2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships

The 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were the World Junior Figure Skating Championships for the 2007–08 season. Commonly called "World Juniors" and "Junior Worlds", they are an annual figure skating competition in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Junior Champion. The event is open to figure skaters from ISU Member Nations who have reached the age of 13 by July 1 of the previous year, but have not yet turned 19. The upper age limit for men competing in pairs and dance is 21. Skaters compete in four disciplines: men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:February 25 – March 2
Season:2007–08
Location:Winter Sports Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria
Venue:Winter Sport Hall
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Adam Rippon
Ladies' singles:
United States Rachael Flatt
Pair skating:
Russia Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh
Ice dance:
United States Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates
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2007 World Junior Championships
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The term "Junior" refers to the age level rather than necessarily the skill level. Therefore, some of the skaters competing have competed nationally and internationally at the senior level, but are still age-eligible for World Juniors. Regardless of whether they have competed as seniors, all competitors perform programs that conform to the ISU rules for junior level competition in terms of program lengths, jumping passes, etc.

The 2008 championships were held from February 25 through March 2 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Medals TableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)3115
2  Russia (RUS)1214
3  Canada (CAN)0101
4  China (CHN)0022
Totals (4 nations)44412

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

 
The men's podium. From left: Artem Borodulin (2nd), Adam Rippon (1st), Guan Jinlin (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Adam Rippon   United States 199.90 1 69.35 1 130.55
2 Artem Borodulin   Russia 194.77 2 66.16 2 128.61
3 Guan Jinlin   China 189.60 4 62.47 3 127.13
4 Brandon Mroz   United States 186.20 3 63.36 5 122.84
5 Michal Březina   Czech Republic 184.40 5 62.11 6 122.29
6 Kevin Reynolds   Canada 180.78 13 55.77 4 125.01
7 Ivan Bariev   Russia 175.06 10 58.39 7 116.67
8 Jeremy Ten   Canada 173.34 11 58.29 8 115.05
9 Tommy Steenberg   United States 166.64 6 61.33 13 105.31
10 Florent Amodio   France 164.79 9 58.50 12 106.29
11 Kim Lucine   France 164.61 7 60.01 16 104.60
12 Moris Pfeifhofer    Switzerland 162.88 15 51.23 10 111.65
13 Javier Fernández   Spain 161.01 14 52.25 11 108.76
14 Nikolai Bondar   Ukraine 159.61 12 56.68 17 102.93
15 Yang Chao   China 158.48 24 45.82 9 112.66
16 Denis Ten   Kazakhstan 155.70 8 60.00 19 95.70
17 Akio Sasaki   Japan 155.14 18 50.05 14 105.09
18 Adrian Schultheiss   Sweden 154.12 19 49.15 15 104.97
19 Takahito Mura   Japan 145.82 21 47.66 18 98.16
20 Nikita Mikhailov   Russia 140.36 23 46.40 20 93.96
21 Elladj Balde   Canada 140.34 22 46.98 21 93.36
22 Denis Wieczorek   Germany 137.17 17 50.37 22 86.80
23 Jakub Strobl   Slovakia 134.45 20 48.59 23 85.86
24 Maciej Cieplucha   Poland 133.69 16 50.70 24 82.99
25 Pavel Petrov Savinov   Bulgaria 77.51 46 24.70 25 52.81
Free Skating Not Reached
26 Viktor Romanenkov   Estonia 25 44.95
27 Severin Kiefer   Austria 26 44.63
28 Michael Chrolenko   Norway 27 44.62
29 Bela Papp   Finland 28 44.45
30 Evgeni Krasnapolski   Israel 29 43.44
31 Ruben Errampalli   Italy 30 43.41
32 Danil Privalov   Azerbaijan 31 41.39
33 Matthew Precious   Australia 32 39.78
34 Elliot Hilton   United Kingdom 33 39.53
35 Boris Martinec   Croatia 34 37.76
36 Kevin Alves   Brazil 35 34.44
37 Dimitri Kahirau   Belarus 36 34.28
38 Ruben Blommaert   Belgium 37 32.44
39 Kim Min-seok   South Korea 38 32.31
40 Sarkis Hairapetyan   Armenia 39 30.52
41 Jesper Kristiansen   Denmark 40 30.44
42 Cameron Hems   New Zealand 41 27.88
43 Vlad Ionescu   Romania 42 27.35
44 Krisztian Andraska   Hungary 43 27.03
45 Boyito Mulder   Netherlands 44 26.42
46 Engin Ali Artan   Turkey 45 25.96
47 Saulius Ambrulevičius   Lithuania 47 22.45

