Skating


Korean champion retires

South Korea’s double Olympic speed-skating champion and reigning world record holder Lee Sang-hwa wept yesterday as she announced a knee injury was forcing her to hang up her skates....

May 17, 2019, Friday


Wu looking to do well over long distances

Wu Dajing, the men’s 500-meter short-track speed skating Olympic champion and world record holder, has called 2018 an “unforgettable” year, saying that his paramount objective in 2019 is to challenge his...

January 2, 2019, Wednesday


Ex-champions break the ice on new careers

SHANGHAI was treated to a star-studded performance of Stars on Ice last weekend, featuring some of the world’s top former champions. The US-based show in its Shanghai debut included singles stars such ...

September 22, 2018, Saturday


‘I am Yang Yang (A)’: Olympic icon inspires youth

YANG Yang went from being an ordinary little girl in northeast China to a short track world champion who broke China’s gold drought at the Winter Olympics. Last Friday she gave an inspiring talk to hundreds ...

May 8, 2018, Tuesday


Revitalizing a Chinese figure skating dream

LIKE many other Chinese born in the 1960s, a figure skater surnamed Bao has the popular given name of Zhenhua, literally meaning to revitalize China. She was lucky enough to witness the historic moment ...

May 6, 2018, Sunday


Ice speed skater Zhang receives IOC honor for services to sport

“A big turning point and an absolutely extraordinary day,” said China’s speed skater Zhang Hong after being elected onto the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission in Pyeongchang, South ...

March 10, 2018, Saturday


Chinese-American figure skater wins praise for heroic efforts

TRUE maturity and sportsmanship doesn’t necessarily guarantee winning. It’s also about picking oneself up, finding the courage to face a daunting setback and rising like a phoenix from the ashes of defeat. ...

March 3, 2018, Saturday


Russians shine on the ice in Pyeongchang, but Chinese optimistic for Beijing

THE women’s figure skating at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was all about Russia’s athletes, who shone in the Gangneung Ice Arena and wrapped up the top two places in single skating yesterday. Rising ...

February 24, 2018, Saturday


Fernandez ice dream to skate Spain to its 1st Olympic podium

IT was still dark on a cold December morning when Javier Fernandez arrived for practice at a modest rink. Only a few local skaters were at the venue in Valdemoro, a small suburb some 30 kilometers south ...

January 28, 2018, Sunday


Dope ban for speed skater

China’s Winter Olympic preparations were thrown into turmoil after it banned a speed skater for two years for failing a drugs test, the second such case in quick succession....

January 9, 2018, Tuesday




 

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