The final list of the finalists of the Grand Prix series in figure skating, which will be held in Japanese Nagoya from December 7 to 10, is known.
On the night of Monday in the US Lake Placid, the final stage of the Grand Prix of 2017 ended, which resulted in the knowledge of all participants of the upcoming finals.
The men's competition will be presented by Mikhail Kolyada, Sergey Voronov (both of Russia), Adam Rippon, Nathan Chen (both of the USA), Shoma Uno (Japan) and Jin Boyan (China). Women's competitions will include Evgeniya Medvedeva, Alina Zagitova, Maria Sotskova (all of Russia), Caitlin Osmand (Canada), Carolina Costner (Italy), Wakaba Higuti (Japan).
Yevgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov, Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov (both couples from Russia), Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao, Sui Wenjing / Han Qun (both couples from China), Alain Savchenko / Bruno Masso (Germany), Megan Duhamel / Erik Radford (Canada) will compete in sports couples.
Ice dance, Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Catherine (France), Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (Canada), Madison Chock / Evan Bates, Maya and Alex Shibutani, Madison Hubbel / Zachary Donahue (all duets and the USA), Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte (Italy).
Two-time world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva will miss the Grand Prix Final because of a broken foot, the latest blow to her Olympic preparations.
The Grand Prix Final in Japan starts next Thursday, and Medvedeva's withdrawal gives her more recovery time for the Russia championships from Dec. 21-24 which will help decide the team for the PyeongChang Games.
Medvedeva broke a metatarsal bone in her foot and has been in a cast since winning the NHK Trophy last month.
Her place in the Grand Prix Final passes to the first alternate, Skate America winner Satoko Miyahara of Japan.
Russian teenager Alina Zagitova took gold in the women’s skate at her debut Grand Prix Final on Saturday, while French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron ended the winning streak of Canadian team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
The tournament, seen as a key step on the road to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in two months, lacked the presence of two-time world champion and fellow Russian Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as a favorite for Olympic gold, after she qualified but then withdrew with a fractured bone in her foot.
The 15-year-old Zagitova, who last year won the Junior Grand Prix Final, overcame several wobbles on landings to win with a jump-laden routine to “Don Quixote.”