•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Canada's Roman Sadovsky vying for another Olympic quota spot at Nebelhorn Trophy

05:35  23 september  2021
05:35  23 september  2021 Source:   cbc.ca

Fournier Beaudry, Sorensen 2nd after rhythm dance at skating's Lombardia Trophy

  Fournier Beaudry, Sorensen 2nd after rhythm dance at skating's Lombardia Trophy Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen are in second place midway through the season's first stop on the ISU Challenger Series. Fellow Canadians Alicia Fabbri and Paul Ayer are ninth after the rhythm dance in Bergamo, Italy.The Canadian ice dancers scored 76.64 points Saturday and occupy second spot behind Italy's Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri (82.05) after the rhythm dance at the Lombardia Trophy figure skating competition in Bergamo, Italy.

Roman Sadovsky will compete at the Nebelhorn Trophy, with another Olympic spot for Canadian men on the line. © Lee Jin-man/Associated Press/File Roman Sadovsky will compete at the Nebelhorn Trophy, with another Olympic spot for Canadian men on the line.

Canada's Roman Sadovsky will take to the ice at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany this week, seeking to earn the country a second Olympic berth in men's singles.

It's the last opportunity for countries to earn spots at Beijing 2022. The 22-year-old Sadovsky— who captured Canada's most recent national title in 2020 — will need to come within the top seven in Oberstdorf to confirm another quota spot.

It will also be Sadovsky's opportunity to make a statement as the first Canadian national-team member to compete in the men's discipline in international competition this season — one that will determine whose name, or names, get listed as representing Canada at the Games.

Think tank focused on child sex abuse asks U.S. Olympic team to drop Stan Bowman

  Think tank focused on child sex abuse asks U.S. Olympic team to drop Stan Bowman A think tank focused on studying child sexual abuse and prevention has formally requested that the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee suspend Stan Bowman from his position as general manager of the American Olympic men's hockey team, according to TSN's Rick Westhead. Bowman, who is also the GM of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, is currently facing allegations that he helped cover up the sexual abuse of two Blackhawks players by former video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010.In a Sept.

His performance, which begins Thursday just before 7 a.m. ET, will decide whether only one man will get that honour.

To widen the opportunity for himself and his fellow skaters, Sadovsky will go up against a field that includes American Vincent Zhou, the 2019 bronze medallist at both the world championships and Four Continents Championship.

Zhou returns to the place where he made his international senior debut in 2017, where landing among the top skaters will ensure the U.S. sends three men to Beijing.

The American, who came sixth at his Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, will also be chasing redemption of sorts — he ended last season with a shocking miss at the world championships, failing to make the cut in order to compete in the free skate.

Canadian multi-sport athlete Georgia Simmerling retires after 4 Olympic Games

  Canadian multi-sport athlete Georgia Simmerling retires after 4 Olympic Games After four Olympic Games, Canadian multi-sport athlete Georgia Simmerling has announced her plans to retire. The competitive skier and cyclist says she's looking forward to being part of the change in women's sport.The Vancouver, B.C., native — who in 2016 became Canada's first Olympian to compete in three different sports across three different Games — is capping her brilliant career after a fourth and final appearance at the Tokyo Games.

a woman riding a wave on a surfboard in the water: Vincent Zhou of United States will hope to rebound and secure his country a third berth for the Games after a dismal performance at the world championships. © Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images Vincent Zhou of United States will hope to rebound and secure his country a third berth for the Games after a dismal performance at the world championships.

Russian skater Mark Kondratiuk, who exploded onto the senior scene last year by earning national bronze, is likewise looking to help his country reach the maximum amount of male singles competitors in Beijing.

And Adam Siao Him Fa  — a three-time French national silver medallist — already has his sea legs, coming off a silver at the Lombardia Trophy.

The Frenchman edged out Sadovsky at the Canadian's last competition, the 2021 World Team Trophy in April, with a trio of quads.

Though the short program saw the Vaughan, Ont., athlete halfway up the standings — against tough competition of Nathan Chen and Yuzuru Hanyu — a rougher free meant a 10th-place individual result, just ahead of teammate Nam Nguyen.

Canada election: Tight race expected for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

  Canada election: Tight race expected for South Okanagan-West Kootenay Kaley Cuoco is showing some support for her ex Karl Cook amid their divorce. The "Flight Attendant" star took to Instagram recently to share a message of congratulations to her ex after he won an equestrian match, sharing heart and praise hand emojis on a post about his win. The duo announced their split on September third, confirming the news to Access Hollywood at the time.

The skaters are returning to a fuller competition schedule this season after last year's derailment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 Canadian national championships, though initially delayed, were eventually cancelled. Instead, the last time Sadovsky found the top of the podium was at the virtual Skate Canada Challenge. Nguyen came second, only five points behind him.

Sadovsky's 2019-2020 season included his first medal on the Grand Prix circuit, a bronze at the 2019 NHK Trophy (though he has medalled on the junior-level circuit).

He also earned a bronze at the 2019 Finlandia Trophy. Both competitions saw powerhouses — two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and Olympic silver-medallist Shoma Uno — take gold.

Sadovsky, right, captured his first Grand Prix medal at the NHK Trophy in Sapporo. France's Kevin Aymoz, left, earned silver, while Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu took the gold. © Junko Kimura-Matsumoto/AFP via Getty Images Sadovsky, right, captured his first Grand Prix medal at the NHK Trophy in Sapporo. France's Kevin Aymoz, left, earned silver, while Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu took the gold.

Nebelhorn is the third event of the ISU Challenger series, following last week's Autumn Classic that saw Nguyen withdraw from competition.

Olympic gold medalist Madison Wilson says she's been hospitalized after getting COVID-19

  Olympic gold medalist Madison Wilson says she's been hospitalized after getting COVID-19 Less than three months after winning gold in Tokyo, Australia's Madison says she was taken to a hospital "for further care and observation"Wilson made the announcement on Instagram on Sunday she wouldn't be able to compete for the Los Angeles Current's recent meet in the International Swimming League in Italy as she was taken to a hospital "for further care and observation.

Sadovsky's Grand Prix assignments include Skate Canada and the Rostelecom Cup.

Canada had earned its first berth in men's singles through the 2021 world championships in Stockholm, where most of the Olympic spots are doled out.

Keegan Messing, who competed at the 2018 Olympics, was selected as the only Canadian man to skate at the event.

Messing, 29, skated to a personal record of 270.26 for a sixth-place finish that was enough to book two conditional spots, with the second based on the caveat that Canada outperforms others at this week's competition.

Canada's Keegan Messing came sixth at the world figure skating championships, which earned two spots — the second conditional on Nebelhorn Trophy results — for the country at the Beijing Olympics. © Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images Canada's Keegan Messing came sixth at the world figure skating championships, which earned two spots — the second conditional on Nebelhorn Trophy results — for the country at the Beijing Olympics.

Canada has also earned one Olympic spot in women's singles, two in pairs and three in ice dance.

The men's short program is scheduled to start Thursday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 a.m. E.T.

Team Walker earns spot at Canadian Olympic curling trials with win over Team Brown .
Laura Walker booked her ticket to the Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon after her team claimed an 8-4 win over Team Brown at the trials direct-entry event in Ottawa on Sunday. The women's and men's fields for the Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon are getting a little more clear after two bonspiels this weekend in Ottawa. Edmonton's Kelsey Rocque and Laura Walker as well as Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., have all booked their tickets to the prairie city for the trials in late-November after finishing in the top-three of the trials direct-entry event.

usr: 1
This is interesting!