The planet figure skating championships from Saitama, Japan, air reside on USA Network and Peacock subsequent week.
The U.S. has medal contenders in all 4 disciplines, 1 year immediately after winning a medal in all 4 events for the initially time given that 1967 (note Russia’s ban, and China sent no skaters).
In the pairs’ occasion that begins Tuesday evening (U.S. time), Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier can turn into the initially U.S. duo to win a number of planet titles, 1 year immediately after becoming the initially American pair to take gold given that 1979.
They rank second in the planet this season behind Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara, final year’s silver medalists who appear to earn Japan’s initially pairs’ planet title.
Japan has the world’s best two women’s singles skaters in reigning planet champion Kaori Sakamoto and Grand Prix Final winner Mai Mihara.
Isabeau Levito, a 16-year-old American who won final year’s planet junior title, ranks fourth in the field by greatest score this season. She can turn into the youngest planet medalist given that 2014.
Ilia Malinin, an 18-year-old American who this season became the initially skater to land a quadruple Axel, is seeded second in the men’s field behind Shoma Uno, the reigning planet champion from Japan.
In ice dance, Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates posted the world’s best score this season at final month’s 4 Continents Championships in Colorado Springs. Just after 12 seasons with each other, their purpose is to win their initially planet title immediately after silver in 2015, bronze in 2016 and bronze in 2022.
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