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.
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.
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.
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.
I've just checked Wikipedia and will answer to my own questions. The last Canadians to win ice dance gold at the Junior Worlds were Tessa and Scott in 2006. I think that's the highest time the title returned to Canada