Olympics

Spain's Fernandez retains men's figure skating title at Euros

Share This Story

   
 

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP)

Javier Fernandez of Spain successfully defended his European figure skating title ahead of two Russian rivals despite several small mistakes in the free skate on Saturday.

Fernandez, who trains in Toronto, scored 267.11 points and is the first repeat champion since Russia's Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006.

Sergei Voronov was second with 252.55 points, and Konstantin Menshov had 237.24 in third as neither could challenge the Spaniard's lead from the short program.

Plushenko did not take part in the championships, but is scheduled to perform for Russian skating officials on Tuesday for a chance to claim the country's only slot in the men's event at the Sochi Olympics.

Related Stories


Olympics Videos

Olympian Van Dyken injured in ATV accident Posted: Jun 09, 2014
America's Pregame provides an update on the condition of former Olympic swimmer ...

Phelps clocks fastest qualifying time in return Posted: Apr 24, 2014
Michael Phelps clocks the fastest qualifying time in 100-meter butterfly at the ...

Clark claims 7th US Open halfpipe crown Posted: Mar 09, 2014
Watch Kelly Clark land the first-ever cab 1080 en route to claiming her 7th win ...

Fox Sports Store