2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix

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For the Junior Grand Prix Final, see 2008–2009 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix
Type: ISU Junior Grand Prix
Date: August 27 – December 14, 2008
Season: 2008–09
Location: France Courchevel
Italy Merano
Mexico Mexico City
Czech Republic Ostrava
Spain Madrid
Belarus Gomel
South Africa Cape Town
United Kingdom Sheffield
South Korea Goyang
Prize money: $22,500 (series)
$105,000 (final)
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The 2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix was the 12th season of the ISU Junior Grand Prix, a series of international junior level competitions organized by the International Skating Union. It was the Junior-level complement to the 2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, which was for Senior-level skaters. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singes, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Skaters earned points towards qualification at each of the eight Junior Grand Prix events. The top eight skaters/teams in the series from each discipline met at the Junior Grand Prix Final. For the first time, the Junior Grand Prix Final was held concurrently with the senior Grand Prix Final.

Competitions[edit]

The locations of the eight ISU Junior Grand Prix events change yearly. For the 2008–2009 season, the series was composed of the following events:

Date Event Location Other notes
August 27–31 2008 JGP Courchevel Courchevel, France No pair competition
September 3–7 2008 JGP Merano Merano, Italy No pair competition
September 10–14 2008 JGP Mexico Cup Mexico City, Mexico
September 17–21 2008 JGP Czech Skate Ostrava, Czech Republic
September 24–28 2008 JGP Madrid Cup Madrid, Spain No pair competition
October 1–5 2008 JGP Golden Lynx Gomel, Belarus
October 8–12 2008 Skate Safari Cape Town, South Africa No pair competition
October 15–18 2008 JGP John Curry Memorial Sheffield, United Kingdom
December 10–14 2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix Final Goyang, South Korea

For the first time, the Junior Grand Prix Final was held in conjunction with the Grand Prix Final.

Qualifying[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 13 by July 1, 2008 but had not turned 19 (singles and females of the other two disciplines) or 21 (male pair skaters and ice dancers) were eligible to compete on the junior circuit. Unlike the senior ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, skaters for the Junior Grand Prix are entered by their national federations rather than seeded by the ISU. The number of entries allotted to each ISU member federation is determined by their skaters's placements at the previous season's World Junior Figure Skating Championships in each respective discipline.

For the 2008–2009 season, in singles, the five best placed member nations at the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were allowed to enter two skaters in all eight events. Member nations who placed sixth through tenth were allowed to enter one skater in all eight events. Member nations with a skater who had qualified for the free skate at Junior Worlds were allowed to enter one skater in seven of the events. Member nations who did not qualify for the free skate but placed 25th through 30th in the short program were allowed to enter one skater in six of the events. All other nations were allowed to enter one skater in five of the events. There were provisions for additional entries per member country if another country did not use all of its allotted entries.

In pairs, member nations were allowed to enter up to three teams per event. The host nation was allowed to enter as many pair teams as it wanted. Pairs was contested at four events out of eight.

In ice dancing, member nations were allowed to enter one dance team per event. Member nations who placed in the top five at the 2008 World Junior Championships were allowed to enter a second dance team.

The host country was allowed to enter up to three skaters/teams in singles and dance in their event, and there was no limit to the number of pairs teams.

The general spots allowance for the 2008-2009 Junior Grand Prix events was as follows:

Entries Men Ladies Ice dancing
2 per event  United States
 Russia
 China
 Czech Republic
 Canada
 United States
 Finland
 Japan
 Russia
 Sweden
 United States
 Canada
 Russia
 Ukraine
 Italy
1 per event  France
  Switzerland
 Spain
 Ukraine
 Kazakhstan
 Germany
 Canada
 Estonia
 Spain
 Italy
1 in seven events  Japan
 Sweden
 Germany
 Slovakia
 Poland
 South Korea
 Slovakia
 Ukraine
 Austria
 China
 New Zealand
 Australia
 Hungary
1 in six events  Estonia
 Austria
 Norway
 Finland
 Israel
 Italy
 Czech Republic
 Azerbaijan
 Chinese Taipei
 Denmark

All other member nations had one entry per discipline in five of the eight events in singles, and one entry in all eight events for ice dancing.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for the Junior Grand Prix events in the 2008–2009 season was $22,500. Pairs and dance teams split the money. Everything is in US dollars. The breakdown is as follows:

Placement Prize money (Singles) Prize money (Pairs/Dance)
1st $2,000 $3,000
2nd $1,500 $2,250
3rd $1,000 $1,500

The total prize money for the Junior Grand Prix Final in the 2008–2009 season was $105,000. Pairs and dance teams split the money. Everything is in US dollars. The breakdown is as follows:

Placement Prize money (Singles) Prize money (Pairs/Dance)
1st $6,000 $9,000
2nd $5,000 $7,500
3rd $4,000 $6,000
4th $3,000 $4,500
5th $2,000 $3,000
6th $1,000 $1,500

