekaterina Shikhova (RUS) became the first Russian lady in 13 years to make the Allround podium with her bronze medal.

Martina Sáblíková (CZE) withdrew due to her back problem. The long distance specialist and reigning Men’s Champion Sven Kramer made history by winning his sixth title. Håvard Bøkko took the silver in front of his home crowd while Bart Swings became the first Belgian skater to climb an Allround podium.

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS The ISU World Junior Championships, which have both allround and individual distance winners, took place in Collalbo (ITA). 2012 overall Junior Champion Miho Takagi (JPN) successfully defended her title and won the 1500 m world title and took the silver medals in the 1000 m and 3000 m. Antoinette de

Jong (NED) won the overall silver medal, the 3000 m gold and bronze over 1000 m and 1500 m. Kaitlyn McGregor was the first Swiss lady on an international speed skating podium with her overall and 3000 m bronze medals and 1500 m silver medal. Vanessa Bittner (AUT) was crowned 1000 m champion while Kim Hyun-Yung (KOR) took the 500 m title. The Japanese ladies won the Team Pursuit. In the Men’s races Seo Jeong-Su (KOR) took the overall win and the 1500 m title. Simen Spieler Nilsen (NOR) got a bronze medal in the 1500 m and 5000 m which earned him the overall silver medal. Andrea Giovannini (ITA) finished third overall and second in the 5000 m. The other distance winners were Tsubasa Hasegawa (JPN) for the 500 m, Joon-Hong Im (KOR) in the 1000 m and Emery Lehman (USA) for the 5000 m. The Italian home team won the Team Pursuit.

WORLD SINGLE DISTANCES CHAMPIONSHIPS The new Adler Arena in Sochi (RUS) was host for the Essent ISU World Single Distance Championships. Ladies’ 2012 500 m Champion Sang-Hwa Lee kept her title. Beixing Wang came second and Olga Fatkulina (RUS) third. Fatkulina was the 1000 m surprise winner, silver went to Ireen Wüst and bronze for Brittany Bowe. Wüst won gold in the 1500 m and 3000 m. Martina Sáblíková won the 5000 m for the fifth time in a row and got silver in the 3000 m with bronze for Claudia Pechstein (GER) in both long distances. In the 1500 m Lotte van Beek (NED) took silver and defending champion Christine Nesbitt bronze. The Dutch ladies won the Team Pursuit, followed by Poland and Korea.

Joji Kato (JPN)

Olympic Champion Tae-Bum Mo (KOR) took his second 500 m title in a row, leaving Joji Kato and Jan Smeekens in second and third respectively. Denis Kuzin (KAZ) took the 1000 m title ahead of Mo and Shani Davis. In the 1500 m Denis Yuskov (RUS) was half a second faster than Shani Davis who finished with silver and last year’s runner up Ivan Skobrev (RUS) took bronze. Skobrev also got bronze in the 5000 m, behind Jorrit Bergsma and winner Sven Kramer. The 10,000 m title has always been held by a Dutchman and this year Bergsma took his first world title, beating Sven Kramer. Bob de Jong took bronze and it was his 13th podium finish in this distance. The Dutchmen also won the Team Pursuit followed by Korea and Poland.

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WORLD CUP

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The Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series 2012/13 took place in six cities, five countries over three continents. The first two events were held in Canada. The series then moved to Asia (Japan and China) and finished in Europe (Russia and Germany). The Final took place in Dresden (GER) where the World Cup Overall winners were announced. The Overall title is determined by the skater who earns the most points in each distance after all six events. Only the six best scores are used to calculate the total points for individual races and the four best scores in Relay.

500 m Ladies Meng Wang (CHN) dominated the distance by winning the six events she competed in. She tallied a maximum total of 6000 points and winning the 500 m World Cup. Qiuhong Liu (CHN) had two silver and three bronze finishes putting her at 3730 points and clenched second place overall for the season.

Kexin Fan (CHN) ended third overall with her two podium finishes this season, including one gold, bringing her total points to 3562.

1000 m Ladies Elise Christie (GBR) participated in all but one race and finished five times on the podium. She accumulated a total of 4552 points and took the overall win. Suk Hee Shim (KOR) got four podium finishes, three gold and one bronze which secured her the second place in the overall ranking with 3640 points. Seung-Hi Park (KOR) ends the season in third place with two gold and one bronze medal and 2640 points. Soyoun Lee (KOR) and Valérie Maltais (CAN) are the other gold medalists but finished respectively fourth and seventh overall.

1500 m Ladies Suk Hee Shim raced a perfect season by winning six out of six events, obtaining a total of 6000 points and bagged the World Cup overall title. Jianrou Li (CHN) completes the season in second place overall, with

3548 points and five podium finishes (two silver and three bronze). Min-Jung Kim (KOR) earned two silver medals, and ends the season in third place overall with 3136 points. Elise Christie (GBR) won gold in the penultimate 1500 m, and finishes fifth overall. The other gold medal winner was Soyoun Lee (KOR) who ranks twelfth.

3000 m Relay Ladies Team China competed at all events and ended on the podium each time. However it is there four gold medals that secured their overall title and maximum of 4000 points. Team Canada also competed at all events and grabbed three silver medals and the second overall position with 2912 points. Team Korea got off to a good start by winning the gold medal in Calgary and the silver in Nagoya (JPN), but they did not get any other podium finishes and settled for third overall with 2824 points. The Netherlands won the final gold medal of the season ranking sixth overall.

