United States goes three for three in Courchevel

Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen during the junior ice dance rhythm dance at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Courchevel, France (Photo by Joosep Martinson/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

The United States enjoyed a successful outing this week at the opening stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series – winning three gold medals (as well as one silver and one bronze medals) in three contested disciplines.

In the final, ice dance, event, American skaters Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen ran away with the gold medal. They were the leaders after the rhythm dance and were the only duo to earn a score over one hundred points in the free dance. Skating to Rain, In Your Black Eyes by Ezio Bosso, Wolfkostin and Chen received a score of 100.26 points for the performance and earned a total competition score of 165.01 points.

Canadian representatives Miku Makita and Tyler Gunara maintained second position with a score of 91.98 points for their free dance presentation and a total competition result of 149.39 points. South Korean skaters Hannah Lim and Ye Quan rose from fourth after the rhythm dance to third place overall. Lim and Quan received a score of 89.05 points for the free dance and earned a total competition score of 144.27 points.

Final results

Junior Ice Dance – Final Results

  1. Katarina WOLFKOSTIN & Jeffrey CHEN (USA) – 165.01
  2. Miku MAKITA & Tyler GUNARA (CAN) – 149.39
  3. Hannah LIM & Ye QUAN (KOR) – 144.27
  4. Katerina MRAZKOVA & Daniel MRAZEK (CZE) – 140.93
  5. Celina FRADJI & Jean-Hans FOURNEAUX (FRA) – 135.33
  6. Darya GRIMM & Michail SAVITSKIY (GER) – 133.89
  7. Tatjana BUNINA & Ivan KUZNETSOV (EST) – 118.79
  8. Hailey YU & Brendan GIANG (CAN) – 118.00
  9. Louise BORDET & Thomas GIPOULOU (FRA) – 115.81
  10. Lika BONDAR & Artem KOVAL (UKR) – 107.65
  11. Maya BENKIEWICZ & Nicolas HENAULT (FRA) – 103.58
  12. Vasilisa AHRAMENKA /& Alessio SURENKOV-GULTCHEV (GBR) – 86.28

Judges’ Scores

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