Vincent Zhou wins his first-ever Skate America title – Figure Skaters Online

By Gina Capellazzi, Team FSO website administrator LAS VEGAS, NV — Following the men’s short program at the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Skate America in Las Vegas, Nevada Oct. 22, Team USA’s Vincent Zhou told the media during the press conference that he wasn’t expecting to be sitting in first place, heading into the free skate. Yet, that was the position he would hold onto to win his first-ever Skate America gold medal, claiming the title from four-time Skate America champion Nathan Chen, of the United States. Zhou skated two exceptional…

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Alexandra Trusova fights through injury to claim gold at 2021 Skate America – Figure Skaters Online

By Maura Sullivan Hill, Team FSO staff writer On Friday night, the word was that Alexandra “Sasha” Trusova wouldn’t be able to compete at 2021 Skate America, due to a nagging foot injury in her landing foot. By Sunday night, she was wearing the gold medal, her third career Grand Prix gold. “I’m pleased with my performances here in this competition, but obviously I would like to have a higher degree of difficulty in my programs,” Trusova told the media, through a translator, in the post-event press conference. She included…

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