Plushenko Wows Crowds at Citizen Watches Sponsored Skating Event
Citizen Watches continues it sponsorship of top drawer sporting events with its involvement at the International Skating Union's World Figure Skating Championships in Nice.
- (1888PressRelease) February 18, 2012 - The Japanese watch brand of Citizen watches has always had a keen interest in sports. Currently the group has teamed up with the International Skating Union to sponsor some of the world's premier skating event.
The brand was active as the Official sponsor of the European Figure Skating Championships that were held late last month in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Russian Skating Star, Evgeni Plushenko wowed crowds at the Motorpoint Arena, taking gold medal with a combined score of 261.23 points to become the Men's European Champion. The victory takes his haul of European medals to seven. Italian Skater Carolina Kostner claimed the ladies prize for the fourth time.
Another recently completed event sponsored by Citizen Watches has been the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship that took place in the US city of Colorado Springs. The aim of the event is to provide athletes from other continents with an event of similar prestige and level of competition to the European tournament.
Amongst the winners of the Citizen watches supported tournament were Ashley Wagner from the USA in the ladies singles and Canadian skater Patrick Chan in the men's event. Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scot Moir took gold in the Ice Dancing event.
Both European and Four Continents event are only a warm up for the World Figure Skating Championship due to take place in the French city of Nice beginning on 26th March.
The event is an annual figure skating competition that offers the winners the title of world champion. This event is considered the most prestigious of the ISU Championships, but is not as significant as a Winter Olympic tournament.
The event is held annually and has emerged from a series of separate events for Men, Women across a number of different disciplines. The events were first held in 1896. The modern tournament format was adopted in 1930 in New York.
A full range of Citizen Watches is available online at www.thewatchhut.co.uk