Figure skater Adam Xiao Him Fa leads after short program at European Championships in Espoo
MOSCOW, January 25 – RIA Novosti. Frenchman Adam Xiao Him Fa is directing the short program at the European Figure Skating Championships held in Espoo, Finland.
For his performance, Adam Xiao Him Fa received a score of 96.53. Italian Matteo Rizzo (86.46 points) took second place. Denis Vasiliev (84,81), the representative of Latvia, takes the third place.
Russian figure skater Vladimir Samoilov, representing Poland, finished sixth with 78.26.
Skaters will offer free programs on Friday.
Against the backdrop of events in Ukraine on March 1, the Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) banned Russian and Belarusian figure skaters, speed skaters and short track skaters from participating in international tournaments. In June, the ISU Congress passed this resolution, and it will remain in effect until further notice.
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