FIGURE SKATING: China and Russia split golds at Shiseido Cup of China

Russia's newest teen skating sensation: Anna Shcherbakova (Photo: ISU)

Reigning World Champions Wenjing Sui and Cong Han won the Pairs as expected and Boyang Jin won the men’s competition in front of a home crowd in Chongqing at the ISU Grand Prix/Shiseido Cup of China.

Sui and Han compiled a big lead of nearly 12 points in the Short Program and won the Free Skate by exactly 16 points for a 228.37-199.97 final margin.

Jin, the two-time Worlds bronze medalist, won easily over teammate Han Yan, 261.53-249.45, coming from second after the Short Program to win his first Grand Prix gold medal.

Russians won the women’s event and the Ice Dance. Fifteen-year-old Anna Shcherbakova added to her Skate America win with a dominant 226.04-211.18 victory over Japan’s Satoko Miyahara, with 2015 World Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva – still just 22 – in third.

Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov won the Ice Dance in a tussle with Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates. The Russians won the Short Program, but Chock and Bates won the Free Program, ending up just a little short, 209.90-208.55. Summaries:

ISU Grand Prix/Shiseido Cup of China
Chongqing (CHN) ~ 8-10 November 2019
(Full results here)

Men/Singles: 1. Boyang Jin (CHN), 261.53 (2nd in Short Program + 1st in Free Skate); 2. Han Yan (CHN), 249.45 (1+2); 3. Matteo Rizzo (ITA), 241.88 (3+4); 4. Keegan Messing (CAN), 237.36 (5+3); 5. Keiji Tanaka (JPN), 233.62 (7+5).

Women/Singles: 1. Anna Shcherbakova (RUS), 226.04 (1+1); 2. Satoko Miyahara (JPN), 211.18 (2+3); 3. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS), 209.10 (4+2); 4. Young You (KOR), 191.81 (7+4); 5. Sofia Samodurova (RUS), 185.29 (5+5). Also: 6. Amber Glenn (USA), 178.35 (3+6).

Pairs: 1. Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN), 228.37 (1+1); 2. Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN), 199.97 (3+2); 3. Liubov Ilyushechkina/Charlie Bilodeau (CAN), 190.73; 4. Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise (ITA), 182.88 (4+5); 5. Tae Ok Ryom/Ju Sik Kim (PRK), 179.55 (8+4). Also: 6. Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea (USA), 178.79 (5+6).

Ice Dance: 1. Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS), 209.90 (1+2); 2. Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA), 208.55 (2+1); 3. Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Sorenson (CAN), 190.74 (3+3); 4. Shiyue Wang/Xinyu Liu (CHN), 186.45 (4+4); 5. Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA), 179.96 (5+5).

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