Figure Skating 2021
The 2020 thread is paywalled.
Season is botched anyway with many events (European and Four Continents Championships) canceled. They still mantain some hopes for World Championships. Can ISU fail to organize a "bubble"?
However, Russian and Japanese Nationals took place this weekend. US are scheduled for 11-21th January.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||20 hours ago|
RUSSIA National Champions results
1. Anna Shcherbakova 264.10
2. Kamila Valieva 254.01
3. Alexandra Trusova 246.37
4. Daria Usacheva 230.56
5. Maiia Khromykh 211.91
6. Elizaveta Nugumanova 204.63
1 Mikhail Kolyada 296.15
2 Makar Ignatov 265.37
3 Mark Kondratiuk 260.31
4 Andrei Mozalev 252.92
5 Alexander Samarin 251.38
6 Anton Shulepov 249.89
1 Tarasova/Morozov 228.23
2 Boikova/Kozlovskii 224.99
3 Pavliuchenko/Khodykin 221.39
4 Mishina/Galliamov 211.95
5 Panfilova/Rylov 207.03
6 Kadyrova/Balchenko 196.04
1 Stepanova/Bukin 220.16
2 Zagorski/Guerreiro 210.94
3 Skoptcova/Aleshin 196.97
4 Shevchenko/Eremenko 194.29
5 Khudaiberdieva/Bazin 192.68
6 Morozov/Bagin 182.86
1. Rika Kihira - 234.24
2. Kaori Sakamoto - 222.17
3. Satoko Miyahara - 209.75
4. Rino Matsuike - 204.74
5. Mai Mihara - 203.65
1. Yuzuru Hanyu 319.36
2. Shoma Uno 284.81
3. Yuma Kagiyama - 278.79
4. Keiji Tanaka - 238.83
5. Shun Sato - 236.52
6. Kazuki Tomono - 223.16
1 Komatsubara/Koleto 175.23
2 Muramoto/Takahashi 151.86
3 Fukase/Cho 145.18
4 Hirayama/Tateno 143.40
5 Yajima/Ikeda 118.87
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/27/2020|
I watched the Russian and Japanese Grand Prix events... I think those are different from the nationals though. The Russian girls are of course athletically gifted, but IMO they are so boring to watch. Every girl has the same combos, every girl arms over head on triple lutz. The Japanese still skate in an artistic way that I think is more fun to watch and more ballet-like and traditional.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/27/2020|
Russian jumping bots are always boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/27/2020|
Takahashi in an old-fashioned classic by Zueva
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/27/2020|
I feel sorry for Shoma Uno. Hanyu will never retire. Her ego won't let her.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/27/2020|
Russia had a lot of skaters with Covid.
Kostornaia, Tuktamysheva, Medvedeva
Stephanova, Bukin, Katsalapov, Sinistina, Zagorski, Shpilevaya (who was hospitalized, when she went back to ice, she immediately got injured and then retired)
Morozov, Tarasova, Galliamov, Kozlovski
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/28/2020|
More on Russian skating and Corona.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/29/2020|
R9 Puhlease, I don't feel sorry for that little goblin and his cheated jumps at all - he's been gifted many opportunities and candies, including an olympic silver medal.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/29/2020|
R14 You would be too, if he stole your medal.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/29/2020|
When does Hanyu hang it up, a little long in the tooth.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/29/2020|
I only watch male figures skaters, the girls are so boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/29/2020|
R16 R17 Why should he? He's still head and shoulders above most of the men, including his tech. Chen's layout is a little more difficult, but he's boring as fuck. I would rather watch Kolyada or Brown jump triples than Chen jump 8 quads.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/29/2020|
Chen is going to win his gold and then retire and get his yale degree and be something relevant, that is how it was always supposed to be done.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/29/2020|
R16 He's practically a toddler compared to meeee.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/29/2020|
R20 Hopefully, it's not something relevant to figure skating because he's a snoozefest.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/29/2020|
R20 How sweet, is this the song you sang to little Nathan to rock him to sleep, Mama C?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/29/2020|
Kayne/O' Shea split. Finally. Will she now pick her new boytoy as skating partner? He recently split his partnership too
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/29/2020|
WTH is the issue with this thread? I have to find it by searching for it every time. Does Erna want to stop us discussing the Most Important Sport of All?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/01/2021|
Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu Sets the Path for His Third Olympic Gold
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/04/2021|
Papadakis/Cizeron announced they won't go to Worlds if they are held
US team is
Tennell and Karen Chen (Glenn who finished second at Nats dumped to alternate).
