JGP #2 in Mexico City, MEX + videos

Posted by unseenskaters on September 5, 2013

Click here for JGP Mexico results & detailed protocols (Mexico City is 1 hour behind Eastern time)

Click here to view playlist of JGP Mexico Short & Free Dance videos (in skate order)

Click here to view playlist of JGP Mexico Men’s SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Click here to view playlist of JGP Mexico Ladies’ SP & FS videos

Click here to read Part 1 of Kaitlin Hawayek’s blog with photos for Ice-Dance.com &

Part 2 with more photos, including fun ones from the banquet!

Click here to view Team USA Backstage Photos on IceNetwork

Click here to read the competition recap on IceNetwork (includes quotes by Team USA members)

Team USA Thursday news and results:
2013 U.S. Junior silver medalists Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (56.11) lead after the Short Dance; 2013 U.S. Novice champs Chloe Lewis/Logan Bye (42.50) are 5th of 7 teams in their JGP debut.

2013 Junior bronze medalist Nathan Chen is in 1st place (74.22) after the Men’s SP (18 competed) [Watch his SP video here].
2013 U.S. Novice champ Tomoki Hiwatashi withdrew from the competition before the short program “due to a left ankle injury sustained in practice” (via tweet by @USFigureSkating).

Team USA Friday results:
2013 U.S. Junior champ Polina Edmunds finished 1st (57.78) [Watch her SP video here]; U.S. Junior silver medalist Mariah Bell is 4th (49.91) [Watch her SP video here] in Ladies SP (28 competed).

Men’s FS: Nathan Chen won the GOLD medal (144.40 FS, 218.62 total) [Watch his FS video here]. He opened with two 2A then landed 7 triples in the second half: 3Lz+2T+2Lo, 3F+3T, 3Lo, 3S+2Lo, 3F, 3Lz. He received level 4 on all 3 spins and level 3 on his step sequence.

Team USA Saturday results:
Hawayek/Baker won their first JGP GOLD medal (136.45, 80.34 2nd in FD, new ISU personal best FD score) [Watch their FD video here]; Lewis/Bye finished 5th (104.32, 61.82 FD) [Watch their FD video here].

In their JGP debuts, Polina Edmunds won the GOLD medal (171.21, 113.43 FS) [Watch her FS video here] and Mariah Bell the BRONZE medal (153.17, 103.26 2nd in FS) [Watch her FS video here].


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