1997–98 ISU Junior Series

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The 1997–98 ISU Junior Series was the first season of what was later named the ISU Junior Grand Prix, a series of international junior level competitions organized by the International Skating Union. It was designed to be a junior-level complement to the ISU Champions Series, which was for senior-level skaters. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance. The top skaters from the series met at the Junior Series Final in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 5–8, 1998.

1997–98 ISU Junior Series
Type:ISU Junior Series
Season:1997–98
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CompetitionsEdit

The locations of the ISU Junior Grand Prix events change yearly. In the 1997–98 season, the series was composed of the following events:

Date Event Location
August 19–23, 1997 1997 JS Grand Prix de Saint Gervais Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
September 17–21, 1997 1997 JS Sofia Cup Sofia, Bulgaria
September 25–28, 1997 1997 JS Ukrainian Souvenir Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
October 8–11, 1997 1997 JS Pokal der Blauen Schwerter Chemnitz, Germany
October 23–26, 1997 1997 JS Hungarian Cup Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 1997 1997 JS Grand Prix SNP Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
March 6–8, 1998 1997–98 JS Final Lausanne, Switzerland

Series notesEdit

At the Junior Series Final, Timothy Goebel, the winner of the men's event, made history by becoming the first skater to land a quadruple salchow jump in competition. It was videotaped by the father of another skater.[1]

Junior Series Final qualifiersEdit

The following skaters qualified for the 1997–98 Junior Series Final, in order of qualification.

There were eight qualifiers in singles and six in pairs and ice dance.

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dance
1   Timothy Goebel   Viktoria Volchkova   Alena Maltseva / Oleg Popov   Flavia Ottaviani / Massimo Scali
2   Ivan Dinev   Julia Soldatova   Julia Obertas / Dmytro Palamarchuk   Jessica Joseph / Charles Butler
3   Matt Savoie   Amber Corwin   Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman   Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo
4   Vincent Restencourt   Chisato Shina   Victoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski   Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov
5   Christo Turlakov   Andrea Diewald   Svetlana Nikolaeva / Alexei Sokolov   Zita Gebora / Andras Visontai
6   David Jäschke   Shelby Lyons   Tiffany Stiegler / Johnnie Stiegler   Jamie Silverstein / Justin Pekarek
7   Yosuke Takeuchi   Morgan Rowe
8   Vitaly Danilchenko   Elena Pingachova

Christel Borghi was given the host wildcard spot to the Junior Series Final. She placed 8th out of 8 competitors. Viktoria Volchkova withdrew before the competition with injury.

Medals tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)107825
2  United States (USA)99624
3  Italy (ITA)4116
4  Ukraine (UKR)3126
5  Bulgaria (BUL)2204
6  Hungary (HUN)0303
7  France (FRA)0213
8  Germany (GER)0145
  Japan (JPN)0145
10  Canada (CAN)0101
11  Finland (FIN)0011
  Slovakia (SVK)0011
Totals (12 nations)28282884

MedalistsEdit

MenEdit

1997–98 Junior Series
Men's medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France   Timothy Goebel   Matthew Savoie   David Jäschke
Bulgaria   Ivan Dinev   Derrick Delmore   Yosuke Takeuchi
Ukraine   Timothy Goebel   Vincent Restencourt   Yosuke Takeuchi
Germany   Matthew Savoie   Alexei Vasilevski   David Jäschke
Hungary   Vitali Danilchenko   Christo Turlakov   Vincent Restencourt
Slovakia   Ivan Dinev   Pavel Kersha   Juraj Sviatko
Final   Timothy Goebel   Ivan Dinev   Matthew Savoie

LadiesEdit

1997–98 Junior Series
Ladies' medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France   Elena Pingachova   Andrea Diewald   Shelby Lyons
Bulgaria   Morgan Rowe   Brittney McConn   Chisato Shina
Ukraine   Viktoria Volchkova   Chisato Shiina   Kumiko Taneda
Germany   Amber Corwin   Julia Soldatova   Sara Lindroos
Hungary   Julia Soldatova   Júlia Sebestyén   Anette Dytrt
Slovakia   Viktoria Volchkova   Amber Corwin   Erin Pearl
Final   Julia Soldatova   Amber Corwin   Elena Pingachova

PairsEdit

1997–98 Junior Series
Pairs' medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France   Svetlana Nikolaeva / Alexei Sokolov   Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman   Stefanie Weiss / Matthias Bleyer
Bulgaria   Alena Maltseva / Oleg Popov   Jacinthe Larivière / Lenny Faustino   Irina Melihova / Vladimir Saprikin
Ukraine   Julia Obertas / Dmytro Palamarchuk   Tiffany Stiegler / Johnnie Stiegler   Viktoria Shliakhova / Grigori Petrovski
Germany   Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman   Julia Obertas / Dmytro Palamarchuk   Svetlana Nikolaeva / Alexei Sokolov
Hungary   Alena Maltseva / Oleg Popov   Megan Sierk / Dustin Sierk   Victoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski
Slovakia   Viktoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski   Sabrina Lefrançois / Nicolas Osseland   Carissa Guild / Andrew Muldoon
Final   Julia Obertas / Dmytro Palamarchuk   Victoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski   Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman

Ice danceEdit

1997–98 Junior Series
Ice dance medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France   Flavia Ottaviani / Massimo Scali   Zita Gebora / Andras Visontai   Julia Golovina / Denis Egorov
Bulgaria   Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo   Jamie Silverstein / Justin Pekarek   Julia Golovina / Denis Egorov
Ukraine   Jessica Joseph / Charles Butler   Natalia Romaniuta / Daniil Barantsev   Kristina Kobaladze / Oleg Voiko
Germany   Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov   Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo   Jamie Silverstein / Justin Pekarek
Hungary   Jessica Joseph / Charles Butler   Zita Gebora / Andres Visontai   Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov
Slovakia   Flavia Ottaviani / Massimo Scali   Olga Pogosian / Alexander Kirsanov   Olga Kudym / Anton Tereschenko
Final   Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo   Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov   Flavia Ottaviani / Massimo Scali

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rosewater, Amy (September 27, 2011). "Mroz attempting to push boundaries of sport". Icenetwork. Retrieved September 27, 2011.

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