Skating

September 27, 2019 - 4:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota figure skating coach was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison for sexually abusing one of his skaters. Thomas Incantalupo, 48, of St. Louis Park, was arrested last year when he worked with the Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club. He pleaded guilty in June, admitting to...
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August 31, 2019 - 9:03 pm
Alysa Liu became the first American woman to land a quad in competition when she hit her signature quadruple lutz during a dominant free skate to win the Junior Grand Prix on Saturday. The 14-year-old phenom opened her program in Lake Placid, New York, with the tough triple axel, then landed a...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997 file photo, figure skater Tara Lipinski with her coach Richard Callaghan receives a hug after it was announced she won the gold medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Nashville, Tenn. Richard Callaghan, who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold, has been banned from figure skating by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa, File)
August 21, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Richard Callaghan, who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold, has been banned from figure skating by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct. Callaghan, who also coached six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge, was ruled "permanently ineligible" on Wednesday for actions involving a minor...
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August 09, 2019 - 8:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former member of the U.S. national figure skating team said in a lawsuit Friday that he was sexually molested as a teenage boy by a coach who the sport's governing body had ignored complaints about. Adam Schmidt sued coach Richard Callaghan and U.S. Figure Skating in San Diego...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Ashley Wagner waits for her scores during the women's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion writes in USA Today on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at the time and took his life in January at 33. Wagner says she was "absolutely paralyzed in fear." (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 01, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion wrote in USA Today on Thursday that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi competes on the floor, earning a 10, during the Pac-12 gymnastics championships in Salt Lake City. The former UCLA gymnast has committed to performing in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women’s sports and entertainment festival. The Aurora Games will be held Aug. 20-25 in Albany, N.Y., and feature about 150 world-class athletes, including Olympic medalists and national champions. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 10:25 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi will perform in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival. It's the first professional competition for the 22-year-old Ohashi, who finished college with 11 perfect 10s. She helped UCLA win the 2018 NCAA team...
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Members of the U.S. team, from left in front low, Ashley Cain, Bradie Tennell, Mariah Bell, Madison Hubbell, from left in the background, Timothy Leduc, Zachary Donohue, Vincent Zhou and Nathan Chen pose with their gold medals for photographer during an award ceremony of the ISU World Team Trophy Figure Skating competition Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)
April 13, 2019 - 12:09 pm
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the women's free skate but the United States held on to its huge overnight lead to win figure skating's World Team Trophy for the fourth time on Saturday. The U.S. topped the team standings with 117 points, with one-two finishes in the men's...
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Nathan Chen from the U.S. performs his men's free skating routine during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 23, 2019 - 1:22 pm
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular free skate Saturday to win the gold medal again at the figure skating world championships. It was the first time an American man captured consecutive world titles since Scott Hamilton won his fourth in a row in 1984. Two-...
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Russia's Alina Zagitova performs in the ladies free skating during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 22, 2019 - 10:58 am
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships on Friday. Skating to "Carmen," the 16-year-old Russian built on her lead from the short program with a strong free skate that included a triple-lutz, triple...
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Nathan Chen from the U.S. performs his men's short program routine during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 21, 2019 - 9:16 am
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships on Thursday. Skating to "Caravan" by Duke Ellington, Chen performed a lively program that featured a triple axel, a quad lutz, and...
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