• Figure Skater Ekaterina Kurakova Couldn't Contain Herself After Nailing This Routine

    9 days ago - By PopSugar

    Polish figure skater Ekaterina Kurakova currently sits in fifth place at the 2022 European Championships following this short program, which is no small feat in a field dominated by incredible skaters like Russia's Kamila Valieva , who just broke her own short-program record. Nineteen-year-old Kurakova, who hopes to represent Poland at the Olympics in a few weeks, is known for skating with total joy, which is why this routine is so fun to watch. She leapt across the ice and floated up into her jumps. Kurakova is one of those skaters whose personality comes across in every move she...
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  • Kamila Valieva's "Otherworldly" Figure Skating Short Program Set Another Record

    Kamila Valieva's "Otherworldly" Figure Skating Short Program Set Another Record

    9 days ago - By PopSugar

    Kamila Valieva, the Russian national champion and favorite for the Beijing Olympic podium, scored a world-record-setting 90.45 for her 2022 ISU European Figure Skating Championships short program. In fact, the 15-year-old bested her own short-program record of 87.42, which she'd previously set in November at the 2021 Rostelecom Cup. This also means that Valieva is the first woman to break 90 points under the current scoring system, according to NBC Sports .
    Valieva's short program, seen in full above, was spectacular then, and it's spectacular now. Set to Kirill Richter's "In Memoriam...
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