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03/15/2013

World Skating Championships: Day 2: Women's and Ice Dance short programs

Steve Russell - Toronto Star - @RussellPhotos

 

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Kexin Zhang of China spins during the women's short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Budweiser Gardens  in London.  March 14, 2013.

 

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Intense Danish coaches, Martin Johansson and Kalle Strid cheer Anita Madse's performance.

 

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Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada had a strong skate to Mambo #8 during the women's short program.

 

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Yuna Kim, the 2010 Olympic Gold medalist from Korea skates during the women's short program.

 

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Yuna Kim from Korea was the top skater in the short program.

 

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Sonia Lafuente of Spain spins to the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack.

 

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Gracie Gold from the USA looks to the crowd.

 

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Brian Orser's skater Georgian Elene Gedevanishvili reacts to a replay of her fall while in the kiss and cry.

 

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Akiko Suzuki of Japan skates to Kill Bill.

 

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Italy's Valentina Marchei falls after failing to land a triple.

 

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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia skates the short program.

 

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China's Zijun Li spins showing off her flexibility.

 

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Japan's Kanako Murakumi celebrates her third place finish in the short program with her coach Michiko Yamada.

 

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Despite a fall, Italy's Carolina Kostner placed second with her vampire inspired short program.

 

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Between the Women's program and the start of Ice Dance, Toller Cranston signs autographs in the concourse. Cranston is the official artist for Skate Canada and creator of the championships official poster, titled, "Warm Winter Romance"

 

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Olesia Karmi and Maz Lindholm from Finland kick off the ice dance short program.

 

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Canadian Pair Piper Gilles and Paul Portier do a rotational lift  during the ice dance short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.

 

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Canadian Pair Piper Gilles and Paul Portier have some fun with the audience while awaiting results in the kiss and cry.

 

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Siobhan Heekin-Canedy and Dmitri Dun of Ukraine spin.

 

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Siobhan Heekin-Canedy and Dmitri Dun of Ukraine spin.

 

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Irina Shtork and Taavi Rand of Estonia had a western theme.

 

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Literallt in figuratively Viktoria Kavaliova and Yuril Bieliaiev of Belarus' world championship was turned upside down.....

 

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  ..... the Belarussians had to borrow skates for the competition after their's were lost in transit.

 

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Julia Zlobina and Alexei Sitnikov of Azerbaijan.

 

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Nicholas Buckland of Great Britian shows some the the dangers of ice dance when he lifts his partner Penny Coomes.

 

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Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany do a straight lift during the ice.

 

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Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje do a lift in their ice dance program.

 

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Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje celebrate their ice dance short program.

 

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir talk after finishing their short program.

 

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir look at their scores after the ice dance short program.

 

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Russian Elana Ilinykh definately had one of the most colourful ice dance costumes.

 

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One of the dangers with the long flowing skirts that the ice dancer wear, Russian Dimitri Soloviev gets lost in Ekaterina Bobrova's skirt during the ice dance short program.

 

 Picture from day One, Pairs and Men's Short Programs

 

 

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Loved these photographs.

These are really nice photos. Thanks!

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