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January 24, 2013
[WaTcH] 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships live streaming online HD Tv Covarage
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Jan 24, 2013
The 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships will open in Zagreb, Croatia, on January 23. The ISU European Figure Skating Championships return to Zagreb for the fourth time in history. The event was held in the Croatian capital in 1974, 1979 and 2008 before.151 skaters from 34 ISU members have been entered for the Championships. Following a decision of the ISU Congress in 2012, no Preliminary Rounds will be held. Instead, skaters/couples need to have obtained a minimum total technical score in Short Program and Free Skating in order to compete at the European Championships.
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The schedule of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2013
Wednesday, January 23: Short Dance, Pairs Short Program
Thursday, January 24: Men Short Program, Pairs Free Skating
Friday, January 25: Ladies Short Program, Free Dance
Saturday, January 26: Men Free Skating, Ladies Free Skating
Sunday, January 27: Exhibition Gala
The Men’s event focuses on the battle of the veterans against the youngsters. 2006 Olympic Champion, two-time Olympic silver medalist and seven-time European Champion Evgeni Plushenko (RUS), 30, returns to the European Championships to defend his title. Plushenko’s toughest rival probably will be Grand Prix finalist Javier Fernandez (ESP), 21, who aims at a historic first ISU Championships medal in figure skating for Spain. Fernandez has the highest season best score of the European men with 258.62 points. Plushenko did not compete internationally yet this season.
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Reigning World and European Champion Carolina Kostner (ITA), 25, is aiming for her fifth European crown. Kostner did not compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating this season but won the Italian National Championships. Kostner faces competition from 16-year-old Russians Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Adelina Sotnikova who debut at the ISU European Championships. Tuktamysheva comes with a seasons best of 179.62 points to Zagreb and won the Russian Championships in December. Sotnikova got a seasons best of 168.96 points. Other contenders include two-time and reigning European bronze medalist Elene Gedevanishvili (GEO), Valentina Marchei (ITA) and Viktoria Helgesson (SWE). 2012 European silver medalist Kiira Korpi (FIN) has withdrawn due to injury.
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