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NO 61 JANUARY 2017


INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION

DEVELOPMENT Dear Skating Friends, The new year has just begun. I would like to wish you a happy and prosperous 2017 filled with joyful and exciting Skating moments. It is a special year because the ISU is celebrating its 125th anniversary. In 1892, fifteen entrepreneurial men came together in Scheveningen, the Netherlands. These pioneers admired ice skating and created the ISU. We have grown from a handful of Members back then to almost 90 Members from all continents now. Regarding the future, development remains top-priority for the ISU and its Members. In this ISU World message, I would like to focus on the restructured ISU Development Program.

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The ISU has the fundamental role of empowering its Members and developing Skating worldwide across all disciplines and levels. Following a survey among ISU Members, the Council established a new and result-oriented Development Program and a new Development Commission. ISU Communication No. 2052 provides the strategic plan, including goals, principles, strategies and priorities, and the implementation details. The total budget increased from CHF 6.7 million to CHF 8 million. The aim of the Program is to increase the quantity and the quality of Skaters, Coaches and Officials worldwide, and the number of ISU Members able to develop Skaters, who are competitive at ISU Events and the Olympic Winter Games. To realize this, the Program favors, for example, sustainable Projects concerning ‘coaching Coaches’, competitive opportunities in a region, and continuous learning for Officials. Regarding these matters, the ISU encourages ISU Members to collaborate. For instance, ISU Members that have a strong infrastructure and a lot of expertise could help other ISU Members. In this context, we are researching the establishment of ISU Centers of Excellence. A “hub” where scouted talents from different countries can join a training group and have access to excellent training facilities, coaches can be educated by top level Coaches, and seminars and workshops are organized. The updated ISU Development Program is characterized by principles like result-oriented acting, sustainability, transparency, and innovation. Projects should have clear objectives and lasting results. We apply monitoring and evaluation processes that help to improve Project performances and achieve results. Each Project is probed now for its value, rationale and cost-effectiveness before it starts. This year, we will also work on an online ISU Development platform with information about all Projects and tools. Moreover, it is key to explore new ideas and methods (with pilots) instead of purely holding on to what is known. An example is providing opportunities for athletes to make a transition from Inline Skating to ISU disciplines. I would like to invite you to think along with us. The new ISU Members’ Conferences in Rotterdam (NED) and Helsinki (FIN) in March 2017 will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas. Development is the main topic along with marketing & promotion. The ISU Development Commission will outline the updated Program and gather input. As noted, we have grown to almost 90 Members in the past 125 years. We have to increase the quality of Members’ activities together to build a strong and successful future for our beloved sport.

Jan Dijkema ISU President GABRIELLA PAPADAKIS / GUILLAUME CIZERON (FRA)

2015 and 2016 European and World Ice Dance Champions from France.

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Founded in 1892 in Scheveningen (NED), the ISU celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2017. For this occasion the ISU has created a logo which will be visible at ISU Events throughout the year. Other announcements will be made throughout 2017.

ISU COUNCIL The newly elected ISU Council met in September and October in Geneva (SUI). Having been informed by the Polish Speed Skating Association of their inability to host the ISU European Speed Skating Championships, the Council decided to move the event to Heerenveen (NED). A number of 2018 and 2019 Championships have provisionally been allotted and published on the ISU website including the 2017/18 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, 2017/18 and 2018/19 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Finals. ISU Conferences for ISU Members will be held on the occasion of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 in Rotterdam and the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2017 in Helsinki. The main topics will be Marketing & Promotion and the ISU Development Program (see ISU Communication 2061).

ISU MEMBER CONFERENCES Figure Skating Branch March 28, 2017 – Helsinki (FIN) Speed Skating Branch March 9, 2017 – Rotterdam (NED) The Council evaluated a new initiative currently called “Ultimate Skating”. A team performance in which teams are comprised of 8 to 10 Skaters from different ISU Figure Skating disciplines, e.g. 2 Pairs, 2 Ice Dance Couples and 4 Single Skaters. The goal is to use not only traditional, but also original, innovative and currently not allowed elements, to create a format being attractive to a young generation of viewers.


ISU NEWS Finally the Council clarified that the Starting Order/Draws Figure Skating will be in line with the provisions of Rule 513 for all ISU Events and in consideration of the revised format of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships, the prize money was revised. The Council agreed to meet on March 25 - 27, 2017 in Helsinki (FIN) and on June 2 - 4, 2017 in Amsterdam (NED). For more information on the decisions of the Council see ISU Communication 2042 and 2053.

ISU SPORTS DIRECTORS In Figure the complexity of the Technical Elements and innovative choreographies continue to increase in all disciplines. As the Championships approach, they promise to be very competitive leading up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. In fact the Test Event in Figure Skating will take place in Gangneung in February which will give the athletes and the venue the opportunity to get a taste of the Olympics. While the Synchronized Skating Teams are preparing for the ISU World Junior and the World Championships.

Gangneung Ice Arena

In the Speed Skating Branch the World Cup Short Track Speed Skating season started successfully with the introduction of the new racing suit design showing the national flags and the personalized helmets. The aim of this change is to help identify the athletes for audiences in the venue and those watching from a screen. The standardization of the Short Track Events through more professional event coordination is progressing. The close collaboration with the Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Technical Committees is ongoing with the aim to improve the sports and open them for new initiatives.

ISU TECHNICAL COMMITTEES Speed Skating The Speed Skating Technical Committee (SSTC) held its first meeting with its new composition after ISU Congress in conjunction with the Bi-annual ISU Speed Skating Referees course in Park City (USA) last October. The Agenda included detailed preparation for ISU Speed Skating Events of the upcoming season and planning of the standardized calendar up till 2020. The ISU World Cup Speed Skating season started in Asia this season and the

Mass Start semi Finals were introduced due to the increased interest from Skaters. All four legs of the World Cup were qualifying events for two Championships. The Junior World Cup includes a new innovative division for Neo-Seniors. Following the appointment of Ms. Gemser to the Development Commission, the SSTC thanks her for her invaluable contribution as the SSTC appointed Coach and wishes her success in her new role.

Short Track The Short Track Speed Skating Technical Committee (STSSTC) organized the Official’s seminar in October in Calgary. More than 100 Officials participated in the seminar in order to understand and implement the latest rule changes. The STSSTC has also put in place a new mentoring program for Officials enabling local international officials to participate as observers in the first four World Cups of the season. Due to a new rule, some races were stopped to enable Skaters to fix and/or change a blade. In an initiative to find new interesting formats of races, exhibition events were performed in Calgary and Shanghai; a Miss & Out type of race and a Team Sprint Pursuit.

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ISU NEWS More tests will be performed throughout the season including Mix Gender Relay. The fall calendar concluded with a crescendo at the Olympic Test Event in front of over 10,000 spectators in the new Olympic venue.

