The fourth event in the 2022 Grand Prix Series, the first MK John Wilson Trophy, will be held Nov. 11-13 in Sheffield, England. This season, the Cup of China has been replaced in the Series by this competition.
Top names in the men′s event include Japan′s Koshiro Shimada, the runner-up at the 2022 Lombardia Trophy, Italy′s Daniel Grassl, and Georgia′s Morisi Kvitelashvili.
South Korea′s Young You, the bronze medalist at Skate Canada and runner-up at the 2022 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic, will compete against Mai Mihara of Japan, the young American Isabeau Levito, who finished second at Skate America, Anastasia Gubanova of Georgia, and Poland′s Ekaterina Kurakova, the 2022 Lombardia Trophy silver medalist. America′s Bradie Tennell, who missed last season due to a foot ailment, will compete in her first event in more than a year.
The pairs field is led by reigning World champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier. Silver and bronze are up for grabs, and no clear favorites exist.
How to watch Live MK John Wilson Trophy GP and Date:
GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING MK JOHN WILSON TROPHY SHEFFIELD, UK
DATE: 10-13 NOVEMBER 2022
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Although the live stream will be available in many countries, the following territories may be subject to geo-restrictions. Any revisions or updates to the list of geo-restricted territories will be communicated as best as possible. Check local listings for details on broadcaster coverage.
The United States has no live coverage on the leading NBC network. On November 13 from 4-6 p.m., a recap of the highlights will show. Check your local listings for specialist channel air dates and times.
MK John Wilson Trophy Preview and history:
The battle for gold in the ice dance category will likely be between Charlène Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy and Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson of the United Kingdom, who won silver at Skate Canada. In September, both teams mined gold at their first Challenger Series events.
Daniel Grassl, an Italian national figure skating athlete, is ready to face the MK John Wilson Trophy 2022, the fourth stage of the ISU Grand Prix circuit 2022-2023 staged in Sheffield from 11 to 2023. Could be an attacking competition. November 13.
The athlete of the Fiamme Oro, fresh from fourth place at Skate America 2022, will in fact, find himself facing a parterre of competitive but within reach opponents, a reason that in all probability will lead him to reflect on what type of strategic asset to pack to bring home the result.
Mainly expected on the British ice will be the Japanese Shun Sato, a skater with extraordinary qualities but often excessively erratic, and the Georgian Morisi Kvitelashvili, the latter fearsome also given the European Championships (together with the French Adam Siamo Him Fa, winner of the Grand Prix De France ) and back from a not particularly exciting Finland Trophy in which he collected only 231.30 points
A real puzzle is the other personalities, such as those of the American Tomoki Hiwatashi, who basically never recorded after his triumph in the Junior World Cup in 2019, or the Canadian Roman Sadovsky, fifth in the first stage and present in Sheffield with essential ambitions.
There are still no indications regarding the layout that the native of Merano will propose in the United Kingdom. In Nordwood, the pupil of Alexei Letov – with two programs definitely work in progress – preferred to opt for conservative programs, not risking the combination with the quadruple in the short and not executing the quadruple loop in the free, a choice that in any case gave him in dowry 257.68 points, significant score. Since almost four weeks have passed, changes will not be excluded before reaching a definitive square.
We remind you that, in light of the fourth position reached at Skate America 2022, even a hypothetical (and on paper possible) victory at the MK John Wilson Trophy would not guarantee – except for the combinations after the sixth stage, to say the least sensational – the qualification for the Finals in Turin.