LadiesEdit

 
The ladies' medalists hold up the American flag. From left: Mirai Nagasu (3rd), Rachael Flatt (1st), Caroline Zhang (2nd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Rachael Flatt   United States 172.19 3 60.16 1 112.03
2 Caroline Zhang   United States 171.84 2 62.60 2 109.24
3 Mirai Nagasu   United States 162.89 1 65.07 3 97.82
4 Jenni Vähämaa   Finland 142.54 6 50.30 4 92.24
5 Yuki Nishino   Japan 139.44 4 54.15 6 85.29
6 Alena Leonova   Russia 138.06 7 49.76 5 88.30
7 Joshi Helgesson   Sweden 130.46 8 49.10 9 81.36
8 Sarah Hecken   Germany 128.45 11 46.12 8 82.33
9 Katarina Gerboldt   Russia 126.37 18 43.09 7 83.28
10 Myriane Samson   Canada 125.91 14 44.73 10 81.18
11 Jelena Glebova   Estonia 125.56 5 53.05 12 72.51
12 Sonia Lafuente   Spain 119.99 9 46.36 11 73.63
13 Stefania Berton   Italy 115.21 15 44.62 13 70.59
14 Kim Hyeon-jung   South Korea 115.09 13 45.19 15 69.90
15 Ivana Reitmayerová   Slovakia 113.06 20 42.53 14 70.53
16 Rumi Suizu   Japan 112.19 10 46.25 21 65.94
17 Sin Na-hee   South Korea 111.47 12 45.30 20 66.17
18 Eleonora Vinnichenko   Ukraine 110.92 21 42.28 16 68.64
19 Miriam Ziegler   Austria 110.60 16 43.78 19 66.82
20 Sofia Otala   Finland 108.64 17 43.61 22 65.03
21 Geng Bingwa   China 107.97 24 39.82 17 68.15
22 Alexandra Rout   New Zealand 107.72 23 40.70 18 67.02
23 Cheltzie Lee   Australia 106.89 19 42.77 23 64.12
24 Katherine Hadford   Hungary 104.06 22 41.04 24 63.02
25 Manuela Stanukova   Bulgaria 84.52 43 29.60 25 54.92
Free Skating Not Reached
26 Svetlana Issakova   Estonia 25 39.73
27 Nella Simaová   Czech Republic 26 39.68
28 Emma Hagieva   Azerbaijan 27 38.80
29 Sigrid Young   Chinese Taipei 28 38.70
30 Minna Parviainen   Finland 29 36.76
31 Sara Twete   Denmark 30 36.52
32 Mirna Libric   Croatia 31 36.16
33 Francesca Rio   Italy 32 34.45
34 Barbara Klerk   Belgium 33 34.10
35 Charlotte Gendreau   France 34 34.03
36 Mérovée Ephrem   Monaco 35 33.89
37 Noemie Silberer    Switzerland 36 33.81
38 Mary Grace Baldo   Philippines 37 33.31
39 Aneta Michałek   Poland 38 33.05
40 Mary Ro Reyes   Mexico 39 32.84
41 Nika Ceric   Slovenia 40 32.41
42 Erle Harstad   Norway 41 31.76
43 Beatrice Rozinskaite   Lithuania 42 30.07
44 Elena Rodrigues   Brazil 44 29.14
45 Manouk Gijsman   Netherlands 45 28.80
46 Birce Atabey   Turkey 46 27.04
47 Victoria Liakhava   Belarus 47 26.23
48 Armine Stambultsyan   Armenia 48 26.04
49 Zanna Pugaca   Latvia 49 25.83
50 Georgia Glastris   Greece 50 25.34
51 Anita Nagy   Romania 51 24.95
52 Siobhan McColl   South Africa 52 23.80
53 Lydia Fuentes   Andorra 53 22.64
54 Sofia Bardakov   Israel 54 22.26
55 Hounsh Munshi   India 55 21.13
56 Mila Petrovic   Serbia 56 19.80

PairsEdit

 
The pairs podium. From left: Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze (2nd), Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh (1st), Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh   Russia 148.12 1 56.30 2 91.82
2 Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze   Russia 144.86 2 52.05 1 92.81
3 Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming   China 141.33 5 51.16 3 90.17
4 Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov   Russia 136.14 3 51.94 5 84.20
5 Jessica Rose Paetsch / Jon Nuss   United States 133.12 8 48.01 4 85.11
6 Maria Sergejeva / Ilja Glebov   Estonia 131.02 9 46.92 6 84.10
7 Zhang Yue / Wang Lei   China 130.92 4 51.22 7 79.70
8 Monica Pisotta / Michael Stewart   Canada 127.23 7 48.29 8 78.94
9 Amanda Velenosi / Mark Fernandez   Canada 125.46 10 46.88 9 78.58
10 Chelsi Guillen / Danny Curzon   United States 123.93 6 49.37 12 74.56
11 Bianca Butler / Joseph Jacobsen   United States 120.81 12 45.92 11 74.89
12 Anaïs Morand / Antoine Dorsaz    Switzerland 118.92 11 46.27 14 72.65
13 Amanda Sunyoto-Yang / Darryll Sulindro-Yang   Chinese Taipei 118.90 14 41.95 10 76.95
14 Nicole Della Monica / Yannick Kocon   Italy 113.35 15 40.21 13 73.14
15 Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran   Japan 113.23 13 42.97 15 70.26
16 Krystyna Klimczak / Janusz Karweta   Poland 108.87 16 39.68 16 69.19
17 Gabriela Čermanová / Martin Hanulák   Slovakia 95.74 17 37.43 17 58.31
18 Camille Foucher / Bruno Massot   France 89.09 18 33.99 18 55.10
19 Andrea Hollerova / Jakub Safranek   Czech Republic 80.85 19 33.15 19 47.70
20 Natalie Ganem / Christopher Trefil   Hungary 70.91 20 25.77 20 45.14

