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JORIEN TER MORS (NED) Jorien ter Mors is a Dutch Speed Skater and Short Track Speed Skater. She won the 1500 meters and Team Pursuit titles in Speed Skating at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and is the first lady to have competed in both disciplines at the Olympics.

NO 53 MAY 2014


International Sport Federations which were constituted a long time ago are generally proud of their long history. However there is something that is not truly positive for them, i.e. their Statutes were written many years ago and since the world of sport has modified its approach over the years, they are now confronted with necessary changes.

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The ISU, founded in 1892 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, is among those federations. One of the first pieces of evidence is the issue of natural ice-rinks. In the past they were more available in Nordic countries and the best skaters started in the first groups since the ice conditions were more favorable (this is particularly true in Speed Skating). Progress, technology and industry made the artificial ice-rinks available and the ISU proposed to the ISU Congress, which has the power to change the rules, to modify that imposition, so that the best skaters were to progressively compete in the last groups. Except for Technical Rules, to pass an amendment at Congress, which is the highest body of the ISU, it was and still is necessary to obtain a two-third majority. It must be noted that based on the number of ISU Members, there is a maximum of 115 votes in 2014 and therefore a two-third majority means 77 votes are required to confirm that a new proposal is accepted. But the procedure also requires that the proposal be included in the Congress Agenda months in advance, otherwise it must be presented as an Urgent Matter (Art. 29, para 5) in order to be included in the Congress Agenda. Urgent Matters need a 4 / 5 majority i.e. 92 out of 115 votes in favor. In order to continue to be attractive, at present a sport needs to receive consensus from the entities who are most involved in the sport area, namely sponsors, television-media and spectators (TV viewers and individuals attending the event). But as pointed out, to adapt a sport discipline to the requirements of the sport’s entities it is necessary to compose a constructive solution and in particular to respect the procedure of democracy existing in each International Sport Federation. After that, the involved entities need to be persuaded that the new package is better than the one they used to offer to the final “consumer” for many years. Now, since an International Sport Federation is working with the cooperation of elected and appointed people and the ISU is very attentive to respect the ISU Statutes, it is necessary that the large mass of individuals in the ISU, defined as ISU Office Holders, supports the message and actually helps to form the rules with the aim to improve the situation. When this does not happen, it is clear that everything remains linked to the existing rules, therefore the sport disciplines remain as they have been for many years. In the past this was accepted however today and in the future the consequence might be that sport disciplines are no longer considered attractive enough. Here a point comes to surface, i.e. is it correct that the ISU Office Holders, normally considered as experts, that are elected by the Congress or appointed by the Council (the two major ISU bodies) accept a much different direction since this was the Congress orientation? One can note that important rules may be changed, but yet again the matter shall be submitted to the Congress which has to reach a two-thirds majority as described above. Ottavio Cinquanta President, International Skating Union ISU World is the official newsletter of the International Skating Union Published and produced by ISU, Chemin de Primerose 2, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Telephone : +41 21 612 66 66. Facsimile : +41 21 612 66 77. Editorial board : Selina Vanier, Rodney Lajoie. Designed by : moserdesign.ch Front cover photograph : Jorien ter Mors (NED) © Getty Images Photography : © Getty Images © AFP © Elina Paasonen

ISU COUNCIL The ISU Council met on February 14, 17 and 20, 2014 in Sochi / Russia and allotted the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (junior & senior) to the Spanish Ice Sports Federation, to be held on December 11-14, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Based on proposals received from Members, the Council agreed upon a number of topics for the Forum to be held during the ISU Congress on June 9, 2014 which include; the on-going activities of the ISU Sport disciplines and ISU Elections 2016/2018. Mindful that the ISU support towards the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating is restricted to a limited group of organizing Members, to a limited number of skaters and to a limited number of Officials, the ISU Council agreed to financially support a group of identified Members traditionally staging International Figure Skating Competitions starting with the season 2014/15. This ISU support has the objective to ensure the proper and consistent organization and conduct of the identified International Competitions, to give adequate opportunities for all skaters to compete at the international senior level and earn World Standing points and to increase the opportunity for Officials to officiate at an international level. Full details of this ISU support and related conditions are available in ISU Communication 1858. The ISU Council agreed to meet again on June 8, 14 and 15, 2014 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, on October 17-19, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland and on March 23 - 24, 2015 in Shanghai, China. For more information on the decisions of the Council see ISU Communication 1854.

SPORTS DIRECTORATE In the Figure Skating Branch, the Team Event was successfully included into the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games program. Following the Games the ISU World Junior and World Figure Skating Championships along with the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships took place and put an end to the busy Olympic Season. Preparation for the new season is under way and the proposals for the ISU Congress are being discussed. Development Seminars are being prepared along with the Global Seminar in Frankfurt which will take place in July. In the Speed Skating Branch, the World Short Track Championships in Montreal (CAN) showed a very high level of performance and


ISU NEWS in Speed Skating the Allround Championships took place in front of over 20000 spectators. The proposals for the upcoming ISU Congress are discussed in collaboration with the respective Technical Committees. In depth evaluation is under way in both disciplines in order to improve them and standardized the calendar for the 2014/15 season. A number of inspection visits for the 2015 Championships are scheduled to take place in the coming months. Finally a successful TV Workshop was held in Saitama (JPN) to discuss, offer and propose new ideas to improve the presentation of Figure Skating on television.

A demonstration by a professional Japanese dance company of next season’s requirement, the Spanish Dances was organized with the help of the Japan Skating Federation. Proposed rule changes for the ISU Congress and the requirements for next season were presented by the IDTC. An Educational DVD with “live examples” and “exercise examples” of Required Pattern Dance Key Points for the upcoming season for Junior and Senior Short Dance will be available to order on the ISU website. Finally an ISU Judges and Referees Seminar was held in Las Vegas (USA) at the end of April.

ISU TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

The Synchronized Skating Technical Committee (SySTC) has been busy with preparations for the Junior World Challenge Cup, ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and the ISU Congress as well as preparing the requirements for next season. At the same time, the SySTC members have published the Element Requirements for next season and issued the proposals for the upcoming ISU Congress. An annual Trial Judging seminar was held in Rouen (FRA) during the 20th Anniversary edition of the French Cup. The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships were held in Courmayeur (ITA) and marked the end of the ISU Championships season. An IOC representative attended the World Championships as an observer. The SySTC now concentrates on preparing for the ISU Congress as well as finalizing the Technical Requirements for the 2014/15 season.

Single and Pair Skating The Technical Committee members acted as Referees and Technical Controllers at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and at ISU Championships. Two Committee meetings were held during the Olympics and during the Worlds Championships in Saitama, Japan. The Committee evaluated the content and quality of almost 100 Referees and Technical Controllers Reports which also contained a number of suggestions relating to the ISU Judging System. These suggestions along with proposals made by ISU Members and Technical Committee members, ISU Rule change proposals for the ISU Congress 2014, preparation of the annual ISU Communication with changes for the season 2014/15 and amendments to the current Technical Panel Handbooks for the next season were the bulk of the Committee’s work. At the end of April the Technical Committee Members acted as Moderators at two Judges Seminars: ISU Sponsored Pair Judges Seminar in Berlin, Germany and Recognized Judges Seminar in Las Vegas, USA.

Ice Dance Members of the Ice Dance Technical Committee (IDTC) acted as Referees and Technical Controllers at the Olympic Winter Games and ISU Championships. The IDTC Members conducted meetings with Coaches at all ISU Championships in order to receive feedback in particular on suggestions of technical requirements for the coming seasons. The Annual IDTC meeting with Coaches, Officials and Skaters was organized in Tokyo (JPN).

Synchronized Skating

Speed Skating The Speed Skating Technical Committee (SSTC) had technical representatives at four ISU Championships, two Essent ISU World Cups and three ISU Junior World Cups. The SSTC managed the qualification process and facilitated the event entry process at the Olympic Winter Games. SSTC meetings were held in Sochi and on the occasion of the Essent ISU World Allround Championships last March. The annual season review meeting with Coaches took place prior to the World Cup final. The Committee reviewed the proposals for Speed Skating Rule changes announced in the provisory agenda for the ISU Congress and adjusted some of its own proposals based on further feedback. The SSTC has worked in close cooperation with the ISU

Speed Skating Vice President and Sports Director on the structure and the details of the ISU Speed Skating calendar for the next seasons, taking into account the new standardized calendar for ISU Championships that will be implemented as from 2014/15.

