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anonymous asked:

As a child I loved fs but never was allowed to start lessons and therefore had to "get over it". I do know the basic rules but am completely lost when it comes to the skaters so could you maybe make an essential list of the vip ones rn please?

Sorry for the late reply! Here’s a list of some of the top figure skaters of the 2016-17 season (senior skaters only). It doesn’t include everyone, naturally. If you’d like more detailed info on some of these skaters, you can browse through our competition previews! (Or read their Wikipedia bios.)


  • Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) - 2014 Olympic Champion & World Champion, 4-time GPF Champion, 4-time Japanese National Champion
  • Javier Fernandez (Spain) - 2015 & 2016 World Champion, 5-time European Champion, 2-time GPF silver medalist
  • Patrick Chan (Canada) - 2014 Olympic silver medalist, 3-time World Champion, 2-time GPF Champion, 3-time 4CC Champion, 9-time Canadian National Champion
  • Nathan Chen (USA) - 2016 GPF silver medalist, 2017 US National Champion
  • Shoma Uno (Japan) - 2015 & 2016 GPF bronze medalist, 2016 Japanese National Champion, 2015 Junior World Champion
  • Boyang Jin (China) - 2016 World bronze medalist, 2016 4CC silver medalist
  • Denis Ten (Kazakhstan) - 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, 2015 World bronze medalist, 2013 World silver medalist, 2015 4CC Champion
  • Adam Rippon (USA) - 2016 US National Champion
  • Jason Brown (USA) - 2015 US National Champion
  • Mikhail Kolyada (Russia) - 2017 Russian National Champion, 2017 European bronze medalist
  • Maxim Kovtun (Russia) - 3-time European medalist, 3-time Russian National Champion


  • Evgenia Medvedeva (Russia) - 2016 World Champion, 2016 & 2017 European Champion, 2015 & 2016 GPF Champion, 2-time Russian National Champion
  • Satoko Miyahara (Japan) - 2015 World silver medalist, 2016 4CC Champion, 2015 & 2016 GPF silver medalist, 3-time Japanese National Champion
  • Anna Pogorilaya (Russia) - 2016 World bronze medalist, 2016 GPF bronze medalist, 2017 European silver medalist
  • Carolina Kostner (Italy) - 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, 2012 World Champion, 6-time World medalist, 5-time European Champion
  • Ashley Wagner (USA) - 2016 World silver medalist, 2012 4CC Champion, 3-time GPF medalist, 3-time US National Champion
  • Kaetlyn Osmond (Canada) - 3-time Canadian National Champion
  • Elena Radionova (Russia) - 2015 World bronze medalist, 2-time European silver medalist, 2-time GPF medalist, 2014 Russian National Champion
  • Wakaba Higuchi (Japan) - 2-time Junior World bronze medalist, 3-time Japanese National medalist
  • Maria Sotskova (Russia) - 2016 Junior World silver medalist, 2016 Russian National bronze medalist
  • Mai Mihara (Japan) - 2016 Japanese National bronze medalist
  • Karen Chen (USA) - 2017 US National Champion, 2015 US National bronze medalist
  • Mirai Nagasu (USA) - 2016 4CC silver medalist, 2008 US National Champion
  • Mao Asada (Japan) - 2010 Olympic silver medalist, 3-time World Champion, 4-time GPF Champion, 3-time 4CC Champion, 6-time Japanese National Champion
  • Gracie Gold (USA) - 2-time US National Champion


  • Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (Canada) - 2015 & 2016 World Champions, 2014 GPF Champions, 2-time 4CC Champions, 6-time Canadian National Champions
  • Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (China) - 2015 & 2016 World silver medalists, 3-time 4CC Champions, 2-time GPF bronze medalists
  • Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (Russia) - 2016 GPF Champions, 2017 European Champions, 3-time Russian National medalists
  • Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot (Germany) - 2016 World bronze medalists, 2016 & 2017 European silver medalists
  • Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (Russia) - 2014 Olympic & World silver medalists, 2015 GPF Champions, 3-time European medalists, 3-time Russian National Champions
  • Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres (France) - 2017 European bronze medalists
  • Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang (China) - 2016 GPF silver medalists
  • Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (China) - 2016 Chinese National Champions
  • Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert (Russia) - 2016 Russian National bronze medalists
  • Julianne Seguin/Charlie Bilodeau (Canada) - 2015 Junior World silver medalists, 2-time Canadian National medalists
  • Lubov Iliushechkina/Dylan Moscovitch (Canada) - 3-time Canadian National medalists

Ice Dance:

  • Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (Canada) - 2010 Olympic Champions, 2014 Olympic silver medalists, 2-time World Champions, 2016 GPF Champions, 2-time 4CC Champions, 7-time Canadian National Champions
  • Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (France) - 2015 & 2016 World Champions, 3-time European Champions, 2016 GPF silver medalists
  • Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) - 2016 World silver medalists, 2011 World bronze medalists, 2016 GPF bronze medalists, 2016 4CC Champions, 2-time US National Champions
  • Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) - 2015 World silver medalists, 2016 World bronze medalists, 2-time GPF silver medalists, 3-time 4CC medalists, 2015 US National Champions
  • Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (Canada) - 2014 World silver medalists, 2015 World bronze medalists, 2-time GPF Champions, 2-time 4CC Champions, 2-time Canadian National Champions
  • Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (Italy) - 2014 World & European Champions, 3-time European silver medalists, 2015 GPF bronze medalists
  • Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (Russia) - 2013 World bronze medalists, 2013 European Champions, 6-time Russian National Champions
  • Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) - 2014 4CC Champions, 4-time US National bronze medalists
  • Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (Canada) - 2014 4CC silver medalists, 5-time Canadian National medalists

