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World Figure Skating Championships have always been very popular with fans across the world. People have been awaiting it in anticipation and now as it is all set to get going, people are not going to miss it any how.
The 2017 Figure Skating World Championships gets underway beginning Wednesday in Helsinki.
There is no denying the fact that the thrill of figure-skating keeps people enticed by the sports. Figure Skating World Championships being the highest annual meet of the athletes in the sport, it is the time when even those people turn to it, who are not usually enthused by the sport.
The championship will get going with the ladies short program. Russian sensation, 17-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva–the defending World and European champ is expected to come out winner again. She has remained undefeated since November 2015.
Evgenia Medvedeva is exceptional and has shown nothing to believe that her athletic prowess has been impacted in recent months. On the contrary, her opponents call her flawless. “She is technically flawless, and if there is an athlete that we should be chasing, obviously it’s Yevgenia,” said Ashley Wagner, who took silver last year and is the United States’ best shot at pulling an upset.
On the other hand, there is more to Figure Skating World Championships than only the Russian sensation, Evgenia Medvedeva. Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford are looking to win a world title for the third straight year, though they enter with some question marks after finishing third at the Grand Prix Final and second behind Sui Wenjing and Han Cong at the Four Continents Championships.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 11:10 a.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET (Start Order)
TV Channel, United States: NBC Sports Network, starting at 2 p.m. ET
TV Channel, Canada: CBC, starting at 8 p.m. ET (Ladies short program and pairs short program are part of same broadcast. You can find the full schedule here)
Live Stream, Canada: CBC.ca (11:10 a.m. ET)