Short Track The Short Track Speed Skating Technical Committee (STSSTC) was busy with the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games where they held a number of meetings. Two weeks after the Olympics the ISU Championships continued. Turkey hosted their first ISU Short Track Championships from March 7-9 with the World Junior Championships in Erzurum. The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships took place in Montreal (CAN) in a sold out venue. The STSSTC also held meetings in Montreal to discuss and prepare the proposals for changes to the Short Track Speed Skating Special Regulations and Technical Rules which will be submitted at the forthcoming ISU Congress in Dublin (IRL). The Technical Committee also scheduled the next Seminar for Short Track Speed Skating Officials which will be held in Frankfurt (GER) September 3-7, 2014.

BRIAN WESTOVER It is with deep sorrow that the ISU learned of the death of Brian Westover in April 2014. Mr. Westover was an ISU Short Track Competitors Steward and considered by many as one of the best in his field. The ISU pays homage to Mr. Westover’s contribution to Short Track and will remember him with fondness.

ISU MEDICAL COMMISSION Dr. David Mitchell retires after 26 years on the ISU Medical Commission. Dr. Mitchell was appointed in 1988 and was the Chief Medical Officer for the National Ice Skating Association from 1985 to 2000. He was also involved with Anti-Doping UK and had a 30 year career as a General Practitioner. The ISU thanks Dr. Mitchell for his dedication and contribution to the sports and wishes him much success in the future.

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OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

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The Figure Skating competition in the Iceberg venue was one of the most popular events at the Olympic Winter Games. The inaugural team competition was a big success. Led by Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov and Evgeni Plushenko, Team Russia easily took the gold medal. Team Canada, headlined by Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir and Patrick Chan claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Team USA featuring Meryl Davis/Charlie White and Ashley Wagner. Volosozhar/Trankov went on to earn the gold medal in the individual event ahead of surprise silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova/ Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Aliona Savchenko/ Robin Szolkowy (GER). Qing Pang/Jian Tong (CHN) placed fourth ahead of Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch (CAN). Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) became the first Japanese man to win Olympic Gold and at 19 years old, he is also the youngest Olympic Men’s Champion in 68 years. Patrick Chan (CAN) took home the silver medal and Denis Ten (KAZ) surged from 9th place after the Short Program to capture the bronze. Ten is also the first Figure Skater from Kazakhstan to earn an Olympic medal. Javier Fernandez (ESP) was narrowly edged out of the podium to finish fourth, ahead of Tatsuki Machida (JPN). Davis/White made history by taking the first Ice Dance gold for the USA. Defending champions Virtue/Moir earned the silver medal. Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) danced to the bronze medal. Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat (FRA) ranked fourth and Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) finished fifth. In the Ladies event, Adelina Sotnikova (RUS) edged out defending champion Yuna Kim (KOR) to strike gold. Carolina Kostner (ITA) skated to the bronze medal. Gracie Gold (USA) was fourth, followed by Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS).

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS The ISU European Figure Skating Championships returned to Budapest (HUN) January 14 -19 for the first time in ten years. It was the 106th edition of the event. Javier Fernandez (ESP) defended his European title ahead of first-time medalists Sergei Voronov (RUS) and Konstantin Menshov (RUS). Menshov rose from 11th in the Short Program to clinch the bronze, edging out Michal Brezina (CZE) by less than one point.

Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy (GER)


FIGURE SKATING Maxim Kovtun (RUS) finished fifth. 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS) struck gold in her debut at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. Her teammate Adelina Sotnikova repeated as silver medalist while defending champion Carolina Kostner (ITA) settled for the bronze. Alena Leonova (RUS) came fourth ahead of Mae-Berenice Meite (FRA). Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov led a Russian sweep in the Pair Skating event followed by Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov and Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov. Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek (ITA) placed fourth and Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres (FRA) came fifth. Four-time European Champions Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (GER) withdrew

Meryl Davis / Charlie White (USA)

due to illness before the Free Skating. In the Ice Dance event, Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA) danced to their first European title. Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Penny Coomes/Nicholas Buckland (GBR). 2012 World Junior Champions Victoria Sinitsina/Ruslan Zhiganshin (RUS) placed fourth in their debut at the European Championships, followed by teammates Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko (RUS).

FOUR CONTINENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS The 16th edition of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships took place in Taipei City (TPE) from January 22-26. Takahito

Mura skated to his first ISU Championship title and led the Japanese men to a one-two finish. Takahiko Kozuka earned the silver medal and Nan Song (CHN) took the bronze. Denis Ten (KAZ) placed fourth and Richard Dornbush (USA) was fifth. Kanako Murakami (JPN) won the Ladies event followed by her teammate Satoko Miyahara and Zijun Li (CHN). Haruka Imai (JPN) completed a strong showing of the Japanese ladies in fourth place and Courtney Hicks (USA) placed fifth. Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) recaptured the title they had won back in 2012. Silver medalists Tarah Kayne/Daniel O’Shea (USA) and bronze medalists Alexa Scimeca/Chris Knierim (USA) won their first medal at an ISU Championship.

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In what was a North American ice dance duel, Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) beat Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) for the gold medal. Two-time World Junior bronze medalists Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton (USA) claimed the bronze in their debut at the event.

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS The Junior season 2013/14 cumulated with the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia (BUL) March 12-16. Nam Nguyen (CAN) won the Junior Men’s title. Adian Pitkeev (RUS) earned the silver medal and the bronze went to Nathan Chen (USA). Alexander Petrov (RUS) was fourth and Shoma Uno (JPN) was fifth. Led by Elena Radionova, the Russian Junior Ladies swept the podium as they had in 2013. Radionova became the first lady to defend the World Junior title. Serafima Sakhanovich and Evgenia Medvedeva were the silver and bronze medalists. Satoko Miyahara (JPN) finished fourth, Alaine Chartrand (CAN) came fifth. Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin (CHN) continued the success of the Chinese pairs and won their first World Junior title. Evgenia Tarasova/ Vladimir Morozov (RUS) and Maria Vigalova/ Egor Zakroev (RUS) claimed silver and bronze, their first medals at this event. Vasilisa Davankova/Andrei Deputat (RUS) placed fourth, followed by Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage (USA). Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) upset favorites Anna Yanovskaya/Sergey Mozgov (RUS) in the Ice Dance event. Madeline Edwards/Zhao Kai Pang (CAN) moved from fifth to snatch the bronze medal. Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA) ranked fourth and Alexandra Nazarova/Maxim Nikitin (UKR) came fifth.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The 104th edition of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships took place in Saitama (JPN) March 26 to 30. Japan was selected to host the World Championships in 2011, but the event had to be moved to Moscow (RUS) following the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe. 177 skaters from 38 ISU members participated in the event. The twelve medals went to seven ISU members. Japan got two gold medals and one silver. Italy had one gold and one bronze. One gold went to

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN)


FIGURE SKATING Germany, Russia claimed two silver medals, Canada earned one silver and one bronze while France and Spain left with a bronze medal each. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (GER) concluded their successful career with their fifth World title. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) confirmed their results from Budapest and Sochi by taking the silver medal. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) picked up the bronze like they had last year. Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch (CAN) came fourth and Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang (CHN) were fifth. Mao Asada (JPN) skated off with her third world title. Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS) claimed the silver in her debut at the World Championship and the bronze went to Carolina Kostner (ITA). Anna Pogorilaya (RUS), another newcomer, placed fourth and Gracie Gold (USA) was ranked fifth. Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) capped off a great season by earning his first World title. Teammate Tatsuki Machida won the silver medal in his debut at the World Championship. Javier Fernandez (ESP) repeated as bronze medalist. Maxim Kovtun (RUS) and Jeremy Abbott (USA) finished fourth and fifth respectively. Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA) came out on top in an extremely tight Ice Dance competition. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) finished just 0.02 points behind in second place and bronze medalists Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat (FRA) trailed the champions by just 0.06 points. Elena Ilinykh/ Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) won the Free Dance but were too far behind after an error in the Short Dance and came fourth. Madison Chock/ Evan Bates (USA) finished fifth.

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WORLD SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 15th edition of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships took place in Courmayeur (ITA) April 4-5. Italy hosted the event for the first time. 23 teams from 18 ISU members competed in the Championships. Team Finland 1 (Marigold Ice Unity) struck gold, giving Finland its eight world title in the discipline. Team Canada 1 (Nexxice) edged out Team Finland 2 (Rockettes) for the silver medal. The Rockettes took bronze. Team Russia 1 (Paradise) came fourth followed by Sweden 1 (Team Surprise).

Carolina Kostner (ITA)


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The Speed Skating events took place in the Adler Arena where 36 medals were up for grabs and 43 Men and 32 Ladies set new national records and five Olympic records were broken. The Dutch swept four podiums and won a total of 23 medals, Russia and Poland won three medals, Korea, Canada and Czech Republic all got two medals and China clenched one medal. The first Dutch podium sweep was the 5000 m where Sven Kramer (NED) bettered his own Olympic record, successfully defended his Olympic title and topped the podium followed by Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma. Since the 2010 Olympics Kramer won most races in this distance and the last time there was a sweep was at the 1964 Olympics with Norway. In the Ladies’ 3000m, Dutch star and 2006 gold medalist Ireen Wüst managed to regain her title ahead of the reigning Olympic Champion Martina Sáblíková (CZE). Olga Graf won the bronze medal on home ice and also skated a new national record (she also achieved a new national record in the 5000 m). In the Men’s 500 m although the Dutch had never won gold in this distance they triumphed with their second sweep of the Games. Michel Mulder won 0.012 ahead of Jan Smeekens. Ronald Mulder skated a track record in his second race, which brought him from sixth to third place. Reigning 500 m Olympic Champion Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) kept her title and Olga Fatkulina (RUS) clenched the silver while Margot Boer won the first Dutch Olympic medal in this distance. In the Men’s 1000 m Stefan Groothuis (NED) won the gold and Michel Mulder the bronze. Denny Morrison was the second Canadian in history to medal in the 1000 m after Gaétan Boucher (in 1980 and 1984). He was not qualified for this distance but his teammate Gilmore Junio gave up his spot when realizing that Morrison’s chances of winning a medal was higher than his own. China came to center stage in the Ladies’ 1000 m when Hong Zhang won the title. Two Dutch skaters followed with Wüst in second and Boer taking the bronze. The Men’s 1500 m was the tightest race in Olympic history, with two skaters finishing in 1:45.00. A study of the 1000ths of a second brought Poland its first ever Olympic Speed Skating gold medal. Zbigniew Bródka beat

Dutchman Koen Verweij with only 0.003 second. Morrison took his second medal with a bronze. Jorien ter Mors was the first lady to compete in both Speed Skating and Short Track at the Olympic Winter Games, she set a new Olympic record of 1:53.51 and led the 1500 m Ladies podium which was also a clean Dutch sweep. Defending champion Wüst clenched the silver while Lotte van Beek got bronze. The final Dutch sweep was in the Men’s 10000 m. Kramer was hungry for victory following his disqualifying mistake in Vancouver. However Jorrit Bergsma set an Olympic record of 12:44.45 and took the title. Kramer got the silver while 2006 Olympic champion Bob de Jong won his fourth medal in this distance becoming the most decorated long distance skater. 2010 Olympic Ladies’ 5000 m Champion Martina Sáblíková retained her title and for the first time in history, the German ladies did not make it to the podium. Wüst won silver, her fourth medal at these Games, and 35-year-old Carien Kleibeuker (NED) won bronze, bringing the total of individual medals for the

Martina Sablikova (CZE)

Netherlands to 21. In the Team Pursuit the Dutch teams set new Olympic records, the men 3:37.71 and the ladies in 2:58.05. The Polish teams also did well with a silver medal in the Ladies and bronze for the Men. The Russian Ladies took the bronze while the Korean Men took the silver medals. A number of skaters have announced their retirement which marks the beginning of a new Olympic cycle which will peak at the next Olympic Winter Games in 2018.

WORLD CUP In this Olympic season, the World Cup circuit was spread over six weekends. The Series started last November in Calgary (CAN) then moved to Salt Lake City (USA). On December 1 the series went to Astana (KAZ) then Berlin (GER). The next World Cup took place three months later in Inzell (GER), two weeks after the Olympic Games. The following week the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final took place in Heerenveen (NED) where Americans Shani Davis and Heather Richardson won the Grand World Cup.


SPEED SKATING In the ladies 500 m, Sang-Hwa Lee dominated most of the season and brought the World Record down to 36.36 however she did not compete after the Olympics giving other contenders the opportunity to win the Cup. Finally Olga Fatkulina (RUS) took the Cup, Heather Richardson was second and Jenny Wolf (GER) finished her career ranked third. Richardson took the 1000m title followed by teammate Britanny Bowe and then by Fatkulina. Bowe won the Salt Lake City race in a world record time of 1:12.58. Ireen Wüst (NED) won the 1500 m ahead of Lotte van Beek (NED) and Bowe. Martina Sáblíková won the long distance World Cup for the 8th successive time, ahead of Claudia Pechstein (GER) and Yvonne Nauta (NED) who had her international break-through this season. Francesca Lollobrigida brought Italy success by winning the Mass Start ahead of Dutch Ladies Irene Schouten and Janneke Ensink. The Dutch ladies dominated the Team Pursuit, with Poland and Japan following. In the men’s 500 m, twin brothers Michel and Ronald Mulder battled for the victory however Ronald was the most stable taking the Cup while Michel finished in second. Last year’s winner Jan Smeekens completed the podium. Tae-Bum Mo (KOR) led throughout the season, but did not compete after the Olympics therefore he did not finish in the top three ranking. Shani Davis won the 1000 m for the sixth time and now has the most victories than anyone in this distance. Denny Morrison (CAN) and Kjeld Nuis (NED) followed. The 1500 m had five different winners; although only Denis Yuskov (RUS) won two races, he ranked overall second behind Koen Verweij and Davis came in third. Jorrit Bergsma (NED) won the long distance, winning the last three races. Sven Kramer (NED) won the first three, but then finished his World Cup season after the Olympics and finished third, passed in the ranking by Patrick Beckert (GER). Bob de Vries (NED) won the mass start, Arjan Stroetinga (NED) and Bart Swings (BEL) followed. The Dutch men dominated the Team Pursuit, USA and Norway finished second and third.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS For the third time Ireen Wüst won the European title at the Essent ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Hamar (NOR). Silver went to Yvonne Nauta (NED) and bronze to Martina

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Zbigniew Brodka (POL)

Sáblíková (CZE). Six time European Champion Sven Kramer did not defend his titles this season leaving the way for Jan Blokhuijsen who was crowned the new European champion, while Koen Verweij (NED) won the silver medal. Håvard Bøkko (NOR) took the bronze in his home country.

where Ireen Wüst won the World title for the third consecutive. Olga Graf (RUS) won silver and Yvonne Nauta took the bronze. In the Men the 2014 European silver medalist Koen Verweij (NED) won the World title ahead of team mate Jan Blokhuijsen and Russian Denis Yuskov.

WORLD SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jing Yu (CHN) and Michel Mulder won the Essent ISU World Sprint Championships in Nagano (JPN), three weeks before the Olympic Games started. Yu had won back in 2012 and team mate Hong Zhang took the silver medal. 2013 Sprint Champion Heather Richardson (USA) had to contend with bronze. Mulder won his second consecutive title and 2009 Sprint Champion Shani Davis won silver. By finishing third Daniel Greig became the first Australian Speed Skater to win a medal at an ISU Event.

The ISU World Junior Championships were held last March in Bjugn (NOR). Antoinette de Jong and Patrick Roest became Ladies’ and Men’s World Junior Champions. De Jong also took the 1000 m and 3000 m distance titles while Vanessa Bittner (AUT) won the title in the 500 m and Melissa Wijfje (NED) the 1500 m. The Dutch ladies also won the team pursuit followed by Korea and Japan. Although Roest did not win a distance title he did win the 3000 m in the allround and was often on the podium. Kai Verbij (NED) on the other hand won the 500 and 1000 m, Fan Yang (CHN) the 1500 m and Nils van der Poel (SWE) the 5000 m. The Asian skaters dominated the Team Pursuit: The Korean men won the title ahead of Japan and China.

WORLD ALLROUND CHAMPIONSHIPS The Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships were held in Heerenveen (NED)


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The Short Track Speed Skating competition took place in the Iceberg Skating Palace and was considered by many as one of the most exciting events in Sochi. 24 medals were up for grabs and China won the most with six, Russia and Korea took five medals, Canada and Italy claimed three medals while the Netherlands and the USA got one medal each. Charles Hamelin (CAN) won the first Short Track Speed Skating medal of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the Men’s 1500 m. China’s Tianyu Han was the surprise of the race by taking silver while Victor An (RUS) brought Russia the first medal in Short Track Skating history with his bronze medal. In the Ladies’ 500 m Jianrou Li (CHN) took the title followed by Arianna Fontana (ITA) who had won bronze in Vancouver in the same distance. Seung-Hi Park (KOR) got the bronze medal. Zhou Yang (CHN) won the ladies 1500 m for the second consecutive time, Shim Suk-Hee (KOR) finished in second place and Arianna Fontana (ITA) won bronze. In the Men’s 1000 m and to the delight of the home crowd Victor An and Vladimir Grigorev clenched the gold and silver medal respectively and Sjinkie Knegt finished third, winning the first medal in Short Track Speed Skating for the Netherlands. In the Ladies’ 3000 m Relay race and four years after their disqualification team Korea regained their title. Referees disqualified China for impeding, promoting Canada to silver and Italy to bronze. In the Men 500 m event Russia’s Victor An out skated his competition to win his third medal and second Olympic title. Dajing Wu (CHN) took silver and Charle Cournoyer (CAN) bronze. Park Seung Hi (KOR) won the Ladies’ 1000m title followed by Kexin Fan (CHN) and Suk Hee SHIM (KOR). Russia won their first Relay title in the Men’s 5000 m Relay race followed by USA and China.

