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Javier Fernández figure skater world champion

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The skater Javier Fernandez has achieved World Champion of Skating in Shanghai, a real hand in hand with the Olympic champion Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu.

Fernandez has achieved its goal World Champion figure skater, the same season that managed to be triple European champion and silver medal in the final Grand Prix of Barcelona, ​​being the greatest achievement of ice sports in Spain.

After hanging twice bronze in 2013 and 2014, Javier went all out in the long program, before a packed Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai. Its distance on Yuzuru was minimal, only half points behind, so Javier just had to do what you know, a flawless long program.

First out was the Japanese who had his best program with a score of 175.88, which weighed a couple of glitches, a fall and a double instead of a quad.

Next on the scene was the Spanish skater, who masterfully played his “Barber of Seville”, earning a total score of 181.16, which will aupaba the top of world drawer.

Finally the gold was for the Spanish Javier Fernández (273.90 points), silver for the Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu (271.08) and bronze for Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten (267.72).

This result will allow Spain to have three squares next year on the world of Boston (USA).

Final Results

1. Javier Fernandez (Spain) / 273.90
2. Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) / 271.08
3. Denis Ten (Kazakhstan) /267.72
4. Jason Brown (USA) /248.29
5. Nam Nguyen (Canada) /242.59
6. Misha Ge (Uzbekistan) /234.89
7. Maksim Kovtun (Russia) /230.70
8. Adam Rippon (USA) / 229.71

Javier Fernández looks forward to Shanghai’s meeting

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There’s not much time left for the start at the Oriental Sports Centre in Shanghai of the World Championship of figure skating. The Spanish team presence will be impressive and leaded by the three times European Champion, Madrid’s Javier Fernández.

Besides Fernández, the national team will also include this season’s revelation Ice Dance pair, Sara Hurtado and Adrià Díaz.

Javier Fernández, Europe’s current champion, will try to obtain the so looked for World Champion title with his two star programs, with the song “Black Betty” for the short program and music form “Il barbieri de Sevilla” for the free program.

The strongest contestants Javier will face are Russia’s Sergei Voronov , current silver medallist for the European Championship, USA’s Jeremy Abbott, and the Russian Maxim Kovtum and above all of them, the current World Champion Japan’s Yuruzu Hanyu.

Ice Dance pair, Sara Hurtado and Adrià Díaz, will try to reach the world’s Top-ten group.

Championship schedule

Wednesday 25th
Dance short program 5:15-07:25h (Sara Hurtado – Adrià Díaz) Short pair program 11:42-14:36h

Thursday 26th
Women short program 5:20-08:32 h pairs free program 12:00-15:00 h

Friday 27th
Ice dance short program 4:15-06:49 h (Sara Hurtado – Adrià Díaz) Men short program 10:20-13:52 h (Javier Fernández)

Saturday 28th
Women free program 4:24-07:25 h
Men free program 11:45-14:52 h (Javier Fernández)

Adrià Díaz and Sara Hurtado silver medal at the Winter Universiada

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The dance pair Adrià Díaz and Sara Hurtado got the silver medal last Saturday, 7th of February, at the “Granada Iglu” during the Winter Universiada Granada 2015. With a partial score of 100.44 points, which added to the 63.12 from the short program, gave them the second place, only to loose the gold medal to the Italian pair, Charlene Guignard and Marc Fabbri ( 164.98 pts ).

With this silver medal, Sara and  Adrià finished two extremely succesful weeks where they managed to reach the European “Top 5″, a silver medal at the Universiada and highly motivated for the World series in Xangai at the end of March.

The European Ice Skating Championship starts in Stockholm

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A new edition of the European Championship starts at Stockholm’s Globen Arena, where the Spanish top stars team are led by double European champion, Madrid’s Javier Fernandez.

Besides Fernandez, the members of the national team are Javier Raya, Sonia Lafuente, and the dance pairs, Sara Hurtado-Adrián Díaz and Celia Robledo – Luis Fenero.

Javier Fernández, current European Champion will try to enter the elite club of three continental titles holders such as Jan Hoffman, Alexander Fadeev, Ondrej Nepela, Emmerich Danzer o Alain Calmat.

Javier Raya will also compete in Fernandez’s category with the objective of making the continental top ten after winning the Santa Claus Cup and the Andorra Open.

With the same objective, Sonia Lafuente will try to get back on the top ten after achieving that placing in 2013, which will allow her to be present in Shanghai.