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The Synchronized Skating season got underway with the Winter Cup held in Gullegem (BEL) on November 24 - 26, 2016. The Synchronized Skating Technical Committee (SySTC) ran two seminars in October and November for Judges, Referees and Championships Judges and Technical Panels. Local Synchronized Skating Teams participated in both events by providing demonstrations on ice. Some of the Championships Panel members skated with the Teams to experience firsthand the execution of elements. With the help of the Finnish Figure Skating Federation, both seminars were very successful. We are looking forward to a busy and exciting season with World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships which will be held in Mississauga (CAN) and the World Synchronized Skating Championships in Colorado Springs (USA).

Single and Pair Skating The Single & Pair Skating Technical Committee (SPTC) members served as Referees and Technical Controllers at various Grand Prix events and International Competitions. Together with the Official Assessment Commission (OAC) the SPTC evaluated the judging at Junior and Senior Grand Prix events and the Finals. The committee members studied all the Referees and Technical Controllers Reports from all the competitions of the on-going season. Based on these Reports the SPTC proposed innovative ideas that are summarized and evaluated as a base for possible future Congress proposals. Together with the ISU Vice President Figure Skating and the Sports Directors, the SPTC has started to study eventual future changes to 11 grades of execution and the related scale of value.

Ice Dance Members of the Ice Dance Technical Committee (IDTC) acted as Officials at various ISU Events and International Competitions. The ISU Examination for the promotion of Judges to the ISU level was held in Oberstdorf (GER) in September. The IDTC reviewed Referee and www.isu.org

Technical Controller Reports to identify any areas requiring clarification of this season’s rules. The IDTC is preparing next season’s ISU Communication regarding the Rhythms and Key Points for Pattern Dance Elements for the Short Dance together with the other requirements for Short Dance and Free Dance for the Olympic Season. The details of the ISU Communication will be discussed with Coaches and a final presentation will be given at the World Championships in Helsinki (FIN). Ice Dance Referees and Judges Seminars were conducted in Melbourne (AUS) in December.

ISU ATHLETES COMMISSION ELECTIONS Speed Skating ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships – Gangneung (KOR) Short Track Speed Skating ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships – Rotterdam (NED) Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance ISU World Figure Skating Championships – Helsinki (FIN) Synchronized Skating ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships – Colorado Springs (USA)

ISU DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION The ISU Council appointed Mr. Jean-François Monette (CAN) as member of the Disciplinary Commission.

ISU DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Following the decision of the 56th Ordinary ISU Congress to create an ISU Development Commission, the Council appointed Mrs. Jildou Gemser (NED), Mrs. Susanna Rahkamo (FIN) and Mr. Tatsuro Matsumura (JPN) as members of the Commission. Furthermore following an ISU survey among ISU Members, the Council reviewed the Development Program policy and operating structure. Based on the conclusions reached, ISU Communication 2052 was published.

ISU ATHLETES COMMISSION The 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 decided to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission composed of five elected Athletes, i.e. one Athlete for each discipline (Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance, Synchronized Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating). The deadline for nominations from ISU Members was January 1, 2017. The list of candidates will shortly be published in the ISU website and the elections will take place during the respective disciplines’ World Championships.

ISU SECRETARIAT In 2016 two new positions were created within the ISU Secretariat, consequently Mr. Julien Bonjour joined the ISU as the new Assistant Communications and Digital Coordinator and Mr. Rafael Saya as Development Administrator and Internal Controller.

LAWRENCE DEMMY It is with deep sorrow that the ISU learned of the passing ISU Honorary Vice President Mr. Lawrence Demmy on December 9, 2016 at the age of 85. 1954 European Champion and four times World Champion in Ice Dance, he joined the ISU in 1965 as an Ice Dance Technical Committee substitute, in 1967 became a Committee member and ended Chair of the Committee for 15 years. Elected to the ISU Council in 1984 and subsequently elected Vice President Figure Skating (1994 - 1998). In 1998 Mr. Demmy became an ISU Honorary Vice President and was awarded a MBE by her Majesty the Queen. Mr. Demmy is survived by his wife Pamela and three children Helen, Richard and Lloyd. The ISU will remember him with affection.

BOB MOIR It is with profound regret that the ISU learned of the death of former CBC executive producer and commentator Mr. Bob Moir on December 18, 2016 at the age of 87. He produced the ISU 100 year video consisting of over 25 hours of footage and covered Figure Skating events for a number of years. In 2002 he was awarded the ISU Georg Häsler medal for his outstanding contribution to Figure Skating. He is survived by his wife, Edmee and children Karen, Bobby, Sandra and Dianne as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The ISU will remember him with affection.


FIGURE SKATING FIGURE SKATING 37 Men, 39 Ladies, 25 Pairs and 35 Ice Dance couples competed in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2016/17 that started in October with Progressive Skate America in Chicago/Hoffman Estates, IL. The series continued then with Skate Canada International in Mississauga, Rostelecom Cup in Moscow (RUS), TrophĂŠe de France in Paris before moving to Asia with Audi Cup of China in Beijing and NHK Trophy in Sapporo. The series culminated with the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Marseille (FRA). The Final that was held for the third time in France and for the first time in Marseille, featured 36 Skaters representing eight ISU Members.

Anna Pogorilaya (RUS) claimed her first Grand Prix Final medal, the bronze. Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN) ranked fourth in her debut at the Final followed by another debutant, Maria Sotskova (RUS). Elena Radionova (RUS) placed sixth in what was her fourth consecutive Grand Prix Final. En route to Marseille, Medvedeva had won her two Grand Prix events in Canada and France, while Miyahara earned her spot in the Final with silver in Japan and bronze in Canada. Pogorilaya picked up gold medals in Moscow and Sapporo. The substitutes for the Final were Ashley Wagner (USA), Elizaveta

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) defended his crown, taking his fourth consecutive Grand Prix Final title. The 2014 Olympic Champion shone especially in the Short Program and held on to his lead in the Free Skating. Runner-up Nathan Chen (USA) had won the Junior Final a year ago and now landed four quadruple jumps in the Free Skating to jump on to the podium in Marseille. Shoma Uno (JPN) repeated as bronze medalist. Two-time World Champion Javier Fernandez finished fourth followed by three-time World Champion Patrick Chan (CAN) and Adam Rippon (USA). Fernandez and Chan were the only two Skaters who won their two Grand Prix events. Fernandez was successful at Rostelecom Cup in Moscow and at TrophĂŠe de France in Paris, while Chan took gold at Skate Canada International and Audi Cup of China. Hanyu came first at NHK Trophy, but lost to Chan in Canada. Hanyu performed a clean quadruple loop at NHK Trophy and scored 301.47 points. Uno qualified with a victory at Progressive Skate America and a silver medal from Rostelecom Cup. Chen and Rippon debuted in the Final (senior level). The substitutes were World bronze medalist Boyang Jin (CHN), Sergei Voronov (RUS) and Alexei Bychenko (ISR). World and European Champion Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) defended her Grand Prix Final title in style, setting a new record score in the Short Program with 79.21 points. Satoko Miyahara (JPN) took her second consecutive silver medal in the Grand Prix Final with two strong performances and

Satoko Miyahara (JPN)

Tuktamysheva (RUS) and Mai Mihara (JPN). Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) qualified for the Final with a silver and bronze medal on the circuit, but then came out on top in Marseille with personal-best performances. The Chinese team of Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang who have been skating together only for half a year, skated to the silver medal in the Final while two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) settled for the bronze this time. Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert (RUS) placed fourth in their first Grand Prix Final, ahead of Julianne Seguin/Charlie Bilodeau (CAN) and Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN).

