The Four Continents Championship is supposed to be the Asian, North America, and Australian response (I assume Africa and South America would be welcome too) to Europeans, but since its inception in 1999, it has had the great *distinction* of being extremely close to the Olympics, not being used in world team selection by the three most competitive countries at the competition, and being a huge schlep for at least half the event’s skaters, regardless of where it takes place. 5,498 more words
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Jackie Wong of Rocker Skating wrote a great post about how Four Continents is used in the selection process for the U.S. World team—and how it’s pretty complicated. 866 more words
Mirai Nagasu isn’t going to the world championships, but it sure looks like the U.S. team could use her next month.
The 2010 Olympian earned bronze at the Four Continents Championships at the 2018 Olympic venue in South Korea, setting new personal-best free-skate and total scores. 412 more words
Three U.S. women dug considerable holes in Thursday’s short program at the Four Continents Championships, a tune-up for next month’s world championships.
Mirai Nagasu was fifth, botching a triple loop landing. 526 more words
KANSAS CITY — Karen Chen was as surprised as anyone that she won the U.S. title.
“I’m just in complete shock,” said Chen, who was eighth last year. 809 more words
KANSAS CITY — A skater broke the U.S. Championships women’s short program scoring record Thursday night, but it wasn’t Ashley Wagner or Gracie Gold. 736 more words
For the last few years, the U.S. Championships has been all about the Ashley Wagner–Gracie Gold rivalry. While Wagner and Gold are both podium threats again this week, the individual story for each has taken interesting turns in the last year. 1,034 more words