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kandi
02-27-2008, 06:57 AM
This morning I am watching the scoreboard from Junior Worlds competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Junior Men's Short is in progress and there are EIGHT groups of competitors! All 3 of the USA guys are in Group 7, Adam Rippon just took 1st place (for the moment).

kandi
02-27-2008, 08:09 AM
The SP is done -- Rippon in 1st, Brandon Mroz in 3rd, and Tommy Steenberg in 6th -- out of 47 competitors.

Next up is the Pairs Free Skate; it's led by 3 Russians, then Chinese -

mmmm8
02-28-2008, 05:00 AM
Thanks for bringing this up, Kandi!

I'm watching the pairs' original dance. Some of those people don't look like juniors at all.

pamchenko
02-28-2008, 05:47 AM
In dance the girls are allowed to compete until they're 19 and the boys until they're 21. So no, a lot of them won't look particularly "young".

(Actually, in all the events the girls are allowed to compete until they're 19; in pairs and dance the boys can go until they're 21, but in singles they also age out at 19. And there's your ISU age limits Lesson of the Day. :))

mmmm8
02-28-2008, 06:34 AM
In dance the girls are allowed to compete until they're 19 and the boys until they're 21. So no, a lot of them won't look particularly "young".

(Actually, in all the events the girls are allowed to compete until they're 19; in pairs and dance the boys can go until they're 21, but in singles they also age out at 19. And there's your ISU age limits Lesson of the Day. :))

Thanks! Didn't know that.

kandi
02-28-2008, 07:42 AM
Here's the top placements in Dance - following the Original Dance, with the Free Dance yet to come:


FPl. Name Nat. Points CD OD FD
1 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA
92.95 1 1
2 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN
91.23 3 2
3 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS
88.98 4 3
4 Maria MONKO / Ilia TKACHENKO RUS
88.69 2 4
5 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA
81.82 5 5


http://www.isufs.org/results/wjc2008/CAT004RS.HTM

kandi
02-28-2008, 07:45 AM
Thanks pamchenko for the age limits, I didn't know what the exact rule was. The Junior Mens' Free Skate starts in 45 minutes. The field of 47 has been pared down to 25 skaters.

It's the Junior Ladies where you will see the really young ladies - they don't skate till tomorrow.

pamchenko
02-28-2008, 07:46 AM
I think Gorshkova/Butikov have a free dance to "Total Eclipse of the Heart", so everyone be on the lookout for that. :cheesy:

Was glad to see Ralph/Hill from Canada move up. In my opinion, they have the OD of the season-- not just the junior OD of the season, but the best OD of any dance team I've seen, period.

kandi
02-29-2008, 06:21 AM
I wish we could see these - maybe we will get lucky and somebody will post something on Utube.

The Junior Ladies are in progress; there are 56 competitors and they are just finishing the 8th Group. Our USA girls are in Groups 9 and 10. Here's the link to the scoreboard - http://www.isufs.org/results/wjc2008/SEG003.HTM

Here's the Men's Final Results (top ten):

FPl. Name Nat. Points SP FS
1 Adam RIPPON USA
199.90 1 1
2 Artem BORODULIN RUS
194.77 2 2
3 Jinlin GUAN CHN
189.60 4 3
4 Brandon MROZ USA
186.20 3 5
5 Michal BREZINA CZE
184.40 5 6
6 Kevin REYNOLDS CAN
180.78 13 4
7 Ivan BARIEV RUS
175.06 10 7
8 Jeremy TEN CAN
173.34 11 8
9 Tommy STEENBERG USA
166.64 6 13
10 Florent AMODIO FRA
164.79 9 12

kandi
02-29-2008, 07:19 AM
It's on - free live video - on icenetwork.com -- I just got to see Caroline Zhang skate, and Yuki Nishino is on now.

kandi
02-29-2008, 08:06 AM
The Ladies SP is complete and the USA girls went 1-2-3 --


FPl. Name Nat. Points SP FS
1 Mirai NAGASU USA
65.07 1
2 Caroline ZHANG USA
62.60 2
3 Rachael FLATT USA
60.16 3
4 Yuki NISHINO JPN
54.15 4
5 Elena GLEBOVA EST
53.05 5


The Junior Free Dance is coming up next.

kandi
02-29-2008, 08:54 AM
The Free Dance is halfway through the 1st group. There are five groups of five skaters; Ralph/Hill are last in the 4th group. The two USA teams are both in the last group.

kandi
02-29-2008, 09:00 AM
http://web.icenetwork.com/events/detail.jsp?id=34529

kandi
02-29-2008, 12:36 PM
Final Results of the Junior Dance -


FPl. Name Nat. Points CD OD FD
1 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA
181.66 1 1 1
2 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN
178.09 3 2 2
3 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS
172.85 4 3 3
4 Maria MONKO / Ilia TKACHENKO RUS
166.01 2 4 4
5 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA
157.47 5 5 5
6 Ekaterina RIAZANOVA / Jonathan GUERREIRO RUS
153.29

kandi
03-01-2008, 07:53 AM
Junior Ladies Final Result

FPl. Name Nat. Points SP FS

1 Rachael FLATT USA
172.19 3 1
2 Caroline ZHANG USA
171.84 2 2
3 Mirai NAGASU USA
162.89 1 3
4 Jenni VAHAMAA FIN
142.54 6 4
5 Yuki NISHINO JPN
139.44


USA sweeps the medals - by 20 points !!!
Rachel was beautiful !!!

pamchenko
03-01-2008, 08:00 AM
So pleased for Rachael, I've been seeing her since she was 10 or 11 and the potential has always been obvious. :)

mmmm8
03-01-2008, 08:02 AM
Rachael Flatt is SO tiny... she scares me a bit. Great result for the American women, though

kandi
03-01-2008, 08:32 AM
It was fun seeing the three girls together; from what I understand, they are all quite friendly with one another.