500 m Men Six different skaters won a gold medal from the eight races. Charles Hamelin (CAN) won two gold and three silver medals and obtained the overall title with 4400 points. Dajing Wu (CHN) follows with one gold medal, two silver and a bronze and 3650 points. It was impossible to predict who would finish third before the World Cup Final. It was the winner of the race Wenhao Liang (CHN) who accumulated 2731 points who finally got the rank. The other gold medalists throughout the season were Robert Seifert (GER), Guillaume Bastille (CAN) who won in front of his home crowd and J.R. Celski (USA).

1000 m Men Yoon-Gy Kwak (KOR) won three gold medals and one bronze in the Samsung ISU World Cup Series and consequently won the overall title with 4023 points. Victor An (RUS) finished in close second with 3812 points and two gold, one silver and one bronze medal. By winning three bronze medals Jinkyu Noh (KOR) got third place overall. The other individual winners are Wenhao Liang, Charles Hamelin and Vladimir Grigorev (RUS).

1500 m Men

Wang Meng (CHN)

Jinkyu Noh ended the season with five gold and one silver medal, bringing his points tally to 5800 and was awarded with the 1500 m World Cup. Victor An won one gold and


SHORT TRACK bronze medal, and finished second place overall with 3336 points. Da Woon Sin (CHN) secured third place overall with 2928 points and his win during the Final. Byeong-Jun Kim (KOR) won the race in Japan but only participated in two 1500 m.

3000 m Relay Men In the Men’s Relay, Korea took five out of a possible six gold medals, bringing their season tally to 4000 points. The Netherlands won four silver medals, and conclude the season in second place overall with 3200 points. Russia won a gold medal in front of their home crowd along with a silver and bronze medal which moved them up to third place overall with 2952 points. The Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track series 2012/13 is available on demand on the ISU Skating Channel through www.isu.org

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 25 European countries were represented at the ISU European Short Track Championships in Malmö (SWE). Reigning European Champion Arianna Fontana (ITA) won her third consecutive European title. She won the 500 m and 3000 m Super Final and finished second in the 1500 m and 1000 m. Elise Christie won the 1500 m and 1000 m but fell during the 3000 m Super Final and therefore got the silver medal while 2012 silver medalist Jorien Ter Mors (NED) finished second in the 500 m and 3000 m Super Final and received the bronze medal. The Netherlands won the Ladies 3000 m Relay for the third year running, followed by Germany and Poland. Freek Van der Wart (NED) won the Men’s title after finishing first in the 1000m and 3000 m Super Final. Reigning Champion Sjinkie Knegt (NED) finished first in the 1500 m and second in the 500 m and 3000 m Super Final and therefore got the silver medal. Bronze medalist was Vladimir Grigorev who finished first in the 500 m. Team Russia won the Men’s 5000 m Relay followed by the Netherlands and Hungary.

who finished third. Korea also won the 3000 m Ladies’ Relay, followed by China and Russia. On the men’s side Seyeong Park (KOR) took his second consecutive win while 2012 bronze medalist Han Tianyu (CHN) moved up to take the silver and Lee Hyo Been (KOR), 2012 silver medalist took the bronze this time. Team Korea also won the Men’s Relay, followed by Canada and Japan.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The ISU World Short Track Championships 2013 were held in Debrecen (HUN). Single distance medals (which do not include the 3000 m Super Final) and overall Championships medals were up for grabs. The Overall Champion was determined by the skater who accumulated the most points after skating the four distances: 1500 m, 500 m, 1000 m and 3000 m Super Final. Points were awarded in descending order to skaters who competed in the final of each distance, first place gets 34, then 21, 13, 8, 5, 3, 2 and 1 points. Meng Wang was crowned the women’s World Short Track Speed Skating Champion for the third time and finished with the 500 m and

1000 m single distance gold medals. Seung-Hi Park finished second overall and with the 1500 m gold and 500 m silver medals. Suk Hee Shim was third overall and got the 1500 m silver medal. 2012 500 m Champion Fan Kexin got the bronze this year in the same distance. Jorien Ter Mors and Elise Christie got 1000 m silver and bronze medals respectively and to round off the medalists Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) took the 1500 m bronze medal. In the Ladies’ 3000 m Relay China took the gold medal, Canada the silver and Japan the bronze. On the Men’s side, Da Woon Sin won the 1000 m and 1500 m gold and tallied enough points to also win the Overall gold medal. Yun-Jae Kim (KOR) won the 1500 m and overall silver medal and Charles Hamelin finished third overall and in the 1000 m and 1500 m which brought his medal count up to three. In the 500 m Wenhao Liang took the gold, Victor An the silver and Freek Van der Wart the bronze. Sjinkie Knegt took the 1000 m silver medal. Team Canada took the Men’s 5000 m Relay gold medal, Russia followed with the silver and the Netherlands took bronze.

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS The ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2013 were held in Warsaw (POL). Korean Ladies Do Hee Noh and Alang Kim took gold and silver ahead of Yutong Han (CHN)

Men’s Relay (L to R) Teams Netherlands, Korea and Canada.

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FIGURE SKATING

ISU European Figure Skating Championships, JANUARY 21-27 2013, ZAGREB (CRO)

Ladies Points

12

Men

Points

Pairs Points

1 Carolina Kostner

ITA 194.71

1 Javier Fernandez

ESP 274.87

1 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov RUS 212.45

2 Adelina Sotnikova

RUS 193.99

2 Florent Amodio

FRA 250.53

2 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy GER 205.24

3 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

RUS 188.85

3 Michal Brezina

CZE 243.52

3 Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek

ITA 187.45

4 Valentina Marchei

ITA

4 Brian Joubert

FRA 232.47

4 Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres

FRA 178.81

5 Viktoria Helgesson

SWE 155.72

5 Maxim Kovtun

RUS 226.57

5 Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov

RUS 175.48

6 Nikol Gosviani

RUS 154.41

6 Alexander Majorov

SWE 211.88

6 Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov

RUS 167.23

171.06

7 Sonia Lafuente

ESP 152.29

7 Sergei Voronov

RUS 210.18

7 Daria Popova / Bruno Massot

FRA 157.12

8 Joshi Helgesson

SWE 150.40

8 Viktor Pfeifer

AUT 194.77

8 Mari Vartmann / Aaron Van Cleave

GER 141.79

9 Nathalie Weinzierl

GER 147.52

9 Chafik Besseghier

FRA 189.67

9 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise

ITA

10 Mae Berenice Meite

FRA 147.14

10 Peter Liebers

GER 187.96

10 Stacey Kemp / David King

GBR 131.51

140.89

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, February 6 -11 2013, OSAKA (JPN)

Ladies Points

Men

Points

Pairs Points

1 Mao Asada

JPN 205.45

1 Kevin Reynolds

CAN 250.55

1 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford

CAN 199.18

2 Akiko Suzuki

JPN 190.08

2 Yuzuru Hanyu

JPN 246.38

3 Kanako Murakami

JPN 181.03

3 Han Yan

CHN 235.22

2 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch

CAN 196.78

4 Christina Gao

USA 176.28

4 Max Aaron

USA 234.65

3 Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir

USA 170.10

5 Zijun Li

CHN 170.42

5 Richard Dornbush

USA 234.04

4 Felicia Zhang / Nathan Bartholomay

USA 167.30

6 Gracie Gold

USA 166.66

6 Nan Song

CHN 228.46

5 Cheng Peng / Hao Zhang

CHN 164.82

7 Kaetlyn Osmond

CAN 159.38

7 Daisuke Takahashi

JPN 222.77

6 Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers

CAN 162.30

8 Agnes Zawadzki

USA 158.99

8 Takahito Mura

JPN 218.08

7 Wenting Wang / Yan Zhang

CHN 145.56

9 Amelie Lacoste

CAN 155.08

9 Ross Miner

USA 214.36

8 Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim

USA

10 Kexin Zhang

CHN 148.34

10 Andrei Rogozine

CAN 201.99

WD

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, February 25 - March 3 2013, MiLAN (ITA)

Ladies Points

Men Points

Pairs Points

1 Elena Radionova

RUS 169.71

1 Joshua Farris

USA 228.32

1 Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier

2 Julia Lipnitskaia

RUS 165.67

2 Jason Brown

USA 224.15

2 Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro CAN 154.70

USA 155.83

3 Anna Pogorilaya

RUS 160.32

3 Shotaro Omori

USA 204.34

3 Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin

RUS 154.57

4 Samantha Cesario

USA 154.55

4 Boyang Jin

CHN 192.58

4 Xiaoyu Yu / Yang Jin

CHN 151.47

5 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov

RUS 148.74

5 Courtney Hicks

USA 152.92

5 Michael Christian Martinez

PHI

6 Gabrielle Daleman

CAN 149.39

6 Mikhail Kolyada

RUS 189.94

191.64

6 Brittany Jones / Ian Beharry

CAN 147.97

7 Satoko Miyahara

JPN 147.42

7 Shoma Uno

JPN 187.08

7 Annabelle Prölss / Ruben Blommaert

GER 147.83

8 Alaine Chartrand

CAN 144.38

8 Alexander Samarin

RUS 186.96

8 Kamilla Gainetdinova / Ivan Bich

RUS 135.61

9 Rika Hongo

JPN 142.62

9 He Zhang

CHN 178.18

9 Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu

USA 133.01

10 Nathalie Weinzierl

GER 139.10

10 Ryuju Hino

JPN 176.85

10 Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer

USA 121.51

ISU World Figure Skating Championships, MARCH 10 -17 2013, LONDON ON (CAN)

Ladies Points

Men Points

Pairs Points

1 Yuna Kim

KOR 218.31

1 Patrick Chan

CAN 267.78

1 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov RUS 225.71

2 Carolina Kostner

ITA 197.89

2 Denis Ten

KAZ 266.48

2 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy GER 205.56

3 Mao Asada

JPN 196.47

3 Javier Fernandez

ESP 249.06

3 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford

4 Kanako Murakami

JPN 189.73

4 Yuzuru Hanyu

JPN 244.99

4 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch CAN 199.50

CAN 204.56

5 Ashley Wagner

USA 187.34

5 Kevin Reynolds

CAN 239.98

5 Qing Pang / Jian Tong

CHN 194.64

6 Gracie Gold

USA 184.25

6 Daisuke Takahashi

JPN 239.03

6 Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov

RUS 191.59

7 Zijun Li

CHN 183.85

7 Max Aaron

USA 238.36

7 Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov

RUS 184.72

8 Kaetlyn Osmond

CAN 176.82

8 Takahito Mura

JPN 234.18

8 Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres

FRA 180.17

9 Adelina Sotnikova

RUS 175.98

9 Brian Joubert

FRA 232.26

9 Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim

USA 173.51

10 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

RUS 174.24

10 Michal Brezina

CZE 229.00

10 Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek

ITA

171.77


Ice Dance Points 1 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev RUS 169.25 2 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov

RUS 169.14

3 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte

ITA 165.80

4 Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko

RUS 157.77

5 Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland

GBR 152.95

6 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi

GER 147.28

7 Julia Zlobina / Alexei Sitnikov

AZE 144.83

8 Tanja Kolbe / Stefano Caruso

GER 142.54

9 Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri

ITA

10 Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones

FRA 140.00

13

142.48

Ice Dance Points 1 Meryl Davis / Charlie White

USA 187.36

2 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

CAN 184.32

3 Madison Chock / Evan Bates

USA 160.42

4 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

USA 159.97

5 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

CAN 157.83

6 Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams

CAN 139.10

7 Cathy Reed / Chris Reed

JPN 131.04

8 Danielle Obrien / Gregory Merriman

AUS 123.88

9 Xiaoyang Yu / Chen Wang

CHN 108.82

10 Anna Nagornyuk / Viktor Kovalenko

UZB 107.02

Ice Dance Points 1 Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin

RUS 150.17

2 Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron FRA 143.26 3 Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton

USA 139.33

4 Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin

RUS 132.17

5 Mackenzie Bent / Garrett Mackeen

CAN 128.79

6 Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin

RUS 126.19

7 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker

USA 124.35

8 Shari Koch / Christian Nüchtern

GER 121.71

9 Lorraine Mcnamara / Quinn Carpenter

USA 121.27

10 Anna Nagornyuk / Viktor Kovalenko

UZB 120.07

Ice Dance Points 1 Meryl Davis / Charlie White

USA 189.56

2 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

CAN 185.04

3 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev RUS 169.19 4 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte

ITA

5 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

CAN 166.20

168.04

6 Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat

FRA 165.60

7 Madison Chock / Evan Bates

Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron (FRA)

ISU WORLD TEAM TROPHY, APRIL 11-14 2013, TOKYO (JPN)

Teams Points

USA 163.93

1 USA

57

4 Russia

39

Points

8 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

USA 157.71

2 Canada

51

5 China

35

9 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov

RUS 157.52

3 Japan

49

6 France

31

10 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi

GER 154.27


SPEED SKATING

Essent ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, March 21-24 2013, SOCHI (RUS)

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating – Final Standings

Ladies 500 m

Men 500 m Time

Ladies Overall Ranking Points

1 Tae-Bum Mo

1 Ireen Wüst

NED

72.00

2 Christine Nesbitt

CAN

65.50

3 Diane Valkenburg

NED

63.00

4 Claudia Pechstein

GER

59.00

5 Sang-Hwa Lee

KOR

55.75

1 Sang-Hwa Lee

14

KOR

Time 1:15.347

KOR

1:09.760

2 Beixing Wang

CHN

1:16.043

2 Joji Kato

JPN

1:09.820

3 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

1:16.093

3 Jan Smeekens

NED

1:09.860

4 Jenny Wolf

GER

1:16.144

4 Michel Mulder

NED

1:09.910

5 Thijsje Oenema

NED

1:16.198

5 Ronald Mulder

NED

1:10.070

Ladies 1000 m

Time

Men 1000 m

Time

Ladies 500 m

Points

1 Sang- Hwa Lee

KOR

1055

1 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

1:15.44

1 Denis Kuzin

KAZ

1:09.14

2 Jenny Wolf

GER

851

2 Ireen Wüst

NED

1:15.71

2 Tae-Bum Mo

KOR

1:09.24

3 Beixing Wang

CHN

756

4 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

569

5 Heather Richardson

USA

568

6 Thijsje Oenema

NED

546

7 Nao Kodaira

JPN

415

8 Margot Boer

NED

410

9 Laurine van Riessen

NED

406

10 Jing Yu

CHN

375

3 Brittany Bowe

USA

1:15.87

3 Shani Davis

USA

1:09.30

4 Christine Nesbitt

CAN

1:16.02

4 Kjeld Nuis

NED

1:09.42

5 Karolina Erbanová

CZE

1:16.09

5 Zbigniew Brodka

POL

1:09.45

Ladies 1500 m

Time

Men 1500 m

Time

1 Ireen Wüst

NED

1:55.38

1 Denis Yuskov

RUS

1:46.32

Ladies 1000 m

2 Lotte van Beek

NED

1:58.02

2 Shani Davis

USA

1:46.83

1 Heather Richardson

USA

525

3 Christine Nesbitt

CAN

1:58.07

3 Ivan Skobrev

RUS

1:46.97

2 Brittany Bowe

USA

480

3 Karolina Erbanová

CZE

465

4 Christine Nesbitt

CAN

438

5 Hong Zhang

CHN

420

6 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

406

7 Lotte van Beek

NED

381

8 Laurine van Riessen

NED

378

9 Marrit Leenstra

NED

343

10 Margot Boer

NED

292

4 Diane Valkenburg

NED

1:58.37

4 Brian Hansen

USA

1:47.40

5 Kali Christ

CAN

1:58.69

5 Sverre Lunde Pedersen

NOR

1:47.44

Ladies 3000 m

Time

Men 5000 m

Time

1 Ireen Wüst

NED

4:02.43

1 Sven Kramer

NED

6:14.41

2 Martina Sábliková

CZE

4:04.80

2 Jorrit Bergsma

NED

6:17.94

Points

3 Claudia Pechstein

GER

4:07.75

3 Ivan Skobrev

RUS

6:18.31

Ladies 1500 m

4 Diane Valkenburg

NED

4:08.12

4 Denis Yuskov

RUS

6:21.46

1 Marrit Leenstra

NED

411

6:23.00

2 Christine Nesbitt

CAN

375

3 Ireen Wüst

NED

350

4 Linda de Vries

NED

280

5 Lotte van Beek

NED

263

6 Diane Valkenburg

NED

260

7 Yekaterina Shikhova

RUS

232

8 Yekaterina Lobysheva

RUS

200

9 Kali Christ

CAN

187

10 Martina Sábliková

CZE

178

5 Linda de Vries

NED

Ladies 5000 m

4:09.53

Time

5 Bob de Jong

NED

Men 10,000 m

