Italian skater hilariously gets left hanging by pairs partner

Italian figure-skating pair Ondrej Hotarek and Valentina Marchei have some solid chemistry on the ice but not quite as much off of it.Hotarek and Marchei competed in Wednesday’s pairs short program event. As the two celebrated their score afterwards, Hotarek went in for a high-five only to be hilariously given the cold shoulder by his partner (no pun intended). Talk about the longest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Yuzuru Hanyu has 'no intention of retiring,' has sights set on quad Axel

Fresh off his repeat gold medal in the men’s singles competition, Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu has his sights set on an even loftier goal. The two-time champion made it clear he’s not interested in retiring, and the fuel that’s driving him forward is a nearly impossible goal. “I have achieved what I set out to do and I have no intention of retiring,” he said, according to Kyodo News. “Whenever...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

French skater Gabriella Papadakis has major wardrobe malfunction

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis had a major wardrobe malfunction during her short dance program at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday.Papadakis was wearing a halter top of sorts, and her partner, Guillaume Cizeron, seemed to unhook the top of the dress towards the beginning of the program. Unfortunately, Papadakis ended up worrying about her top coming off and exposing her...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC analyst Tanith White uses unfortunate wording when talking about Shibutanis

NBC analyst Tanith White used some unfortunate wording when discussing the Shibutani siblings’ performance at the Olympics on Monday.White was talking about Alex and Maia Shibutani — the American brother and sister figure skating team — and mentioned a potential weakness. She referred to it as a “chink in the armor.” “Chink in the armor” is a phrase used to describe a weakness. But...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu needed painkillers to make it through gold-medal performance

Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won gold over the weekend in the men’s singles competition, and what made his performance even more impressive is that he apparently did it on one leg in a sense.Hanyu, who won the hearts of many in PyeongChang with his brilliance on the ice and his devoted, Winnie-the-Pooh-tossing supporters, told reporters on Sunday that he needed painkillers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian figure skater credits K-Pop group for her strong Olympic performance

Evgenia Medvedeva is drawing inspiration from a seemingly unlikely source in PyeongChang.The Russian figure skater, who broke her own world record with a score of 81.61 in the women’s short program on Wednesday, revealed that she is a big K-Pop fan and credited her favorite group EXO for her strong showing.“It’s unreal inspiration and it really improved my mood,” said Medvedeva of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Rippon went a little too heavy on the free McDonald’s at Olympics

Adam Rippon will likely have plenty of endorsement opportunities after he became one of the breakout stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but a partnership with McDonald’s seems unlikely.Rippon, who won a bronze medal in figure skating in PyeongChang, said on Saturday that he hit the free McDonald’s at the Olympics a bit too hard. The 28-year-old joked that he is going to beg his trainer...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirai Nagasu apologizes for controversial remarks

U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu apologized for a set of comments she made after her singles event that apparently came off the wrong way.Nagasu credited herself, saying she “saved” the U.S. in the team event to win a bronze medal, while adding that she treated her free skate as an audition for Dancing With the Stars. Many were unimpressed with this conduct, viewing her as discrediting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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