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SYNCHRONIZED SKATING World Junior Championships Venue : Mississauga (CAN) Dates : March 10 - 11

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2016 Junior World Challenge Cup Champions Team : Team Canada 1 World Championships Venue : Colorado Springs (USA) Dates : April 7 - 8 2016 World Champions Team : Team Russia 1

Jun Hwan Cha (KOR)

Duhamel/Radford had won Skate Canada and NHK Trophy, while Yu/Zhang were first in China and Seguin/Bilodeau were golden at Skate America. World bronze medalists Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot (GER), who debuted on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating as a team, secured gold in Moscow and Paris, but withdrew from the Final as Savchenko suffered an ankle injury. They were replaced by Zabiiako/Enbert in Marseille. The remaining two substitutes were Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier (USA) and Liubov Ilyushechkina/Dylan Moscovitch (CAN). The ISU Grand Prix series saw the strong comeback of 2010 Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) who had taken two seasons off. The Canadians first struck gold at Skate Canada International and NHK Trophy before winning the first Grand Prix Final title of their distinguished career. Two-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) returned to the circuit after missing out last year due to injury and claimed silver in the Final. They qualified with a gold from Trophée de France and a silver from NHK Trophy. World silver medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani danced to their first medal in the Final, the bronze, and had won Progressive Skate America and Audi Cup of China to earn their berth in the Final. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) finished fourth in Marseille. www.isu.org

On their way to the Final, the Russians collected a gold in Moscow and a bronze in Hoffman Estates/Chicago. Madison Hubbell/ Zachary Donohue (USA) and two-time World medalists Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) came fifth and sixth in Marseille. The substitutes for the Final were Kaitlyn Weaver/ Andrew Poje (CAN), Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) and Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA).

Alexei Krasnozhon (USA) and Ilia Skirda (RUS) also competed in Marseille. Krasnozhon attempted a quad loop, but it was underrotated.

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final featured the top 24 junior Skaters and Couples from the circuit. The junior series provided 153 Ladies, 104 Men, 33 Pairs and 63 Ice Dance couples from 63 ISU Members with the opportunity to compete at the highest international level in the seven Junior Grand Prix events from August to October.

As in the past years, Skaters from Russia and Japan dominated in the Junior Ladies. Alina Zagitova (RUS) skated to the title with ease, followed by teammate Anastasiia Gubanova. The bronze went to Kaori Sakamoto (JPN). Rika Kihira (JPN) had landed a triple Axel on the circuit, but missed in the Final. She finished fourth, followed by Elizaveta Nugumanova (RUS). Nugumanova had replaced Polina Tsurskaya (RUS), who had won her two events but then suffered an injury. 2016 World Junior Champion Marin Honda (JPN) had qualified for the Junior Final, but withdrew before the Short Program citing illness.

For the first time Russia qualified four entries in the Men’s event. Dmitri Aliev (RUS) just grabbed the last spot in the Final by finishing first and fourth in his events, but then he won the Junior Final title in Marseille. A year ago, he finished second. Aliev was the only one to have competed in the Final before, the other five men had qualified for the first time. Alexander Samarin (RUS) took the silver medal and Jun Hwan Cha (KOR) earned the bronze, the first medal for a Korean male Skater in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, junior or senior. Roman Savosin (RUS),

World Junior Pair Skating silver medalists Anastasia Mishina/Vladislav Mirzoev (RUS) started strongly into the season by taking gold in their two Junior Grand Prix events and in the Final. The team from St. Petersburg had qualified for the first time for the Final. World Junior Champions Anna Duskova/Martin Bidar (CZE) repeated as silver medalists in the Final. Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitri Kozlovskii (RUS) earned the bronze in their debut in the Junior Final. Alina Ustimkina/Nikita Volodin (RUS) ranked fourth. Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/ Harley Windsor (AUS) were the first Australian


FIGURE SKATING Skaters to qualify for the Final and had won the Junior Grand Prix in Tallinn to secure their spot and placed fifth at the Final. 2015 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalists Amina Atakhanova/Ilia Spiridonov (RUS) this time came sixth. The top three Junior dance teams from the past season once again dominated the Junior circuit. World Junior silver medalists Rachel Parsons/ Michael Parsons (USA) were victorious this time and took the gold medal in the Final.

World Junior bronze medalists Alla Loboda/ Pavel Drozd (RUS) claimed their third consecutive silver medal in the Final and 2016 World Junior Champions Lorraine McNamara/ Quinn Carpenter (USA) this time settled for the bronze medal. The other three teams were newcomers to the Final: Christina Carreira/ Anthony Ponomarenko (USA), the son of 1992 Olympic Champions Marina Klimova/Sergei Ponomarenko (RUS), were fourth, followed by Angelique Abachkina/Louis Thauron (FRA) and Anastasia Shpilevaya/Grigory Smirnov (RUS).

FIGURE SKATING European Championships Venue : Ostrava (CZE) Dates : January 25 - 29 2016 European Champions Ladies : Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) Men : Javier Fernandez (ESP) Pairs : Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov (RUS) Ice Dance : Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) Four Continents Championships Venue : Gangneung (KOR) Dates : February 14 - 19 2016 Four Continents Champions Ladies : Satoko Miyahara (JPN) Men : Patrick Chan (CAN) Pairs : Wenjing Sui / Cong Han (CHN) Ice Dance : Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani (USA) World Junior Championships Venue : Taipei City (TPE) Dates : March 15 - 19 2016 World Junior Champions Ladies : Marin Honda (JPN) Men : Daniel Samohin (ISR) Pairs : Anna Duskova / Martin Bidar (CZE) Ice Dance : Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter (USA) World Championships Venue : Helsinki (FIN) Dates : March 29 - April 2 2016 World Champions Ladies : Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) Men : Javier Fernandez (ESP) Pairs : Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford (CAN) Ice Dance : Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron (FRA)

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor (AUS)

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SPEED SKATING

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Surprises and first-offs set the tone at the first four ISU World Cup Speed Skating events of the 2016/17 season. Nao Kodaira led a powerful coup de force by the Japanese ladies in the sprint distances, whereas Russian Ruslan Murashov and others challenged Pavel Kulizhnikov’s (RUS) 500 m reign. The ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2016/17 Series started in Harbin (CHN) and travelled via Nagano (JPN) and Astana (KAZ) to Heerenveen (NED) in December. The competition will resume in Berlin (GER) on 27 - 29 January and the final will take place in on 10 - 12 March.