Chen, Zhou and Brown
Knierim/Frazier (if ISU change the minimum TES requirements to allow them in as they've not competed internationally), Calalang/Johnson
The usual 3 dance teams
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/20/2021|
H/D have a good program again, wonder what kind of shot they have at World's with P/C out.
I enjoyed Ladies at US Nationals. It was actually a competition and Amber Glenn's FS was a great surprise.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/21/2021|
[quote]then retire and get his yale degree and be something relevant, that is how it was always supposed to be done.
was SUPPOSED to be, yeah...
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/21/2021|
Alysa Liu got really tall and, um... bigger. She also got gorgeous and pretty, she has the charisma, but not sure if her jumps will survive puberty. Amber Glenn is meh. Bradie is a machine, and generally consistent and clean, but really lacking in charisma.
I really liked Alena Kostornaia the best among the russian girls, but doesnt look like she will survive puberty and now she got covid. People joke that asians look alike, but watch the russian nationals, the russian bots, you cant tell them apart.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/21/2021|
[quote]but watch the russian nationals, the russian bots, you cant tell them apart.
R30 I agree. I watched the Russian Grand Prix event a few months ago and every girl looks exactly the same and skates the exact same program. It's soooo boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/21/2021|
Poor Kostornaia 😕 She Is the most interesting Russian lady but I’m pretty sure we won’t see her alone. Is her cute coach gay ?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/21/2021|
So American figure skating is basically Nathan Chen, everyone else is irrelevant.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/21/2021|
Plushenko is just flat out attacking the judges for giving candies to coach Eteri's bots - after he stol... well, adopted two of the Eteri girls for himself, who hate each other so much they have separate coaching teams and separate skating times at Plushy's rink (Trusova and Kostornaia).
So much yummy drama in Russia... and the US has Chen, Trumpist Zhou, and Tom Z. I mean, come on... well, we do have Mariah, who slashed the Korean girl Eunsoo's calf, on purpose - and Bradie Tennell who charges rivals during practice, especially Japanese Rika Kihira, so I guess there's that. What's up with vicious American girls - first Tonya, now these two sociopaths. Must be something in the water...
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/21/2021|
The Sinnerman short program really is that good. Thank God Jason Brown is still skating, there's more to it than just quads.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/21/2021|
Jason Brown looks like he's aged about 10 years
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/21/2021|
(R32) Are you talking about Hot Sergei (as he's known on the internet). I don't think so.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/21/2021|
Regarding Jason Brown, it's embarrassing that he can't do quads when 15 year old girls from Russia are doing 3-4 quads per long program. It's time to retire, Jason.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/21/2021|
I thought hot Sergei and Alena Kostornaia were dating? Never mind she's 15. (or at least "going to the mall" together)
What is he? 35?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/21/2021|
What?? Hot Sergie is dating that twat Kostornaia??? But she is 15 going on 12!!!!
Ughh Sergie say it ain't so! Be gay please *cries*
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/21/2021|
No, he's not dating his students. Let's not spread false rumors. But here's his Instagram.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/21/2021|
I'm out of the loop on skating, Mariah Bell's got a bit of Tonya Harding in her? Bradie plays mind games with competitors? There's hope for the sport yet.
Besides Nathan, there's ice dance. Madison v Madison. And if P/C don't do World's, the results aren't entirely predictable.
And, yeah, the Eteri Bots are a bore. Alysa Lui is still only 5 feet. She's more interesting to watch than she was, but the jumps are gone. I have a soft spot for Bradie--she's the stork of skating, she ain't graceful, but she can fly.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/21/2021|
Will Uncle Jason and Uncle Yuzuru be there for Beijing? They'll both be 27 in December. Time for the old folks' home, at least for top level skaters. The nobodies like Valtter Virtanen (33) of Finland go on and on and on... But I think you need to be in a small fed - or content to be 17th - to do that. Four or five quads in a free skate ain't for the elders.
