Israeli figure skater Bychenko places in world championships

Fernandez becomes Spain’s first male champion at the competition.

March 29, 2015 00:39
Alexei Bychenko

Alexei Bychenko . (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Israel’s Alexei Bychenko ended the world figure skating championships in Shanghai, China in 17th place on Saturday after twice losing his footing during the free program. Bychenko, who finished the Sochi Olympics in 21st place last year, recorded a result of 134.28 points in the free program, and ended the competition with 209.26 points overall.

Javier Fernandez won the gold medal, successfully landing two quadruple jumps in his free skate to beat Japan’s defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu and become Spain’s first male champion at the world figure skating championships.

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Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva earlier added the world title to her European crown after a solid, if not spectacular, free skate gave her a comprehensive victory.

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