2015 World Junior Figure Skating Championships

The 2015 World Junior Figure Skating Championships was an international figure skating competition in the 2014–15 season. Commonly called "World Juniors" and "Junior Worlds", the event determined the World Junior champions in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

2015 World Junior Figure Skating Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:March 2 – 8
Season:2014–15
Location:Tallinn, Estonia
Host:Estonian Skating Union
Venue:Tondiraba Ice Hall
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Shoma Uno
Ladies' singles:
Russia Evgenia Medvedeva
Pair skating:
China Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang
Ice dance:
Russia Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov
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The event was held on 2–8 March 2015 at the newly constructed Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn, Estonia.[1][2]

RecordsEdit

The following new junior records were set during this competition:

Event Component Skater(s) Score Date Ref
Ladies Short program   Evgenia Medvedeva 68.48 4 March 2015 [3]
Pairs Total score   Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau 176.32 5 March 2015 [4]
  Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang 178.79
Men Short program   Adian Pitkeev 76.94 6 March 2015 [5]
  Shoma Uno 84.87
Ice dancing Free dance   Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov 93.70 7 March 2015 [6]

QualificationEdit

The competition was open to skaters from ISU member nations who were at least 13 but not 19—or 21 for male pair skaters and ice dancers—before July 1, 2014 in their place of birth. National associations selected their entries according to their own criteria but the ISU mandated that their selections achieve a minimum technical elements score (TES) at an international event prior to the Junior Worlds.

The term "Junior" in ISU competition refers to age, not skill level. Skaters may remain age-eligible for Junior Worlds even after competing nationally and internationally at the senior level. At junior events, the ISU requires that all programs conform to junior-specific rules regarding program length, jumping passes, types of elements, etc.

Number of entries per disciplineEdit

Based on the results of the 2014 World Junior Championships, the ISU allowed each country one to three entries per discipline.

Spots Men Ladies Pairs Dance
3   Japan
  Russia
  United States
  Japan
  Russia
  Canada
  China
  Russia
  Russia
  United States
2   Canada
  China
  Czech Republic
  Latvia
  Canada
  South Korea
  United States
  Czech Republic
  Italy
  United States
  Canada
  France
  South Korea
  Ukraine
  Great Britain
If not listed above, one entry is allowed.

EntriesEdit

Member nations began announcing their selections in January 2015. The ISU published the complete list of entries on 16 February 2015.