It's even worse for the girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/21/2021|
And those 15 year olds are out of the sport by the time they are 17.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/21/2021|
Quads are hard on the body. Anyone skating in their 30s isn't doing them. I kind of think everyone's skating right now because there's nothing else to do. Nathan and Karen Chen can train full-time without trading off college. They're just not missing much with classes on Zoom.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/21/2021|
I think that Czech guy, Brezina, was still doing a quad sal in his early 30s? Did he finally quit? He was Nathan Chen's teammate at Raf's place - home of slasher Bell, who just crashed out of Nationals - didn't even get the pewter medal (4th place). Ha ha ha. Raf had no time for her and Adam Rippon was coaching and choreographing for her - though I don't know if he still does. Hate that big eared freckle-faced oaf.
Not fond of horseface giraffe Bradie either. American women skaters suck. Though I wish Karen Chen could get it together -- still, with the Russians and the Japanese in command, what's the point.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/23/2021|
Carreira/Ponomarenko leave Shpilband
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/27/2021|
Czisny apparently tested positive and infected a few people. She doesn't believe in Covid. What a dumb bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/28/2021|
Jason Brown looks 10 years older, and Evan Bates looks 10 times queenier.
Has Evan come out yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/28/2021|
Ummm, Evan is shacked up with his girlfriend/partner.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/28/2021|
That's what they say, but that boy is GAY.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/28/2021|
Jason Brown seems close to coming out. He made an instagram story/post about the subtext of his most recent program and it was like he was cracking open the door....
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/30/2021|
How smart do you think most figure skaters are? I hear that the ones who actually go to school are often overachievers, but I've also heard that some expend so much time and energy on skating they have very little education. Someone (a gymnast) in another thread said that swimmers are all idiots, if you have the experience to compare and contrast.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/30/2021|
New pic of Paul Poirier: 🔥
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/01/2021|
Women can wear trousers in the Free Dance next season. They finally changed the rules.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/04/2021|
[quote] Can men wear skirts?
Men must wear full length trousers
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/04/2021|
Another new pic of Paul Poirier:
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/06/2021|
Jason Brown? Go home, Jason. Nobody likes you. You are an embarrassment to yourself and your country. Thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/06/2021|
French National Championships concluded today
The winners are Kevin Aymoz (284.50 score), Lea Serna (170.06), Cleo Hamon/ Denys Strekalin (172.55), Adelina Galyavieva/Louis Thauron (194.28).
First international competition of 2021 (only the 7th of the season) is taking place in Italy with the Egna Dance Trophy
Rhyrhm Dance result
1) Natalie TASCHLEROVA / Filip TASCHLER (CZECH REP) 72.11
2) Jennifer JANSE VAN RENSBURG / Benjamin STEFFAN (GERMANY )69.93
3) Carolina MOSCHENI / Francesco FIORETTI (ITALY) 63.05
4) Chiara CALDERONE / Francesco RIVA (ITALY) 58.37
Junior event is led by Loica DEMOUGEOT / Thèo LE MERCIER (FRANCE) with 68.61
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/06/2021|
Yes, the Russian lady-bots are super boring. I watched Anna Shcherbakova program posted by R4 and it was dull. Her jumps, though, are very impressive and she's landing quads. The Russians are technically farther ahead of the rest of the world. Do any of the US women land quads? I lost interest in skating long ago as the new system became a point grab and made the programs predictable and boring.
The Russian women remind me of Evgeny Plushenko--great jumper but not a great skater. I like Hanyu because he's both. Chen is more of jumper, but he has worked on his artistry. The.artistry will just never be as natural for Chen as it is for Hanyu.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/06/2021|
The new system totally ruined the sport. Sotnikova winning over Kim in Sochi was the final kiss of death. The Italian commentators were 100% right.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/06/2021|
God, Italian is such a beautiful language.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/06/2021|
Thanks for posting that, R66. I love those Italian commentators! The woman was asking why are they ruining our sport? I'd say it was already ruined. I trace the death of figure skating back to the 2002 Olympics where the cheating in the judging once again had a light shone on it with the pairs results controversy. The new point system and increased anonymity for the judges was the "answer" to the problem. Um, so ok, not more transparency? The sport has never been the same since.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/06/2021|
Can we keep female figure skaters out of the discussion here, this is a gay men's forum after all, so nobody cares about the girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/06/2021|
Well, this IS a figure skating thread, not just a male figure skating one. The American women have been irrelevant for many years, so there won't be much discussion about them, but there is just so much you can say about the male skaters' asses, other than ogling and wanting to eat them out.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/06/2021|
R64, did you check out the other pic of Paul at R56?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/07/2021|
EGNA DANCE TROPHY final results
1) Natalie TASCHLEROVA / Filip TASCHLER 178.48 (out of all potential FD choices, they went for a Tango for a sibling couple. But it doesn't look weird with their over the topness)
2) Jennifer JANSE VAN RENSBURG / Benjamin STEFFAN 168.43
3) Carolina MOSCHENI / Francesco FIORETTI 160.27
4) Chiara CALDERONE / Francesco RIVA 142.63
1) Loica DEMOUGEOT / Thèo LE MERCIER 165.40 (they don't have the trashy Carmen FD. Now they skate on Papa, Can You Hear Me?)
