Shoko Ishikawa of Japan claimed the gold medal in the Ladies event Sunday at the NRW Trophy in Dortmund.
Sarah Hecken of Germany earned the silver and Yretha Silete of France took the bronze.
Once she had the jumps under her belt, Shoko Ishikawa impresses the crowd with great technical skills
and an elegant skate.
The young japanese lady picked up 92,26 points and totaled 146,96 points to remain in first place.
Sarah Hecken`s powerful routine featured 5 triple and 2 double jumps as well as beautiful spins. She collected 142.18 points overall
and moved up from fourth to earnt the silver medal. Yrethe Silete moved up from 11th to 3rd with a strong Free Skating.
She scored 92.67 points and accumulated 135.36 points overall.
Swedens Alexander Majorov took the lead in the Mens Short Programm ahead of Ivan Tretyakov of Russia and Samuel Contesti of
The swedish skater gave an entertaining performance to music from "Austin Powers" and produced a triple lutz-triple toe combination, a
triple axel and a triple Flip. His routine featured level three and four spins and he scored 68,21 points.
Russia`s Ivan Tretyakov turned in an smooth performance that included
a triple lutz-triple toe combination, a triple Axel, triple flip and two level four spins. He earned 64,12 points.
Italy`s Samuel Contesti put out an extraordinary performance and drew huge applause. But he struggled with some jumps in
his routine abd scored 62,68 points.
Stefanie Berton/Ondrej Hotarek of Italy won the Senior Pair's title at NRW Trophy Saturday in Dortmund.
Katharina Gierok/Florian Just (GER) took the silver medal and Adeline Canac/Yannick Bonheur of France claimed the bronze.
Overnight leader Stefanie Berton/Ondrej Hotarek put out technically demanding performance that featured a
triple-double-double toe combination and a level four flying change foot combination. Moreover they completed a level for
combination spin and as well a level four lasso lift and earned 153,91 points overall
"Smile Smile Happy Happy Hopp Hopp!" the homecrowd shouted when Katharina Gierok/Florian Just of Dortmund entered
the frozen floor. And the couple, who only teamed up 6 months ago, did have a reason to smile. Their routine included
a double salchow double-double toe combination, a triple toe, a throw double flip and throw triple salchow. Moreover
the completed level three and four spins and a level four lasso lift. To the delight of the homecrowd theys scored 88,89 and accumulated
132.27 points to earn the silver medal. "The audience cheered for us and that helped us a lot." commented Katharina.
Adeline Canac/Xanick Bonheur of France moved up from fourth to earn the bronze. The reeled up a double lutz twist lift
and difficult lifts. The second german couple Mari Vartmann/Aaron Van Cleave impressed the audience with two beautiful level four
spins. The german couple picked up 76,21 points and moved up from fifth to fourth at 116.48 points overall,
1.Alexander MAJOROV SWE 68.21
2. Ivan TRETYAKOV RUS 64.12
3. Samuel CONTESTI ITA 62.68
Shoko Ishikawa grabs the lead
Shoko Ishikawa of Japan grabbed the lead in th ladies short. Linnea Mellgren of Sweden and Elena Glebova
(EST) came in second and third. Germany`s Sarah Hecken is currently ranked fourth.
Shoko Ishikawa delivered a clean performance which was highlighted by a triple toe-triple toe combination and fast spins.
Her beautiful routine was rewarded with 54,33 points. The young swedish lady Linnea Mellgren put out a strong performance and hit
a triple toe-double toe combination, a triple flip and three level four spins. Mellgren earned 50,91 points.
Glebova`s program to "Sex and the City" inlcuded a trible-triple toeloop combination, a triple Salchow and
a triple Salchow. She collected 50,45 points. Germany`s Sarah Hecken lies in the waiting line. Her program included
a triple toe-double toe combination, triple salchow and a double Axel and a level spin. Hecken impressed with excellent skating skills
and a fluent glide and scored 50,16 points.
1. Shoko ISHIKAWA JPN 54,33
2. Linnea MELLGREN SWE 50,91
3. Elena Glebova EST 50,45
4. Sarah Hecken GER 50,16
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NRW Trophy in the News
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Paul Fentz performs his Free Skating
Enjoy the Free Skating of gold medal winner Paul Fentz of Germany
Timila Shresta claims the silver
Enjoy the Free Skating of Timila Shresta who claimed the silver medal
Jessica Füssinger earns the bronze
Enjoy the Free Skating of Jessica Füssinger who earned the bronze
Victory Ceremony Junior Men
Paul Fentz strikes gold
Paul Fentz of Germany skated to victory in the Junior Men event Friday at NRW Trophy followed by wo finish skaters;
Viktor Zubik claimed the silver and Mathias Versluis earned the bronze.
