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2016 World Championships

Boston, MA USA
28 March - 3 April 2016


2016 Worlds Medal Count

  Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA   2 1 3
CHN   1 1 2
RUS 1   1 2
CAN 1 1
ESP 1     1
FRA 1     1
GER     1 1
JPN   1   1

2015 Worlds Medal Count

  Gold Silver Bronze Total
CAN 1   1 2
CHN   1 1 2
JPN   2   2
RUS 1   1 2
ESP 1     1
FRA 1     1
KAZ     1 1
USA   1   1

Estimated Attendance for 2016 Worlds

LSP 8,100 LFS 15,000
MSP 6,000 MFS 13,500
PSP 6,750 PFS 13,500
DSD 4,500 DFD 10,200
Exh 13,500 Total 91,050

Estimated Attendance for 2015  Worlds

LSP 7,500 LFS 11,500
MSP 10,000 MFS 12,000
PSP 12,000 PFS 11,500
DSD 6,400 DFD 10,500
Exh 12,500 Total 93,900

Shibutanis Skate to Silver in Ice Dance

Yuzuro Hanyu in Men's Short Program

Satoko Miyahara at Tuesday Practice

Gracie Gold at Tuesday Practice

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford Golden Again

Evgenia Medvedeva Wins Gold in First Appearance at Worlds,
Ashley Wagner Wins First World Medal for U.S. Ladies Since 2006

Backstage in Boston III - Worlds wrapped up on Sunday, and I have to say, it was probably one of the greatest events that Iíve ever attended, honestly.

It was everything one might imagine and more, as Boston hit it out of the proverbial park as the host city of this celebrated international skating fete.

Fernandez Repeats as Men's Champion with Memorable Performance

Wenjing Sui  and Cong Han Take Lead in Pairs Event

Backstage in Boston II - Itís Saturday, the final day of competition at the World Championships here in Boston and I must say, itís been one incredible experience, both on and behind the so-called scenes and it is a world-class event in every respect.

The skating and performance level of these elite skaters has been tremendous in every respect, particularly that of the U.S. world team.

Papadakis & Cizeron Defend Their World Title with Another Magical Program

Gracie Gold Leads After Ladies Short Program, In Position to Break the Drought

Backstage in Boston - Worlds are well underway here in Boston and they are everything anyone might well imagine it to be.

The athletes, coaches, officials and media members are here in tow from all over the world and the TD Garden is bursting with energy and activity in every way imaginable.

Hanyu Gives Short Program Performance Near His World Record

Papadakis & Cizeron Win the Short Dance - About 4,500 spectators saw the first part of the 2016 World Championships in Boston which was the short dance of the 30 ice dance couples. The general level of the competition was very high. There were no falls at all and only minor mistakes.

More Boot Issues For Nagasu

Mirai Nagasu missed her practice at the TD Garden Tuesday due to another boot issue.  We later learned that issue was similar to the problem she experienced at Nationals in January.  In this case the boot outer leather split on the opposite boot and required patching.

U.S. Team Ready to Take on the World

World's Best to Compete in Boston

Audio Interview with Grant Hockstein (8:20) 

Polina Edmunds Withdraws from World Championships

2016 U.S. silver medalist Polina Edmunds has withdrawn from the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships due to a bone bruise in her right foot. Alternate Mirai Nagasu will represent Team USA at the World Championships, which begin March 28, in Boston.

Edmunds' bone bruise has limited her ability to tap with her right foot and perform Lutz and flip jumps. She is expected to make a full recovery with an appropriate period of rest.

"While the decision to withdraw is disappointing, I don't want to compete at the World Championships without performing my hardest technical elements,"Ě Edmunds said. "I go to competition with the goal of representing Team USA to the best of my ability and performing my strongest programs. I will take time to recover and am looking forward to preparing for next season. I wish Team USA and all competitors at Worlds the best of luck."

Nagasu will join Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner as the ladies entries for the U.S. at the World Championships.  Nagasu placed fourth at the 2016 U.S. National Championships in January despite a boot failure in the Short Program that nearly derailed her season.  She won the silver medal at the 2016 Four Continents championships in February. 


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