Posts Tagged ‘2010 World Junior Figure Skating Championships’

Murakami captures gold

Kanako Murakami of Japan captured the gold in the Ladies event, while USA’s Agnes Zawadzki catapulted from eighth place to win the silver. Russia’s Polina Agafonova took the bronze.

Murakami delivered a strong performance to Swan Lake which featured five triple jumps, including a triple Salchow-double loop-double loop combination. The error was an edge call for use of the wrong take-off edge on her opening triple Lutz, and she doubled…

Ovcharova leads ladies after Short Program

Anna Ovcharova of Russia is currently first after the Short Program, while Japan’s Kanako Murakami is close on her heels by less than a point. Russia’s Polina Agafonova sits in third.

Ovcharova skated a clean and upbeat routine to a Jazz medley which featured a triple flip, triple Lutz-double loop, and a double Axel. The 13-year-old earned positive Grades of Execution (GoE) on all of her elements as well as…

Ilinykh and Katsalapov take gold

Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov easily won the title b more than 15 points, while Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam of Canada won silver.  Russia’s Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin maintained third overall to win the bronze.

Ilinykh and Katsalapov delivered a powerful routine to music from Schindler’s List and Fiddler on the Roof which featured difficult lifts and footwork.

“The theme of our free dance is actually very serious,”…

Ilinykh and Katsalapov maintain lead

Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov maintained their lead lead after the Original Dance (OD), while Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam of Canada pulled up from fifth to second overall.

Russia’s Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin moved up to third while teammates Ekaterina Pushkash and Jonathan Guerreiro fell to sixth.

USA’s  Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani slipped to fourth.

Ilinykh and Katsalapov produced a flowing performance to an Andean Folklore dance entitled…

Hanyu nabs Junior World title

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan catapulted to first place after the Long Program to win the title by nearly 11 points. China’s Nan Song also rose from fifth to second place overall to win silver, while Artur Gachinski of Russia rose from sixth to third overall for the bronze.

Hanyu delivered a strong routine to Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini which featured two triple Axels, a triple Salchow-triple toeloop combination…

Hochstein first after Men’s Short; Messing second

USA’s  Grant Hochstein placed first in the Men’s Short Program, followed by teammate  Keegan Messing and Japan’s  Yuzuru Hanyu.

Hochstein delivered a flawless program to Tchaikovski’s Sleeping Beauty which featured a triple Lutz-triple toeloop, a double Axel, and a triple flip. The 18-year-old also earned a level 4 on all of his spins and showed very good level 3 footwork to place first with a new personal best of 71.35…

Sui and Han win Junior World Pairs title

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China won the Pairs event by more than 12 points, while   Japan’s Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran placed second. Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia maintained third place overall to win the bronze.

Sui and Han opened their City Lights routine with side-by-side double Axels followed by a quad throw Salchow, however, Sui two-footed the landing.

“The quad throw is hard to do and…

Ilinykh and Katsalapov lead after Compulsory Dance

Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov currently lead the dance teams after the  Westminster Waltz Compulsory Dance (CD), followed by USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani and Ekaterina Pushkash and Jonathan Guerreiro of Russia.

The teams which placed second through fifth are separated by less than one point.

Ilinykh and Katsalapov produced a confident dance, scoring a new personal best of 37.52 (20.24/17.28).

This came as a surprise to the team as…

China’s Sui and Han lead after Pairs Short Program

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China currently lead the Pairs discipline, followed closely by  Japan’s Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia.

Sui and Han produced solid side-by-side double Axels and a high double  twist, however, Sui put her hand down on the  throw triple Salchow. The Junior Grand Prix Final Champions otherwise delivered a very good level 4 lift, pair combination spin,…

2010 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Preview

The 2010 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands from March 7-14, 2010 at the Ice rink De Uithof. More than 200 skaters representing more than fifty member nations will skate in the competition.

This marks the second time that The Hague plays host to this competition. Competition begins on Tuesday, March 9th with the Pairs short program, and culminates on Saturday, March…