Grand World Cup Last year’s Grand World Cup winner Kjeld Nuis (NED) dominated this season’s 1000 m in spectacular fashion and again leads the male Grand World Cup standings with 480 points. American Ladies’ Grand World Cup defender Brittany Bowe had to skip the first three World Cup events because of a concussion, but she returned with a bronze medal in the 1000 m at the fourth event in Heerenveen. Her compatriot Heather Bergsma leads the Grand World Cup ranking with 680 points, heading into 2017.

500 m The Japanese ladies started the World Cup season with a 1 - 2 in the first 500 m in Harbin with gold for Kodaira and silver for compatriot Maki Tsuji. Kodaira went on to win the second 500 m in Harbin and the Nagano 500 m before skipping the third World Cup leg in Astana. China’s Jing Yu took full advantage winning twice in Kazakhstan to take over the lead in the 500 m World Cup. Kodaira was back with a win in Heerenveen, but Yu came second to retain the lead in the ranking with 452 points. Kodaira collected 400 points and Tsuji, who won two silver and two bronze medals, is third with 395 points. Murashov is the only male Skater to have won two 500 m races after four World Cup events this season, with gold medals in Astana and Heerenveen. Kazak Roman Krech started the season with a World Cup win in the first 500 m in Harbin. German Nico Ihle grabbed his first 500 m gold in the World Cup in Nagano and 22-year-old Dutch prodigy Dai Dai Ntab conquered his first career World Cup www.isu.org

Peter Michael (NZL)

podium with 500 m gold in Astana. Despite all these surprise victories Kulizhnikov leads the 500 m World Cup ranking with 425 points. The world record holder won the second 500 m race in Harbin and proved to be the most consistent adding two silver and a bronze medal to this season’s tally. Murashov is second with 305 points and Ntab third with 248 points.

1000 m American Heather Bergsma skipped the Astana event, but was invincible at the other events in the Ladies’ 1000 m. Marrit Leenstra (NED) consistently followed with second places in Harbin and Heerenveen, but she did not take advantage when Bergsma was absent. Miho Takagi filled the gap on top of the podium. Bergsma leads the 1000 m World Cup standings with 300 points, ahead of Takagi with 290 points and Leenstra with 266 points. Nuis dominated the Men’s 1000 m in the same fashion as Bergsma did in the Ladies’. The Dutchman won Harbin, Nagano and Heerenveen and did not travel to Astana. Canada’s Vincent De Haitre celebrated his career first individual World Cup Gold in the 1000 m in Kazakhstan. Nuis leads the World Cup rankings with 300 points. De Haitre is second with 230 points and Pavel Kulizhnikov is third with 220 points.

1500 m The Dutch reigning 5000 m Olympic Champion Sven Kramer, who collected 34 career World Cup wins in the 5000/10000 m, only won a

1500 m World Cup race twice, in 2007 and 2008 and now adds 2016 to his tally. After Harbin the Race of the Kings was won by the usual suspects. American Joey Mantia took gold in Nagano, Russian Denis Yuskov won in Astana and Kjeld Nuis took the honors in Heerenveen. Mantia was the only one in the top three of the World Cup ranking to skate all four 1500 m races and is currently ranked first (270 points). Two fold 1500 m world champion Yuskov is second with 260 points and Nuis third with 205. In the ladies’ 1500 m, Marrit Leenstra’s consistency took her to the top spot in the World Cup ranking. The 27-year-old Dutch Skater, who moved to Italy over the summer, took silver twice, bronze once and came fourth in Heerenveen. Bergsma started the season with 1500 m wins in Harbin and Nagano, but could not pick up where she left off when she returned to the competition in Heerenveen. At the fourth World Cup event, Bergsma had to bow her head for Ireen Wüst (NED), who is fully recovered after an injury hampered season last year. World Cup leader Leenstra collected 290 points. Bergsma is second with 280 and Miho Takagi third with 270. Wüst comes fourth with 250 points.

3000 m / 5000 m Martina Sáblíková still dominates the Ladies’ long distances. The 29-year-old Czech triple Olympic Champion won all three 3000 m races and this season’s sole 5000 m in Heerenveen. She leads the World Cup with 400 points. Russian Anna Yurakova is


SPEED SKATING best of the rest with 235 points and 44-year-old German Claudia Pechstein, who took 5000 m silver in Heerenveen, is third with 217 points.

The Americans did not race in Nagano are fourth in the World Cup, behind number three Netherlands (110), number two Germany (130) and leaders Canada (180).

5000 m / 10000 m

The Ladies’ Team Sprint had the same result twice. Japan dominates with two gold medals. Russia was second twice and the Netherlands took two bronze medals. In the World Cup Japan thus has 200 points, Russia 160 and Netherlands 140.

Sven Kramer defeated arch rival Jorrit Bergsma (NED) in the first two 5000 m races of the season, with compatriots Erik-Jan Kooiman and Douwe de Vries coming third in Harbin and Nagano respectively. With the top-three absent in Astana, Peter Michael became the first ever Skater form New Zealand to grab a gold World Cup medal, winning the 5000 m in Kazakhstan. Bergsma won this season’s only World Cup 10,000 m race in Heerenveen to take the lead in the long distance World Cup with 260 points. Michael, who came fifth twice in the 5000 m and seventh in the 10,000 m is second with 230 points and Kooiman follows with 210 points.

Mass Start The four Men’s Mass Start events had four different winners. Korean Seung-Hoon Lee, who won the first race in Harbin, leads the World Cup with 262 points, after adding a third place in Astana and a second place in Heerenveen. Italy’s Andrea Giovannini is second with 190 points. He won in Astana. Joey Mantia, who is third with 178 points, won the Heerenveen Mass Start in spectacular fashion after jumping from the pack with two laps to go. Jorrit Bergsma also won thanks to a breakaway, when he took gold in Nagano. The Dutchman is sixth in the ranking with 150 points. Korea’s Bo-Reum Kim and Canada’s Ivanie Blondin divided this season’s Mass Start gold equally, both winning twice. Kim added two bronze medals and thus leads the World Cup with 340 points. Blondin is second with 308 points and Italy’s Francesca Lollobrigida who never finished outside the top seven, is third with 260 points.

Team Sprint Canada leads the Men’s Team Sprint classification after two of three races this season. They beat Germany and Japan to take gold in Nagano and they came second behind Team USA in Heerenveen.