Ice dancingEdit

 
The ice dancing podium. From left: Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier (2nd), Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates (1st), Kristina Gorshkova / Vitali Butikov (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points CD[1] OD[2] FD[3]
1 Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates   United States 181.66 1 35.11 1 57.84 1 88.71
2 Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier   Canada 178.09 3 33.71 2 57.52 2 86.86
3 Kristina Gorshkova / Vitali Butikov   Russia 172.85 4 33.52 3 55.46 3 83.87
4 Maria Monko / Ilia Tkachenko   Russia 166.01 2 34.99 4 53.70 4 77.32
5 Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell   United States 157.47 5 30.52 5 51.30 5 75.65
6 Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro   Russia 153.29 7 28.69 6 50.96 6 73.64
7 Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun   Ukraine 150.57 8 28.28 7 49.52 7 72.77
8 Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill   Canada 144.29 10 27.36 9 47.50 9 69.43
9 Isabella Pajardi / Stefano Caruso   Italy 144.13 14 24.96 8 47.59 8 71.58
10 Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle   Canada 138.61 9 27.46 11 46.01 11 65.14
11 Maureen Ibanez / Neil Brown   France 138.10 11 26.40 10 46.05 10 65.65
12 Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák   Czech Republic 137.56 6 30.43 14 43.86 15 63.27
13 Ashley Foy / Benjamin Blum   Germany 134.84 12 25.91 12 44.34 13 64.59
14 Isabella Tobias / Otar Japaridze   Georgia 134.26 15 24.92 13 44.23 12 65.11
15 Natalia Mitiushina / Matteo Zanni   Italy 129.69 13 25.06 16 41.05 14 63.58
16 Anastasia Gavrylovych / Maciej Bernadowski   Poland 124.64 18 24.31 15 41.54 19 58.79
17 Nikola Višňová / Lukáš Csolley   Slovakia 123.33 22 22.81 22 40.17 16 60.35
18 Charlene Guignard / Guillaume Paulmier   France 122.78 16 24.83 17 40.90 21 57.05
19 Guan Xueting / Wang Meng   China 122.02 24 22.12 23 39.89 17 60.01
20 Emese Laszlo / Mate Fejes   Hungary 121.92 20 23.31 19 40.44 20 58.17
21 Barbora Heroldova / Nikolaj Sorensen   Denmark 121.58 23 22.56 21 40.19 18 58.83
22 Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand   Estonia 117.74 19 23.35 20 40.40 23 53.99
23 Oksana Klimova / Sasha Palomäki   Finland 117.05 21 23.14 24 38.48 22 55.43
24 Ina Demireva / Juri Kurakin   Bulgaria 107.35 27 20.76 27 37.00 24 49.59
WD Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland   United Kingdom 17 24.77 26 37.22
Free Dance Not Reached
26 Ekaterina Zabolotnaya / Julian Wagner   Germany 61.29 29 20.46 18 40.83
27 Ramona Elsener / Florian Roost    Switzerland 59.15 25 21.91 25 37.24
28 Sonja Pauli / Tobias Eisenbauer   Austria 54.59 26 21.89 29 32.70
29 Kristina Kiudmaa / Aleksei Trohlev   Estonia 52.41 28 20.66 30 31.75
30 Hanna Asadchaya / Dmitri Lamtyugin   Belarus 51.77 30 17.95 28 33.82
Original Dance Not Reached
31 Jekaterina Sergejeva / Andrejs Sitiks   Latvia 31 17.44
32 Tamsyn Scoble / Quiesto Spieringshoek   South Africa 32 13.87

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kaye, Rosaleen (February 27, 2008). "Samuelson and Bates lead at Junior Worlds". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Kaye, Rosaleen (February 29, 2008). "Samuelson and Bates maintain lead at Junior Worlds". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Kaye, Rosaleen (March 1, 2008). "Samuelson and Bates capture gold in Sofia". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 13, 2011.

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