Posts Tagged ‘2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships’

2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men

The men’s competition at the 2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships was the closest of all the disciplines with Russia’s Alexander Shubin and the USA’s Evan Lysacek battling it out to the end with Shubin prevailed by a one-vote margin in the long program. France’s Alban Preaubert was a surprise third, the same results as in qualifying round A. In that event, one of the top contenders, USA’s Parker…

2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights

History was made in the pairs competition at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava in the Czech Republic – positive for China and negative for Russia. For the first time, Chinese teams finished first and second in the competition and for the first time since 1978, no Russian or Soviet pairs were on the podium.

China’s Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang, fresh from a bronze medal at the…

2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

The dance competition at the 2003 Junior World Championships ended with the top three teams in the same order as at the Junior Grand Prix Final with Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin taking the gold, followed by Hungary’s Nora Hoffmann and Attila Elek and Russia’s Elena Romanovskaya and Sergei Grachev. Both of the top teams had competed in seniors at the European Championships a few weeks earlier, placing…

2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

For the second year in a row, Japan put two ladies on the podium at the 2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, but this year the medals were gold and silver instead of silver and bronze. All three Japanese ladies finished in the top five with Yukina Ota taking the gold, 2002 bronze medalist Miki Ando moving up to second and, and newcomer Mia Asada finishing fourth. Only Italy’s…