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Japan's Abe oversees puppy handover to Russian Olympic champion - Manila Bulletin

MOSCOW – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on a three-day visit to Russia, took part on Saturday in the handing over of an Akita puppy to Russian Olympic champion figure skater Alina Zagitova. Endo Takashi, head of the Association for the ...

Russia's Olympic champion figure skater Zagitova says she will not part with her coach - TASS

IZHEVSK, May 27. /TASS/. Russia's 2018 Olympic champion in figure skating Alina Zagitova pledged on Sunday she will never follow the lead of her teammate and closest rival, Yevgeniya Medvedeva, and will never part with her coach Eteri Tutberidze.

Russian skater Zagitova receives Akita puppy - The Japan News

By Yoshio Hanada / Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent MOSCOW — Alina Zagitova, the gold medalist in women's figure skating at the Pyeongchang Olympics, received an Akita dog as a gift at a ceremony in Moscow on Saturday. The 3-month-old female, born ...

Akita group gives puppy to Olympic champion skater Alina Zagitova - The Japan Times

The 16-year-old skater fell in love with Akita dogs through photos in a magazine when she was in central Japan to prepare for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea in February. She asked her mother to get an Akita dog for her if she fared well ...

New Report Reviews Figure Skating Equipment Market to Grow at X% CAGR Worldwide – Trends, Emerging Growth ... - Expert Consulting

The Figure Skating Equipment Market report forecast 2017-2021 is a professional and detailed study on the present state also focuses on the major drivers, Figure Skating Equipment business strategists and effective growth for the key players. Figure ...

Figure skating champion Zagitova gets dog for gold - Inquirer.net

MOSCOW — Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has been given a Japanese akita dog in a ceremony involving Japan's prime minister. Zagitova said at this year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that she had fallen in love with the akita breed ...

Russian figure skater Zagitova gets Akita Inu puppy from Japan - Asahi Shimbun

MOSCOW--Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has been given an Akita Inu dog in a ceremony attended by Japan's prime minister. The three-month old female puppy has been offered to the 16-year-old gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter ...

Japan keeps word, gifts Akita dog to Russian skater Zagitova - The Nation

MOSCOW - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday took part in a ceremony to present a Japanese Akita dog to Russia's Olympic figure skating ...

Akita puppy given to Zagitova - NHK WORLD

Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova has been given an Akita puppy at a ceremony in Moscow attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Zagitova won the figure skating gold medal at the PyeongChang Olympics. She had asked her parents for an ...

Figure skating star Hanyu thrills fans with jumps in Chiba ice show - The Mainichi

25 exhibition skate at the Pyeongchang Olympics, where he won the gold medal to become the first male figure skater in 66 years to win golds at two consecutive Olympics. After the games, Hanyu performed in a show in the Tokyo suburban city of Chofu on ...

Olympic figure skating champion Zagitova receives Japanese puppy - Kyodo News Plus

Russia's Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova received an Akita puppy Saturday from a group preserving the Japanese dog breed at a ceremony in Moscow attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Zagitova has decided to name the ...

Olympic champion figure skater Zagitova receives Japanese puppy - The Mainichi

Russian Women's Olympic Figure Skating Gold medalist Alina Zagitova plays with an Akita Inu puppy named Masaru presented by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool).

In Photos: Russian figure skater Zagitova receives Japanese puppy - The Mainichi

Russian Women's Olympic Figure Skating Gold medalist Alina Zagitova holds An Akita Inu puppy named Masaru presented by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Abe is in Russia for talks with President ...

Bennett, Blake committed to doing what it takes to punch ticket to 2019 Canada Winter Games - Advertiser

Have you thought about what it would mean to skate for your province at the 2019 Canada Winter Games? Corner Brook figure skater Rebecca Bennett was pretty witty in her response to the question. “I haven't had time to think, I've been so busy,” the ...

Figure Skating Equipment Market Analysis, Growth Opportunities, Trends, Forecast to 2017 - Clean Technology

Figure Skating Equipment market reports covers the detailed information about key regions, market overview, market opportunities, market size, vendor analysis, market trends, market size and forecast. The total Figure Skating Equipment market is ...

