Junior Grand Prix 2011, Volvo Cup Latvia – Free Programs
By Vladislav Luchianov
Chinese pair skaters Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (152.08) opened a list of winners at the Junior Grand Prix in Riga. Their compatriots Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin (139.70) lost pretty many points in comparing with the leaders, but eventually won the second place. The third place unexpectedly but deservedly won the Canadian pair Margaret Purdy/Michael Marinaro (134.46).
Ladies. The first gold medal in the new season’s Junior Grand Prix has won Polina Shelepen from Russia (153.40). A struggle for medals was uneasy as after the short program the distance among contenders was very small. But Polina did a really big jump – from 5th place to the 1st. The silver medal of this tournament has got Chinese skater Zijun Li (148.19). The bronze medal took another Russia’s skater Polina Agafonova (141.84).
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Men. Japanese Ryuju Hino (182.71, which was second after the short program, well executed his free skating and as a result took the first place. On the second place the Chinese figure skater He Zhang (182.38). The third place deservedly belongs to young talented American Timothy Dolensky (167.77).
Ice Dance. Ukrainian ice dancers Maria Nosulia/Evgen Kholoniuk (124.84) took the first place after a very well executed free dance program. Other two places went to the Russian couple Evgenia Kosigina/Nikolai Moroshkin (119.24) and Americans Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton (118.18).
Final Standings – Men, FS
Videos – Men, FS