Sara Hurtado and Adrià Díaz will try to get to the top group while Celia Robledo and Luis Fenero, rookies on this competition, will try to be in the top 15 group.

Javier Fernández gets the Moscow’s gold and will compete in his third Grand Prix Final in Barcelona

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Performing to “The Barber of Seville”, Fernandez nailed a quadruple toeloop and four triple jumps, but his two quad Salchow were not clean. The European Champion picked up a level four for two spins and a level three for the footwork to score a seasons best of 171.09 points. He accumulated 265.01 points overall. With a first and second place in his Grand Prix events, Fernandez has booked his ticket to the Grand Prix Final in his home country. “I tried my best. It was an important competition for me for the Grand Prix Final. Some landings and the loop didn’t happen perfectly, but I fought in the program from the beginning to the end”, the Spaniard said.

The Organizing Committee of the 2014 ISU Grand Prix Barcelona ratifies the Master Plan

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The Organizing Committee of the ISU Grand Prix Final ice skating Barcelona has ratified the 2014 Master Plan of the event after today’s meeting of the heads of the event in the City Council Chamber Tàpies in Barcelona. In addition, this meeting also approved the communication campaign and the image of the event.

The co-chair of the event and 4th Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council, Maite Fandos, said that thanks to the celebration of this event “Barcelona again demonstrates its organizational capacity of an event of the highest international level, such as the World Cup Basketball 2014 or World Swimming Championships 2013 “. Meanwhile, the other co-chair of the event, the president of the Spanish Federation of Ice Sports, Maria Teresa Samaranch, has acknowledged that “the running of the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona skating is a golden opportunity for city to present to the world of ice sports thanks to an event of the first magnitude. ”

The ice skating fans worldwide can now purchase tickets for each day of the ISU Grand Prix Final 2014 Barcelona through the official website www.gpf2014barcelona.com event where they can get their seats for both Senior event as the Junior category. Individual tickets for a single session will go on sale in the weeks leading up to the competition.

Web: www.gpf2014barcelona.com
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Twitter: @gpfbarcelona

Official launching of the ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating 2014 in Barcelona

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Barcelona will become the world’s capital of ice figure skating by hosting the ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating form the 11th to the 14th of December at the CCIB in the Forum area. The six best skaters of the four disciplines, men, women, pair and dance, will attend the event. The Barcelona Council and the Spanish Federation of ice sports, two of the organisers, look forward to the participation of Javier Fernández the best Spanish skater of all times, European double champion who has shown great interests in participating in the Barcelona event.

In order to do so, Fernández and the other 140 sportsmen and sportswomen will have to obtain their ticket to Barcelona in two of the six stages of this ISU Grand Prix season: Chicago (Skate America), Kelowna (Skate Canada), Xangai (Lexus Cup), Moscow (Rostelecom Cup), Bordeus (Trophee Eric Bompard) or Osaka (NHK Trophy). Only the top six of each modality, after adding their two scores, will be invited to Barcelona.

During the launching, the Deputy Mayor of the Barcelona Council for Quality of Life, Equality and Sports, Maite Fandos stated her happiness about holding “an event that has never taken place in this city and that will make Barcelona the capital of an international sport. If we wish to hold a Winter Olympic Games edition we need to promote the city and ice sports”.

The competition that will be held at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), “will be the culmination of the world circuit, the most important after the World Championship and the Olympic Games” the alderwoman said. Fandos has also admitted that “we know ISU officials were excited about the venue which will also define a before and after the Grand Prix Final. We will adjust the venue to allow a 5,500 audience which will mean that 32,000 followers of the sport will be able to enjoy the competition”.

The President of the Spanish Ice Sports Federation (FEDH), María Teresa Samaranch stated that this ISU Grand Prix Final “is the first main competition of the Olympic cycle that will peak in Pyongchang 2018 and it is, as well, the first time that a competition of this importance takes place in Spain.” Samaranch also declared that for the FEDH “it is very important to be able to take part in this event, together with the Barcelona Council, so that winter sports are more and more known and practiced. We are thrilled with this project.”

Spanish contenders such as Fernández will compete for his pass to the ISU Grand Prix Final Barcelona at the Skate Canada and at the Rostelecom Cup of Rússia while the pair of dance Sara Hurtado and Adrià Díaz will compete in Canada and at the Trofeu Bompard of Bordeaux.

Season tickets will be on sale from July the 10th in the event’s official web site www.gpf2014barcelona.com. Single day tickets will be on sale a few weeks before the event.