2) Marie DUPAYAGE / Thomas NABAIS 141.99
3) Denisa CIMLOVA / Vilem HLAVSA 136.07
4) Lou TERREAUX / Noè PERRON 129.31
5) Cèlina FRADJI / Jean-Hans FOURNEAUX 126.33
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/07/2021|
Carreira/Ponomarenko switched from Shpilband to Moir
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/08/2021|
Moir will buy them points, no worry.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/08/2021|
I would like to have Scott Moir as my coach :)
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/08/2021|
When they announced they were leaving Igor, I thought C/P could have gone to Zueva. Zueva seems really "dead" right now in the ice dance world
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/09/2021|
What are C/P smoking? Scott Moir has zero experience as an elite coach.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/09/2021|
[quote] Natalie TASCHLEROVA / Filip TASCHLER 178.48 (out of all potential FD choices, they went for a Tango for a sibling couple. But it doesn't look weird with their over the topness)"
their RD is also quite camp
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/12/2021|
ISU updated the process to obtain the minimum scores to qualify for 2021 World Championships because of lack of competitions this season.
They now allow for a video to be sent for evaluation. This will be used by Knierim/Frasier who didn't have an international score given they are a new team.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/15/2021|
Any more word on Alissa Czisny, R50? How did you hear that she has covid? And who else did she infect?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/16/2021|
Peter Oppegard is being investigated for biting a skater during practices, among other things
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/18/2021|
What's the latest on Moir and his fiancee? That's one awkward looking couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/19/2021|
R81 Michelle Kwan’s brother in law! What a creep
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/19/2021|
Grant Hochstein and Caroline Zhang are expecting a baby
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/23/2021|
Does anyone remember Eliot Halverson?
[quote]“I identify as trans because the sex I was assigned at birth does not match my gender,” Halverson explained. “My gender is non-binary. For me, that is a fluid mix of being a man and woman. [Nonetheless,] I feel safe, happy and comfortable presenting as female. That is why my pronouns are she/her.”
Sounds a bit exhausting, if I may say so.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/23/2021|
R85 it will be interesting to see how the figure skating world reacts to this. Certainly some jumps will be far easier for someone born male to accomplish, and some countries will embrace that.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/23/2021|
R84 Congrats to Grant and his surrogate!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/23/2021|
R86 What do you mean, how will the skating world react? She is essentially a 30 year old recreational skater - who would care if someone born male can jump a euler?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/23/2021|
R88 she’s the first but she won’t be the last
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/23/2021|
Results from the Challenge Cup (Netherlands) today
1) Loena HENDRICKX BEL 69.77
2) Emmy MA TPE 65.25
3) Maé-Bérénice MEITÉ FRA 61.35
4) Lindsay VAN ZUNDERT NED 59.01
5) Emilea ZINGAS CYP 55.05
6) Nelli IOFFE ISR 54.81
7) Maia SØRENSEN DEN 54.28
8) Kristina ISAEV GER 54.28
9) Yasmine Kimiko YAMADA SUI 53.99
10) Anete LACE LAT 53.71
11) Jenni SAARINEN FIN 52.23
12) Regina SCHERMANN HUN 50.81
13) Andrea MONTESINOS CANTU MEX 49.29
14) Julia LANG HUN 48.17
15) Bernadett SZIGETI HUN 45.45
16) Viktotiia IUSHCHENKOVA ISR 42.84
17) Taylor MORRIS ISR 41.02
18) Victoria VELARDE PER 33.20
1) Evgenia LOPAREVA / Geoffrey BRISSAUD FRA 65.68
2) Anna YANOVSKAYA / Adam LUKACS (HUN) 61.11
3) Chelsea VERHAEGH / Sherim VAN GEFFEN (NED) 53.32
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Thursday at 10:00 AM|
Oppregard was busted with gay pornography in his luggage at customs en route to the Albertville Winter Games in1992. He married an Asian woman... isn’t that supposed to mean something?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||Last Thursday at 10:37 AM|
Hendrickx won Challenge Cup with 204.68. Runner up was Emmy Ma (177.29). Wasn't she used to skate for US? Some girl representing Cyprus scored 171.30. French Meité was only 4th with 166.01 points.
