Alina Zagitova (OAR) produced a sparkling display of skating in her free programme performance to win Olympic gold at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Friday 23 February. Backing up a world record in the earlier short program, the first of two events to decide the women's singles figure skating gold ...
To many people, Figure Skating defines the Winter Olympics. It combines grace, power, balance, and beauty. The 2018 Winter Olympics are here and that means you can witness the best figure skaters from around the world giving amazing displays of skill.
The team event is the newest Olympic figure skating event, first contested in the 2014 Games. It combines the four Olympic figure skating disciplines (men's singles, ladies' singles, pairs, and ice dance) into a single event; gold is awarded to the team that earns the most placement points.
2006 Olympic figure skating champion Shizuka Arakawa was the first Japanese woman to win gold in the sport. Arakawa was 24 when she took the title, making her the oldest women's Olympic figure skating champion since 1908 champion Florence "Madge" Cave Syers, who won at 27.