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China's Olympic speed skating champ Zhang Hong takes bronze at worlds

China's first speed skating Olympic champion Zhang Hong settled for a third-finish in the women's 500 meters at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Kolomna, Russia on Saturday. <br /><br />South Korean star Lee Sang-hwa dominated the race and captured her third world title. She posted the track record time of 74.859 seconds after two runs. Brittany Bowe of the United States took the silver in 75.663, and Zhang got the bronze in 75.688. China's Yu Jing ranked eighth. <br /><br />Zhang had the second-best time in the first run, but she could only manage the third fastest mark in the second. <br /><br />Zhang, who won China's first Olympic gold in speed skating at Sochi 2014 where she triumphed in 1,000m, finished fifth in the event at the worlds on Friday. <br /><br />Lee has been Zhang's arch rival and it was her first world championships in three years. Lee has won the past two Olympic gold medals in the 500m and also holds the world record in the distance at 36.36 seconds. <br /><br />Prior to this competition, Lee and Zhang had been tied with four ISU World Cup titles apiece this season, though Zhang was leading over Lee in World Cup points, 690 to 680, thanks to additional podium finishes.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/2/14 9:34:45

Highlights of World Single Distances Speed Skating C'ships in Russia

Russian speed skater Natalya Voronina competes in 3000m distance during World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Kolomna, Russia, on Feb. 11, 2016.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/2/12 11:51:54

Outdoor ceremony brings China's National Winter Games to close in Xinjiang

A splendid outdoor ceremony at the Silk Road ski resort brought to close the 13th Chinese National Winter Games Saturday afternoon, which is an opportunity to help build interest in winter sport in the country's build-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/31 22:52:14

Russia, France win last golds in Euro figure skating

The last two gold medals in the ISU European figure skating championships went to Russia and France on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/31 9:37:19

China's future stars to watch in Winter Olympics

The 13th Chinese National Winter Games, the first multi-sport winter event following Beijing's successful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, has brought a number of budding stars to our attention.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/30 14:46:40

Worlds junior runner-up Jin wins figure skating gold, Qiqihar takes men's ice hockey title at National Winter Games

World junior silver medalist Jin Boyang lit up the figure skating competition at the National Winter Games here on Friday when he landed four quadruple jumps to claim the men's title with 196.62 points.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/30 14:46:18

Air on ice

Sui Wenjing (top) and Han Cong of Team Harbin compete in the pairs free skating during the 13th Chinese National Winter Games in Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The duo, who won the title with 236.56 points, scored 154.02 points in free skating after leading the short program with 82.54 points.
Soure:Global Times: 2016/1/29 23:59:16

European figure skating championships open in Bratislava

The 79th European figure skating championships were officially opened Wednesday by Slovak President Andrej Kiska.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/28 11:01:19

Hanging tight

Liu Jiayu of Team Harbin competes in the women's halfpipe snowboarding at the 13th Chinese National Winter Games on Friday in Fukang, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The 23-year-old, who missed 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics due to injury, won gold with 88.75 points.
Soure:Global Times: 2016/1/27 19:24:59

Grandma travels 4,500km to cheer for ice hockey player at National Winter Games

A 45-hour trip by train could be a challenge physically for a youth of 20. Not to mention for a 71-year-old lady like Li Shuyun.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/27 10:20:53

Olympic champ Zhang wins 3 gold in National Winter Games, falls short of setting world record

Olympic speed skating champion Zhang Hong claimed her third gold medal at the Chinese National Winter Games on Monday when she powered to victory in the women's 1,000m final.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/25 22:18:39

US figure skating results

Following are the leading results on Sunday from the US figure skating championships:
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/25 9:37:08

Chinese National Winter Games brings momentum for ski's development in birth place

Dressed in ethnic costumes with a leather arrow bag on his back, Yerbayer Nikaman moved around elegantly in traditional hide-made skis at the Xinjiang Ice Sports Center, mimicing primitive hunting activities in north Xinjiang.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/22 21:21:49

Fan wins women's 1,500m short-track speedskating with world record time at National Winter Games

Olympic silver medalist Fan Kexin clocked two minutes 16.024 seconds to win the women's 1,500-meter gold medal at the 13th National Winter Games of China, surpassing the previous world record by more than half a second.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/21 21:04:27

Jansrud wins WC event

Kjetil Jansrud trumped Norwegian teammate Aksel Lund Svindal to win Friday's World Cup super-combined event in Wengen.
Soure:AFP: 2016/1/16 10:05:05

First event of National Winter Games delayed by heavy wind

The first event, ski jumping in the 13th National Winter Games of the People's Republic of China was postponed to Sunday because of heavy wind in Yabuli on January 9.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/9 18:14:32

Kueng out for season

Defending world downhill champion Patrick Kueng has called a premature end to his season because of persistent knee pain.
Soure:AFP: 2016/1/8 23:13:02

FIS bans camera drones from world cup

The International Ski Federation (FIS) is banning camera drones from its World Cup races after a drone crashed and nearly hit Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher during a slalom in Italy.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/12/24 9:34:35