Evgenia LOPAREVA / Geoffrey BRISSAUD won Ice Dance even with 165.51
Men and Pairs have SPs tomorrow. Sofia Trophy will also begin tomorrow (only Single competitions). These are the last international events before World Championships.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||Last Friday at 10:29 AM|
Canada team for Worlds
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier
Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sorensen
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha
|by Anonymous||reply 93||Last Friday at 10:30 AM|
Apparently this is old news, but it's news to me....Kurt Browning has separated (or is divorced- it's not clear) from his long time wife, Sonia Hernandez. This is according to a strange thread on FSU - one that has some actual gossip on it. Kurt is accused of being rather a hound dog in years past, most specifically that he had an affair with Katia Gordeeva after her husband Sergei died. (Apparently Kurt's wife had to fly down to where they were on tour with Stars on Ice to give him an ultimatum.) Now Kurt is hawking reverse mortgages on tv and is living with....Alissa Czisny. I remember that he had done some informal coaching for her while she was competing, which makes their relationship a little odd . They are living together up in Canada at the moment....
|by Anonymous||reply 95||Last Friday at 11:13 AM|
There are straight male horndog figure skaters?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||Last Friday at 11:15 AM|
Ha, R96! There are a few...
|by Anonymous||reply 97||Last Friday at 12:35 PM|
R97 Agreeeeed. Have I beeen forgoteeen soooo sooooon?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||Last Friday at 6:13 PM|
R95 wasn't Alissa rumored to be hooking up with Jason while he was coaching her (and still married to Yuka)?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||Last Saturday at 2:02 AM|
David Pelletier is another example of a straight male figure skater who is a pussy hound.
He cheated on his first wife with Jamie Sale. That lead to a divorce. Then he got remarried to Jamie Sale and is rumored to have cheated on her, too (although she is also rumored to have cheated with hockey player Craig Simpson). Then Sale & Pelletier got divorced. Sale is now married to Craig Simpson and Pelletier is rumored to still be messing around with lots of women.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||Last Saturday at 2:27 AM|
Men SP at Challenge Cup was a mess,
Kolyada leads with 84.99 (popped axel). Frangipani is right behind with 81.04. Ponsar third with 81.03 and a fall and Saio 4th with 2 falls (79.49). Then the Turkish guys, Kvitalashvili, a never heard before Spanish guy in the 69-71 range.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||Last Saturday at 5:11 AM|
Pair male skaters are pussy hounds
|by Anonymous||reply 102||Last Saturday at 5:11 AM|
R100, isn't Pelletier married to Katia Gordeeva now?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||Last Saturday at 5:15 AM|
R91, the word at the rink where Oppegard coached in the 90s was that he's bisexual. This was back before he married Karen Kwan. Kwan and Oppegard filed for divorce a few years ago but are still technically married.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||Last Saturday at 5:18 AM|
Yes, R95, I remember hearing those rumors about Alissa, but nothing was ever "confirmed." But I remember those adoring looks she was giving him around that time when they were in the "Kiss and Cry" area, and thirstily accepting his hugs of congratulations after her skate....
|by Anonymous||reply 105||Last Saturday at 2:36 PM|
I would like to do Nathan Chen.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||Last Saturday at 3:56 PM|
I like it better when they fall.
For the aficionados here, is there a budding Anna Pagorilaya in the mix we should keep our eyes on?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||Last Saturday at 5:57 PM|
[quote]Now Kurt is hawking reverse mortgages on tv
I'm surprised Kurt has to do t.v. commercials -- I thought he was a millionaire. Is he losing a lot of money in his divorce?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||Last Sunday at 2:05 AM|
Does Browning have a day job? Coaching?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||Last Sunday at 2:13 AM|
Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson withdrew from Worlds for "personal reasons".. Cain/LeDuc will replace them.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||20 hours ago|