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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