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Figure skating – Medvedeva emulates Kwan by winning back-to-back world titles

HELSINKI: A performance full of grace and technical wizardry proved that Evgenia Medvedeva will be the woman to beat at next year’s Winter Olympics as the Russian soared above her rivals to win back-to-back titles at the world figure skating championships. Friday’s triumph with a world record total of 233.41 points made her the first… Read More »

Figure skating – 'Old guard' out to keep young guns at bay in Helsinki

LONDON: Javier Fernandez, Yuzuru Hanyu and Patrick Chan have won the last six men’s titles at the figure skating world championships but the ‘old guard’ will be under pressure in Helsinki to quell the growing threat posed by a gang of high-flying upstarts. In the final global meet before next February’s Winter Olympics in South… Read More »

Figure skater Kim unveils 2018 Winter Games coins

SEOUL: South Korea’s 2010 Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna helped unveil a set of commemorative coins for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games on Thursday. The coins feature winter sports, such as South Korea’s traditional “Gorosoi ski” on a 30,000 won(20.6872 pounds) gold coin, and short track speed skating, ski jumping, and luge on the… Read More »