Country Men[7] Ladies[8] Pairs[9] Ice dancing[10]
  Argentina Denis Margalik
  Armenia Slavik Hayrapetyan Anastasia Galustyan Tina Garabedian / Alexandre Laliberté
  Australia James Min Kailani Craine
  Austria Lara Roth Christine Smith / Simon Eisenbauer
  Azerbaijan Larry Loupolover
  Belarus Anton Karpuk Daria Batura Eugenia Tkachenka / Yuri Hulitski
  Canada[11] Roman Sadovsky
Nicolas Nadeau
Selena Zhao
Kim DeGuise-Léveillée
Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau
Mary Orr / Phelan Simpson
Shalena Rau / Sébastian Arcieri
Mackenzie Bent / Garrett MacKeen
Madeline Edwards / Zhao Kai Pang
  China Jin Boyang
Zhang He
Li Xiangning Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang
  Chinese Taipei Chih-I Tsao
  Czech Republic Jiří Bělohradský
Petr Kotlařík
Elizaveta Ukolova Anna Dušková / Martin Bidař Nicole Kuzmich / Alexandr Sinicyn
  Denmark Pernille Sørensen
  Estonia Samuel Koppel Kristina Škuleta-Gromova Marina Elias / Denis Koreline
  Finland Roman Galay Jenni Saarinen
  France Simon Hocquaux Léa Serna Angelique Abachkina / Louis Thauron
Sarah Marine Rouffanche / Geoffrey Brissaud
  Georgia Irakli Maysuradze
  Germany Niko Ulanovsky Lutricia Bock Katharina Müller / Tim Dieck
  Great Britain[12] Graham Newberry Danielle Harrison Katia Fedyushchenko / Lucas Kitteridge
Robynne Tweedale / Edward Carstairs
  Hong Kong Maisy Hiu Ching Ma
  Hungary Ivett Tóth Carolina Moscheni / Ádám Lukács
  Israel Daniel Samohin Netta Schreiber Kimberly Berkovich / Ronald Zilberberg
  Italy Matteo Rizzo Guia Maria Tagliapietra Bianca Manacorda / Niccolò Macii Sofia Sforza / Leo Luca Sforza
  Japan Shoma Uno
Sota Yamamoto
Hiroaki Sato
Wakaba Higuchi
Yuka Nagai
Kaori Sakamoto
Ami Koga / Francis Boudreau-Audet
  Kazakhstan Elizabet Tursynbayeva
  Latvia Gļebs Basins
Deniss Vasiļjevs
Diāna Ņikitina
  Lithuania Deimantė Kizalaitė Guostė Damulevičiūtė / Deividas Kizala
  Malaysia Julian Zhi Jie Yee
  Netherlands Niki Wories
  Norway Sondre Oddvoll Bøe Juni Marie Benjaminsen
  Poland Krzysztof Gała Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev
  Romania Julia Sauter
  Russia[13] Alexander Petrov
Adian Pitkeev
Alexander Samarin
Evgenia Medvedeva
Serafima Sakhanovich
Maria Sotskova
Daria Beklemisheva / Maxim Bobrov
Anastasia A. Gubanova / Alexei Sintsov
Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin
Sofia Evdokimova / Egor Bazin
Betina Popova / Yuri Vlasenko
Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov
  Singapore Shuran Yu
  Slovakia Marco Klepoch Nicole Rajičová
  South Africa Michaela Du Toit
  South Korea Kim Jin-seo Choi Da-bin
Yoon Eun-su
Lee Ho-jung / Richard Kang-in Kam
  Spain Aleix Gabara Mäeva Gallarda Rossell
  Sweden Nicky Obreykov Anita Östlund
   Switzerland Nicola Todeschini Matilde Gianocca Valentina Schär / Carlo Röthlisberger
  Thailand Thita Lamsam
  Turkey Elif Erdem
  Ukraine Ivan Pavlov Alina Biletska Renata Ohanesian / Mark Bardei Valeria Haistruk / Oleksiy Oliynyk
Oleksandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin
  United States[14] Nathan Chen
Kevin Shum
Andrew Torgashev
Karen Chen
Tyler Pierce
Caitlin Fields / Ernie Utah Stevens
Chelsea Liu / Brian Johnson
Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter
Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons
Elliana Pogrebinsky / Alex Benoit

ScheduleEdit

Day Date Start Finish Discipline Event
Day 1 Wednesday 4 March 10:30 17:00 Ladies Short program
18:00 18:30 Opening ceremony
18:45 20:55 Pairs Short program
Day 2 Thursday 5 March 13:45 17:55 Dance Short dance
19:00 21:25 Pairs Free skating
21:25 Pairs Victory ceremony
Day 3 Friday 6 March 10:45 16:55 Men Short program
18:00 21:45 Ladies Free skating
21:45 Ladies Victory ceremony
Day 4 Saturday 7 March 13:30 16:40 Dance Free dance
16:40 Dance Victory ceremony
18:00 21:55 Men Free skating
21:55 Men Victory ceremony
Day 5 Sunday 8 March 15:00 17:00 Exhibition gala
Updated: 21 February 2015.[15]
All times are Eastern European Time (UTC+2).