Time

1 Martina Sábliková

CZE

6:54.31

1 Jorrit Bergsma

NED

12:57.69

2 Ireen Wüst

NED

7:02.96

2 Sven Kramer

NED

12:59.71

3 Claudia Pechstein

GER

7:04.07

3 Bob de Jong

NED

13:00.26

4 Linda de Vries

NED

7:09.33

4 Seung-Hoon Lee

KOR

13:14.02

5 Stephanie Beckert

GER

7:09.35

5 Bart Swings

BEL

13:19.15

Ladies Team Pursuit 1 Netherlands 2 Poland

Time 3:00.02 3:04.91

Points

Ladies 3000 m / 5000 m Points 1 Martina Sábliková

CZE

475

2 Claudia Pechstein

GER

421

3 Diane Valkenburg

NED

410

4 Stephanie Beckert

GER

371

3:42.03

5 Marije Joling

NED

291

2 Republic of Korea

3:44.60

6 Ireen Wüst

NED

285

7 Olga Graf

RUS

244

8 Linda de Vries

NED

240

9 Masako Hozumi

JPN

199

10 Bo-Reum Kim

KOR

185

Men Team Pursuit 1 Netherlands

Time

3 Republic of Korea

3:05.32

3 Poland

3:45.22

4 Germany

3:05.50

4 Russia

3:46.59

5 Russia

3:05.94

5 Norway

3:48.68


SYNCHRONIZED SKATING

Men Overall Ranking Points 1

Jorrit Bergsma

NED

74.50

2

Jan Smeekens

NED

54.50

3

Shani Davis

USA

50.50

4

Bart Swings

BEL

50.00

5

Bob de Jong

NED

48.50

Men 500 m Points 1 Jan Smeekens

NED

1130

2 Joji Kato

JPN

896

3 Michel Mulder

NED

665

4 Ronald Mulder

NED

640

5 Jamie Gregg

CAN

480

6 Keiichiro Nagashima

JPN

454

7 Tae-Bum Mo

KOR

426

8 Gilmore Junio

CAN

420

9 Yuya Oikawa

JPN

379

10 Pekka Koskela

FIN

344

Men 1000 m

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, APRIL 3-6 2013, BOSTON (USA)

Teams Points

Teams Points

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Team Finland 2 Team Finland 1 Team Russia 1 Team Canada 1 Team Canada 2 Team USA 1 Team USA 2 Team Sweden 1 Team Sweden 2 Team Russia 2

183.20 183.00 171.56 149.84 145.45 144.70 143.69 138.91 124.75 119.93

Team Finland 1 Team Canada 1 Team USA 1 Team Finland 2 Team Russia 1 Team Canada 2 Team Sweden 1 Team USA 2 Team Sweden 2 Team Germany

208.77 208.25 202.53 201.00 197.31 191.42 185.82 172.01 167.48 153.65

15

Points

1 Kjeld Nuis

NED

587

2 Shani Davis

USA

546

3 Hein Otterspeer

NED

507

4 Samuel Schwarz

GER

477

5 Michel Mulder

NED

366

6 Denny Morrison

CAN

325

7 Stefan Groothuis

NED

306

8 Tyler Derraugh

CAN

284

9 Denis Kuzin

KAZ

277

10 Aleksey Yesin

RUS

273

Men 1500 m

ISU World JUNIOR Synchronized Skating Championships, MARCH 8-9 2013, HELSINKI (FIN)

Points

Team USA 1

Ladies Team Pursuit

Points

Men Team Pursuit Points

1 Zbigniew Bródka

POL

460

1 Netherlands

400

1 Netherlands

450

2 Bart Swings

BEL

336

2 Canada

370

2 Republic of Korea

350

3 Håvard Bøkko

NOR

329

3 Poland

295

3 Russia

285

4 Denis Yuskov

RUS

323

4 Germany

280

4 Norway

255

5 Shani Davis

USA

293

5 Republic of Korea

160

5 Poland

160

6 Brian Hansen

USA

291

6 Japan

135

6 Canada

150

7 Konrad Niedżwiedzki

POL

267

7 Norway

130

7 Germany

130

8 Sverre Lunde Pedersen

NOR

263

8 Russia

95

8 Italy

100

9 Koen Verweij

NED

248

9 Italy

60

9 France

75

10 Maurice Vriend

NED

233

10 USA

55

10 Belgium

71

Men 5000 m / 10,000 m Points

Mass Start Ladies

1 Jorrit Bergsma

NED

520

1 Bo-Reum Kim

KOR

365

1 Arjan Stroetinga

NED

330

2 Bob de Jong

NED

485

2 Mariska Huisman

NED

330

2 Bart Swings

BEL

310

3 Sven Kramer

NED

450

3 Ivanie Blondin

CAN

300

3 Jordan Belchos

CAN

216

4 Seung-Hoon Lee

KOR

347

4 Irene Schouten

NED

210

4 Christijn Groeneveld

NED

212

5 Jan Blokhuijsen

NED

305

5 Claudia Pechstein

GER

183

5 Jorrit Bergsma

NED

195

6 Sverre Lunde Pedersen

NOR

215

6 Francesca Lollobrigida

ITA

155

6 Seung-Hoon Lee

KOR

154

7 Håvard Bøkko

NOR

210

7 Do-Yeong Park

KOR

141

7 Marco Weber

GER

154

8 Ted-Jan Bloemen

NED

183

8 Bente Kraus

GER

110

8 Hyung-Joon Joo

KOR

145

9 Bart Swings

BEL

161

9 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

90

9 Alexis Contin

FRA

140

10 Moritz Geisreiter

GER

155

10 Jelena Peeters

BEL

84

10 Haralds Silovs

LAT

130

Points

Mass Start Men

Points


SPEED SKATING

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Essent ISU European Speed Skating Championships, January 11-13 2013, HEERENVEEN (NED)

ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships, March 22-24 2013, COLLALBO (ITA)

Ladies Points

Ladies Points

Men Points

1 Miho Takagi

JPN

163.298

1 Jeong-Su Seo

KOR

153.832

2 Antoinette de Jong

NED

164.558

2 Simen Spieler Nilsen

NOR

153.874

3 Kaitlyn McGregor

SUI

164.789

3 Andrea Giovannini

ITA

154.309

4 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

166.366

4 Fan Yang

CHN

154.767

5 Cho-Won Park

KOR

168.964

5 Gerben Jorritsma

NED

155.203

1 2 3 4 5

Ireen Wüst Linda de Vries Diane Valkenburg Martina Sábliková Antoinette de Jong

NED NED NED CZE NED

160.889 162.335 162.712 162.839 163.191

Men Points 1 2 3 4 5

Sven Kramer Jan Blokhuijsen Håvard Bøkko Sverre Lunde Pedersen Bart Swings

NED NED NOR NOR BEL

148.584 149.259 149.479 149.873 150.277

Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, January 26 -27 2013, Salt Lake City (USA)

Ladies 500 m

Time

Men 500 m Time

1 Hyun-Yung Kim

KOR

1:19.64

1 Tsubasa Hasegawa

JPN

1:11.81

2 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

1:20.10

2 Joon Hong Im

KOR

1:12.21

3 Kako Yamane

JPN

1:20.82

3 Jun-Ho Kim

KOR

1:12.92

4 Xiaoxuan Shi

CHN

1:21.21

4 Lennart Velema

NED

1:13.16

5 Kaitlyn McGregor

SUI

1:21.59

5 Kai Verbij

NED

1:13.25

Ladies 1000 m

Time

Men 1000 m

Time

Ladies Points

1 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

1:18.72

1 Joon Hong Im

KOR

1:11.37

1 2 3 4 5

2 Miho Takagi

JPN

1:19.03

2 Kai Verbij

NED

1:11.67

3 Antoinette de Jong

NED

1:19.23

3 Lennart Velema

NED

1:11.81

4 Hyun-Yung Kim

KOR

1:19.52

4 Junya Miwa

JPN

1:11.86

5 Kaitlyn McGregor

SUI

1:20.13

5 Tsubasa Hasegawa

JPN

1:12.60

Heather Richardson Jing Yu Sang-Hwa Lee Thijsje Oenema Christine Nesbitt

USA CHN KOR NED CAN

148.015 148.280 148.560 148.665 148.945

Men Points 1 2 3 4 5

Michel Mulder Pekka Koskela Hein Otterspeer Jamie Gregg Tae-Bum Mo

NED FIN NED CAN KOR

136.790 137.015 137.045 137.060 137.410

Ladies 1500 m

Time

Men 1500 m

Time

1 Miho Takagi

JPN

2:01.56

1 Jeong-Su Seo

KOR

1:50.27

2 Kaitlyn McGregor

SUI

2:02.06

2 Junya Miwa

JPN

1:50.65

3 Antoinette de Jong

NED

2:02.80

3 Simen Spieler Nilsen

NOR

1:51.04

4 Cho-Won Park

KOR

2:03.97

4 Kai Verbij

NED

1:51.57

5 Ayano Sato

JPN

2:05.13

5 Thijs Roozen

NED

1:51.63

Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships, February 16 -17 2013, Hamar (NOR)

Ladies 3000 m 1 Antoinette de Jong

NED

4:19.56

1 Emery Lehman

USA

6:38.76

Ladies Points

2 Miho Takagi

JPN

4:20.30

2 Andrea Giovannini

ITA

6:43.50

1 2 3 4 5

3 Kaitlyn McGregor

SUI

4:20.81

3 Simen Spieler Nilsen

NOR

6:45.16

4 Jade van der Molen

NED

4:21.34

4 Jeong-Su Seo

KOR

6:46.25

5 Cho-Won Park

KOR

4:25.96

5 Fan Yang

CHN

6:48.33

Ireen Wüst Diane Valkenburg Yekaterina Shikhova Linda de Vries Ida Njåtun

NED NED RUS NED NOR

161.530 163.120 163.444 164.216 164.666

Time

Men 5000 m

Men Points

Ladies Team Pursuit

1 2 3 4 5

1 Japan

3:12.97

1 Italy

3:56.73

2 Republic of Korea

3:16.12

2 Republic of Korea

3:59.94

3 Netherlands

3:14.22

3 Japan

4:01.95

4 Russia

3:21.14

4 Norway

4:08.32

Sven Kramer Håvard Bøkko Bart Swings Sverre Lunde Pedersen Ivan Skobrev

NED NOR BEL NOR RUS

149.228 149.447 149.800 150.664 151.131

Time

Men Team Pursuit

Time

Time


ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating – Final Standings

Ladies 500 m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Vanessa Bittner Kako Yamane Doreen Lamb Bente van den Berge Kaitlyn McGregor Hae-Ri Kwak Kate Hanly Noémie Fiset Yelizaveta Kazelina Sarah Warren

AUT JPN GER NED SUI KOR CAN CAN RUS USA

Ladies 1000 m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Vanessa Bittner Kaitlyn McGregor Antoinette de Jong Reina Anema Yoon-Hee Heo Kate Hanly Doreen Lamb Aleksandra Kachurkina Kako Yamane Jade van der Molen

Ladies 1500 m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

AUT SUI NED NED KOR CAN GER RUS JPN NED

Reina Anema Yoon-Hee Heo Saori Toi Olga Danilova Jade van der Molen Kaitlyn McGregor Urszula Wlodarczyk Yevgeniya Volkova Antoinette de Jong Mariya Sizova