Black History Month: NCAA Gymnasts

February 9th- JaNay Honest (UCLA)

JaNay Honest is a former level 10 gymnast who is currently a junior at UCLA, majoring in english. She did her club training at Central California Gymnastics Institute. 

Pre-collegiate Achievements:

  • 2013 JO NIT Vault Champion 
  • 2014 JO Nationals Qualifier 
  • 2014 NorCal Floor State Champion 

Collegiate Bests:

  • Vault: 9.900
  • Bars: 9.950
  • Beam: N/A
  • Floor: 9.925

Collegiate Achievements (to date):

  • 2016 Pac-12 Bars Co-Champion 
  • Earned her first event title on bars at Cal with a 9.875 in 2016
  • Has hit 59/61 routines so far in her career

On this day: Amid chaos & controversy involving Booker T, Mr. McMahon and Ric Flair at the inaugural Vengeance PPV, Chris Jericho survives grueling back-to-back matches with The Rock & Stone Cold Steve Austin to unify WCW & WWF’s World Titles and become the first-ever Undisputed World Champion. (12/9/01)


So I participated in the 4th Oroville CRHA Reining Series Horse Show and like my last 3 shows I entered the Youth and Green as Grass classes.

After years of struggling to find what Boomer and I truly enjoyed doing, the long hours of being either drenched in sweat or soaked from the rain, the midnight rush to finish homework because I was practicing at the ranch all day, and the discrimination I faced because Boomer is an Arabian; we finally came out on top.

Boomer and I placed Overall Youth Champion over 11 other quarter horses and Overall Green As Grass Reserve Champion over 9 other quarter horses. I couldn’t help myself when they called my name for the Champion buckle - I burst in to tears. The best part is the judge who gave me my scores for the 4th show and had to give me my two buckles was the same judge who had looked me in the eye at Gold n Grand, sneered and told me to “buy yourself a REAL ranch horse”.

I struggled for a long time wondering if I should continue reining. @decodethefallenmoon @littlebayaqha @herrschimmel are some of my amazing mutuals who encouraged me to continue reining. Your words to me meant so much more than you can possibly imagine!

For anyone who sees this post and shares it; I hope when you find someone close to giving up and down on their luck that you make the choice to help them get up and encourage them to continue fighting. Your words have the ability to move mountains, or shatter someone’s world. Choose to lift people up. It makes the world a little bit better each time

Some Fun Hockey Facts
  • Canadians make up over half of the National Hockey League (50.5%)
  • the Los Angeles Kings roster is exactly 50% Canadian 
  • the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs have the most Canadian skaters on their roster with 17 apiece 
  • similarly, the Detroit Red Wings have the fewest with only 4 Canadians
  • the Arizona Coyotes have the largest roster with 28 active skaters; the fewest skaters on a roster is 22, which belongs to the Washington Capitals, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild
  • the total of active skaters in the NHL is 719
  • the Philadelphia Flyers have the most currently active Team Canada World Junior Champions alumni with 9. the next closest team is the New York Islanders with 7 (since 2005)
  • current captains of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Dallas Stars (two thirds of the National Hockey League) are all World Junior Championship alumni for their respective countries 

9:30 Dragon - The Blight (DA:O) Cullen is stationed at Kinloch Hold, the Circle of Magi in Ferelden. When a blood mage named Uldred leads a coup, Cullen is imprisoned and tortured.

9:31 Dragon - Darkspawn Civil War (DA:A / DA:2) Cullen is reassigned to Kirkwall, where refugees from Fereldan are seeking shelter, along with the Hawke family.

9:34 Dragon - Qunari Dissent (DA:2) Cullen does what he can to keep the peace in Kirkwall, under the command of Meredith. Hawke is named Champion.

9:37 Dragon - Battle of Kirkwall (DA:2) Cullen stands with the Champion against the corrupted Templar Meredith and eventually replaces her as Knight-Commander.

9:40 Dragon - Mage Revolution (Pre-DA:I)Cullen is recruited by Cassandra to help the Divine bring peace via the rebirth of the Inquisition.

9:41 Dragon - The Conclave (DA:I)Cullen fights the demon hoards near Haven alongside the Herald of Andraste.

sophiawang328: The Olympic Games in Rio havw already started! I’m taking this opportunity to wish all the Athletes from China and Hong Kong all the best, hoping that they’ll achieve great results at the Olympics in Rio. Also I would like to share with you Jackson’s achievements from the time when he was a fencer, from his many competitions in the past!

Front row: 3 Asia Champion medals; Middle row: 3 Global Champion medals; Back row: 9 International and Hong Kong Champion medals