An (RUS) won his first European title three weeks before the Olympic Winter Games. Teammate Semen Elistratov took the silver medal and Niels Kerstholt (NED) followed with bronze. Russia also took the Relay gold medal, then Netherlands got their second consecutive silver medal and Germany got bronze.

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships were held in Erzurum (TUR) 7-9 March 2014. Do Hee Noh (KOR) won her second consecutive title and lead a Korean clean sweep. Se Jung Ahn finished second and Minjeong Choi got the bronze medal. Since the beginning of the Championships Korea has swept the podium eleven times. Team Korea also won the Ladies’ Relay followed by Canada and China. In the Men’s category Munhyeon Lee (KOR) clinched the overall title followed by teammate Hyo Been Lee and Sandor Liu Shaolin won the first individual medal for Hungary at a World Junior Championships. China won the Relay, Hungary took silver and Japan finished third.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Suk-Hee Shim (KOR) was crowned overall World Ladies Champion while teammate Seung-Hi Park (KOR) got the silver medal for the second consecutive year. Valérie

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS From January 17-19 the ISU European Short Track Championships took place in Dresden, (GER) Jorien Ter Mors won the first individual European Championships title for a Dutch female Short Track skater. Elise Christie got the silver medal for a second consecutive year and 2013 European Champion, Arianna Fontana (ITA) was awarded with bronze. The Netherlands also won the Relay with Great Britain and Hungary tailing behind. Victor

Victor An (RUS)

Maltais (CAN) earned the bronze medal. On the Men’s side, Victor An (RUS) took the overall title, while JR Celski (USA) finished in second and Charles Hamelin (CAN) finished in third. Suk-Hee Shim (KOR) won the Ladies’ 1500 m title followed by teammates Alang Kim and Olympic Champion Seung-Hi Park. 1500 m Olympic Champion Charles Hamelin (CAN) won gold on home ice in a sold out venue. In close second place Tianyu Han (CHN) and third-place finisher was Se-Yeong Park (KOR). Seung-Hi Park (KOR) won the 500 m gold medal followed by Brit Elise Christie and Kexin Fan from China. Wu Dajing (CHN) was crowned new 500 m World Champion, ahead of JR Celski (USA) and Charles Hamelin. The Olympic Champion in this distance Victor An (RUS) finished fourth. In the Ladies’ 1000 m event Suk-Hee Shim (KOR) took the title followed by Seung-Hi Park (KOR) and Valérie Maltais (CAN). The final individual event was the Men’s 1000 m, the Olympic Champion Victor An (RUS) clenched the World title, Olympic bronze medalist Sjinkie Knegt (NED) bettered his performance by winning the World silver medal and Se Yeong Park (KOR) took the bronze. In the Ladies’ Relay China took the gold, Canada silver and Italy bronze and finally the Men’s Relay saw the Netherlands crowned new World Champions, then Korea and Great Britain followed.


ISU CONGRESS PREVIEW The International Skating Union travels to Dublin (IRE) for the 55th ISU Ordinary Congress on June 9 - 13, 2014. Delegates will meet in the Convention Centre Dublin. Over 350 participants are expected, including ISU Office Holders and delegations from Member Federations. Every Congress sees major decisions about the future and direction of the ISU. In 2014 over 400 proposals have been submitted. The Congress begins on June 9 with a debate on the Constitution and General Regulations. Joint Members for Figure Skating and Speed Skating have two votes on each proposal whereas Members for Figure Skating or Speed Skating alone are entitled to one vote. Workshops and the first ever Forum are planned for the Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be dedicated to full Congress then parallel Figure Skating and Speed Skating sessions. To conclude a plenary session will take place on Friday June 13. Proposals require a two thirds majority of Members in favor in order to be accepted.

THE PROPOSALS Some of the most important proposals from the ISU Council, Sports Directorate and Technical Committees are summarized briefly below. The full agenda has been published in ISU Communication 1863 on www.isu.org.

General ISU Membership – Better define the minimum requirement for Members activities and to open ISU membership to countries not having an operating ice rink under the condition that the Council may apply special conditions to those Members. Short Track Speed Skating – To change the official name of the discipline to Short Track instead. Sport Directorate – Following the 2012 Congress decision to discontinue the Sports Directorate as a body effective before the 2014 Congress, a proposal is made for a transition period between the 2014 and 2016 Congresses whereby the position of a Sports Manager Figure Skating would be filled by the current Chair of the Sports Directorate to ensure the proper training of an efficient Figure Skating Event Coordination team among other tasks. Speed Skating Introduction of races and standardization of ISU Events – A proposal is made to include Mass Start and Team Sprint races in more Championships and to adjust the scheduling in order to accommodate these changes. A recommendation is also made to reduce the number of 500 m races to one per event. Adjust the qualification process for World Championships – For World Single Distances Championships it is proposed to apply the same system as for Olympic Winter Games. As for the World Sprint and World Allround Championships country quota places will be allotted by a combination of results from the preceding Championships and designated World Cup competitions. Olympic Winter Games entries – A proposal to adjust the entry rules for the Olympic Winter Games and to introduce Mass Start races if accepted by the IOC. Short Track Standardization of ISU Championships – It is proposed that all ISU Championships start with a qualification day, then days two and three would be split into morning ranking races and afternoon medal races.

False Start – In the case of a second false start committed by a skater, the concerned skater will get a penalty. Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance Same duration for all Free Programs – To standardize the duration to four minutes for the Seniors and three and a half minutes for Juniors. Consequently the Men’s Free Skating will have seven jump elements instead of eight and there will be no Choreographic Sequence in the Pair Skating Free Skating Programs. Reverse starting order – At all ISU Championships and International Competitions, all competitors will skate their Free Skating/ Dance in the reverse order of their places in the Short Program. Ice Dance factors - Factors of all Program Components will be given equal weight. The sum of the factors of the Program Components remains the same (4.0 for Short Dance and 6.0 for Free Dance) Synchronized Skating Harmonization – the main proposal is to harmonize the Special Regulations and Technical Rules with other Figure Skating Disciplines. Introduction of Option Groups – this would facilitate a greater variety in the structuring of Programs. Elements – to provide more freedom in Synchronized Skating elements that are currently considered restrictive which will give more options for coaches and teams in the choreography of their programs.

Congress Program

Monday June 9 Opening of the Congress / Congress Forum / Workshops Tuesday June 10 – Thursday June 12 Full Congress / Sections Figure Skating and Speed Skating Friday June 13 Full Congress and Closing Banquet

11


FIGURE SKATING

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Ladies

12

Points

Men

Points

Team Event

Points

Gold

Adelina Sotnikova

RUS

224.59

Gold

Yuzuru Hanyu

JPN

280.09

Gold Russia

75

Silver

Yuna Kim

KOR

219.11

Silver

Patrick Chan

CAN

275.62

Silver Canada

65

Bronze Carolina Kostner

ITA

216.73

Bronze Denis Ten

KAZ

255.10

Bronze

United States

60

4

Gracie Gold

USA

205.53

4

Javier Fernandez

ESP

253.92

4

Italy

52

5

Yulia Lipnitskaya

RUS

200.57

5

Tatsuki Machida

JPN

253.42

5

Japan

51

Points

Ice Dance Points

Gold

Pairs Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov

RUS

236.86

Gold

Meryl Davis / Charlie White

USA

195.52

Silver

Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov

RUS

218.68

Silver

Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

CAN

190.99

Bronze Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy

GER

215.78

Bronze Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov

RUS

183.48

4

Qing Pang / Jian Tong

CHN

209.88

4

Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat

FRA

177.22

5

Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch

CAN

202.10

5

Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev

RUS

172.92

ISU European Figure Skating Championships, January 13 - 19 2014, Budapest (HUN)

Ladies Points

Men

Points

1 Julia Lipnitskaia

RUS 209.72

1 Javier Fernandez

ESP 267.11

1 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov RUS 220.38

2 Adelina Sotnikova

RUS 202.36

2 Sergei Voronov

RUS 252.55

2 Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov

RUS 207.98

3 Carolina Kostner

ITA 191.39

3 Konstantin Menshov

RUS 237.24

3 Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov

RUS 201.61

4 Alena Leonova

RUS 178.15

4 Michal Brezina

CZE 236.98

4 Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek

ITA

5 Mae Berenice Meite

FRA 173.37

5 Maxim Kovtun

RUS 232.37

5 Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres

FRA 185.48

6 Valentina Marchei

ITA

165.25

6 Peter Liebers

GER 225.76

6 Maylin Wende / Daniel Wende

GER 168.32

7 Elena Glebova

EST 155.71

7 Tomas Verner

CZE 223.66

7 Andrea Davidovich / Evgeni Krasnopolski ISR

163.93

8 Nathalie Weinzierl

GER 151.88

8 Brian Joubert

FRA 221.95

8 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise

ITA

154.55

9 Joshi Helgesson

SWE 146.45

9 Jorik Hendrickx

BEL 205.92

9 Mari Vartmann / Aaron Van Cleave

GER 153.21

10 Elene Gedevanishvili

GEO 141.82

10 Alexei Bychenko

ISR

10 Natalja Zabijako / Alexandr Zaboev

EST 149.82

203.76

Pairs Points

195.61

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, January 20 - 26 2014, Taipei City (TPE)

Ladies Points

Men

Points

Pairs Points

1 Kanako Murakami

JPN 196.91

1 Takahito Mura

JPN 242.56

1 Wenjing Sui / Cong Han

CHN 212.40

2 Satoko Miyahara

JPN 186.53

2 Takahiko Kozuka

JPN 236.38

3 Zijun Li

CHN 181.56

3 Nan Song

CHN 236.09

2 Tarah Kayne / Daniel O Shea

USA 181.45

4 Haruka Imai

JPN 175.40

4 Denis Ten

KAZ 226.37

3 Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim

USA 170.35

5 Courtney Hicks

USA 169.99

5 Richard Dornbush

USA 224.44

6 Hae Jin Kim

KOR 166.84

6 Joshua Farris

USA 221.00

4 Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier

USA 167.10

7 Alaine Chartrand

CAN 165.19

7 Jinlin Guan

CHN 214.26

5 Natasha Purich / Mervin Tran

CAN 147.80

8 Samantha Cesario

USA 164.87

8 Adam Rippon

USA 213.20

6 Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro

CAN 139.99

9 So Youn Park

KOR 162.71

9 Jeremy Ten

CAN 208.51

10 Mirai Nagasu

USA 159.78

10 Nam Nguyen

CAN 204.69

7 Wenting Wang / Yan Zhang

CHN 139.95

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, March 10 - 16 2014, Sofia, (BUL)

Ladies Points

Men Points

Pairs Points

1 Elena Radionova

RUS 194.29

1 Nam Nguyen

CAN 217.06

1 Xiaoyu Yu / Yang Jin

2 Serafima Sakhanovich

RUS 182.13

2 Adian Pitkeev

RUS 212.51

2 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov RUS 168.20

CHN 173.77

3 Evgenia Medvedeva

RUS 178.43

3 Nathan Chen

USA 212.03

3 Maria Vigalova / Egor Zakroev

RUS 152.48

4 Satoko Miyahara

JPN 177.69

4 Alexander Petrov

RUS 210.03

4 Vasilisa Davankova / Andrei Deputat

RUS 150.67

5 Alaine Chartrand

CAN 164.35

5 Shoma Uno

JPN 206.50

5 Madeline Aaron / Max Settlage

USA 144.91

6 Da Bin Choi

KOR 162.35

6 Boyang Jin

CHN 203.64

6 Mary Orr / Phelan Simpson

CAN 132.02

7 Amber Glenn

USA 158.88

7 Keiji Tanaka

JPN 192.76

7 Tara Hancherow / Wesley Killing

CAN 128.68

8 Rika Hongo

JPN 157.88

8 Deniss Vasiljevs

LAT 189.33

8 Alessandra Cernuschi / Filippo Ambrosini ITA

9 Karen Chen

USA 155.83

9 Jordan Moeller

USA 188.14

9 Kaitlin Budd / Nikita Cheban

USA 117.36

10 Na Hyun Kim

KOR 144.21

10 Petr Coufal

CZE 182.28

10 Anna Duskova / Martin Bidar

CZE 113.85

123.95


SYNCHRONIZED SKATING

Team Finland 1

Ice Dance Points 1 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte

ITA 171.61

2 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov

RUS 170.51

3 Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland GBR 158.69

ISU Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup, March 6 - 8 2014, Neuchâtel, (SUI)

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, April 4 - 5 2014, Courmayeur, (ITA)

Teams Points

Teams Points

1 Team Finland 1

173.77

2 Team Canada 1

170.89

3 Team Finland 2

167.63

4 Team Sweden 1

157.86

5 Team Canada 2

155.37

6 Team Russia 1

149.63

7 Team USA 1

133.85

8 Team Russia 2

133.80

9 Team Germany

120.82

10 Team USA 2

117.75

11 Team Italy

116.50

12 Team Sweden 2

115.14

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

13 Team France

98.09

14 Team Great Britain

93.16

15 Team Czec Republic

91.56

4 Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin

RUS 153.73

5 Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko

RUS 150.44

16 Team Switzerland

88.81

6 Julia Zlobina / Alexei Sitnikov

AZE 147.78

17 Team Austria

58.95

7 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi

GER 145.37

18 Team Hungary

57.01

8 Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri

ITA

19 Team Belgium

52.66

9 Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniunas

LTU 142.31

10 Sara Hurtado / Adria Diaz

ESP 137.58

144.40

Team Finland 1 Team Canada 1 Team Finland 2 Team Russia 1 Team Sweden 1 Team Canada 2 Team USA 1 Team Russia 2 Team Sweden 2 Team Italy Team USA 2 Team Japan Team Germany Team France Team Switzerland Team Czech Republic Team Hungary Team Croatia Team Australia Team Mexico Team Great Britain Team Spain Team Belgium

223.45 220.88 220.66 211.82 204.20 197.01 196.90 189.61 171.29 167.13 166.96 138.47 133.55 127.48 119.46 113.33 99.88 99.15 94.46 90.26 78.59 73.33 72.47

ISU World Figure Skating Championships, March 24 - 30 2014, Saitama (JPN)

Ice Dance Points 1 Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue USA 158.25

Ladies Points

Men Points

1 Mao Asada

JPN 216.69

1 Yuzuru Hanyu

JPN 282.59

2 Julia Lipnitskaia

RUS 207.50

2 Tatsuki Machida

JPN 282.26

2 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

CAN 153.71

3 Carolina Kostner

ITA 203.83

3 Javier Fernandez

ESP 275.93

3 Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton

USA 144.95

4 Anna Pogorilaya

RUS 197.50

4 Maxim Kovtun

RUS 247.37

4 Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill

CAN 137.03

5 Gracie Gold

USA 194.58

5 Jeremy Abbott

USA 246.35

5 Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams

CAN 133.42

6 Akiko Suzuki

JPN 193.72

6 Takahiko Kozuka

JPN 238.02

7 Ashley Wagner

USA 193.16

7 Han Yan

CHN 231.91

8 Polina Edmunds

USA 187.50

8 Max Aaron

USA 225.66

6 Lynn Kriengkrairut / Logan Giulietti-Schmitt USA 130.05 7 Danielle Obrien / Gregory Merriman

AUS 121.44

8 Yiyi Zhang / Nan Wu

CHN 116.34

9 Shiyue Wang / Xinyu Liu

CHN 115.66

9 So Youn Park

KOR 176.61

9 Chafik Besseghier

FRA 224.19

10 Yura Min / Timothy Koleto

KOR 111.23

10 Kanako Murakami

JPN 172.44

10 Tomas Verner

CZE 223.14

Pairs Points

Ice Dance Points

1 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy GER 224.88

1 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte

ITA 175.43

Ice Dance Points

2 Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov

RUS 215.92

2 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

CAN 175.41

1 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker

USA 157.12

2 Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov

RUS 155.16

3 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford

CAN 210.84

3 Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat FRA 175.37

3 Madeline Edwards / Zhao Kai Pang CAN 139.65

4 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch CAN 205.52

4 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov

RUS 174.38

4 Lorraine Mcnamara / Quinn Carpenter

USA 138.53

5 Cheng Peng / Hao Zhang

CHN 194.83

5 Madison Chock / Evan Bates

USA 167.59

5 Alexandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin

UKR 134.65

6 Wenjing Sui / Cong Han

CHN 192.10

6 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

USA 158.57

6 Rebeka Kim / Kirill Minov

KOR 133.35

7 Betina Popova / Yuri Vlasenko

RUS 132.47

7 Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov

RUS 189.44

7 Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin

RUS 155.35

8 Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons

USA 131.82

8 Julia Antipova / Nodari Maisuradze

RUS 186.22

8 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

CAN 153.86

9 Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin

RUS 126.72

9 Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek

ITA

9 Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland

GBR 153.66

10 Olivia Smart / Joseph Buckland

GBR 121.01

10 Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres

FRA 183.90

10 Alexandra Paul / Mitchell Islam

CAN 148.76

184.28

13


SPEED SKATING

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Men 500 m combined times

Ladies 500 m combined times

Michel Mulder

NED

1:09.312

Gold

Sang Hwa Lee

KOR

1:14.70

Ladies Points

Silver Jan Smeekens

NED

1:09.324

Silver

Olga Fatkulina

RUS

1:15.06

1 Ireen Wüst

NED

159.736

Bronze Ronald Mulder

NED

1:09.460

Bronze Margot Boer

NED

1:15.48

2 Yvonne Nauta

NED

162.253

3 Martina Sábliková

CZE

162.559

4 Diane Valkenburg

NED

163.120

5 Yuliya Skokova

RUS

163.605

Gold

14

Essent ISU European Speed Skating Championships, January 11 - 12 2014, Hamar (NOR)

