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JGP #1 in Bratislava SVK, August 19-22, 2015

Posted by unseenskaters on August 20, 2015

The 2015-2016 ISU Junior Grand Prix season is underway in Bratislava, Slovakia, and the ISU is LIVE streaming for a second year. Slovakia is 6 hours ahead of Eastern time.

*NEW LINK* Results & Protocols

Detailed Time & Practice Schedule (PDF)

Click here to view the JGP Bratislava Men FS video playlist

Click here for all the JGP Bratislava video interviews

Click here to view Team USA photos on IceNetwork

Read Damian Dodge’s’ Blog for IceNetwork

Click here to view Damian Dodge’s photos on IN

Click here to view action & podium photos on Getty Images

Click here to view a fan’s photo albums (more being added)

Team USA members making their respective JGP debuts here are Vivian Le, Emily Chan, and Vincent Zhou; returning are Rachel & Michael Parsons and Julia Biechler/Damian Dodge (dance) and Kevin Shum.

TEAM USA Thursday: Vivian Le led off for Team USA on Thursday by landing a big 3Lz+3T, 3F & 2A [Watch SP Video] and finished in 2nd (61.45). Emily Chan landed 3F and is in 5th (49.60). In the Short Dance, Parsons/Parsons placed 2nd (59.02) [Watch SD Video] and Biechler/Dodge 5th (51.52, new ISU PB).

Team USA Friday: Vincent Zhou landed 2A, 3F, Rippon 3Lz+3T (68.07) and Kevin Shum landed 2A, 3Lz+3T, 3F (58.74). Vivian Le won the BRONZE medal and Emily Chan finished 6th.

Team USA Saturday: Rachel & Michael Parsons won their first JGP GOLD medal and set new ISU personal best scores (FD & Total)! Biechler/Dodge placed 5th and set 3 new ISU personal bests. Vincent Zhou was 2nd in FS (132.78) and won the SILVER medal! Kevin Shum finished 9th.

Medalists:
LADIES: Polina Tsurskaya (RUS) 189.50, Mai Mihara (JPN) 179.36, Vivian Le (USA) 176.30
MEN: Roman Sadovsky (CAN) 203.72, Vincent Zhou (USA) 200.85, Denis Margalik (1st ISU medal for ARG) 191.72
DANCE: Parsons/Parsons (USA) 149.42, Loboda/Drozd (RUS) 147.38, Shevchenko/Eremenko (RUS) 138.84

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