NED KOR JPN RUS NED SUI POL RUS NED KAZ

Ladies 3000 m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

300 290 232 214 186 180 180 175 150 122 Points 280 255 220 192 170 140 135 115 115 96

Points

Ladies Team Pursuit 1 Netherlands 2 Republic of Korea 3 Russia 4 Poland 5 Germany

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Darsil Essamambo Junya Miwa Gerben Jorritsma Yuto Fujino Konstantin Nikitin Fan Yang Armin Hager Yu Tian Yeong-Jin Kim Piotr Michalski

KAZ JPN NED JPN RUS CHN AUT CHN KOR POL

Men 1000 m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Kai Verbij Fan Yang Konstantin Nikitin Junya Miwa Yeong-Jin Kim Armin Hager Tae-Yoon Kim Yuto Fujino Thijs Roozen Darsil Essamambo

NED CHN RUS JPN KOR AUT KOR JPN NED KAZ

278 274 260 213 190 185 175 155 132 127 Points 270 260 220 170 165 140 130 118 111 84

Fan Yang Jeong-Su Seo Junya Miwa Shota Nakamura Kai Verbij Zhendong Yang Andrea Giovannini Paul-Yme Brunsmann Piotr Michalski Simen Spieler Nilsen

CHN KOR JPN JPN NED CHN ITA NED POL NOR

Men 5000 m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Andrea Giovannini Jeong-Su Seo Masahito Obayashi Fan Yang Felix Maly Linus Heidegger David Andersson Shota Nakamura Viktor Hald Thorup Thijs Roozen

ITA KOR JPN CHN GER AUT SWE JPN DEN NED

Points 245 238 200 155 150 123 107 101 95 80 Points 310 270 170 159 146 142 122 109 100 87

Points

Mass Start Ladies AUT NED EST RUS ITA

Men 1500 m

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

315 250 145 133 130 117 114 101 100 93

310 190 147 136 130 123 105 102 95 93

Vanessa Bittner Ineke Dedden Saskia Alusalu Yelizaveta Kazelina Giulia Lollobrigida

Men 500 m Points

Points

NED NED NOR JPN KOR NOR GER POL JPN CZE

1 2 3 4 5

Jade van der Molen Reina Anema Sofie Karoline Haugen Saori Toi Cho-Won Park Marte Vatn Leia Behlau Magdalena Czyszczon Nene Sakai Natálie Tauchenová

Points

250 180 169 165 141 Points 250 200 165 126 120

Heather Richardson (USA)

Mass Start Men 1 2 3 4 5

Gerben Jorritsma Andrea Giovannini Armin Hager Fan Yang Junya Miwa

NED ITA AUT CHN JPN

Points 320 255 230 155 140

Men Team Pursuit 1 Italy 2 Netherlands 3 Russia 4 Republic of Korea 5 Sweden

Points 230 220 135 135 124

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SHORT TRACK

Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating – Final Standings

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Ladies 500 m Time

Ladies 1500 m

Time

Men 500 m Time

1 Meng Wang

CHN

6000

1 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

6000

1 Charles Hamelin

CAN

4400

2 Qiuhong Liu

CHN

3730

2 Jianrou Li

CHN

3548

2 Dajing Wu

CHN

3650

3 Kexin Fan

CHN

3562

3 Min-Jung Kim

KOR

3136

3 Wenhao Liang

CHN

2731

4 Marianne St-Gelais

CAN

3372

4 Ha-Ri Cho

KOR

2880

4 Vladimir Grigorev

RUS

2653

5 Arianna Fontana

ITA

2722

5 Elise Christie

GBR

2440

5 Robert Seifert

GER

2056

6 Jessica Gregg

CAN

2312

6 Marie-Eve Drolet

CAN

2165

6 Guillaume Bastille

CAN

1820

7 Tatiana Borodulina

RUS

1817

7 Xue Kong

CHN

1843

7 Byeong-Jun Kim

KOR

1780

8 Caroline Truchon

CAN

1725

8 Olga Belyakova

RUS

1582

8 Francois Hamelin

CAN

1454

9 Gabrielle Waddell

CAN

1296

9 Valerie Maltais

CAN

1518

9 Niels Kerstholt

NED

1402

10 Seung-Hi Park

KOR

1156

10 Jorien Ter Mors

NED

1220

10 Jiyang Yu

CHN

1392

Ladies 1000 m

Time

Ladies Relay

1 Elise Christie

GBR

4552

1 China

2 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

3640

2 Canada

3 Seung-Hi Park

KOR

2640

4 Soyoun Lee

KOR

5 Qiuhong Liu 6 Min-Jung Kim

Men 1000 m

Time

4000

1 Yoon-Gy Kwak

KOR

4023

2912

2 Victor An

RUS

3812

3 Republic of Korea

2824

3 Jinkyu Noh

KOR

3456

2475

4 Japan

2720

4 J.R. Celski

USA

2592

CHN

2444

5 Italy

2100

5 Wenhao Liang

CHN

2528

KOR

2300

6 Netherlands

1734

6 Charles Hamelin

CAN

2210

7 Valerie Maltais

CAN

2298

7 Russia

1614

7 Michael Gilday

CAN

1882

8 Yui Sakai

JPN

1909

8 USA

1328

8 Vladimir Grigorev

RUS

1329

9 Meng Wang

CHN

1605

9 Hungary

1000

9 Olivier Jean

CAN

1253

10 Jianrou Li

CHN

1541

10 Poland

713

10 Freek Van der Wart

NED

1181

Points

ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, January 18 -20 2013, MALMO (SWE)

ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships, February 22-24 2013, WARSAW (POL)

