2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix

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The 2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix was the 12th season of the ISU Junior Grand Prix, a series of international junior level competitions organized by the International Skating Union. It was the Junior-level complement to the 2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, which was for Senior-level skaters. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance.

2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix
Type:ISU Junior Grand Prix
Date:August 27 – December 14, 2008
Season:2008–09
Location:France Courchevel
Italy Merano
Mexico Mexico City
Czech Republic Ostrava
Spain Madrid
Belarus Gomel
South Africa Cape Town
United Kingdom Sheffield
South Korea Goyang
Prize money:$22,500 (series)
$105,000 (final)
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Skaters earned points towards qualification at each of the eight Junior Grand Prix events. The top eight skaters/teams in the series from each discipline met at the Junior Grand Prix Final. For the first time, the Junior Grand Prix Final was held concurrently with the senior Grand Prix Final.

CompetitionsEdit

The locations of the JGP events change yearly. In the 2008–09 season, the series was composed of the following events:

Date Event Location Other notes
August 27–31 2008 JGP Courchevel Courchevel, France No pair competition
September 3–7 2008 JGP Merano Merano, Italy No pair competition
September 10–14 2008 JGP Mexico Cup Mexico City, Mexico
September 17–21 2008 JGP Czech Skate Ostrava, Czech Republic
September 24–28 2008 JGP Madrid Cup Madrid, Spain No pair competition
October 1–5 2008 JGP Golden Lynx Gomel, Belarus
October 8–12 2008 JGP Skate Safari Cape Town, South Africa No pair competition
October 15–18 2008 JGP John Curry Memorial Sheffield, United Kingdom
December 10–14 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix Final Goyang, South Korea

For the first time, the Junior Grand Prix Final was held in conjunction with the Grand Prix Final.

QualifyingEdit

Skaters who reached the age of 13 by July 1, 2008 but had not turned 19 (singles and females of the other two disciplines) or 21 (male pair skaters and ice dancers) were eligible to compete on the junior circuit. Unlike the senior ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, skaters for the Junior Grand Prix are entered by their national federations rather than seeded by the ISU. The number of entries allotted to each ISU member federation is determined by their skaters's placements at the previous season's World Junior Figure Skating Championships in each respective discipline.

For the 2008–09 season, in singles, the five best placed member nations at the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were allowed to enter two skaters in all eight events. Member nations who placed sixth through tenth were allowed to enter one skater in all eight events. Member nations with a skater who had qualified for the free skate at Junior Worlds were allowed to enter one skater in seven of the events. Member nations who did not qualify for the free skate but placed 25th through 30th in the short program were allowed to enter one skater in six of the events. All other nations were allowed to enter one skater in five of the events. There were provisions for additional entries per member country if another country did not use all of its allotted entries.

In pairs, member nations were allowed to enter up to three teams per event. The host nation was allowed to enter as many pair teams as it wanted. Pairs was contested at four events out of eight.

In ice dance, member nations were allowed to enter one dance team per event. Member nations who placed in the top five at the 2008 World Junior Championships were allowed to enter a second dance team.

The host country was allowed to enter up to three skaters/teams in singles and dance in their event, and there was no limit to the number of pairs teams.

The general spots allowance for the 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix events was as follows:

Entries Men Ladies Ice dance
2 per event   United States
  Russia
  China
  Czech Republic
  Canada
  United States
  Finland
  Japan
  Russia
  Sweden
  United States
  Canada
  Russia
  Ukraine
  Italy
1 per event   France
   Switzerland
  Spain
  Ukraine
  Kazakhstan
  Germany
  Canada
  Estonia
  Spain
  Italy
1 in seven events   Japan
  Sweden
  Germany
  Slovakia
  Poland
  South Korea
  Slovakia
  Ukraine
  Austria
  China
  New Zealand
  Australia
  Hungary
1 in six events   Estonia
  Austria
  Norway
  Finland
  Israel
  Italy
  Czech Republic
  Azerbaijan
  Chinese Taipei
  Denmark

All other member nations had one entry per discipline in five of the eight events in singles, and one entry in all eight events for ice dance.

