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    2020-21 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating

    Even though it is a few months too early, we recently had the Moscow novice girls competition where Sofia Samodelkina and Elizaveta Berestovskaya of Team Davydov and Sofia Akatieva and Veronika Zhilina of Team Tutberidze all showed quads and triple axels at the age of 12.

    There are a lot of skaters returning, and some new ones.

    For men, it will be the second junior season for Eteri's boy wonder Daniil Samsonov, who has all the potential but nerves have gotten to him. We'll see how that develops. As for the other Russian men, expect Petr Gumennik, Artur Danielian, and Andrei Mozalev to move up to seniors. That will leave room for others that were overshadowed this year like Gleb Lutfullin or Ilia Yablokov. Japanese duo Yuma Kagiyama and reigning JGPF and junior world record holder Shun Sato should both participate, and show their amazing potential. Meanwhile, JGPF 2018 champion and Canada's great hope Stephen Gogolev has been badly injured recently so he will most likely not move up to seniors next year (thank goodness, he is not ready for that) and I think that even though he struggled this year, he is one of the men that will dominate in a few years. We will hsee how Raf develops himThere are, of course, many others to look out for that I can't list them all but be ready for surprises

    Idk much about jr pairs or dance, so I will just skip over that for now

    Now don't get started on the ladies. Of the four mentioned above, only Samodelkina is eligible for 2020-21, along with Eteri's new little girl Adelya Petrosyan. There will be many rivalries, as we also see the junior international debut of China's Xianyi An, who was doing 3A and 4S in the harness. Along with Valieva, and Liu.... Imagine Davydov vs Tutberidze. China vs USA vs Russia. Don't get me started on Russian ladies, while Samodelkina, Sofia Muravyova (eteri), Petrosyan (eteri), and Anastasia Zinina seem to be the biggest debutants, you never know with Russian ladies. KEep in mind there is still Alysa Liu, Kamila Valieva, Daria Usacheva, Maya Khromykh, Anna Frolova, and possibly Vika Vasilieva or Nastya Tarakanova....I'm probably forgetting someone, there's simply too many! There's always the JApanese ladies who have been on a bit of the dip lately, and several lovely rising Korean ladies in addition to Alysa Liu and Xianyi An. Correct me if I am wrong but Mia Kalin, who did 4S in training (and has some peculiar jump technique) is only 11 and won't be eligible this year.

    Well, what do you think? So much can change, and I am starting to get excited already! Do you want Ted to come back?

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    I am quite excited for the returns of Kamila Valieva and Kaiya Ruiter! I think that they will continue to grow and shine as their respective national junior champions.
    Hopefully we will get to see Mone Chiba, Momoka Hatasaki and Hanna Yoshida make an appearance on the JGP circuit. Hanna has a triple axel and did really well at the domestic level. I'd like to see Rino Matsuike and Yuna Aoki make a comeback from injury. But at the time of writing, I'm not sure how many JGP spots will be earned at this year's Jr Worlds so we'll see.

    Both Yuma and Shun are likely to move up to seniors so we will likely see Kao Miura take centre stage along with Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda and Nozomu Yoshioka on the back of their recent successful results. I think that Ivan Shmuratko is really promising, if he decides to stay in juniors then I think that he could definitely reach the finals.

    For ice dance, I'm looking forward to Yoshida/Nishiyama and Makita/Gunara!
    I like Shanaeva/Narizhnyy from the Russian teams and would like to see a JGP debut from Leontieva/Gorelkin if they do well at junior test skates.

    As for pairs, I'm not as familiar with them but it would be nice to see Ro/Han again. After one appearance it seems like they haven't been seen much. There are quite a few Canadian pairs too, so for me it will be interesting to me who comes out on top.

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    General announcement has published - https://isu.org/figure-skating/event...figure-skating

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    Those two events both had pairs skating planned.
    Without them, there are only 2 events left for pairs which are back-to-back (Czech Republic and Uzbekistan)

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    6th event added with Pairs
    Riga, Latvia (October 14-17)
    https://www.isu.org/isu-news/news/65...mplateParam=15

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    a glimpse of hope, i take it

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