Countdown to KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup
The inaugural KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup presented the sport of figure skating to fans worldwide like never before! The ISU-sanctioned three-day event featured 42 of the top figure skaters in the world competing in a continental team competition (Team North America vs. Team Europe vs. Team Asia).
Each team consisted of three ladies, three men, two pairs teams and two ice dance teams. Team Asia was captained by Japan’s Shizuka Arakawa, the 2006 Olympic champion. Great Britain’s two-time Olympic medalist Christopher Dean spearheaded Team Europe. The United States’ own Kristi Yamaguchi, 1992 Olympic champion, captained Team North America.
The event took place April 22-24, 2016, at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington, USA. Friday night featured a ladies and men’s head to head competition, with Evgenia Medvedeva scoring the highest for the ladies and Shoma Uno completing the first ever quad flip to take the men’s title. Saturday marked the beginning of the Team Competition, with Team North America ultimately being crowned the 2016 Team Challenge Cup Champions! The next Team Challenge Cup is currently in development with further details to be announced.
Team North America took home the title at the inaugural KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup.
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The 2016 KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup featured two days of competition and an exhibition showcasing the top skaters from around the world.
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