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points[16] SP FS
1 Shoma Uno   Japan 232.54 1 84.87 2 147.67
2 Jin Boyang   China 229.70 5 72.85 1 156.85
3 Sota Yamamoto   Japan 215.45 7 69.99 3 145.46
4 Nathan Chen   United States 213.85 9 69.87 4 143.98
5 Adian Pitkeev   Russia 210.71 2 76.94 7 133.77
6 Alexander Petrov   Russia 206.23 3 75.28 10 130.95
7 Deniss Vasiļjevs   Latvia 202.73 8 69.95 8 132.78
8 Daniel Samohin   Israel 202.39 12 67.00 5 135.39
9 Kim Jin-seo   South Korea 202.25 4 74.43 11 127.82
10 Andrew Torgashev   United States 201.74 10 67.78 6 133.96
11 Alexander Samarin   Russia 201.70 6 70.61 9 131.09
12 Denis Margalik   Argentina 187.26 14 62.43 12 124.83
13 Zhang He   China 186.91 11 67.49 13 119.42
14 Roman Sadovsky   Canada 177.99 13 66.36 17 111.63
15 Hiroaki Sato   Japan 176.66 17 59.94 14 116.72
16 Ivan Pavlov   Ukraine 171.02 21 55.10 15 115.92
17 Niko Ulanovsky   Germany 170.37 15 62.32 18 108.05
18 Irakli Maysuradze   Georgia 168.45 24 54.10 16 114.35
19 Julian Zhi Jie Yee   Malaysia 160.20 18 57.46 19 102.74
20 Kevin Shum   United States 158.61 16 61.61 22 97.00
21 Graham Newberry   Great Britain 154.94 23 54.56 20 100.38
22 Matteo Rizzo   Italy 154.62 20 55.61 21 99.01
23 Nicola Todeschini    Switzerland 152.56 19 56.05 23 96.51
24 Slavik Hayrapetyan   Armenia 135.06 22 54.95 24 80.11
Did not advance to free skating
25 Nicolas Nadeau   Canada 25 53.45 N/A
26 Sondre Oddvoll Bøe   Norway 26 53.43 N/A
27 Chih-I Tsao   Chinese Taipei 27 52.55 N/A
28 Petr Kotlařík   Czech Republic 28 51.24 N/A
29 Simon Hocquaux   France 29 51.19 N/A
30 Marco Klepoch   Slovakia 30 50.44 N/A
31 James Min   Australia 31 48.69 N/A
32 Aleix Gabara   Spain 31 46.60 N/A
33 Larry Loupolover   Azerbaijan 33 45.92 N/A
34 Nicky Obreykov   Sweden 34 45.68 N/A
35 Anton Karpuk   Belarus 35 45.67 N/A
36 Roman Galay   Finland 36 45.06 N/A
37 Samuel Koppel   Estonia 37 41.53 N/A
38 Krzysztof Gała   Poland 38 41.00 N/A
39 Jiří Bělohradský   Czech Republic 39 37.06 N/A
40 Gļebs Basins   Latvia 40 36.62 N/A

LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points[17] SP FS
1 Evgenia Medvedeva   Russia 192.27 1 68.48 1 124.49
2 Serafima Sakhanovich   Russia 186.15 2 63.09 3 123.06
3 Wakaba Higuchi   Japan 185.57 3 61.27 2 124.30
4 Elizabet Tursynbayeva   Kazakhstan 173.44 7 55.95 4 117.49
5 Maria Sotskova   Russia 169.04 10 53.95 5 115.09
6 Kaori Sakamoto   Japan 166.25 4 58.72 6 107.53
7 Yuka Nagai   Japan 163.93 6 56.93 7 107.00
8 Karen Chen   United States 157.30 12 51.64 8 105.66
9 Choi Da-bin   South Korea 156.38 9 54.32 9 102.06
10 Diāna Ņikitina   Latvia 148.63 13 51.22 10 97.41
11 Nicole Rajičová   Slovakia 143.77 5 57.15 13 86.62
12 Anastasia Galustyan   Armenia 140.74 11 53.10 12 87.64
13 Jenni Saarinen   Finland 139.50 8 55.43 15 84.07
14 Lutricia Bock   Germany 137.90 17 47.78 11 90.12
15 Guia Maria Tagliapietra   Italy 134.06 14 49.78 14 84.28
16 Kailani Craine   Australia 125.94 18 47.76 16 78.18
17 Elizaveta Ukolova   Czech Republic 123.44 20 46.39 17 77.05
18 Deimantė Kizalaitė   Lithuania 120.02 16 48.04 19 71.98
19 Tyler Pierce   United States 118.21 19 46.77 22 71.44
20 Léa Serna   France 118.07 21 45.35 18 72.72
21 Li Xiangning   China 116.98 24 45.06 20 71.92
22 Juni Marie Benjaminsen   Norway 116.85 22 45.30 21 71.55
23 Niki Wories   Netherlands 115.73 15 48.56 24 67.17
24 Yu Shuran   Singapore 112.61 23 45.24 23 67.37
Did not advance to free skating
25 Julia Sauter   Romania 25 45.00 N/A
26 Selena Zhao   Canada 26 44.22 N/A
27 Danielle Harrison   Great Britain 27 44.17 N/A
28 Ivett Tóth   Hungary 28 44.03 N/A
29 Kim DeGuise-Léveillée   Canada 29 43.75 N/A
30 Yoon Eun-su   South Korea 30 43.38 N/A
31 Lara Roth   Austria 31 42.20 N/A
32 Anita Östlund   Sweden 32 40.88 N/A
33 Netta Schreiber   Israel 33 40.60 N/A
34 Kristina Škuleta-Gromova   Estonia 34 40.54 N/A
35 Elif Erdem   Turkey 35 39.94 N/A
36 Alina Biletska   Ukraine 36 39.41 N/A
37 Michaela Du Toit   South Africa 37 38.69 N/A
38 Mäeva Gallarda Rossell   Spain 38 37.26 N/A
39 Pernille Sørensen   Denmark 39 36.64 N/A
40 Daria Batura   Belarus 40 35.90 N/A
41 Maisy Hiu Ching Ma   Hong Kong 41 35.48 N/A
42 Matilde Gianocca    Switzerland 42 34.18 N/A
43 Thita Lamsam   Thailand 43 29.76 N/A

PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points[18] SP FS
1 Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang   China 178.79 1 62.56 1 116.23
2 Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau   Canada 176.32 2 61.32 2 115.00
3 Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin   Russia 154.33 3 58.27 3 96.06
4 Anastasia Gubanova / Alexei Sintsov   Russia 140.39 4 50.36 5 90.03
5 Caitlin Fields / Ernie Utah Stevens   United States 138.62 7 46.84 4 91.78
6 Ami Koga / Francis Boudreau Audet   Japan 134.97 6 48.45 6 86.52
7 Chelsea Liu / Brian Johnson   United States 133.57 5 49.96 8 83.61
8 Anna Dušková / Martin Bidař   Czech Republic 128.80 9 45.51 9 83.29
9 Shalena Rau / Sébastian Arcieri   Canada 128.66 8 46.18 10 82.48
10 Mary Orr / Phelan Simpson   Canada 128.25 11 43.73 7 84.52
11 Daria Beklemisheva / Maxim Bobrov   Russia 121.98 10 44.45 12 77.53
12 Bianca Manacorda / Niccolò Macii   Italy 118.27 13 40.07 11 78.20
WD Renata Ohanesian / Mark Bardei   Ukraine withdrew 12 43.61 withdrew from competition

