Madison Hubbel & Zachary Donohue At Ice Dance In Winter Olympics 2022
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In the rhythm dance segment of the Olympic team event of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue is a beautifully graceful and versatile team to watch.
More about Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue from excerpts from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Hubbell/Donohue announced heading into the 2021–22 season that it would be their last before retirement. They won the 2021 U.S. Classic as their opening assignment, which for this season was not part of the Challenger series.
On the Grand Prix, Hubbell/Donohue began at 2021 Skate America, competing against primary domestic rivals Chock/Bates. They won both segments of the competition to take the gold medal, their fourth consecutive at the event, and prevailing over Chock/Bates by 1.31 points. Donohue remarked afterward on his “overwhelming gratitude, being our last Skate America and four consecutive wins for us, it means quite a lot, especially to be able to have a live audience” following the pandemic restrictions in the preceding year and a half. They were initially assigned to the 2021 Cup of China as their second Grand Prix, but following its cancellation they were reassigned to the 2021 Gran Premio d’Italia. With training partners Papadakis/Cizeron also assigned to the event, Hubbell/Donohue were the presumptive silver medalists, and finished second in both segments of the competition despite a late-program flub on their free dance choreographic lift. Hubbell joked afterward “we made a mistake at the end but sometimes you jump in the air and you hit your partner in the crotch” Their results qualified them to the Grand Prix Final, but it was subsequently cancelled due to restrictions prompted by the Omicron variant.
Seeking to defend their title at the 2022 U.S. Championships, Hubbell/Donohue placed second in the rhythm dance due to errors, ending up 2.55 points behind Chock/Bates. They went on to win the free dance, but remained in second place overall. Hubbell said “we wanted to end our career here at the U.S. Championships with a performance that felt present and we’re both very satisfied with how we skated. I think stepping off the ice, we knew we were content with what we put out there.” They were subsequently named to the American Olympic team.
Hubbell/Donohue began the 2022 Winter Olympics as the American entries in the rhythm dance segment of the Olympic team event. They scored a new personal best of 86.56 to win the segment, securing ten points for the American team and notably prevailing over reigning World champions Sinitsina/Katsalapov of the Russian team. Donohue, pleased with the results, said that “opening up our Olympics this way is really an honor.”
The American ice dance team of Zachary Donohue and Madison Hubbell set a new personal best to take the rhythm dance portion of the team event in Beijing, as the U.S. continues to lead the overall competition, in the video published on Feb 4, 2022, “Hubbell and Donohue dazzle in team rhythm dance win | Winter Olympics 2022 | NBC Sports“, below:
Longtime ice dance partners Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue went for one final nationals free dance — and earned a whopping 225.59 points en route to silver and a likely spot on Team USA, in the video published on Jan 8, 2022, “Hubbell and Donohue’s last nationals dance results in massive score, silver medal | NBC Sports“, below:
American ice dance pair Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue, competing in their last season before retiring, claimed their fourth straight Skate America title after putting up a 125.96 in their free dance, in the video published on Oct 24, 2021, “Madison Hubbell, Zach Donohue win fourth consecutive title | Skate America | NBC Sports“, below:
Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue continued their strong form from US Nationals at World Championships, settling into second place after the rhythm dance, in the video published on Mar 27, 2021, “Hubbell and Donohue in second after strong rhythm dance at Worlds | NBC Sports“, below:
In the video published on Dec 13, 2021, “Hubbell Donohue USA Ice Dance RD Gran Premio d’Italia 2021“, below:
Olympic figure skater Madison Hubbell on partnership with Zachary Donohue, in the video published on Jan 26, 2022, “US Olympic figure skater Madison Hubbell on partnership with Zachary Donohue“, below:
Madison L. Hubbell (born February 24, 1991) is an American ice dancer. With Zachary Donohue, she is a three-time World medalist, the 2018 Grand Prix Final champion, the 2014 Four Continents champion, and a three-time U.S. national champion (2018–2019, 2021).
She competed in ice dance with her brother Keiffer Hubbell as a couple from 2001 to 2011. They are the 2010 Four Continents bronze medalists, 2006 JGP Final champions, and two-time (2009, 2011) U.S. national pewter medalists.
Zachary Tyler “Zach” Donohue (born January 8, 1991) is an American ice dancer. With Madison Hubbell, he is a three-time World medalist, the 2018 Grand Prix Final champion, the 2014 Four Continents champion, and a three-time U.S. national champion (2018–2019, 2021).
With former partner Piper Gilles, he won three medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series.
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