4

Mo Tae Bum

KOR

1:09.690

4

Hong Zhang

CHN

1:15.58

5

Joji Kato

JPN

1:09.740

5

Nao Kodaira

JPN

1:15.61

Men 1000 m

Time

Ladies 1000 m

Time

Stefan Groothuis

NED

1:08.39

Gold

Hong Zhang

CHN

1:14.02

Silver Denny Morrison

CAN

1:08.43

Silver

Ireen Wust

NED

1:14.69

Bronze Michel Mulder

NED

1:08.74

Bronze Margot Boer

NED

1:14.90

4

Nico Ihle

GER

1:08.86

4

Olga Fatkulina

RUS

1:15.08

5

Samuel Schwarz

GER

1:08.89

5

Lotte Van Beek

NED

1:15.10

Gold

Men 1500 m Gold

Zbigniew Brodka

Time

Ladies 1500 m

Time

Men

Points

1 Jan Blokhuijsen

NED

149.196

2 Koen Verweij

NED

149.251

3 Håvard Bøkko

NOR

149.894

POL

1:45.006

Gold

Jorien Ter Mors

NED

1:53.51

Silver Koen Verweij

NED

1:45.009

Silver

Ireen Wust

NED

1:54.09

4 Bart Swings

BEL

150.272

Bronze Denny Morrison

CAN

1:45.220

Bronze Lotte Van Beek

NED

1:54.54

5 Sverre Lunde Pedersen

NOR

150.302

4

Denis Yuskov

RUS

1:45.370

4

Marrit Leenstra

NED

1:56.40

5

Mark Tuitert

NED

1:45.420

5

Yuliya Skokova

RUS

1:56.45

Men 5000 m

Time

Ladies 3000 m

Time

Gold Sven Kramer

NED

6:10.76

Gold

Ireen Wust

NED

4:00.34

Silver Jan Blokhuijsen

NED

6:15.71

Silver

Martina Sablikova

CZE

4:01.95

Bronze Jorrit Bergsma

NED

6:16.66

Bronze Olga Graf

RUS

4:03.47

4

Bart Swings

BEL

6:17.79

4

Claudia Pechstein

GER

4:05.26

5

Sverre Lunde Pedersen NOR

6:18.84

5

Annouk Van Der Weijden

NED

4:05.75

Ladies 5000 m

Time

Men 10000 m

Time

Gold Jorrit Bergsma

NED

12:44.45

Gold

Martina Sablikova CZE

6:51.54

Silver Sven Kramer

NED

12:49.02

Silver

Ireen Wust

NED

6:54.28

Bronze Bob De Jong

NED

13:07.19

Bronze Carien Kleibeuker NED

6:55.66

4

Seung Hoon Lee

KOR

13:11.68

4

Olga Graf

RUS

6:55.77

5

Bart Swings

BEL

13:13.99

5

Claudia Pechstein

GER

6:58.39

Team Pursuit Men Gold

Time

Team Pursuit Ladies

Ladies Points 1 Jing Yu

CHN

151.275

2 Hong Zhang

CHN

151.705

3 Heather Richardson

USA

151.790

4 Margot Boer

NED

151.865

5 Nao Kodaira

JPN

153.505

Men Points 1 Michel Mulder

NED

139.885

2 Shani Davis

USA

140.600

3 Daniel Greig

AUS

140.715

4 Denis Kuzin

KAZ

141.005

5 Kjeld Nuis

NED

141.205

Time

Netherlands

3:37.71

Gold

Netherlands

2:58.05

Silver Republic of Korea

3:40.85

Silver

Poland

3:05.55

Bronze Poland

3:41.94

Bronze Russia

2:59.73

4

Canada

3:44.27

4 Japan

3:02.57

5

Norway

3:44.91

5

3:02.04

Canada

Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, January 18 - 19 2014, Nagano (JPN)


Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating – Final Standings

Ladies Overall Ranking Points

Men Overall Ranking Points

1 Heather Richardson

USA

108.25

1

Shani Davis

USA

95.50

2 Ireen Wüst

NED

99.00

2

Koen Verweij

NED

67.50

3 Brittany Bowe

USA

82.50

3

Jorrit Bergsma

NED

50.00

4 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

75.50

4

Michel Mulder

NED

49.25

5 Lotte van Beek

NED

67.50

5

Denis Yuskov

RUS

43.00

Ladies 500 m

Points

Ladies Team Pursuit

Points

1 Netherlands

450

2 Poland

315

3 Japan

285

4 Canada

280

5 Republic of Korea

160

Men 500 m Points

6 Russia

155

1 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

960

1 Ronald Mulder

NED

782

7 USA

150

2 Heather Richardson

USA

915

2 Michel Mulder

NED

728

8 Norway

110

3 Jenny Wolf

GER

803

3 Jan Smeekens

NED

655

9 China

85

4 Sang-Hwa Lee

KOR

700

4 Tae-Bum Mo

KOR

527

10 Germany

72

5 Nao Kodaira

JPN

637

5 Artyom Kuznetsov

RUS

471

6 Margot Boer

NED

493

6 Gilmore Junio

CAN

457

7 Beixing Wang

CHN

430

7 Jesper Hospes

NED

442

8 Thijsje Oenema

NED

401

8 Tucker Fredricks

USA

440

1 Francesca Lollobrigida

ITA

200

9 Judith Hesse

GER

360

9 Dmitry Lobkov

RUS

428

2 Irene Schouten

NED

190

10 Miyako Sumiyoshi

JPN

314

10 Nico Ihle

GER

425

3 Janneke Ensing

NED

155

4 Ivanie Blondin

CAN

150

5 Mariska Huisman

NED

150

6 Claudia Pechstein

GER

145

Ladies 1000 m

Points

Men 1000 m

Points

Mass Start Ladies

Points

1 Heather Richardson

USA

555

1 Shani Davis

USA

590

2 Brittany Bowe

USA

500

2 Denny Morrison

CAN

344

3 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

352

3 Kjeld Nuis

NED

305

7 Maria Lamb

USA

80

BEL

68

4 Lotte van Beek

NED

313

4 Michel Mulder

NED

300

8 Jelena Peeters

5 Margot Boer

NED

311

5 Koen Verweij

NED

253

9 Masako Hozumi

JPN

68

6 Ireen Wüst

NED

260

6 Brian Hansen

USA

246

10 Saskia Alusalu

EST

28

7 Karolina Erbanová

CZE

185

7 Denis Kuzin

KAZ

207

8 Yuliya Skokova

RUS

159

8 Stefan Groothuis

NED

193

9 Nao Kodaira

JPN

156

9 Tae-Bum Mo

KOR

173

10 Sang-Hwa Lee

KOR

155

10 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen NOR

173

Ladies 1500 m

Points

Men 1500 m

Points

Men Team Pursuit Points 1 Netherlands

450

2 USA

280

1 Ireen Wüst

NED

530

1 Koen Verweij

NED

440

3 Norway

270

2 Lotte van Beek

NED

430

2 Denis Yuskov

RUS

430

USA

389

USA

401

265

3 Brittany Bowe

3 Shani Davis

4 Poland

4 Yuliya Skokova

RUS

343

4 Zbigniew Brodka

POL

386

5 Republic of Korea

220

5 Marrit Leenstra

NED

242

5 Brian Hansen

USA

245

6 Canada

135

6 Katarzyna Bachleda-Curus

POL

215

6 Sverre Lunde Pedersen

NOR

214

7 Germany

120

7 Yekaterina Lobysheva

RUS

204

7 Denny Morrison

CAN

210

8 France

120

8 Ida Njåtun

NOR

181

8 Mark Tuitert

NED

186

9 Russia

120

9 Olga Graf

RUS

165

9 Konrad Niedzwiedzki

POL

186

10 Monique Angermüller

GER

155

10 Kjeld Nuis

NED

183

Men 5000 m / 10000 m

1 Martina Sábliková

CZE

550

1 Jorrit Bergsma

NED

500

2 Claudia Pechstein

GER

416

2 Patrick Beckert

GER

311

3 Yvonne Nauta

NED

326

3 Sven Kramer

NED

300

4 Olga Graf

RUS

274

4 Sverre Lunde Pedersen

NOR

265

5 Jorien Voorhuis

NED

245

5 Jan Blokhuijsen

NED

263

6 Ireen Wüst

NED

240

6 Douwe de Vries

NED

244

7 Katarzyna Bachleda-Curus

POL

237

7 Seung-Hoon Lee

KOR

NED

225

8 Aleksandr Rumyantsev

RUS

90

Mass Start Men

Ladies 3000 m / 5000 m Points

8 Antoinette de Jong

10 Italy

Points

Points

1 Bob de Vries

NED

220

2 Arjan Stroetinga

NED

175

3 Bart Swings

BEL

170

4 Maarten Swings

BEL

148

5 Bram Smallenbroek

AUT

123

6 Christijn Groeneveld

NED

105

230

7 Patrick Meek

USA

90

213

8 Andrea Giovannini

ITA

72

GER

56

USA

45

9 Annouk van der Weijden

NED

224

9 Bob de Jong

NED

206

9 Felix Rijhnen

10 Ida Njåtun

NOR

221

10 Bart Swings

BEL

198

10 Brian Hansen

15


SPEED SKATING

ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships, March 7 - 9 2013, Bjugn (NOR)

Ladies Allround

16

Points

Ladies 500 m combined times

Ladies 1000 m

Time

1 Antoinette de Jong

NED

162.970

1 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

1:19.680

1 Antoinette de Jong

NED

1:18.82

2 Melissa Wijfje

NED

163.929

2 Antoinette de Jong

NED

1:20.730

2 Melissa Wijfje

NED

1:19.46

3 Yelizaveta Kazelina

RUS

166.453

3 Bente van den Berge

NED

1:20.960

3 Sanneke de Neeling

NED

1:20.51

4 Sanneke de Neeling

NED

167.342

4 Min-Sun Kim

KOR

1:21.160

4 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

1:20.70

5 Cho-Won Park

KOR

168.461

5 Yeon-Joo Chang

KOR

1:21.320

5 Yelizaveta Kazelina

RUS

1:20.94

Ladies 1500 m

Time

Ladies 3000 m

Time

Ladies Team Pursuit

Time

1 Melissa Wijfje

NED

2:00.65

1 Antoinette de Jong

NED

4:16.74

1 Team Netherlands

3:11.09

2 Antoinette de Jong

NED

2:01.71

2 Melissa Wijfje

NED

4:19.22

2 Team Republic of Korea

3:18.89

3 Yelizaveta Kazelina

RUS

2:03.97

3 Jade van der Molen

NED

4:21.39

3 Team Japan

3:20.73

4 Cho-Won Park

KOR

2:04.25

4 Yelizaveta Kazelina

RUS

4:24.90

4 Team Russia

3:23.48

5 Sanneke de Neeling

NED

2:04.37

5 Cho-Won Park

KOR

4:24.96

Men Allround

Points

Men 500 m combined times

Men 1000 m

Time

1 Patrick Roest

NED

154.723

1 Kai Verbij

NED

1:13.01

1 Kai Verbij

NED

1:12.40

2 Willem Hoolwerf

NED

155.571

2 Takuya Goto

JPN

1:13.42

2 Armin Hager

AUT

1:13.01

3 Emery Lehman

USA

155.808

3 Dai Dai Ntab

NED

1:13.57

3 Taro Kondo

JPN

1:13.38

4 Fan Yang

CHN

155.878

4 Seung-Yong Yang

KOR

1:13.95

4 Joel Dufter

GER

1:13.54

5 Min-Seok Kim

KOR

156.415

5 Piotr Michalski

POL

1:14.02

5 Vasily Melnikov

RUS

1:13.89

Men 1500 m

Time

Men 3000 m

Time

Men Team Pursuit

Time

1 Fan Yang

CHN

1:51.87

1 Patrick Roest

NED

3:52.05

1 Team Republic of Korea

4:01.42

2 Kai Verbij

NED

1:52.74

2 Willem Hoolwerf

NED

3:54.06

2 Team Japan

4:02.05

3 Patrick Roest

NED

1:53.01

3 Emery Lehman

USA

3:55.31

3 Team China

4:02.59

4 Min-Seok Kim

KOR

1:53.24

4 Nils van der Poel

SWE

3:56.32

4 Team Netherlands

4:07.46

5 Taro Kondo

JPN

1:53.28

5 Min-Seok Kim

KOR

3:57.02

Men 5000 m

Time

1 Nils van der Poel

SWE

6:41.29

2 Patrick Roest

NED

6:43.88

3 Emery Lehman

USA

6:43.97

4 Willem Hoolwerf

NED

6:46.41

5 Min-Seok Kim

KOR

6:51.86

Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships, March 22 - 23 2014, Heerenveen (NED)

