Marjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha

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In an Instagram Q&A, Gabriella Papadakis named Marjorie and Zach as her favourite junior team. High praise, indeed.
 

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Colonel Green - Probably also has to do with P/C and L/L having the same coaches šŸ˜. They are very likely one of the junior teams that they have actually seen skate šŸ™‚.
 

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Richmond obviously went a lot better for them than Linz did (and I mean, Linz didn't go too badly at the end of the day, they still won silver). The free dance, especially, has the makings of a signature piece.

They did an interview with ice-dance.com recently, seen here.
 

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They did an interview with ice-dance.com recently, seen here.

Love that interview, especially when they talked about their short- vs long-term goals, their complementing interests outside skating, etc. I was a bit worried after the split, but they seem like very mature and focused young people. Their free dance is okay which means great at the junior level.

A lot of people seem to think C/P are going to be the next big thing, but my gut tells me L/L are the ones who will go all the way. There's much more room in Canadian figure skating for them, they are training with a power coaching team, and they seem well-matched. I'll be looking to see how they compare to the best Russian juniors this season.
 

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Congrats to Marjorie and Zachary! Their skates were beautiful, so full of passion. I was heartbroken when I saw the results :( hope they will finally get their medals at Junior Worlds because they deserve it.
 

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Vimeo has deleted all of my videos :( , so send me a PM if you'd like a temporary download link for the GPF Gala.
 

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They are surprising leaders after the RD at the Junior Worlds. They have obtained 70.14 points (4 points more than their current SB) and have a 1,45 lead over the second couple (Russians Elizaveta KHUDAIBERDIEVA / Nikita NAZAROV) and 2.58 over their biggest rivals, Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO. I would be fantastic if they won the whole competition, but they need to skate very clean.

RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7LiTIC7-lk

BTW, when was the last time Canadian ice dancers won the Junior Worlds?
 

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Wow, I didn't expect them to lead after the short! Looks like they got some great levels. Here's hoping they can hold on to first place in the free!
 

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Random observation but I really appreciate how close they get in their no touch midline step sequence (makes it more difficult), one of the reasons why they got the highest GOE on their steps.
 
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