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US ladies dominate in Sofia; Flatt takes gold

US ladies dominate in Sofia; Flatt takes gold

The 2008 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships concluded with the Ladies Long Program.

The U.S. ladies dominated the podium in this event, with Rachael Flatt capturing the gold, and teammates Caroline Zhang and Mirai Nagasu placing second and third,…

Nagasu leads ladies at Junior Worlds

Nagasu leads ladies at Junior Worlds

The U.S. ladies dominated the Short Program, with Mirai Nagasu taking the lead, followed by teammates Caroline Zhang and Rachael Flatt.

Nagasu sparkled in her playful routine to I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin, which featured a superb layback…

Samuelson and Bates capture gold in Sofia

Samuelson and Bates capture gold in Sofia

USA’s Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates maintained the lead throughout the Ice Dance competition to win the title, while Canada’s Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier finished a close second. Russia’s Kristina Gorshkova…

Samuelson and Bates maintain lead at Junior Worlds

Samuelson and Bates maintain lead at Junior Worlds

The Folk/Country dance is the Original Dance (OD) for the 2007-08 season. While there are no restrictions on the the number of music selections used, the dance must have a theme based on a specific country/region.

USA’s Emily…

Rippon takes Junior World title

Rippon takes Junior World title

USA’s Adam Rippon won the Men’s title in this event, while Russia’s Artem Borodulin won silver, and Jinlin Guan of China took bronze.

Performing to Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, Rippon demonstrated his artistry and fluid movement with the intricate choreography…

Rippon leads men in Sofia

Rippon leads men in Sofia

USA’s Adam Rippon lead the men after the short program, while teammate Brandon Mroz is currently third. Artem Borodulin of Russia placed second with just over a three-point difference between between first and third place.

With…

Krasilnikova and Bezmaternikh win gold in Sofia

Krasilnikova and Bezmaternikh win gold in Sofia

In their third trip to this event, Ksenia Krasilnikova and Konstantin Bezmaternikh of Russia won the title after winning the bronze in both 2006 and 2007.

Teammates Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze captured the silver in their first international debut, while Huibo Dong and…

Samuelson and Bates lead at Junior Worlds

Samuelson and Bates lead at Junior Worlds

The 2008 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships are being held Feb. 26 – Mar. 1 in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Winter Sports Hall. It is the second time since 2001 that Sofia has hosted…

Russian pairs dominate at Junior Worlds

Russian pairs dominate at Junior Worlds

Russia dominated the Pairs event despite the absence of Vera Bazarova and Juri Larionov, who won the JGP title earlier this season.

Bazarova and Larionov were unable to compete due to a…

2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Preview

The 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria from Feb. 25 through Mar. 2, 2008, in which over 200 young skaters/teams will be competing. This competition has served as the springboard to international success on the senior level for such skaters as Michelle Kwan (Gold medalist, 1994), Ilia Kulik (Gold medalist, 1995), and Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang (Gold medalists, 2001 and 2003). Skaters…