Team Pursuit After four of five races in the Men’s Team Pursuit, the Netherlands are on top with 280 points. They won in Harbin and in Nagano, but

SPEED SKATING European Championships Venue : Heerenveen (NED) Dates : January 6 - 8 2016 European Champions Ladies : Martina Sábliková (CZE) Men : Sven Kramer (NED) World Single Distances Championships Venue : Gangneung (KOR) Dates : February 9 - 12 2016 World Single Distances Champions Ladies 500 meters : Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) 1000 meters : Jorien ter Mors (NED) 1500 meters : Jorien ter Mors (NED) 3000 meters : Martina Sábliková (CZE) 5000 meters : Martina Sábliková (CZE) Mass Start : Ivanie Blondin (CAN) Team Pursuit : Netherlands Men 500 meters : Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) 1000 meters : Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) 1500 meters : Denis Yuskov (RUS) 5000 meters : Sven Kramer (NED) 10,000 meters : Sven Kramer (NED) Mass Start : Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) Team Pursuit : Netherlands

crashed in Astana. On home ice in Heerenveen, the Dutch were beaten by Norway, who are second in the World Cup with 270 points. Japan, who took advantage of the Dutch crash to take gold in Astana, are third with 270 points. In the Ladies’ Team Pursuit the Netherlands and Japan both won twice. The Dutch ladies started with gold medals in Harbin and Nagano, but leaving home the Japanese ladies won in Astana and Heerenveen. The Netherlands leads the ranking with 310 points, whereas Japan is second with 280 points. Russia also collected 280 points to come third.

World Junior Championships Venue : Helsinki (FIN) Dates : March 17 - 19 2016 World Junior Champions Ladies : Elizaveta Kazelina (RUS) 500 meters : Daria Kachanova (RUS) 1000 meters : Elizaveta Kazelina (RUS) 1500 meters : Elizaveta Kazelina (RUS) 3000 meters : Elizaveta Kazelina (RUS) Mass Start : Ayano Sato (JPN) Team Pursuit Ladies : Poland Men : Benjamin Donnelly (CAN) 500 meters : Ignat Golovatsyuk (BLR) 1000 meters : Benjamin Donnelly (CAN) 1500 meters : Benjamin Donnelly (CAN) 5000 meters : Benjamin Donnelly (CAN) Mass start : Min Seok Kim (KOR) Team Pursuit Men : Republic of Korea World Sprint Championships Venue : Calgary (CAN) Dates : February 25 - 26 2016 World Sprint Champions Ladies : Brittany Bowe (USA) Men : Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) World Allround Championships Venue : Hamar (NOR) Dates : March 4 - 5 2016 World Allround Champions Ladies : Martina Sábliková (CZE) Men : Sven Kramer (NED)

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SHORT TRACK

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The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series consists of six events across North America, Asia and Europe. Each event consists of three days of racing, with one day of qualification and two days where medals are awarded. The 2016/17 World Cup season began in early November with two stops in North America: the first one in Calgary (CAN), and the second one in Salt Lake City (USA). The World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series traveled to Asia in December, stopping first in Shanghai (CHN) and Gangneung (KOR). The Gangneung Ice Arena will be the home of the Short Track Speed Skating events at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The last two events of the series will take place in Europe in the New Year, resuming in Dresden (GER) followed by a sixth and final stop in Minsk (BLR).

Suzanne Schulting (NED)

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So far this season, there have been six 500 m finals. On the Ladies side, Elise Christie (GBR) leads the World Cup ranking with a total of 35,264 points. Christie who ranked first in the World Cup classification last season for the distance has already won three 500 m finals this season. Kexin Fan (CHN) is second at 33,616 points and has three podium finishes, including a win in the first event of the World Cup season. Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) is in third place overall with 27,021 points and one win. Min Jeong Choi (KOR) ranks fourth while Arianna Fontana (ITA) is fifth. Minjeong Choi (KOR) won the 500 m final in front of her home crowd at the World Cup stop in Gangneung. On the Men’s side, Dajing Wu (CHN) leads the World Cup ranking with 38,001 points thanks to three wins in the last three 500 m finals. He is followed by Abzal Azhgaliyev (KAZ) who won his first individual World Cup event at the Salt Lake City World Cup stop.

Azhgaliyev has 26,577 points while Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) sits in third place overall with 23,774 points and one win in the distance. Samuel Girard (CAN) has one win as well and is ranked fourth overall, ahead of Victor An (RUS). In the 1000 m, Minjeong Choi (KOR) leads the Ladies World Cup ranking for the distance with 28,000 points. Choi has three podium finishes thus far this season, claiming two gold medals and one silver medal. Elise Christie (GBR) also has two wins in the distance this season and sits in second place overall with 21,678 points. Ji Yoo Kim (KOR) is the only other female Skater to have won a 1000 m final this season, and is third overall with 19,678 points. Suzanne Schulting (NED) is very close behind in fourth place with 19,520 points. Yihan Guo (CHN) ranks fifth with one podium finish this season in the distance.


SHORT TRACK The Ladies Relay races have all been won by Korea who continues to dominate the distance this season, with wins in each of the four events accumulating 40,000 points. The Netherlands is in second place with 30,400 points, and podium finishes in all four events. Canada is in third place with 25,920 points and three podium finishes. Hungary and China are respectively in fourth and fifth place overall. Hungary leads the Men’s Relay classification with two gold medals for a total of 27,741 points. China has won the other two relay finals and is in second place at 27,217 points. Netherlands are in third place with three silver medals for a total of 26,621 points. Canada ranks fourth overall while Korea is fifth overall. A total of six world records were broken during the World Cup season so far: Ladies 500 m, 1500 m and Relay (2x) as well as the Men 1000 m and 1500 m. The Short Track Speed Skating season will continue in January with the ISU European Championships (Torino, Italy) and World Junior Championships (Innsbruck, Austria).

Abzal Azhgaliyev (KAZ)

On the Men’s side, Shaoang Liu (HUN) leads the World Cup ranking thanks to two podium finishes in the distance. Liu has 23,549 points, while the second-place ranked Skater is Kyoung Won Lim (KOR) with 22,619 points. Charle Cournoyer (CAN) sits in third place overall with 16,492 points, despite competing in only three of the five 1000 m events. followed by Seung Soo Han (KOR) with 14,797 points. Ranking in fifth place overall is Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev (KAZ) who earned his first individual World Cup win in the first of two 1000 m finals at the World Cup stop in Korea. Each of the five 1000 m finals this year has been won by a different Skater: four of the top five Skaters have won as well as Charles Hamelin (CAN). The Korean women have continued their domination of the Ladies 1500 m events this season with nine podium finishes out of a possible of 15: five gold, three silver and one bronze medals. Suk Hee Shim (KOR) leads the overall ranking for the distance with

40,000 points and four wins. She has won in each of the four 1500 m races she has competed in. Min Jeong Choi (KOR) claimed one gold and one silver medal so far in the Ladies 1500 m and has a total of 18,000 points, putting her in second place overall. Ji Yoo Kim (KOR) is third with 17,858 points and two silver medals. Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) also has two silver medals in this distance this season and ranks fourth with 16,000 points. Yihan Guo (CHN) ranks fifth with 13,808 points. The Men’s 1500 m World Cup ranking is led by Jung Su Lee (KOR) with 35,217 points. Lee has won the last two 1500 m finals and has three podium finishes thus far this season in the distance. Sjinkie Knegt (NED) has two gold, one silver and one bronze medal, and ranks in second place overall with 34,400 points. Semen Elistratov (RUS) is third overall with 27,200 points and has four podium finishes. Da Woon Sin (KOR) ranks fourth overall followed by John-Henry Krueger (USA).