Ice dancingEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points[19] SD FD
1 Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov   Russia 155.92 1 62.22 1 93.70
2 Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter   United States 146.90 3 59.10 3 87.80
3 Oleksandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin   Ukraine 146.08 5 55.77 2 90.31
4 Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons   United States 140.94 4 58.39 5 82.55
5 Mackenzie Bent / Garrett MacKeen   Canada 140.30 2 61.09 8 79.21
6 Madeline Edwards / Zhao Kai Pang   Canada 135.12 6 52.34 4 82.78
7 Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev   Poland 131.78 10 50.55 6 81.23
8 Angélique Abachkina / Louis Thauron   France 131.31 8 51.69 7 79.62
9 Carolina Moscheni / Ádám Lukács   Hungary 130.41 7 52.05 9 78.36
10 Sofia Evdokimova / Egor Bazin   Russia 126.94 11 50.44 10 76.50
11 Betina Popova / Yuri Vlasenko   Russia 125.43 9 51.17 11 74.26
12 Katharina Müller / Tim Dieck   Germany 122.48 13 48.71 12 73.77
13 Elliana Pogrebinsky / Alex Benoit   United States 120.10 12 49.37 14 70.73
14 Valeria Haistruk / Oleksiy Oliynyk   Ukraine 118.92 14 46.74 13 72.18
15 Sarah Marine Rouffanche / Geoffrey Brissaud   France 110.18 16 45.37 16 64.81
16 Tina Garabedian / Alexandre Laliberté   Armenia 109.34 18 42.57 15 66.77
17 Eugenia Tkachenka / Yuri Hulitski   Belarus 107.89 15 46.14 18 61.75
18 Sofia Sforza / Leo Luca Sforza   Italy 107.80 17 45.20 17 62.60
19 Lee Ho-jung / Richard Kang-in Kam   South Korea 101.92 20 40.49 19 61.43
20 Marina Elias / Denis Koreline   Estonia 99.79 19 41.62 20 58.17
Did not advance to free skating
21 Ekaterina Fedyushchenko / Lucas Kitteridge   Great Britain 21 39.05 N/A
22 Nicole Kuzmich / Alexandr Sinicyn   Czech Republic 22 38.95 N/A
23 Kimberly Berkovich / Ronald Zilberberg   Israel 23 37.50 N/A
24 Guostė Damulevičiūtė / Deividas Kizala   Lithuania 24 37.10 N/A
25 Christine Smith / Simon Eisenbauer   Austria 25 34.67 N/A
26 Robynne Tweedale / Edward Carstairs   Great Britain 26 33.89 N/A
27 Valentina Schär / Carlo Röthlisberger    Switzerland 27 31.13 N/A

Medals summaryEdit

MedalistsEdit

Medals for overall placement:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Shoma Uno   Jin Boyang   Sota Yamamoto
Ladies   Evgenia Medvedeva   Serafima Sakhanovich   Wakaba Higuchi
Pairs   Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang   Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau   Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin
Ice dancing   Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov   Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter   Oleksandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin

Small medals for placement in the short segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Shoma Uno   Adian Pitkeev   Alexander Petrov
Ladies   Evgenia Medvedeva   Serafima Sakhanovich   Wakaba Higuchi
Pairs   Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang   Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau   Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin
Ice dancing   Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov   Mackenzie Bent / Garrett MacKeen   Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter

Small medals for placement in the free segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Jin Boyang   Shoma Uno   Sota Yamamoto
Ladies   Evgenia Medvedeva   Wakaba Higuchi   Serafima Sakhanovich
Pairs   Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang   Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau   Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin
Ice dancing   Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov   Oleksandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin   Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter

By countryEdit

Table of medals for overall placement:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)2114
2  China (CHN)1102
3  Japan (JPN)1023
4  Canada (CAN)0101
  United States (USA)0101
6  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (6 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the short segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)2226
2  Japan (JPN)1012
3  China (CHN)1001
4  Canada (CAN)0202
5  United States (USA)0011
Totals (5 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the free segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)2024
2  China (CHN)2002
3  Japan (JPN)0213
4  Canada (CAN)0101
  Ukraine (UKR)0101
6  United States (USA)0011
Totals (6 nations)44412

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