Junior Grand Prix 2011, Volvo Cup Latvia – Short Programs
By Vladislav Luchianov
In the Latvian city of Riga has started the first stage of the Junior Grand Prix series. After the short programs in men’s skating leads the Chinese skater He Zhang (59.26). His closest pursuers were not far behind him. Japanese figure skater Ryuju Hino ranks second (58.10) and Korean June-Hyoung Lee (58.06) is third.
In the ladies’ skating also leads the Chinese junior athlete, Zijun Lee (55.09). Russian skater Polina Agafonova (54.60) takes the second place and American Ashley Cain (49.14) is currently at the third place.
In pair skating two Chinese couples are in the top of current standings of the event: Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (54.22) are first and Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin (44.32) are third. Between them settled Russians Ekaterina Petaikina/Maxim Kurduykov (46.30).
Among the ice dancing couples in the first place, after the short dance, is the Ukrainian duo Maria Nosulia/Evgen Kholoniuk (52.62). The second and third places are occupied by the dancers of Russia Evgenia Kosigina/Nikolai Moroshkin (49.76) and Daria Morozova/Mikhail Zhirnov (49.56).