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    European Junior Skaters

    I just wanted to get a thread deducated to the European Junior skaters only.

    The are a lot of new faces coming to the JGPs and returning onces as well this seasons I just wanted to ask who you think will do well.

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    I am looking forward to seeing, just to name a few I hope will be there:

    Estonia
    Svetlana Issakova

    Finland
    Jenni Vähämaa, Nita Viiri

    Germany:
    Sarah Hecken, Isabel Drescher & Katharina Gierok

    Italy
    Stefania Berton, Marcella de Trovato

    Japan
    am waiting for a few new faces!

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    Jenni Vahama, Sara Hecken and Stefania Berton could be great surprises this year! Is Laura Lepisto (FIN) going to senior this year?
    I would like to spend a word about the Spanish skater Sonia Lafuente. She is talented and if she continues to improve she could have interesting results. She already was the first Spanish skater to medal in an ISU event (JGP 2006)!

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    I liked what I saw of Jenni Vahamaa. I hope she has a great season.

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    Is there anyone who can do both 3Lz and 3F?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satorare View Post
    Is there anyone who can do both 3Lz and 3F?
    I don't know about the others, but Jenni Vähämaa is landing 3Lz in practice. And flip was already seen from her last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satorare View Post
    Is there anyone who can do both 3Lz and 3F?
    Sarah Hecken does both in practice but she doesn't know yet which once she will put into her programms. I think they will swap them around until they find what works best for her a bit closer to the JGP in AUT

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    Quote Originally Posted by satorare View Post
    Is there anyone who can do both 3Lz and 3F?
    Not in a consecutive combo. However, with a half loop after the 3z it's not only posible but invigorating. Loved to see it.

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    What about this much talked about Arthur Gachinsky? There is a junior ice dance team listed on the Russian junior team list as Ekatarina Ryazanova & Johnathan Gurreiro. I want to see this young Russian with such an unusual name skate.

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    I beliieve Gurreiro is North American.

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    I'm hoping the beautiful Grunberg/Rand win Jr. Worlds this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228 View Post
    I'm hoping the beautiful Grunberg/Rand win Jr. Worlds this year.
    They will have to contend with Samuelson/Bates, the Hubbells and the Russian teams. S/B and H/H will be especially hungry after the double disaster this past JW (S/B's fall and Kieffer's illness).

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    They will have to contend with Samuelson/Bates, the Hubbells and the Russian teams. S/B and H/H will be especially hungry after the double disaster this past JW (S/B's fall and Kieffer's illness).
    Please remember NO US SKATERS, this discussion is only about European skaters!

    I for one am curious about the new ice dance team. especially Kirsted Carpenter & Jan Hübner (AZE) and Ksenia Antonova & Paul Boll (GER).

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    If people talk about European skaters/teams winning Junior Worlds 2008, it's only fair to point out who the top competition will be, and some of the top competitors (sorry) won't be European.

    What is the use of discussing performance completely out of context?
    Last edited by chuckm; 06-24-2007 at 12:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra_persch View Post
    I for one am curious about the new ice dance team. especially Kirsted Carpenter & Jan Hübner (AZE) and Ksenia Antonova & Paul Boll (GER).
    Is this the same Antonova who used to skate for Russia in the JGP with Mylnikov?

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