SAITAMA, Japan America's Nathan Chen successfully defended his world figure skating title on Saturday with a spectacular, record-setting free skate in a nail-biting contest with hometown favorite and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan.
* Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan takes second, delights home crowd
SAITAMA, Japan, March 23 Unstoppable French ice dance duo of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took their fourth world championship crown and set a new world record with a sensual routine that won a standing ovation from the packed crowd on Saturday.
TOKYO Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova on Friday claimed yet another crown by winning the world title, overcoming an uneven season by soaring to a commanding win with an ambitious programme that left the Russian in tears.
TOKYO, March 22 Reigning world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France took a decisive step towards a fourth ice dancing crown on Friday after clinching a strong lead with an elegant tango-themed rhythm dance.
TOKYO/SEOUL American skater Mariah Bell could meet with Lim Eun-soo later on Friday to apologise for making contact with the South Korean during a warm-up at the World Championships and leaving the teenager with a cut leg, the Korea Skating Union (KSU) said.
TOKYO Defending world champion Nathan Chen of the United States took a commanding lead in the men's short programme at the World Championships on Thursday with a dynamic skate, while home favourite and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu came in third.
TOKYO, March 21 China's Olympic silver medallists Sui Wenjing and Han Cong took the pairs skating crown at the World Championships on Thursday after a breathtaking free skate at the Saitama Super Arena.
TOKYO Russian Olympic champion Alina Zagitova overcame an inconsistent season to take top spot in the ladies short programme at the World Championships, with her compatriots also leading the pairs competition on Wednesday.
TOKYO Yuzuru Hanyu, the only man in more than 50 years to win back-to-back Olympic gold in figure skating, said on Tuesday that his condition is "100 percent" ahead of the world championships after months out of competition with an ankle injury.