Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won their fifth consecutive European title at the 2019 European Figure Skating Championships with 10 points to spare. Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin of Russia captured the silver while Italy’s Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri earned the bronze.
Russia’s Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin won their first grand prix gold medal in Helsinki, Finland, after the Free Dance on Saturday. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy maintained second place for the silver, while USA’s Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter claimed the bronze—their first grand prix medal.
The 2017 World Championships bronze medalists, Maia and Alex Shibutani, started the Olympic season with a confident victory in Moscow at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup. Six-time Russian National Champions Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev finished second ahead of teammates Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin.