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2012 Junior (& Senior) Grand Prix Final info/links

Posted by unseenskaters on December 6, 2012

The 2012-13 combined ISU Senior & Junior Grand Prix Final is taking place December 5-9, 2012, in the 2014 Winter Olympic rink known as the Iceberg Palace near Sochi, Russia. This is the first international figure skating competition to be held in this facility. This blog post will focus on the Junior Grand Prix Final and Team USA’s Junior results.

Click here for Jr. & Sr. GP Final results/protocols (Sochi is 9 hours ahead of Eastern Time)

ISU’s playlist of Junior Men SP & FS videos

Team USA SP UPDATE: Joshua Farris leads after the SP (74.53, his SB score) and Jason Brown is 3rd (69.43, his SB score). Farris 3A fell out -1.71, 3Lz+3T & 3F both +1, 2 Level 4 spins & L4 steps; Brown 3A -0.71 (his 1st ratified clean Axel in international competition), 3Lz+3T, 2F step out, all L4 spins & steps.
FS UPDATE (Friday): Farris wins the silver (136.84 FS, 211.37) – he landed nice 3A+3T, 3A, and fell on 4T & 3F. Brown finishes 4th (128.89 FS, 198.32 new SB total) – he ‘waxeled’ his planned 3A (no points) and landed 6 triples.

ISU’s playlist of Junior Short & Free Dance videos

Team USA updates: Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton placed 4th (52.60) in the Short Dance. On Friday they placed 3rd in the Free Dance (83.59 FS new personal best score, 136.19 total) and won the bronze medal.

ISU’s playlist of Junior Ladies SP & FS videos

Team USA update: Hannah Miller is in 2nd place with a fierce, clean performance (3F, 2A, 3Lo+2Lo & all L4 spins & steps – new ISU personal best score 0f 59.18!), Angela Wang 4th (51.16, 3Lz+1T, 3F(e), 2A), Leah Keiser 6th (47.23, 3Lz fall, 3F(e), 2A).
On Saturday, Miller won the silver medal (109.23 4th in FS, 168.41 – both new personal bests); Wang was 2nd in FS, (110.89 new PB) & 4th overall (162.05); Keiser 6th (90.21 FS, 137.44). Wang planned 7 triples, landed her trademark 3Lz+3T+2T & 4 more triples. Miller attempted 6 triples and was credited with 5. Keiser landed 2A+3T and two 3Lz, 4 triples total. All 3 landed 3S< but jump was called under-rotated by tech. panel.

ISU’s playlist of Junior Pairs SP & FS videos

Click here for an Italian YouTube channel of Senior Grand Prix Final videos

Team USA daily recaps and skater quotes, including competition schedule

USFS’ Thursday recap with quotes from the U.S. Junior skaters

IceNetwork’s event page (daily event articles, backstage photos, Jason Brown’s blog)

Golden Skate’s JGP Final event recap articles

Getty Images thumbnail action photos (updated daily)

ISU Figure Skating’s Facebook album of behind-the-scenes photos

PRE-EVENT ARTICLES:

IceNetwork’s Team USA-focused Junior preview (includes quotes by the coaches of Wang, Farris, Brown, Miller & Keiser)

Golden Skate’s JGP & GP Final preview (includes skater quotes)

Lansing State Journal’s feature on Hannah Miller (includes videos)

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