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money for the Junior Grand Prix events in the 2008–2009 season was $22,500. Pairs and dance teams split the money. Everything is in US dollars. The breakdown is as follows:

Placement Prize money (Singles) Prize money (Pairs/Dance)
1st $2,000 $3,000
2nd $1,500 $2,250
3rd $1,000 $1,500

The total prize money for the Junior Grand Prix Final in the 2008–2009 season was $105,000. Pairs and dance teams split the money. Everything is in US dollars. The breakdown is as follows:

Placement Prize money (Singles) Prize money (Pairs/Dance)
1st $6,000 $9,000
2nd $5,000 $7,500
3rd $4,000 $6,000
4th $3,000 $4,500
5th $2,000 $3,000
6th $1,000 $1,500

Junior Grand Prix Final qualifiersEdit

The following skaters have qualified for the 2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix Final, in order of qualification.[1][2][3][4]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dance
1   Richard Dornbush   Kristine Musademba   Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze   Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell
2   Michal Březina   Yukiko Fujisawa   Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov   Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein
3   Armin Mahbanoozadeh   Alexe Gilles   Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
4   Alexander Johnson   Kanako Murakami   Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh   Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro
5   Florent Amodio   Amanda Dobbs   Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert   Piper Gilles / Zachary Donohue
6   Ivan Bariev   Becky Bereswill   Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran   Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun
7   Denis Ten   Angela Maxwell   Zhang Yue / Wang Lei   Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill
8   Elladj Baldé   Diane Szmiett   Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir   Ekaterina Pushkash / Dmitri Kiselev
Alternates
1st   Artur Gachinski   Stefania Berton   Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov   Marina Antipova / Artem Kudashev
2nd   Keegan Messing   Sarah Hecken   Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers   Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle
3rd   Cheng Gongming   Shoko Ishikawa   Anaïs Morand / Antoine Dorsaz   Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák

MedalistsEdit

MenEdit

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France   Michal Březina   Armin Mahbanoozadeh   Florent Amodio
Italy   Michal Březina   Curran Oi   Alexander Nikolaev
Mexico   Richard Dornbush   Elladj Baldé   Cheng Gongming
Czech Rep.   Alexander Johnson   Ivan Bariev   Akio Sasaki
Spain   Armin Mahbanoozadeh   Artur Gachinski   Tatsuki Machida
Belarus   Denis Ten   Yang Chao   Cheng Gongming
South Africa   Richard Dornbush   Ivan Bariev   Elladj Baldé
United Kingdom   Florent Amodio   Keegan Messing   Alexander Johnson
Final   Florent Amodio   Armin Mahbanoozadeh   Richard Dornbush

LadiesEdit

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France   Kristine Musademba   Becky Bereswill   Diane Szmiett
Italy   Melissa Bulanhagui   Rumi Suizu   Sarah Hecken
Mexico   Amanda Dobbs   Alexe Gilles   Kwak Min-jeong
Czech Rep.   Yukiko Fujisawa   Angela Maxwell   Stefania Berton
Spain   Kristine Musademba   Becky Bereswill   Kanako Murakami
Belarus   Haruka Imai   Oksana Gozeva   Kana Muramoto
South Africa   Alexe Gilles   Diane Szmiett   Amanda Dobbs
United Kingdom   Kanako Murakami   Yukiko Fujisawa   Angela Maxwell
Final   Becky Bereswill   Yukiko Fujisawa   Alexe Gilles

PairsEdit

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France No pairs competition held
Italy No pairs competition held
Mexico   Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh   Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov   Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov
Czech Rep.   Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze   Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov   Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert
Spain No pairs competition held
Belarus   Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze   Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert   Zhang Yue / Wang Lei
South Africa No pairs competition held
United Kingdom   Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov   Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov   Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran
Final   Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze   Zhang Yue / Wang Lei   Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh

Ice danceEdit

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill   Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák
Italy   Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein   Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro   Lorenza Alessandrini / Simone Vaturi
Mexico   Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell   Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill   Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin
Czech Rep.   Piper Gilles / Zachary Donohue   Marina Antipova / Artem Kudashev   Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle
Spain   Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   Anastasia Vykhodtseva / Alexei Shumski
Belarus   Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun   Ekaterina Pushkash / Dmitri Kiselev   Terra Findlay / Benoît Richaud
South Africa   Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell   Piper Gilles / Zachary Donohue   Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin
United Kingdom   Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein   Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun   Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle
Final   Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein   Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell   Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro

Medals tableEdit

The following is the table of total medals earned by each country on the 2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix. It can be sorted by country name, number of gold medals, number of silver medals, number of bronze medals, and total medals overall.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)1711533
2  Russia (RUS)611724
3  Japan (JPN)33410
4  France (FRA)2024
5  Czech Republic (CZE)2013
6  Ukraine (UKR)1113
7  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1001
8  Canada (CAN)0437
9  China (CHN)0235
10  Italy (ITA)0022
11  Germany (GER)0011
  South Korea (KOR)0011
Totals (12 nations)32323094

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-10-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-10-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2008-10-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "SBS ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Entries Men". Archived from the original on 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  6. ^ Six U.S. Skaters Qualify for Grand Prix Final: Ice dancers Gilles and Donohue withdraw from Junior Grand Prix Final
  7. ^ "SBS ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Entries Junior Pairs". Archived from the original on 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2008-12-11.

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