Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Look at Junior World Champions



With the Olympics rapidly approaching again, it is time to look at the Junior World Champions in the ladies who are known for making a dent on the senior level.  They may only last until puberty strikes, but they are generally a factor on the Grand Prix the next year.  In order to win Junior Worlds, one must stave off incredible pressure as the 'next ice queen' and it can very well be an indication of future success...especially at the mental level.






Kanako Murakami, 2010



Alena Leonova 2009



Rachael Flatt, 2008



Caroline Zhang, 2007



Yu-Na Kim, 2006



Mao Asada, 2005



Jenny Kirk 2000



Kristi Yamaguchi, 1988



Michelle Kwan, 1994



Irina Slutskaya, 1995

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