The Best Athletes to Compete on Dancing with the Stars, Ranked - TV.com

The all-athletes edition of Dancing with the Stars confirmed something we already knew: sport stars own the ballroom floor. Over the course of 26 seasons, the reality competition series has seen the likes of boxing legend Laila Ali, Olympic figure ...

Johnny Weir to co-host new wedding cake competition on Food Network - LancasterOnline

Figure skater and Lancaster County native Johnny Weir continues to expand his television profile — this time moving into hosting a baking competition on the Food Network. The TV personality, who grew up in Quarryville, will host the new “Wedding Cake ...

Athlete of the Week: Figure skating sisters Delaney Ross & Peyton Ross - KHOU.com

Athlete of the Week: Figure skating sisters Delaney Ross & Peyton Ross. Unable to load video. Sisters and figure skaters Delaney and Peyton Ross, both 14, were nominated by their brother, Nolan, to be KHOU 11 Sports' Athlete of the Week. Published: 5 ...

Adam Rippon & Meryl Davis are the best athlete winners in 'Dancing with the Stars' history, according to our readers - Goldderby

Figure skaters come to the ballroom with an advantage since their sport already trains them in choreography and musical interpretation, and if you can do it while balancing on the narrow blade of an ice skate, you can do it in dancing shoes. But ...

Adam Rippon's figure skating future unclear after Dancing with the Stars - OlympicTalk (blog)

Rippon would have already had to indicate to U.S. Figure Skating if he intends to compete in the fall Grand Prix series, per the national governing body's international selection pool deadlines. Grand Prix assignments are typically announced in late ...

Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating and four skating. From novice through senior-level competition, skaters generally perform two programs which, depending on the discipline, may include spins, jumps, moves in the field, lifts, throw jumps, death spirals, and other elements or moves.

Figure skating
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Figure skates and edges
Highest governing body International Skating Union
Nicknames Skating
Characteristics
Team members Individuals, duos, or groups
Mixed gender Yes
Equipment Figure skates
Presence
Olympic Part of the Summer Olympics in 1908 and 1920;
Part of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 to today

Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating and four skating. From novice through senior-level competition, skaters generally perform two programs (short and long) which, depending on the discipline, may include spins, jumps, moves in the field, lifts, throw jumps, death spirals, and other elements or moves.

The blade has a groove on the bottom creating two distinct edges — inside and outside. In figure skating, the skater should glide on one edge of the blade and not on both at the same time, which is referred to as a flat edge. During a spin, skaters use the "sweet spot" of the blade, which is the roundest portion of the blade, just behind the pick and near the middle of the blade. Skates used in single and pair skating have a set of large, jagged teeth called toe picks on the front of the blade. Toe picks are mainly used in the take-off for jumps. Ice dancing blades are an inch shorter in the rear and have smaller toe picks.

Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior) at local, regional, national, and international competitions. The International Skating Union (ISU) regulates international figure skating judging and competitions. These include the Winter Olympics, the World Championships, the World Junior Championships, the European Championships, the Four Continents Championships, and the Grand Prix series (senior and junior).

The sport is also associated with show business. Major competitions generally conclude with exhibition galas, in which the top skaters from each discipline perform non-competitive programs. Many skaters, both during and after their competitive careers, also skate in ice shows which run during the competitive season and the off-season.

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Yulia Lipnitskaya's Phenomenal Free Program - Team Figure Skating | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Relive the amazing free program of Russia's 15 year old Yulia Lipnitskaya from the Team Figure Skating event at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games as she scores ...

US figure skater makes history, landing triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu, 24, did not make the 2014 Sochi Olympics team.

Regular People Try Olympic Figure Skating (With Kristi Yamaguchi)

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Mikayla Chapman figure skating to Yiruma, A River Flows In You

Actress Mikayla Shae Chapman skates to the music of Yiruma's, A River Flows In You Bella's Lullaby PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to our Channel and follow us on ...

My abusive figure skating life

Figure skating will always be an important part of who I am, but it didn't go without some hardships. I will say, that my experience will not be the same as ...