Archive Monthly Archives: March 2017

Eric Radford battling hip issue

The timing couldn’t be worse. A day before the pair short program at the world figure skating championship, two-time world champion Eric Radford could see there was something wrong with his hip. And he could not do a triple Lutz. “I’ve had a spasmed muscle in my deep abdominals,” he said, clenching his right hip […]

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Chen hobbled only by boots

HELSINKI Nathan Chen has blasted history, made history and defied history with his assembly of powerful quads this season. When the 17-year-old American defeated a savvy Olympic veteran in Yuzuru Hanyu at the Four Continents championships last month, well, the figure skating world just hasn’t been the same. On the first day of the world […]

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

In the early days, Sui Wenjing and Han Cong did cute. They were cute. They bopped around the ice doing country dance one year, he clad (depending on the competition) in chaps, plaid shirt, fringes, faded  jeans, boot covers that suggested spurs;  she in red gingham and a little girl smile. They did Kalinka, too, […]

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Virtue and Moir's "warmup" season

This was supposed to be only the warmup season for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir after a two-year respite. The one where they chugged their engines back into order, cleaned out the cobwebs, overhauled their basic skating skills, and stubbed their toes a few times against the curbs of the sport. But so far the […]

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Jason Brown: bouncing back

If Jason Brown ever found himself in the Hundred Acre Wood, he would be Tigger, hopping and bopping, swinging his arms around everybody with glee, smiling until tomorrow. “Tiggers are wonderful things,” the song goes. “Their tops are made out of rubber. Their bottoms are made out of springs.” The young American is irrepressibly positive, […]

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