Monday, October 12, 2009

Junior Grand Prix: Croatia

On the eve of the start of the Senior Grand Prix, we musn't forget the Junior Grand Prix which is in full swing and nearing it's conclusion. This past week, skaters competed in Zagreb, Croatia.

Amongst the men, Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu repeated his performance from Poland and produced another Gold Medal winning performance. American Ross Miner won his second medal on the Junior Grand Prix, this time a Silver (he won Gold in Lake Placid). Russia's Zhan Bush was good enough for the Bronze.

Japan reigned supremed in the ladies field as well as Kanako Murakami also duplicated her Gold Medal performance from Poland. Canada's Kate Charbonneau took the Silver Medal while American Ellie Kawamura nabbed the bronze.

In Ice Dance, American's Maia and Alex Shibutani continued their dominance on the Junior Grand Prix with a big win in Zagreb. Canadians Ralph and Hill won another Silver Medal and Russians Baturintseva and Volobuiev held on for the Bronze.

Full results can be seen here. The Junior Grand Prix makes its final stop this week in Istanbul, Turkey.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

In the picture...Alex is hoarding liquid. One bottle of Propel just wasn't enough!