Junior Grand Prix Final qualifiers[edit]

The following skaters have qualified for the 2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix Final, in order of qualification.[1][2][3][4]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 United States Richard Dornbush United States Kristine Musademba Russia Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze United States Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell
2 Czech Republic Michal Březina Japan Yukiko Fujisawa Russia Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov United States Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein
3 United States Armin Mahbanoozadeh United States Alexe Gilles Russia Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
4 United States Alexander Johnson Japan Kanako Murakami Russia Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh Russia Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro
5 France Florent Amodio United States Amanda Dobbs Russia Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert United States Piper Gilles / Zachary Donohue
6 Russia Ivan Bariev United States Becky Bereswill Japan Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran Ukraine Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun
7 Kazakhstan Denis Ten United States Angela Maxwell China Zhang Yue / Wang Lei Canada Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill
8 Canada Elladj Baldé Canada Diane Szmiett United States Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir Russia Ekaterina Pushkash / Dmitri Kiselev
Alternates
1st Russia Artur Gachinski Italy Stefania Berton Russia Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov Russia Marina Antipova / Artem Kudashev
2nd United States Keegan Messing Germany Sarah Hecken Canada Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers Canada Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle
3rd China Cheng Gongming Japan Shoko Ishikawa Switzerland Anaïs Morand / Antoine Dorsaz Czech Republic Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák

Medals table[edit]

The following is the table of total medals earned by each country on the 2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix. It can be sorted by country name, number of gold medals, number of silver medals, number of bronze medals, and total medals overall.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 17 11 5 33
2  Russia 6 11 7 24
3  Japan 3 3 4 10
4  Canada 0 4 3 7
5  China 0 2 3 5
6  France 2 0 2 4
7  Czech Republic 2 0 1 3
8  Ukraine 1 1 1 3
9  Italy 0 0 2 2
10  Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
11  Germany 0 0 1 1
11  South Korea 0 0 1 1

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix
Men's medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France Czech Republic Michal Březina United States Armin Mahbanoozadeh France Florent Amodio
Italy Czech Republic Michal Březina United States Curran Oi Russia Alexander Nikolaev
Mexico United States Richard Dornbush Canada Elladj Baldé China Cheng Gongming
Czech Rep. United States Alexander Johnson Russia Ivan Bariev Japan Akio Sasaki
Spain United States Armin Mahbanoozadeh Russia Artur Gachinski Japan Tatsuki Machida
Belarus Kazakhstan Denis Ten China Yang Chao China Cheng Gongming
South Africa United States Richard Dornbush Russia Ivan Bariev Canada Elladj Baldé
United Kingdom France Florent Amodio United States Keegan Messing United States Alexander Johnson
Final France Florent Amodio United States Armin Mahbanoozadeh United States Richard Dornbush

Ladies[edit]

2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix
Ladies' medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France United States Kristine Musademba United States Becky Bereswill Canada Diane Szmiett
Italy United States Melissa Bulanhagui Japan Rumi Suizu Germany Sarah Hecken
Mexico United States Amanda Dobbs United States Alexe Gilles South Korea Kwak Min-Jung
Czech Rep. Japan Yukiko Fujisawa United States Angela Maxwell Italy Stefania Berton
Spain United States Kristine Musademba United States Becky Bereswill Japan Kanako Murakami
Belarus Japan Haruka Imai Russia Oksana Gozeva Japan Kana Muramoto
South Africa United States Alexe Gilles Canada Diane Szmiett United States Amanda Dobbs
United Kingdom Japan Kanako Murakami Japan Yukiko Fujisawa United States Angela Maxwell
Final United States Becky Bereswill Japan Yukiko Fujisawa United States Alexe Gilles

Pairs[edit]

2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix
Pairs' medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France No pairs competition held
Italy No pairs competition held
Mexico Russia Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh Russia Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov Russia Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov
Czech Rep. Russia Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze Russia Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov Russia Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert
Spain No pairs competition held
Belarus Russia Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze Russia Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert China Zhang Yue / Wang Lei
South Africa No pairs competition held
United Kingdom Russia Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov Russia Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov Japan Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran
Final Russia Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze China Zhang Yue / Wang Lei Russia Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh

Ice dancing[edit]

2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix
Ice dancing medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
France United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani Canada Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill Czech Republic Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák
Italy United States Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein Russia Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro Italy Lorenza Alessandrini / Simone Vaturi
Mexico United States Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell Canada Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill Russia Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin
Czech Rep. United States Piper Gilles / Zachary Donohue Russia Marina Antipova / Artem Kudashev Canada Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle
Spain Russia Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani Ukraine Anastasia Vykhodtseva / Alexei Shumski
Belarus Ukraine Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun Russia Ekaterina Pushkash / Dmitri Kiselev France Terra Findlay / Benoît Richaud
South Africa United States Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell United States Piper Gilles / Zachary Donohue Russia Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin
United Kingdom United States Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein Ukraine Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun Canada Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle
Final United States Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein United States Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell Russia Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro

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