Overnight leader Paul Fentz put out an energetic performance and picked up 153,78 points overall. "It was a difficult
competition for me. I was`n`t in a really good shape in the run-up to the competition but anyway I had good expetations.
It was my goal to give my best and I think I can be confident with myself. I did some minor mistakes and I'll just keep on working on the quality but
I`m pleased for today" the young skater said.
Viktor Zubik originally comes from Estonia and competes for Finland in the second season. He turned in
a strong performance which was highlighted by different triple jumps. He totaled 147,43 points and said
"I like the place, I like the ice here, it`s a good competition for me." His coach Rennik Liivo added
"I`m confident with Viktor`s performance and think
he delivered a really good interpretation of the music. It`s the third year
I`m in Dortmund as a coach and I like the competition."
His Short Program had left Matthias Versluis in 9th place, but the young skater rallied back with a strong Free Skate and
earned the bronze with 136,31 points overall. "Matthias produced stable jumps today, I`m quite satisfied about them.
I think we have to work on the spins, he needs more speed to do better. But his presentation was really good," his coach commented.
Matthias added "My Free Skating was really good, probably the best I`ve ever done. I touched the ice with hands one time and
my spins could be better. But I`m happy about my jumps and quite satisfied overall."
Enjoy the short programm of Katharina Gierok/Florian Just currently ranked 2nd:
Short Program Stefanie Berton - Ondrej Hotarek ITA
Enjoy the Short Program of Stefanie Berton - Ondrej Hotarek currently ranked 1st
Former coach of the German National Team Peter Meyer
Florian and Katharina lie in the waiting line
Italy`s Stefanie Berton/Ondrej Hotarek lead after the Pairs Short Program on Friday.
Germany`s Katharina Gierok/Florian Just and Melodie Chantaigner/Medhi Bouzzine of France follow in second and third. The second
second german couple Mari Vartmann/Aaron van Cleave are currently ranked fourth.
The italian couple put out a strong performance and collected 55,17 points. Katharina Gierok/Florian Just delivered a solid program
and pickd up 43,48 points. Germany`s Mari Vartman/ Aaron van Cleave, who only teamed up five months ago, showed a beautiful and almost
"Im satisfied with the performance of both couples. Katharina and Florian delivered a solid program. It`s a pitty that Katharina
fell at the triple toeloop. But they are currently ranked second and showed a much better performance level than in their other
competitions this seasons. Mari and Aaron are in my opinion underated. Aaron doubled the triple toeloop but apart from that they produced a
fluid program with good elements and without big mistakes" commented their coach Knut Schubert.
"We are happy for today with what we did and we did our job that we came here to do. I had a lot of fun skating and am satisfied
with our program. We still can achieve a better grade of execution on our elements and achieve a higher score. It was great to go out
in front of a home crowd, the supported us really good!" Katharina added and Florian said "I`m just really happy with everything and liked
the poster made by our fans of Dortmund."
Russia's Aleksandra Deeva skated to victory in the Junior Ladies event Friday at the NRW Trophy in Dortmund.
Timila Shresta (FIN) claimed the silver and Germany`s Jessica Füssinger captured the bronze medal.
Overnight leader Aleksandra Deeva put out a solid program and recieved 128,96 points overall. The young finish lady Timila Shresta
could repeat her result of the last year and racked up a total of 119,84 points. "I`am happy about the silver medal", Timila
commented. Her coach added "Today's performance was much better than at the last competition. Timila`s elements went
well apart from a fail in the second double toeloop. Dortmund seems to be a good place for Timila."
To the delight of the homecrowd Jessica Füssinger moved up from eight to win the bronze with a strong Free Skating.
Overall she pocketed 111,72 points. "It was a great day for me. I didn't give my best performance in the short program.
In the free program I did pretty much everything I can do at this point. I'm very happy about the two landed triple
Salchows", Jessica noted.
Jessica Füssinger is followed by three other german girls. Anna Baumgärtel, Angelika Dubinski and Luisa Weber came in fourth, fift
and sixth. "„I'm quite satisfied with my free skating as it was much better as my short program yesterday. My Program
was clean and i landed two double Axels and a triple toeloop. And I did a good triple Salchow. That was a huge easement, because it didn`t worked so well in the practice.
But today I got it and moved up from 14th to 4th!" Anna Baumgärtel commented. Her coach Martha Albrecht added that Anna achieved
the norm for the national cadre.
Paul Fentz of Germany lead after the Junior Men Short Program on Thursday at the NRW Trophy in Moscow.
