Gold won the women’s free skate at the NHK Trophy in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday, to finish first over all and wrap up a place in the Grand Prix Final.
The antidoping prosecutor for the Italian Olympic Committee is seeking a ban of four years and three months for Carolina Kostner, the former world champion.
The Japanese skater Yuzuru Hanyu, the Olympic champion, fell twice in his short program at the NHK Trophy in Osaka and finished fifth in his return from injuries.
Elena Radionova of Russia and the Russian champion Maxim Kovtun landed all their jumps in the free skate to win the Trophée Bompard on Saturday in Bordeaux.
Maze beat Frida Hansdotter by 0.34 in a women’s World Cup slalom race in Levi, Finland, on Saturday, and the defending world champion Mikaela Shiffrin finished 11th.
Hanyu’s free skate at the Cup of China in Shanghai began with a scary crash with another skater in warm-ups, but he decided to stay in the competition and nearly won the title anyway.
Mura won the Skate Canada International men’s title, landing two quadruple jumps and finishing with 255.81 points.