SHORT TRACK European Championships Venue : Torino (ITA) Dates : January 13 - 15 2016 European Champions Ladies : Elise Christie (GBR) Men : Semen Elistratov (RUS) World Junior Championships Venue : Innsbruck (AUT) Dates : January 27 - 29 2016 World Junior Champions Ladies : Chunyu Qu (CHN) Men : Ziwei Ren (CHN) World Championships Venue : Rotterdam (NED) Dates : March 10 - 12 2016 World Champions Ladies : Minjeong Choi (KOR) Men : Tianyu Han (CHN)

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FIGURE SKATING ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – overall standings after six of six events

Ladies

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1 Evgenia Medvedeva 2 Anna Pogorilaya 3 Elena Radionova 4 Kaetlyn Osmond 5 Maria Sotskova 6 Satoko Miyahara 7 Ashley Wagner 8 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 9 Mai Mihara 10 Wakaba Higuchi 11 Gabrielle Daleman 12 Mariah Bell 13 Zijun Li 14 Rika Hongo 15 Courtney Hicks 16 Elizabet Tursynbaeva 17 Gracie Gold 18 Soyoun Park 19 Karen Chen 20 Yura Matsuda 21 Alaine Chartrand 22 Mirai Nagasu 23 Mao Asada 24 Laurine Lecavelier 25 Dabin Choi 26 Nicole Rajicova 27 Mae Berenice Meite 28 Serafima Sakhanovich 29 Roberta Rodeghiero 30 Nahyun Kim

Men

Progressive Skate Skate Canada Rostelecom America International Cup

Trophée Audi de Cup of NHK Total France China Trophy Points

RUS 1st 1st RUS 1st 1st RUS 2nd 1st CAN 2nd 2nd RUS 2nd 3rd JPN 3rd 2nd USA 1st 6th RUS 4th 3rd JPN 3rd 4th JPN 3rd 4th CAN 4th 4th USA 2nd CHN 4th 8th JPN 6th 5th USA 3rd KAZ 5th 8th USA 5th 8th KOR 8th 5th USA 7th 6th JPN 6th 7th CAN 5th USA 5th JPN 6th FRA 6th KOR 7th SVK 7th FRA 7th RUS 7th ITA 8th KOR 8th

Progressive Skate Skate Canada Rostelecom America International Cup

30 30 28 26 26 24 20 20 20 20 18 13 12 12 11 10 10 10 9 9 7 7 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3

Total Final - Ladies Points 1 Evgenia Medvedeva

RUS

227.66

2 Satoko Miyahara

JPN

218.33

3 Anna Pogorilaya

RUS

216.47

4 Kaetlyn Osmond

CAN

212.45

5 Maria Sotskova

RUS

198.79

6 Elena Radionova

RUS

188.81

Total Final - Pair Skating Points 1 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov RUS 213.85 2 Xiaoyu Yu / Hao Zhang

CHN 206.71

3 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford

CAN 205.99

4 Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert RUS 188.32 5 Julianne Seguin / Charlie Bilodeau CAN 186.85 6 Cheng Peng / Yang Jin

CHN 183.19

JUNIOR GRAND PRIX December 8 - 11,

Trophée Audi de Cup of NHK Total France China Trophy Points

1 Javier Fernandez ESP 1st 1st 30 2 Patrick Chan CAN 1st 1st 30 3 Yuzuru Hanyu JPN 2nd 1st 28 4 Shoma Uno JPN 1st 2nd 28 5 Nathan Chen USA 4th 2nd 22 6 Adam Rippon USA 3rd 3rd 22 7 Boyang Jin CHN 5th 2nd 20 8 Sergei Voronov RUS 4th 3rd 20 9 Alexei Bychenko ISR 3rd 4th 20 10 Jason Brown USA 2nd 7th 17 11 Max Aaron USA 5th 4th 16 12 Mikhail Kolyada RUS 4th 5th 16 13 Keiji Tanaka JPN 7th 3rd 15 14 Denis Ten KAZ 2nd 13 15 Kevin Reynolds USA 3rd 11 16 Takahito Mura JPN 8th 5th 10 17 Daniel Samohin ISR 5th 8th 10 18 Michal Brezina CZE 4th 9 19 Misha Ge UZB 6th 7th 9 20 Alexander Petrov KAZ 7th 6th 9 21 Nam Nguyen CAN 6th 8th 8 22 Maxim Kovtun RUS 7th 7th 8 23 Han Yan CHN 5th 7 24 Chafik Besseghier FRA 8th 8th 6 25 Jorik Hendrickx BEL 6th 5 26 Deniss Vasiljevs LAT 6th 5 27 Elladj Balde CAN 6th 5 28 Timothy Dolensky USA 8th 3

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GRAND PRIX December 8 - 11,

Total Final - Ladies Points 1 Alina Zagitova

RUS

207.43

2 Anastasiia Gubanova

RUS

194.07

3 Kaori Sakamoto

JPN

176.33

4 Rika Kihira

JPN

175.16

5 Elizaveta Nugumanova

RUS

170.08

Withdrawn Marin Honda

JPN

Total Final - Pair Skating Points 1 Anastasia Mishina / Vladislav Mirzoev

RUS 180.63

2 Anna Duskova / Martin Bidar

CZE 167.76

3 Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii

RUS 159.72

4 Alina Ustimkina / Nikita Volodin

RUS 158.14

5 Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor

AUS 141.36

6 Amina Atakhanova / Ilia Spiridonov RUS 139.50


The top six skaters / couples in each category qualified for the Grand Prix Final

Pair Skating

OF FIGURE SKATING FINAL Marseille, France

Progressive Skate Trophée Audi Skate Canada Rostelecom de Cup of NHK Total America International Cup France China Trophy Points

1 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford 2 Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot

Total 3 Xiaoyu Yu / Hao Zhang Final - Men Points 1 Yuzuru Hanyu

JPN

293.90

2 Nathan Chen

USA

282.85

3 Shoma Uno

JPN

282.51

4 Javier Fernandez

ESP

5 Patrick Chan 6 Adam Rippon

4 Cheng Peng / Yang Jin

CAN

1st

GER CHN

1st

1st

1st

2nd

CHN

30 30

1st

28

2nd

26

2nd

5 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov RUS 3rd 2nd 24 6 Julianne Seguin / Charlie Bilodeau CAN 1st