Russia`s Sergey Alekseev and Viktor Zubik of Finland follow in second and third. Fentz hit two triple-triple
jump combinations and scored 52.48 points. Alekseev`s playful program featured triple-jump combinations as well, but he garnered
low leves for his spins. The russian competitor picked up 52.21 points. Viktor Zubik gave a solid performance and earned
Niko Ulanovsky from Germany is the youngest competitor in the well-staffed competition and s sitting in 7th at 45.21 points.
Enjoy the performance of Natalya Fartushina who claimed the gold
Aleksandra Golovkina took the bronze
Enjoy Aleksandra Golovkina skating to the bronze medal:
Natalya Fartushina strikes the gold
Natalya Fartushina of Russia claimed the gold medal in the world class Advanced Novice event Wednesday at the NRW Trophy in
Dortmund. Agata Kryger of Poland earned the silver and Aleksandra Golokvina of Lithunia
took the bronze.
Fartushina gave an courageous performance that was highlighted by two triple loops and intricate footwork.
The young russian lady pocketed 54,80 points for the Free Skating and racked up 96,22 points overall. Agata Krygier
moved up from 4th to win the silver. The young polish lady seems to have nerves of steel. Her flight to Dortmund was canceled three
times and she arrived at Dortmund 2 minutes before she had to present her short programm. But she attested fighting spirit
and came in 4th after the short programm. With a little less of trouble she presented herself even better in the Free Skating
and collected 60.82 points. She landed two triple jumps and claimed the silver. Aleksandra Golokvina of Lithunia turned in a clean programm
and delivered solid jumps.
The best german competitor was Vivienne Schott from NRW who came in sixth.
Result Basic Pairs
1. Greta LUPATELLI / Paolo MASTRANGELO
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Dariia Gozhva Free Skating
Enjoy Dariia Gozhva skating to the victory.
Enjoy Marie-Clair Trojan skating to the silver medal:
The Medals in the category Basic Novice Girls are assigned.
Dariia Gozhva (UKR) scored 31,41 points and came in first. She put out technical ambitious performance and sparkled on the ice
with excellent jumps and left the other competitors far behind. She even tried a double Axel. Mari-Clair Trojan from
Dortmund was rewarded with the silver medal for her amazing performance. She nailed a double loop but failed the Flip. Overall she produced a solid performance with beautiful
spins and scored 27,38 points. "I 'm second, and that is extraordinary. I`m satisfied with my result because it was the first free skating at a competition this
season" the eleven year old youg lady commented.
Mari-Clair is followed by a second german participant: Fiona Meisgen earned the bronze with 25,69 points
Natalya Fartushina grabbed the lead
In the category Novice Girls the foreign competitors left the german participants behind. Natalya Fartushina (RUS)
grabbed the lead with 41,42 points. She putput out an excellent performance highlighted by two different triple jumps. Aleksandra Golovkina (LTU) scored 38,82 points
and ist currently ranked 2nd followed by the italian Giada Russo with 35,77 points.
Vivienne Schott from Germany delivered a solid program but but she made an error on the double Axel. She earned 31.07 points
and is currently ranked 7th. Elena Lippmann is currently ranked 24 with 26,05 points.
NRW Trophy 2010 - Preview
NRW Trophy 2010 for Single and Pair Skating starts next Thursday. About 260 skaters/couples from 30 nations
have been entered for the copetition. As always, we want to ensure
to produce a competition that
is exciting to the fans and fair to the participants.
In the Men's event, Samuel Contesti (ITA) who placed fourth at the world championships
and Kevin van der Perren (BEL) european silver medalist both have a good chance to earn th gold.
Other competitors include Denis Ten (KAS) and Adrian Schultheiss (SWE).
Sarah Meier (SUI), european silver medalist of the year 2007 and 2008, leads the Ladies competition .
She'll meet Viktoria Helgessen (SWE) and the german champion Sarah Hecken. Other competitors include british
champion Jenna MC Corkell and Elena Glebova (EST). Isabel Drescher from Germany returns back to her
long-time trainings base and is looking forward to challenge the international competition.
In the Senior Pair Skating event, Maylin Hausch / Daniel Wende (GER) will meet the
belorussian champions Lubov Bakirova/Mikalai Kamianchuk.
To young couples of Dortmund want to challenge the French team and are hoping for a podium finish here in Dortmund: Katharina
Gierok/Florian Just and Mari-Doris Vartman/Aarvon van Cleave are competing in their second international competition.
As well the categories Junior and Novice will offer exciting competition. The category junior men includes three participants
of Dortmund with Alexander
Betke, Nico Ulanovski and Tim Dieck .
In the category Junior Ladies 7 participants of NRW are competing and in the category basic novice
Mari Trojan and Katharina Frieben are looking forward to challenge the international competition.