The 2022 World Junior Championships will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, from April 13-17. As this competition did not take place in 2021, the results of the 2020 World Junior Championships were the determining factor for the number of entries each nation can field for this season’s campaign. No exhibition gala is planned for this event.
The United States has three spots in singles and ice dance and two in pairs; Japan can send three men and two women; Canada may field two skaters/teams in all four disciplines.
The Japan team originally included Kao Miura, the reigning junior champion, and Shun Sato. It is unknown at this time if Miura will still be assigned to the Junior World Championships as he replaces Yuzuru Hanyu at the Senior World Championships. Likewise, with Team USA, Ilia Malinin is still listed as a contender, but he was also assigned to the Senior Worlds.
Canadian Stephen Gogolev, who finished fifth at this competition in 2020, is one of the few skaters to return this season. Sidelined by injuries and growth spurts, Gogolev has had just one international outing in two years, finishing 11th at the Warsaw Cup last November.
USA Figure Skating announced its team on February 3:
Women: Isabeau Levito, Clare Seo, Lindsay Thorngren
Alternates: Josephine Lee, Kanon Smith, Ava Ziegler
Men: Lucas Broussard, Liam Kapeikis, Ilia Malinin
Alternates: Kai Kovar, Matthew Nielsen, Robert Yampolsky
Pairs: Isabelle Martins/Ryan Bedard, Anastasiia Smirnova/Danil Siianytsia
Alternates: Catherine Rivers/Timmy Chapman,* Cate Fleming/Chase Finster (*Pending reaching the minimum technical score).
Ice Dance: Oona Brown/Gage Brown, Angela Ling/Caleb Wein, Katarina Wolfkostin/Jeffrey Chen
Alternates: Leah Neset/Artem Markelov, Helena Carhart/Volodymyr Horovyi
Skate Canada announced its team on January 14:
Men: Wesley Chiu, Stephen Gogolev
Women: Justine Miclette, Lia Pereira
Pairs: Brooke McIntosh/Benjamin Mimar
Ice Dance: Nadiia Bashynska/Peter Beaumont, Natalie D’Alessandro/Bruce Waddell
The 2022 World Junior Championships will be broadcast live worldwide on the ISU Skating Channel (link below), except in countries with TV/online rights holders (if applicable). Ted Barton will be the host commentator.
START COMMANDS/RESULTS (to be determined)
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