5th

22

7 Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert

RUS

2nd

4th

22

268.77

8 Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier

USA 2nd

4th

22

CAN

266.75

9 Liubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch CAN

3rd

22

USA

233.10

10 Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres

FRA 4th

11 Xuehan Wang / Lei Wang

CHN

12 Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov Total Final - Ice Dance Points 13 Tarah Kayne / Danny O’Shea

1 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

CAN 197.22

2 Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron FRA 192.81 3 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

USA 189.60

4 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev RUS 181.95 5 Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue USA 179.59 6 Madison Chock / Evan Bates

3rd

RUS 5th

3rd 4th

20 3rd

3rd

USA 6th

20 18

4th

14

14 Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov

RUS

5th

6th

12

15 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise

ITA

6th

5th

12

16 Miriam Ziegler / Severin Kiefer

AUT

17 Valentina Marchei / Ondrej Hotarek

ITA

6th

18 Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran

USA

19 Mari Vartmann / Ruben Blommaert

GER

20 Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe

CAN

6th

4th 5th 5th

6th

10 9 7 7 5

USA 179.32

Ice Dance

OF FIGURE SKATING FINAL Marseille, France

Progressive Skate Audi Trophée Skate Canada Cup of Eric Rostelecom NHK Total America International China Bompard Cup Trophy Points

1 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

CAN

2 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

USA 1st

FRA

Total Final - Men Points 3 Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron

1st

1st

1st

1st

2nd

30 30 28

1 Dmitri Aliev

RUS

240.07

2 Alexander Samarin

RUS

236.52

4 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev RUS 3rd

1st

26

3 Jun Hwan Cha

KOR

225.55

5 Madison Chock / Evan Bates

2nd

26

4 Roman Savosin

RUS

212.39

6 Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue USA 2nd

5 Alexei Krasnozhon

USA

208.85

7 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

6 Ilia Skirda

RUS

207.11

RUS 161.87

3 Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter

USA 153.47

4 Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko

USA 149.98

5 Angelique Abachkina / Louis Thauron

FRA 146.12

6 Anastasia Shpilevaya / Grigory Smirnov

RUS 140.64

CAN

2nd

3rd

8 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

CAN

3rd

ITA

4th

RUS

5th

10 Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin Total Final - Ice Dance Points 2 Alla Loboda / Pavel Drozd

2nd

9 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte

1 Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons USA 162.50

USA

4th

2nd

3rd

11 Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri

ITA

12 Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov

RUS

13 Elena Ilinykh / Ruslan Zhiganshin

RUS 5th

3rd

20 18

4th 5th

4th

6th

24 22

3rd

4th

26

16

14 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker

USA

15 Isabella Tobias / Ilia Tkachenko

ISR

16 Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac 17 Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev

FRA

18 Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro

RUS

5th

7

19 Elliana Pogrebinsky / Alex Benoit

USA

6th

5

20 Shiyue Wang / Xinyu Liu

CHN

6th

4th

18 16 14

5th

12

6th

10

6th

POL 5th 7

6th

5

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SPEED SKATING

ISU WORLD CUP SPEED SKATING – overall standings after four of six events

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Ladies 500 m Points

Total

Ladies 1000 m Points

Total

Total Points

1 Jing Yu

CHN

452

1 Heather Bergsma

USA

300

1 Bo-Reum Kim

KOR

340

2 Nao Kodaira

JPN

400

2 Miho Takagi

JPN

290

2 Ivanie Blondin

CAN

308

3 Maki Tsuji

JPN

395

3 Marrit Leenstra

NED

266

3 Francesca Lollobrigida

ITA

260

4 Marsha Hudey

CAN

311

4 Nao Kodaira

JPN

195

4 Mia Manganello

USA

198

5 Sang-Hwa Lee

KOR

307

5 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

177

5 Dan Li

CHN

138

6 Hong Zhang

CHN

294

6 Hong Zhang

CHN

153

6 Nana Takagi

JPN

116

7 Arisa Go

JPN

243

7 Ireen Wüst

NED

145

7 Heather Bergsma

USA

116

8 Erina Kamiya

JPN

228

8 Hege Bøkko

NOR

120

8 Annouk van der Weijden

NED

105

9 Olga Fatkulina

RUS

220

9 Arisa Go

JPN

113

9 Manon Kamminga

NED

105

10 Heather McLean

CAN

201

10 Yekaterina Lobysheva

RUS

103

10 Irene Schouten

NED

101

Ladies 1500 m

Total Points

Ladies 3000/5000  m

Total Points

Total Points

1 Marrit Leenstra

NED

290

1 Martina Sábliková

CZE

400

2 Heather Bergsma

USA

280

2 Anna Yurakova

RUS

235

3 Miho Takagi

JPN

270

3 Claudia Pechstein

GER

217

4 Ireen Wüst

NED

250

4 Antoinette de Jong

NED

190

5 Melissa Wijfje

NED

153

5 Melissa Wijfje

NED

185

6 Antoinette de Jong

NED

150

6 Ivanie Blondin

CAN

155

7 Olga Graf

RUS

148

7 Bente Kraus

GER

146

8 Misaki Oshigiri

JPN

136

8 Miho Takagi

JPN

135

9 Yekaterina Lobysheva

RUS

106

9 Marije Joling

NED

133

10 Martina Sáblíková

CZE

105

10 Isabelle Weidemann

CAN

117

Mass Start Ladies

Ladies Team Pursuit 1 Netherlands

310

2 Japan

280

3 Russia

280

4 Germany

250

5 Poland

225

Total Points

Men 1000 m

Total Points

Total Points

1 Pavel Kulizhnikov

RUS

425

1 Kjeld Nuis

NED

300

1 Seung-Hoon Lee

KOR

262

2 Ruslan Murashov

RUS

305

2 Vincent De Haitre

CAN

230

2 Andrea Giovannini

ITA

190

3 Dai Dai Ntab

NED

248

3 Pavel Kulizhnikov

RUS

220

3 Joey Mantia

USA

178

4 Tingyu Gao

CHN

237

4 Kai Verbij

NED

190

4 Fabio Francolini

ITA

157

5 Mitchell Whitmore

USA

232

5 Nico Ihle

GER

180

5 Ryosuke Tsuchiya

JPN

156

6 Tae-Yun Kim

KOR

221

6 Shani Davis

USA

169

6 Jorrit Bergsma

NED

150

7 Mika Poutala

FIN

220

7 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen NOR

165

7 Evert Hoolwerf

NED

150

8 Artur Was

POL

210

8 Joey Mantia

USA

138

8 Peter Michael

NZL

150

9 Roman Krech

KAZ

203

9 Jin-Su Kim

KOR

136

9 Bart Swings

BEL

143

10 Laurent Dubreuil

CAN

195

10 Mika Poutala

FIN

132

10 Livio Wenger

SUI

129

Total Points

Men 500 m

Men 1500 m Points

Men 5000/10,000 m

Total Points

1 Joey Mantia

USA

270

1 Jorrit Bergsma

NED

260

2 Denis Yuskov

RUS

260

2 Peter Michael

NZL

230

3 Kjeld Nuis

NED

205

3 Erik-Jan Kooiman

NED

210

4 Patrick Roest

NED

180

4 Sven Kramer

NED

200

5 Sverre Lunde Pedersen

NOR

171

5 Ted-Jan Bloemen

CAN

193

6 Bart Swings

BEL

170

6 Patrick Beckert

GER

191

7 Shota Nakamura

JPN

166

7 Douwe de Vries

NED

165

8 Shani Davis

USA

158

8 Moritz Geisreiter

GER

148

9 Sven Kramer

NED

145

9 Bart Swings

BEL

140

10 Vincent De Haitre

CAN

132

10 Andrea Giovannini

ITA

131

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Mass Start Men

Men Team Pursuit 1 Netherlands

280

2 Norway

270

3 Japan

270

4 Italy

230

5 Canada

210


SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING

ISU WORLD CUP SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING – overall standings after four of six events Total Points

Ladies Team Sprint

Ladies 500 m

1 Japan

200

2 Russia

160

3 Netherlands

140

4 Canada

60

5 China

60

Total

1 Heather Bergsma

680

Ladies Grand World Cup ranking Points USA

2 Miho Takagi

JPN

630

3 Marrit Leenstra

NED

520

4 Martina Sáblíková

CZE

460

5 Nao Kodaira

JPN

450

Men Team Sprint

Total Points

1 Canada

180

2 Germany

130

3 Netherlands

110

4 USA

100

5 Russia

100

Total

1

Kjeld Nuis

NED

480

2

Pavel Kulizhnikov

RUS

435

3

Joey Mantia

USA

410

Men Grand World Cup ranking Points

4 5

Jorrit Bergsma Sven Kramer

NED NED

310 300

1 Elise Christie

GBR

Total Points

Men 500 m

Total Points

35264

1 Dajing Wu

38001

CHN

2 Kexin Fan

CHN

33616

2 Abzal Azhgaliyev

KAZ

26577

3 Marianne St-Gelais

CAN

27021

3 Shaolin Sandor Liu

HUN

23774

4 Min Jeong Choi

KOR

26000

4 Samuel Girard

CAN

20558

5 Arianna Fontana

ITA

21261

5 Victor An

RUS

17920

6 Kasandra Bradette

CAN

16687

6 Shaoang Liu

HUN

13774

7 Yara van Kerkhof

NED

15717

7 Denis Nikisha

KAZ

13420

8 Natalia Maliszewska

POL

14478

8 Semen Elistratov

RUS

13120

9 Jamie MacDonald

CAN

13697

9 Sjinkie Knegt

NED

12800

10 Lara van Ruijven

NED

8813

10 Tianyu Han

CHN

9357

Ladies 1000 m

Total Points

Men 1000 m

Total Points

1 Minjeong Choi

28000

1 Shaoang Liu

23549

KOR

HUN

2 Elise Christie

GBR

21678

2 Kyoung Won Lim

KOR

22619

3 Ji Yoo Kim

KOR

19678

3 Charle Cournoyer

CAN

16492

4 Suzanne Schulting

NED

19520

4 Seung Soo Han

KOR

14797

5 Yihan Guo

CHN

16192

5 Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev KAZ

14686

6 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

15742

6 Charles Hamelin

10254

CAN

7 Yize Zang

CHN

12845

7 Semen Elistratov

RUS

10097

8 Valerie Maltais

CAN

12092

8 Thibaut Fauconnet

FRA

9167

9 Marie-Eve Drolet

CAN

7742

9 Patrick Duffy

CAN

9165

10 Marianne St-Gelais

CAN

7474

10 Pascal Dion

CAN

8859

Total Points

Ladies 1500 m

Men 1500 m

Total Points

1 Suk Hee Shim

KOR

40000

1 Jung Su Lee

KOR

35217

2 Minjeong Choi

KOR

18000

2 Sjinkie Knegt

NED

34400

3 Ji Yoo Kim

KOR

17858

3 Semen Elistratov

RUS

27200

4 Marianne St-Gelais

CAN

16000

4 Da Woon Sin

KOR

16025

5 Yihan Guo

CHN

13808

5 John-Henry Krueger

USA

15440

6 Suzanne Schulting

NED

13095

6 Shaolin Sandor Liu

HUN

14791

7 Charlotte Gilmartin

GBR

12920

7 Vladislav Bykanov

ISR

12791

8 Hitomi Saito

JPN

12502

8 Pascal Dion

CAN

10290

9 Marie-Eve Drolet

CAN

12460

9 Samuel Girard

CAN

10001

10 Kim Boutin

CAN

10651

10 Charle Cournoyer

CAN

9864

Ladies Relay

Total Points

Men Relay

Total Points

1 Republic of Korea

40000

1 Hungary

27741

2 Netherlands

30400

2 China

27217

3 Canada

25920

3 Netherlands

26621

4 Hungary

16394

4 Canada

19918

5 China

16047

5 Republic of Korea

18993

6 Italy

14746

6 Kazakhstan

13394

7 USA

9469

7 Russia

12910

8 Great Britain

8682

8 USA

12429

9 Japan

6610

9 France

9510

10 Poland

6379

10 Japan

6836

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PAST MASTER

YANG YANG (CHN): BORN 1976 Olympic Winter Games Ladies’ 500 m Short Track Gold 2002 Ladies’ 1000 m Short Track Gold 2002, Bronze 2006 Ladies’ 3000 m Relay Short Track Silver 2002 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Ladies’ Overall Gold 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, Silver 2003 Ladies’ 500 m Gold 2005, 2003, 2002, Silver 2001 Ladies’ 1000 m Gold 2002, 2001, Bronze 2003 Ladies’ 1500 m Gold 2001, Bronze 2003

Yang Yang (A) is one of the most accomplished Short Track Speed Skaters of all time. The peak of her career was between 1997 and 2003. She took a couple of years off from competitive skating and came back in 2005 to win the 500 m World Championships title and the 2006 Olympic Winter Games 1000 m bronze medal. In total she has won 12 World Championships titles and became the first Chinese to win an Olympic title when she won the 500 m at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Yang retired from competition shortly after the 2006 Olympic Winter Games but has remained heavily involved in sport ever since. She was elected as an International Olympic Committee Member in 2010 and in 2013 she founded the Feiyang Skating Centre in Shanghai (CHN) a double-rink facility with an Olympic-sized rink upstairs and a recreational-sized rink downstairs. In 2016 Yang was elected as an ISU Council member in the Speed Skating Branch.


ISU World No. 61 January 2017