Status: 01/26/2023 5:19 p.m

    Nicole Schott lands twice rough on the ice in the short program at the European Figure Skating Championships and thus misses the chance to fight for the medals.

    Nicole Schott’s dream of a medal at the European Championships in Espoo, Finland, was shattered. For the 26-year-old, her short program ended in disappointment on Thursday. Shortly after the start, the seven-time German champion fell while flipping.

    Even with a combination of triple toeloop and Rittberger that was planned shortly afterwards, she landed roughly on the ice. With 54.33 points, the native of Oberstdorf, who came 16th in the freestyle on Saturday, can now only fight for the top ten.

    Georgia’s Anastasiia Gubanova (69.81 points) is in the lead ahead of the favored Belgian Loena Hendrickx (67.85). Third before the final freestyle is Kimmy Repond from Switzerland (63.83).

    Without Russia’s figure skating stars – Schott misses an opportunity

    The omens were good for Schott, because the competition is taking place without the overwhelming competition: Just a year ago, Russia’s figure skaters won all three European Championship medals, led by Kamila Valiyeva, who has since been convicted of doping.

    At last year’s world title fights in Montpellier, France, Schott benefited from the war-related Russian exclusion and finished tenth, her best place in the World Championship by far.

    As part of the figure skating European Championships, sports show doping expert Hajo Seppelt classifies the decision of the Russian anti-doping agency in the Valiyeva case.

    The EM schedule in Espoo
    datecontestIn the sports show

    Thursday, January 26th

    1 p.m.: Short program women

    ONE/Live Stream

    6.17 p.m .: Decision freestyle couples

    live stream

    Friday January 27th

    1:08 p.m.: Rhythm Dance Ice Dance

    ONE/Live Stream

    6 p.m.: Decision freestyle men

    live stream

    Saturday January 28th

    12 p.m.: Decision freestyle women

    ONE/Live Stream

    5.35 p.m.: Decision freestyle ice dancing

    ONE/Live Stream

    Sunday January 29th

    2.30 p.m.: show running

    ONE/Live Stream