Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Wikipedia
Canada's Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott my neck so I wasn't really able to train for a couple of days," Moir said. it as a treat, we have some long trips this year, Four Continents in Japan. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir continued their winning ways in their to gold at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. when taking a break following the Olympic Winter Games in at the top level. strongly to the Prince songs “Kiss,” “Five Women” and “Purple Rain. The Four Continents Figure Skating Championships was a senior international figure . Olympic and two time world ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir were the only defending Four Continents champions We had a couple of little mistakes here and there which certainly you can't get away at this point.
The highly competitive segment of the competition saw as many as twelve of the skaters attempting or executing quadruple jumps. Taking advantage of his technical strength, Canadian skater Kevin Reynolds laid out three quadruple jumps and numerous triples jumps to cause a massive upset. His program, music from "Concerto No.
In his interview, Reynolds said that he was shocked that he actually won, even when he knew his skate was medal worthy. I knew I was in the range of medals if I do everything in my free skating. I had a couple of under-rotated quad jumps in my short program. I came back to the practice this morning and worked on them. Recently, I was able to do two strong performances at our national championships, so that gave me a lot of confidence, but being able to win this competition surpassed everything I could have expected.
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu was unable to hold onto the lead, doubling a planned quadruple salchow, receiving an incorrect edge call on a triple flip and singling a triple lutz in his "Notre Dame de Paris" program to place third in the free skating with At the press conference, Hanyu talked about his disappointment for not winning as expected and his optimism to peak at the World Championships.
He says, "I am full of disappointment, but after I was done, I felt refreshed and relieved. Regarding my performance, there is a lot of what I need to improve. But I have not lost my confidence and there are a lot of things I can do better. Despite his errors, the sixteen-year-old said he was greatly satisfied of how he performed, especially when he did not expect to medal at all. Despite finishing second in the free skating, America's Max Aaron was unable to make the podium with a fourth-place finish and a total of Fellow skater Richard Dornbush slipped from third to fifth finishing 0.
Japan's Daisuke Takahashi had another disappointing skate finishing overall in seventh place with Kazakhstan's Denis Ten slipped from seventh to twelfth with a total of Pairs[ edit ] The final day of competition began with the pair's free skating. Despite a fall on the throw triple loop, the couple earned Following the event, Duhamel told reporters that they were disappointed with their performance, describing that their program to "Angel" was a struggle.
We want to show an improved free skating at the world championships.
We felt confident going in but once the music started it just became a struggle. It is a bit unfortunate that we lost the championship on an element we do easily all the time, but we don't intend on that happening next time", Moore-Towers said.
We want to better ourselves from here and from Nationals and we're really hoping that lands us on the podium. There are a lot of teams vying for the spot and we are trying to get it. If we keep working hard and skate the way we know we can it's attainable", she added. Despite making errors on both side by side elements and the side by side spins, they earned Ladies[ edit ] Following that event was the ladies' free skating with Japan continuing to display their dominance in ladies' singles by clean sweeping the podium for the second time in the history of the Four Continents Championships.
Despite under rotating a triple axel and the ends of two combinations and receiving an incorrect edge call on a triple lutz, Mao Asada earned Today's performance was about in-line with my practice, so I need to practice more to exceed today's level", the two-time World Champion said.
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My short program was beyond my practice level and free skating was within the range of my practice level. Lessons I learned from this competition are that I can push my level higher as long as I practice hard", she went on. Fellow skater Akiko Suzuki consolidated her second placement in the short with a mostly error free skating.
She landed six triples in her routine to "O" from Cirque du Soleil, earning At the World Championshipsthey won the bronze medal, after placing 3rd in the compulsory dance, 6th in the original dance, and 4th in the free skate.
They also won the Skate Canada International with a combined score of At that competition, they received the first Virtue and Moir at the Worlds In JanuaryVirtue and Moir won their third national title at the Canadian Championshipsplacing first in all three segments of the competition and earning They set Canadian records for free dance and for combined total.
They placed second in the compulsory dance, earning a new personal best score of In the free dance, they received four They became the first Canadian as well as the first North American ice dance team and the youngest dance team to win the Olympics, and the first ice dance team to win the Olympic gold on home ice.
They also won the original dance with Overall they claimed their first World Championship title scoring They received numerous Virtue underwent surgery in October to reduce the lingering pain in her shins and calves that is a result of chronic exertional compartment syndromeleading to their withdrawal from Skate Canada.
They were in the lead following the short dance but withdrew midway through the free dance after Virtue felt tightness in her left quad muscle. Upon returning home to Michigan we changed that lift immediately, so now we do an upside-down position instead of a split.
Following the World Championships, Virtue experienced pain in her shins and calves. She decided against another surgery and chose other methods to overcome the problem.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Virtue and Moir became the first North Americans and youngest skaters to win the Olympic gold medal in ice dance. The pair followed their Olympic victory by taking first place at the world championships that same year. Competitions —13 In OctoberVirtue underwent surgery for the second time and as a result the pair had to withdraw from the Canadian Championships and Skate Canada. However, they soon began training again and took second place at the World Championships. They also placed second in the Four Continents competition, the world championships, and the Grand Prix Final, where they lost narrowly to their training partners, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who also trained under coach Marina Zoueva.
In the ice dance competition that followed, they performed a technically challenging and emotional short program and free dance, but lost to Davis and White, taking home a second Olympic silver medal. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir receive their silver medals in figure skating ice dance at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia 18 February The second-place finish was coloured by controversy about the coaching and judging. Virtue and Moir did not compete in the world championship, but did tour with the ice show Stars on Ice, with which they had previously skated in and They also won the national championship, the Four Continents championship in South Korea and the world championship in Finland.
The following month they took gold at the Canada Skate International in Regina, setting a new personal best and world record with They delivered a thrilling performance in the team competition, winning both the short dance and free dance segments. Virtue and Moir thrilled fans in Canada and around the world during the main ice dance competition.
They set a world record score in the short program Papadakis and Cizeron in turn set a world record in the free dance