Ladies Points

Men Points

1 Ireen Wüst

NED

158.615

1 Koen Verweij

NED

149.365

2 Olga Graf

RUS

161.315

2 Jan Blokhuijsen

NED

149.600

3 Yvonne Nauta

NED

162.488

3 Denis Yuskov

RUS

150.03

4 Yuliya Skokova

RUS

162.946

4 Sverre Lunde Pedersen

NOR

151.217

5 Diane Valkenburg

NED

163.275

5 Bart Swings

BEL

151.519


ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating – Final Standings

Ladies 500 m

Points

Men 500 m Points

Mass Start Men

Points

1 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

250

1 Dai Dai Ntab

NED

250

1 Armin Hager

AUT

290

2 Bente van den Berge

NED

230

2 Piotr Michalski

POL

226

2 Patrick Roest

NED

254

3 Yelizaveta Kazelina

RUS

181

3 Johann Jørgen Sæves

NOR

215

3 Viktor Hald Thorup

DEN

197

4 Sanneke de Neeling

NED

180

4 Kai Verbij

NED

180

4 Kai Verbij

NED

170

5 Alyona Stapstova

KAZ

168

5 Armin Hager

AUT

155

5 Arvin Wijsman

NED

155

6 Nan Sun

CHN

162

6 Joel Dufter

GER

146

7 Martine Ripsrud

NOR

124

7 Arvin Wijsman

NED

139

Mass Start Ladies

Points

8 Mariya Sizova

KAZ

104

8 Vasily Melnikov

RUS

122

1 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

250

104

2 Mei Han

CHN

212

3 Sanneke de Neeling

NED

206

4 Nikola Zdráhalová

CZE

171

5 Yelizaveta Prokhorenko

KAZ

159

9 Rio Yamada

JPN

10 Antoinette de Jong

NED

Ladies 1000 m

90 80 Points

9 Ignat Golovatyuk 10 Taro Kondo

BLR JPN

Men 1000 m

90 Points

1 Melissa Wijfje

NED

320

1 Arvin Wijsman

NED

244

2 Sanneke de Neeling

NED

250

2 Piotr Michalski

POL

220

3 Vanessa Bittner

AUT

205

3 Joel Dufter

GER

208

4 Sofie Karoline Haugen

NOR

164

4 Kai Verbij

NED

200

5 Nan Sun

CHN

145

5 Armin Hager

AUT

153

Men Team Pursuit

6 Antoinette de Jong

NED

120

6 Vasily Melnikov

RUS

131

1 Netherlands

150

118

2 Russia

120

3 Japan

105

7 Jade van der Molen

NED

110

7 Yiming Liu

CHN

8 Aleksandra Kapruziak

POL

109

8 Taro Kondo

JPN

105

9 Miki Fujimori

JPN

107

9 Thijs Roozen

NED

100

10 Aleksandra Kachurkina

RUS

104

10 Stanislav Palkin

KAZ

100

Ladies 1500 m

1 Melissa Wijfje

NED

Points 320

Men 1500 m 1 Patrick Roest

NED

Points

75

Ladies Team Pursuit

Points 150

2 Norway

120

3 Japan

105

285

2 Arvin Wijsman

NED

190

3 Antoinette de Jong

NED

200

3 Kai Verbij

NED

180

4 Sofie Karoline Haugen

NOR

184

4 Armin Hager

AUT

163

5 Leia Behlau

GER

151

5 Willem Hoolwerf

NED

154

6 Jade van der Molen

NED

120

6 Taro Kondo

JPN

150

7 Mei Han

CHN

111

7 Yiming Liu

CHN

135

8 Sophie Reinländer

GER

104

8 Sergey Trofimov

RUS

118

9 Aleksandra Kapruziak

POL

95

9 Shane Williamson

JPN

105

10 Ayano Sato

JPN

87

10 Magnus Myhren Kristensen NOR

100

Men 3000 m

90

5 Germany

270

NED

Points

4 Denmark

1 Netherlands

2 Sanneke de Neeling

Ladies 3000 m

Points

Points

4 Germany

90

5 Russia

75

Ladies Team Spint

Points

1 Netherlands

200

2 Germany

130

1 Melissa Wijfje

NED

350

1 Patrick Roest

NED

330

3 Russia

112

2 Yelizaveta Kazelina

RUS

240

2 Nils van der Poel

SWE

250

4 Poland

110

5 Kazakhstan

100

3 Jade van der Molen

NED

235

3 Willem Hoolwerf

NED

245

4 Antoinette de Jong

NED

200

4 Daniil Semerikov

RUS

180

5 Sofie Karoline Haugen

NOR

167

5 Yiming Liu

CHN

167

6 Leia Behlau

GER

157

6 Viktor Hald Thorup

DEN

161

7 Mei Han

CHN

111

7 Magnus Myhren Kristensen NOR

99

8 Urszula Włodarczyk

POL

99

8 Shoya Ogawa

JPN

94

9 Camilla Lund

NOR

92

9 Linus Heidegger

AUT

10 Nikola Zdráhalová

CZE

83

10 Sergey Trofimov

RUS

Men Team Spint

Points

1 Netherlands

180

2 Austria

150

3 Sweden

106

90

4 Belarus

104

88

5 Norway

94

17


SHORT TRACK

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Ladies 500 m Gold

18

Time

Men 500 m

Jianrou Li

CHN

43.486

Gold

Silver Arianna Fontana

ITA

43.405

Bronze Seung-Hi Park

KOR

4

Qiuhong Liu

5

Kexin Fan

RUS

41.063

Ladies

Silver Dajing Wu

CHN

40.846

43.392

Bronze Charle Cournoyer

CAN

40.945

1

Jorien Ter Mors

NED

107

CHN

43.478

2

Elise Christie

GBR

63

4

Wenhao Liang

CHN

41.221

3

Arianna Fontana

ITA

52

CHN

43.288

5

Tianyu Han

CHN

41.151

4

Bernadett Heidum

HUN

37

5

Tatiana Borodulina

RUS

37

Victor An

Ladies 1000 m Time

Men 1000 m

Gold

Gold

Seung-Hi Park

KOR

1:30.182

Silver Kexin Fan

CHN

1:29.380

Silver Vladimir Grigorev

Bronze Suk Hee Shim

KOR

1:29.356

Bronze Sjinkie Knegt

4

Jessica Smith

USA

1:30.399

5

Jorien Ter Mors

NED

1:29.119

4 5

Victor An

Dajing Wu Tianyu Han

RUS

1:24.868

1 Netherlands

4:14.147

NED

1:25.611

2

4:15.497

1:24.239

3 Hungary

4:15.873

1:24.490

4 Russia

4:20.634

5 Italy

4:27.706

CHN CHN

Men 1500 m

2:18.825

Gold

Silver Suk Hee Shim

KOR

2:18.966

Bronze Arianna Fontana

ITA

Charles Hamelin

Time

Ladies Relay

Ladies 1500 m Time CHN

2:14.480

Silver Tianyu Han

CHN

2:15.055

2:19.336

Bronze Victor An

RUS

2:15.062

Jorien Ter Mors

NED

2:19.382

4

J.R. Celski

USA

2:15.624

5

Emily Scott

USA

2:22.641

5

Dequan Chen

CHN

2:15.626

Time

Men Relay

Time

Gold Republic of Korea

4:08.052

Gold Russia

6:42.100

Silver Canada

4:08.871

Silver United States

6:42.371

Bronze Italy

4:11.282

Bronze China

6:44.521

4 Russia

4:13.938

4 Netherlands

6:45.385

From left to right : Jianrou Li (CHN), Suk Hee Shim (KOR) and Elise Christie (GBR)

Great Britain

Time

Time

CAN

4

Ladies Relay

Points

1:24.102

RUS

Gold

Yang Zhou

Time

ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, January 17 - 19 2014, Dresden (GER)

Men

Points

1

Victor An

RUS

102

2

Semen Elistratov

RUS

60

3

Niels Kerstholt

NED

34

4

Vladimir Grigorev

RUS

26

5

Freek van der Wart

NED

19

Men Relay

Time

1 Russia

6:45.803

2 Netherlands

6:46.072

3 Germany

6:48.313

4 Italy

7:08.946


ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, March 14 - 16 2014, Montréal (CAN)

ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships, March 7 - 9 2014, Erzurum (TUR) Ladies

Points

1

Do Hee Noh

KOR

89

2

Se Jung Ahn

KOR

68

3

Minjeong Choi

KOR

4

Sofia Prosvirnova

5

Yutong Han

1 Victor An

RUS

63

68

2 Seung-Hi Park

KOR

73

2 J.R. Celski

USA

55

RUS

42

3 Valérie Maltais

CAN

39

3 Charles Hamelin

CAN

48

CHN

34

4 Elise Christie

GBR

36

4 Dajing Wu

CHN

42

5 Jessica Smith

USA

24

5 Se Yeong Park

KOR

34

Time

Republic of Korea

4:12.848 4:15.114 4:30.895 Time

Men Relay

Time

1 CHINA

4:10.062

1 Netherlands

6:52.618

2 CANADA

4:11.568

2 Republic of Korea

6:52.651

4:32.654

3 Great Britain

6:52.716

PEN*

4 Russia

6:52.904

Time

Men 500 m

Time

Ladies Relay Men

Points

1

Munhyeon Lee

KOR

76

2

Hyo Been Lee

KOR

71

3

Sandor Liu Shaolin

HUN

68

3 ITALY

4

Samuel Girard

CAN

50

4 Republic of Korea

5

Ziwei Ren

CHN

21

* Disqualify

Time

1 China

4:04.012

2 Hungary

4:04.090

3 Japan

4:06.378

Republic of Korea

Points

102

3 China

4

Men Overall

KOR

2 Canada

Men Relay

Points

1 Suk Hee Shim

Ladies Relay 1

Ladies Overall

4:10.362

Ladies 500 m 1 Seung-Hi PARK

KOR

42.792

1 Dajing Wu

CHN

40.526

2 Elise CHRISTIE

GBR

42.870

2 J.R. Celski

USA

40.582

3 Kexin FAN

CHN

42.942

3 Charles Hamelin

CAN

40.623

Ladies 1000 m

Time

Men 1000 m

Time

1 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

1:30.488

1 Victor An

RUS

1:25.446

2 Seung-Hi Park

KOR

1:30.597

2 Sjinkie Knegt

NED

1:25.626

3 Valérie Maltais

CAN

1:30.690

3 Se Yeong Park

KOR

1:25.737

Ladies 1500 m

Time

Men 1500 m

Time

1 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

2:34.423

1 Charles Hamelin

CAN

2:15.049

2 Alang Kim

KOR

2:34.717

2 Tianyu Han

CHN

2:15.138

3 Seung-Hi Park

KOR

2:34.838

3 Se Yeong Park

KOR

2:15.262

Ladies 3000 m

Time

Men 3000 m

Time

1 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

4:50.829

1 J.R. Celski

USA

4:59.528

2 Jessica Smith

USA

4:51.625

2 Jingnan Shi

CHN

5:01.801

3 Valérie Maltais

CAN

4:52.082

3 Victor An

RUS

5:12.334

19


PAST MASTER BRIAN ORSER (CAN): BORN 1961 Olympic Winter Games Men’s Silver Medal 1984, 1988 ISU World Figure Skating Championships Men’s Gold 1987 Men’s Silver 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988 Men’s Bronze 1983 Brian Orser first discovered success as a Figure Skater at the age of 16 when he became the Canadian novice champion. Orser went on to earn many medals and titles during his skating career including two time Olympic silver medalist, eight time Canadian Champion, 1987 World Champion and was the first man to land a triple axel at an Olympic Winter Games. In 2006, after a long career as a competitive skater, Orser turned his attention to coaching. Since 2009 he coaches at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club where he trained some of the best achieving skaters including 2010 Olympic Winter Games Gold medalist Yuna Kim (KOR), Javier Fernández (ESP) 2013 and 2014 European Champion, 2014 Olympic and World Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Nam Nguyen (CAN) 2014 World Junior Champion. In 1985 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 1988. In 1990 he won an Emmy Award for his performance in Carmen on Ice. He was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1995 and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009.


ISU World No. 53 May 2014