Isabeau Levito wins gold at ISU Junior Grand Prix series event

Isabeau Levito during the junior women’s free skating at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Courchevel, France. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

At the second stage of the 2021-2022 International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series event, in Courchevel, reigning United States junior national champion Isabeau Levito firmly won the gold medal and brought the Americans a second consecutive win in the junior women’s discipline this season.

Levito began her performance with four jumping elements which she completed with ease – a double axel, a triple Lutz, a triple loop, and another double axel. Skating to the Russian Dance from Swan Lake, Levito kept her three combinations for the second half of the routine for extra points – she completed a triple flip-triple toe loop combination, a triple Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination, and a triple flip-double toe loop combination. She received a free skate total score of 131.10 points and her overall competition score was 202.35 points.

South Korea’s Chaeyeon Kim delivered a strong challenge to Levito with a clean program and all positive grades of execution (GOE). She began her free skater program with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination and then three consecutive triple jumps – a flip, a Salchow, and a loop. Later in the routine she completed a triple Lutz, a double axel-triple toe loop combination, and a double axel-double toe loop-double loop combination. Kim received a score of 124.56 points for the performance and earned a total competition score of 191.46 points.

For the second consecutive week, Kaiya Ruiter found herself on the podium. The Canadian did not have the cleanest outing this time, including a fall on her triple Lutz attempt, but completed all of the required elements and received the third highest total component score of 57.13 points – only trailing Levito’s 61.20 points and Kim’s 57.62 points. Ruiter’s free skate was ranked fourth among all of the competitors with the score of 116.75 points but it was well enough for a bronze medal with the total competition score totaling 179.92 points.

Full results

  1. Isabeau LEVITO (USA) – 202.35
  2. Chaeyeon KIM (KOR) – 191.46
  3. Kaiya RUITER (CAN) – 179.92
  4. Seoyeon JI (KOR) – 170.55
  5. Ahsun YUN (KOR) – 170.24
  6. Nina PINZARRONE (BEL) – 163.08
  7. Niina PETROKINA (EST) – 145.32
  8. Josephine LEE (USA) – 144.97
  9. Nikola FOMCHENKOVA (LAT) – 135.05
  10. Ginevra Lavinia NEGRELLO (ITA) – 130.02
  11. Michaela VRASTAKOVA (CZE) – 120.74
  12. Mikai Maria van OMMEREN (NED) – 116.61
  13. Chiara HRISTOVA (BUL) – 115.45
  14. Vanesa SELMEKOVA (SVK) – 112.75
  15. Julia BROVALL (SWE) – 103.50
  16. Anna Deniz OZDEMIR (TUR) – 102.74
  17. Lili KRIZSANOVSZKI (HUN) – 102.43
  18. Andrea ASTRAIN MAYNEZ (MEX) – 100.78
  19. Julia Ros VIDARSDOTTIR (ISL) – 100.35
  20. Marija BREJEVA (LTU) – 98.38
  21. Tara Maria IENCIU (ROU) – 84.49
  22. Nevia Ana MEDIC (CRO) – 80.04
  23. Alexandra MINTSIDOU (GRE) – 74.04

Judges’ Scores


Ice Dance – After Rhythm Dance

  1. Isabella FLORES / Dimitry TSAREVSKI (USA) – 60.56
  2. Oona BROWN / Gage BROWN (USA) – 59.79
  3. Eva BERNARD / Tom JOCHUM (FRA) – 55.03
  4. Ekaterina ANDREEVA / Ivan DESYATOV (BLR) – 54.53
  5. Solene MAZINGUE / Marko Jevgeni GAIDAJENKO (EST) – 54.23
  6. Noemi Maria TALI / Stefano FRASCA (ITA) – 51.83
  7. Lou KOCH / Ivan MELNYK (FRA) – 50.53
  8. Chaima BEN KHELIFA / Everest ZHU (CAN) – 48.30
  9. Olivia OLIVER / Joshua ANDARI (POL) – 47.62
  10. Kayleigh MAKSYMEC / Maximilien RAHIER (SUI) – 45.91
  11. Lika BONDAR / Artem KOVAL (UKR) – 41.58
  12. Lucie LAURIA / Antonin EMO (FRA) – 40.12
  13. Barbora ZELENA / Jachym NOVAK (CZE) – 37.84
  14. Natalia PALLU-NEVES / Jayin PANESAR (GBR) – 36.43
  15. Reka LEVELES / Balazs LEVELES (HUN) – 35.56

Judges’ Scores

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