1997–98 ISU Junior Series

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1997–98 ISU Junior Series
Type: ISU Junior Series
Season: 1997–98
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The 1997–98 ISU Junior Series was the first season of what was later named the ISU Junior Grand Prix, a series of international junior level competitions organized by the International Skating Union. It was designed to be a junior-level complement to the ISU Champions Series, which was for senior-level skaters. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singes, pair skating, and ice dancing. The top skaters from the series met at the Junior Series Final in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 5–8, 1998.

Competitions[edit]

The locations of the ISU Junior Grand Prix events change yearly. For the 1997–98 season, the series was composed of the following events:

Date Event Location
August 19–23, 1997 1997 JS Grand Prix de Saint Gervais Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
September 17–21, 1997 1997 JS Sofia Cup Sofia, Bulgaria
September 25–28, 1997 1997 JS Ukrainian Souvenir Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
October 8–11, 1997 1997 JS Pokal der Blauen Schwerter Chemnitz, Germany
October 23–26, 1997 1997 JS Hungarian Cup Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 1997 1997 JS Grand Prix SNP Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
March 6–8, 1998 1997–1998 JS Final Lausanne, Switzerland

Series notes[edit]

At the Junior Series Final, Timothy Goebel, the winner of the men's event, made history by becoming the first skater to land a quadruple salchow jump in competition. It was videotaped by the father of another skater.[1]

Junior Series Final qualifiers[edit]

The following skaters qualified for the 1997–1998 Junior Series Final, in order of qualification.

There were eight qualifiers in singles and six in pairs and ice dancing.

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 United States Timothy Goebel Russia Viktoria Volchkova Russia Alena Maltseva / Oleg Popov Italy Flavia Ottaviani / Massimo Scali
2 Bulgaria Ivan Dinev Russia Julia Soldatova Ukraine Julia Obertas / Dmitri Palamarchuk United States Jessica Joseph / Charles Butler
3 United States Matt Savoie United States Amber Corwin United States Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman Italy Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo
4 France Vincent Restencourt Japan Chisato Shina Russia Victoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski Russia Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov
5 Bulgaria Christo Turlakov Germany Andrea Diewald Russia Svetlana Nikolaeva / Alexei Sokolov Hungary Zita Gebora / Andras Visontai
6 Germany David Jäschke United States Shelby Lyons United States Tiffany Stiegler / Johnnie Stiegler United States Jamie Silverstein / Justin Pekarek
7 Japan Yosuke Takeuchi United States Morgan Rowe - -
8 Ukraine Vitaly Danilchenko Russia Elena Pingachova - -

Christel Borghi was given the host wildcard spot to the Junior Series Final. She placed 8th out of 8 competitors. Viktoria Volchkova withdrew before the competition with injury.

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 10 7 8 25
2  United States 9 9 6 24
3  Italy 4 1 1 6
4  Ukraine 3 1 2 6
5  Germany 0 1 4 5
5  Japan 0 1 4 5
7  Bulgaria 2 2 0 4
8  Hungary 0 3 0 3
9  France 0 2 1 3
10  Canada 0 1 0 1
11  Finland 0 0 1 1
11  Slovakia 0 0 1 1

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

1997–1998 Junior Series
Men's medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France United States Timothy Goebel United States Matthew Savoie Germany David Jaschke
Bulgaria Bulgaria Ivan Dinev United States Derrick Delmore Japan Yosuke Takeuchi
Ukraine United States Timothy Goebel France Vincent Restencourt Japan Yosuke Takeuchi
Germany United States Matthew Savoie Russia Alexei Vasilevski Germany David Jaschke
Hungary Ukraine Vitali Danilchenko Bulgaria Christo Turlakov France Vincent Restencourt
Slovakia Bulgaria Ivan Dinev Russia Pavel Kersha Slovakia Juraj Sviatko
Final United States Timothy Goebel Bulgaria Ivan Dinev United States Matthew Savoie

Ladies[edit]

1997–1998 Junior Series
Ladies' medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France Russia Elena Pingachova Germany Andrea Diewald United States Shelby Lyons
Bulgaria United States Morgan Rowe United States Brittney McConn Japan Chisato Shina
Ukraine Russia Viktoria Volchkova Japan Chisato Shiina Japan Kumiko Taneda
Germany United States Amber Corwin Russia Julia Soldatova Finland Sara Lindroos
Hungary Russia Julia Soldatova Hungary Júlia Sebestyén Germany Anette Dytrt
Slovakia Russia Viktoria Volchkova United States Amber Corwin United States Erin Pearl
Final Russia Julia Soldatova United States Amber Corwin Russia Elena Pingachova

Pairs[edit]

1997–1998 Junior Series
Pairs' medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France Russia Svetlana Nikolaeva / Alexei Sokolov United States Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman Germany Stefanie Weiss / Matthias Bleyer
Bulgaria Russia Alena Maltseva / Oleg Popov Canada Jacinthe Larivière / Lenny Faustino Russia Irina Melihova / Vladimir Saprikin
Ukraine Ukraine Julia Obertas / Dmitri Palamarchuk United States Tiffany Stiegler / Johnnie Stiegler Russia Viktoria Shliakhova / Grigori Petrovski
Germany United States Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman Ukraine Julia Obertas / Dmitri Palamarchuk Russia Svetlana Nikolaeva / Alexei Sokolov
Hungary Russia Alena Maltseva / Oleg Popov United States Megan Sierk / Dustin Sierk Russia Victoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski
Slovakia Russia Viktoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski France Sabrina Lefrançois / Nicolas Osseland United States Carissa Guild / Andrew Muldoon
Final Ukraine Julia Obertas / Dmitri Palamarchuk Russia Victoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski United States Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman

Ice dancing[edit]

1997–1998 Junior Series
Ice dancing medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France Italy Flavia Ottaviani / Massimo Scali Hungary Zita Gebora / Andras Visontai Russia Julia Golovina / Denis Egorov
Bulgaria Italy Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo United States Jamie Silverstein / Justin Pekarek Russia Julia Golovina / Denis Egorov
Ukraine United States Jessica Joseph / Charles Butler Russia Natalia Romaniuta / Daniil Barantsev Ukraine Kristina Kobaladze / Oleg Voiko
Germany Russia Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov Italy Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo United States Jamie Silverstein / Justin Pekarek
Hungary United States Jessica Joseph / Charles Butler Hungary Zita Gebora / Andres Visontai Russia Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov
Slovakia Italy Flavia Ottaviani / Massimo Scali Russia Olga Pogosian / Alexander Kirsanov Ukraine Olga Kudym / Anton Tereschenko
Final Italy Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo Russia Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov Italy Flavia Ottaviani / Massimo Scali

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosewater, Amy (September 27, 2011). "Mroz attempting to push boundaries of sport". Icenetwork. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 

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