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JGP #4 in Linz, Austria, Sept. 9-12, 2015

Posted by unseenskaters on September 12, 2015

Competition in the fourth JGP finishes today in Linz, Austria, which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern time. Next week will be an off week for the JGP, which will resume in Torun, Poland, Sept. 23-26.

Start Orders/Results/Protocols

Detailed Time & Practice Schedule (PDF)

Saturday’s Pairs FS recorded video stream

Saturday’s Free Dance recorded video stream

Saturday’s Men FS recorded video stream

Click here for the ISU’s JGP channel

Read Pogrebinsky/Benoit’s Blog for IceNetwork

View Pogrebinsky/Benoit’s photo gallery on IceNetwork

Team USA on Thursday:
Short Dance: Julia Biechler/Damian Dodge set a new ISU personal best score (59.59) and are in 2nd place – [WATCH their SD Video].
Elliana Pogrebinsky/Alex Benoit also set a new ISU PB (58.56) and are 4th – [WATCH their SD Video].
Ladies SP: 2015 U.S. Junior champion Bradie Tennell is in 9th place (46.35) in her second-ever JGP, while 2015 U.S. Novice pewter medalist Anna Grace Davidson, age 13, finished 14th (41.53) in her Team USA and JGP debut.

Team USA on Friday:
Pairs SP: Chelsea Liu/Brian Johnson (47.37) is in 5th and Lindsay Weinstein/Jacob Simon (40.00) 9th of 12 teams.
Men’s SP: Vincent Zhou is in 3rd (66.59), having landed 2A, 3F & Rippon 3Lz+3T. Making his JGP debut was Oleksiy Melnyk (57.39), who is in 6th place of 24.
Ladies FS: Tennell placed 11th (124.54) and Davidson finished 11th in the FS and 15th (121.13) overall of 35.

Team USA on Saturday:
Pairs FS: Liu/Johnson finished 8th overall (128.73), 9th in the FS (81.36).
Weinstein/Simon bettered their previous ISU personal best FS score by over 14 points (88.55), finishing 5th in that segment [WATCH their FS Video] and 9th overall (128.55), also a new ISU PB.
Free Dance: Biechler/Dodge won the BRONZE and Pogrebinsky/Benoit placed 4th (140.11) of 21 teams.
Men’s FS: Zhou won the SILVER and Melnyk finished 7th (170.39) of 24.

MEDALISTS:
Ladies: Maria Sotskova (RUS) 185.44, Mai Mihara (JPN) 182.05, Da Bin Choi (KOR) 172.38
Men: Dmitri Aliev (RUS) 225.94, Vincent Zhou (USA) 211.96, Ivan Pavlov (UKR) 195.73
Pairs: Atakhnova/Spiridonov (RUS) 162.50, Duskova/Bidar (CZE) 158.71, Oganesian/Bardei (UKR) 152.92
Dance: Loboda/Drozd (RUS) 153.64, Lauriault/Le Gac (FRA) 144.35, Biechler/Dodge (USA) 142.32

Prospective JGP Finalists: Sotskova has qualified for the Final with 2 golds (15+15=30 points); Mihara is a good position with her 2 silvers (13+13=26). Choi has 2 bronzes (11+11=22) and places ahead of USA’s Vivian Le (also 2 bronzes) due to a higher combined score in her 2 JGPs.
In pairs, Oganesian/Bardei’s bronze here and gold in their first JGP should qualify them for the Final. Duskova/Bidar are ahead of Poluianova/Korotkov in the silver+4th place tiebreaker with a higher combined total from 2 JGPs. Atakhnova/Spiridonov’s 2nd JGP will be in Torun, Poland.

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