Author: ISU/Tatjana Flade

JUNIORS READY TO HIT WORLD STAGE

For the first time, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, will host the 2017 World Junior Championships. The event begins on March 15 with the men’s and pairs short programs. A total of 184 skaters from 43 International Skating Union (ISU) members will contest the four disciplines. All skaters will compete in the short program segments with the top 24 singles skaters, 16 pairs and 20 ice dance teams moving on to the long programs. Overview of the Top Contenders The men’s event will be very competitive. Reigning World junior champion Daniel Samohin (ISR) heads into the competition with a season’s best of 226.53 points and will be aiming...

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2016 FOUR CONTINENTS

Skaters from four different nations claimed the 12 medals awarded in Taipei City. China and the U.S. topped the leaderboard with both nations capturing four medals. Canada and Japan each claimed two. PATRICK CHAN STAGES A COMEBACK Patrick Chan rose from fifth after the short to mine gold by a whisper over China’s Boyang Jin. Skating last in the free, Chan delivered a solid performance, that included a quad toe-triple toe loop, a quad toe loop, two triple Axels, as well as four further triple jumps, difficult spins and footwork. He claimed his third Four Continents title with 290.21...

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IFS MARCH/APRIL 2017

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