Ladies Points

Ladies

1 Arianna Fontana

ITA

110

1 Do Hee Noh

KOR

89

2 Elise Christie

GBR

70

2 Alang Kim

KOR

63

3 Jorien Ter Mors

NED

60

3 Yutong Han

CHN

52

4 Tatiana Borodulina

RUS

32

4 Deanna Lockett

AUS

26

5 Bernadett Heidum

HUN

18

5 Han Xiao

CHN

26

Men Points

Men

1 Freek Van der Wart

NED

84

1 Se Yeong Park

KOR

102

2 Sjinkie Knegt

NED

76

2 Tianyu Han

CHN

97

3 Vladimir Grigorev

RUS

41

3 Hyo Been Lee

KOR

42

4 Victor An

RUS

39

4 Byungjoon Kim

KOR

31

5 Semen Elistratov

RUS

31

5 Dequan Chen

CHN

21

Ladies Relay

Time

Points

Points

Ladies Relay

Time

1 Netherlands

4:18.569

1 Republic of Korea

4:21.550

2 Germany

4:18.692

2 China

4:23.372

3 Poland

4:19.794

3 Russia

4:25.827

4 Hungary

5:10.760

4 Italy

4:28.952

Men Relay

Time

Men Relay

Time

1 Russia

6:51.293

1 Republic of Korea

4:07.393

2 Netherlands

6:51.465

2 Canada

4:08.585

3 Hungary

7:02.574

3 Japan

4:09.834

4 Italy

7:05.711

4 USA

4:17.207


ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, March 8-10 2013, DEBRECEN (HUN)

Men 1500 m

Time

1 Jinkyu Noh

KOR

5800

2 Victor An

RUS

3336

3 Da Woon Sin

KOR

4 Semen Elistratov

Ladies Overall Points

Men Overall Points

2928

1 Meng Wang

CHN

68

1 Da Woon Sin

KOR

89

RUS

2418

2 Seung-Hi Park

KOR

58

5 Guillaume Bastille

CAN

2072

2 Yun-Jae Kim

KOR

55

6 Yun-Jae Kim

KOR

1974

3 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

55

3 Charles Hamelin

CAN

39

7 J.R. Celski

USA

1862

8 Michael Gilday

CAN

1778

4 Marianne St-Gelais

CAN

42

4 Wenhao Liang

CHN

37

5 Jorien Ter Mors

NED

34

5 Sjinkie Knegt

NED

29

9 Yoon-Gy Kwak KOR 1768 10 Ruslan Zakharov

RUS

Men Relay

1412 Points

1 Republic of Korea

4000

2 Netherlands

3200

3 Russia

2952

4 China

2592

5 Canada

2100

6 Great Britain

1704

7 USA

1346

8 Japan

1328

9 Germany 997 10 France

Ladies 500 m

Time

Men 500 m

Time

1 Meng Wang

CHN

43.718

1 Wenhao Liang

CHN

41.905

2 Seung-Hi Park

KOR

43.852

2 Victor An

RUS

41.995

3 Kexin Fan

CHN

44.202

3 Freek Van der Wart

NED

42.027

Ladies 1000 m

Time

Men 1000 m Time

1 Meng Wang

CHN

1:31.549

1 Da Woon Sin

KOR

1:30.374

2 Jorien Ter Mors

NED

1:31.609

2 Sjinkie Knegt

NED

1:30.406

3 Elise Christie

GBR

1:32.281

3 Charles Hamelin

CAN

1:40.094

865

Ladies 1500 m Time

Men 1500 m Time

1 Seung-Hi Park

KOR

2:23.634

1 Da Woon Sin

KOR

2:27.062

2 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

2:23.755

2 Yun-Jae Kim

KOR

2:27.101

3 Marianne St-Gelais

CAN

2:24.694

3 Charles Hamelin

CAN

2:27.209

Ladies 3000 m Superfinal

Time

Men 3000 m Superfinal

Time

1 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

5:15.118

1 Yun-Jae Kim

KOR

4:54.178

2 Marianne St-Gelais

CAN

5:15.762

2 Da Woon Sin

KOR

4:54.252

3 Jorien Ter Mors

NED

5:16.200

3 Charles Hamelin

CAN

4:54.333

Time Ladies Relay

Men Relay Time

1 China

4:14.104

1 Canada

6:51.379

2 Canada

4:15.106

2 Russia

6:51.953

3 Japan

4:15.680

3 Netherlands

6:52.187

4 Republic of Korea

4:20.104

4 Republic of Korea

PEN

19


PAST MASTER ATJE KEULEN-DEELSTRA (NED) 1938-2013 Olympic Winter Games 1000 m silver medal 1972 1500 m bronze medal 1972 3000 m bronze medal 1972 ISU World Allround Championships Ladies’ Gold 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974 ISU World Sprint Championships Ladies’ Silver 1973, 1974 Ladies’ Bronze 1970 ISU European Championships Ladies’ Gold 1972, 1973, 1974 Former Dutch Speed Skater Atje KeulenDeelstra started skating at the age of 16 in her natal Province of Friesland. She got married in 1962 and had three children which seemed to put a stop to her sporting career. However at the age of 32, KeulenDeelstra made a comeback and won the ISU World Allround Championships and was subsequently voted Dutch Sport’s Woman of the year. In 1972 she competed at the Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo (JPN) and won the 1000 m silver medal and the bronze 1500 m and 3000 m medals. She also won the European and World Allround Championships the same year. She eventually got four ISU World Allround and three European titles. When Keulen-Deestra retired from Speed Skating, she decided to compete as a marathon skater and won five Dutch titles in the discipline. She passed away in February 2013 at the age of 74, but she left a strong legacy and became a model of women’s emancipation and an inspiration to many Dutch male and female skaters.


ISU World No50 May 2013