The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2015 opened in Zagreb, Croatia, on Friday, with the Short Program. This is the second edition of the championships which are held every two years. 24 teams from 19 ISU Members are competing in Zagreb.
Team Finland 2 skates to lead in Short Program
Team Finland 2 edged out team Finland 1 for a narrow lead in the Short Program. Team Canada 1 follows in third place.
The reigning World Junior Champions Team Fintastic Junior (Finland 2) picked up level threes for the required elements pivoting, traveling, intersections, moves and the No Hold Element to score 60.95 points.
Team Musketeers Junior (Finland 1) had a higher technical score thanks to two level-four elements, but one fall and lower components left the defending World Junior silver medalists in a close second at 59.08 points.
Team Les Supremes Junior (Canada 1) lost points when two skaters fell at the beginning and the No Hold Element garnered a level two. They earned 54.99 points.
Team United States 1 (Skyliners Junior) and Team Russia 2 (Crystal Ice Junior) are not far behind with 53.96 and 52.42 points respectively. Team Canada 2 (Nexxice) came sixth (50.92 points).
The Organizing Committee will be providing a live stream for the Free Skating:
Day 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2j7x1y_isu-world-junior-synchronized-skating-championships-day-2_sport
The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships will conclude Saturday with the Free Skating. For more information, full entry lists and results please see: www.isu.org and http://www.croskate.hr/index2.html