Elena Radionova was among the participants thanks to the victory in the voting at the tournament site. The third participant in the women's figure skating - Italian Roberta Rodegero. Voronov's partner will be his compatriot Michael Kolyada, succeeding Maxim Kovtun, who won the vote, but later withdrew, according to the official version, because of the "strongest otitis media". "He recommended no flight, no load", - explained the athlete's coach Elena Vodorezova.
"I'm rolling skates, we have already begun to put the program, and then - hop call and everything," - he shared his joy with the correspondent of the agency "F-Sport" Kolyada. The company will make the Russians Czech Michal Brezina. Klimov spoke at the World Championship in Boston (March 30 - April 2) with a back injury, but with Stolbovoy duo stayed overseas and continued to prepare for the tournament in Spokane. Together with them, stand up for the honor of Europe Italians Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise.
The winners of the last two world championships in ice dancing French Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron refused to participate because of partner problems. They were replaced by the Brits Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland, a company which in the composition of the European team will make Italians Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte.
North American team led by Olympic champion in 1992 American Kristi Yamaguchi formed: Canadian Gabriel Deylmen, American Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner (women's single skating); Americans Jason Brown, Adam Rippon and Canadian Nam Nguyen (single male); Canadians Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford and Americans Alex Shimek / Chris Knirim (pairs); Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje and Americans Madison Chock / Evan Bates (dancing).
Asian team led by Olympic Champion 2006 Japanese Shizuka Arakawa present: Japanese Rika Hongo, Satoko Miyahara and Elizabeth Tursynbayeva of Kazakhstan (women's single skating); Chinese Jin Bojan, Japanese Sema Uno and Kazakhstan citizen Denis Ten (men's single); Syuehan Chinese Wang / Wang Lei and Japanese are added for Suto / Francis Boudreau-Ode (pairs); Koreans Kim Rebecca / Kirill Mings and Chinese Shiyue Van / Liu Xinyu (dancing).
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Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada edged out their Team North America teammates Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States, giving the team a sizable lead halfway through the Team Challenge portion of the 2016 KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup on Saturday.
The two-time Canadian champions also received $10,000 for posting the top ice dance score (111.56). For Weaver and Poje, their final performance of their free dance to to “On the Nature of Daylight” by Max Richter, “This Bitter Earth” by Dinah Washington and “Run” by Ludovico Einuadi was redemption after they placed a disappointing fifth at the 2016 Worlds Figure Skating Championships.
“It’s sad when you feel unfulfilled after months of training,” Weaver said. “Now we can lay our heads on our pillows and feel at peace.”
The top score from each dance pair of the three continental teams counts toward the overall team score. The team competition will conclude tonight with the men and ladies free skate programs. The teams will be competing for more than $405,000 in prize money.
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Ashley Wagner looks likes she’s having major fun on the ice during her performance at the 2016 Team Challenge Cup held at Spokane Arena on Friday (April 22) and Saturday (April 23) in Spokane, Wash.
The 24-year-old World Silver Medalist skater joined Team North America for the first ever challenge, leading them to the first place spot over Team Asia and Team Europe.
Men’s skaters Jason Brown, Nam Nguyen, Adam Rippon, women’s Gracie Gold and Gabrielle Daleman, pairs Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim, and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford; and ice dancers Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje all performed in the challenge.
The inaugural Team Challenge Cup took place in Spokane, Washington this weekend. Shoma Uno made history by landing the first quad flip in competition. Evgenia Medvedeva outdid her own world record in the free skate.
For Gracie Gold, it was a chance for redemption. We discuss all of the action from the event, including the final outing of Moulin Rouge, Jason Brown's comeback and Radiolab's recent episode about Surya Bonaly in the latest episode of "This and That."