JGP Croatia Ladies Preview

Hannah Miller and Rika Hongo both have silver medals already this season on the JGP.  They need at least a silver medal to guarantee a spot in the Final, while a bronze medal will keep them in contention.

Angela Wang returned to the Junior Grand Prix this season and earned a bronze medal at JGP Lake Placid.  She needs a gold medal to guarantee herself a spot in the Final while a silver medal will keep her in the hunt.

Anna Pogorilaya of Russia makes her international debut at this event.  The Russian ladies have been very strong this season and Pogorilaya will be looking to make her mark and with a medal here, she can set herself up to qualify for the Final next week.

My podium predictions:
Gold: Hannah Miller
Silver: Angela Wang
Bronze: Rika Hongo

Bios of the competitors:
Chantelle Kerry, AUS: She placed 22nd in the preliminary round at Worlds and 17th at Four Continents.  She placed 19th at JGP Slovenia.  Her personal best is 108.99.  She is 16 years old.

Victoria Huebler, AUT: She placed 9th at JGP Australia and 12th at JGP Estonia last season. Her personal best is 118.51.  She is 17 years old.

Kristina Zakharanka, BLR: She placed 29th at Junior Worlds.  She finished 26th at JGP Turkey.  Her personal best is 87.90.  She is 15 years old.

Arijana Tirak, BIH: She placed 33rd at JGP Slovenia.  Her personal best is 56.48.  She is 16 years old.

Isadora Williams, BRA: She placed 16th at Junior Worlds.  She finished 18th at JGP Italy last season.  Her personal best is 123.93.  She is 16 years old.

Alaine Chartrand, CAN: She placed 7th at JGP USA.  Her personal best is 133.43.

Jialei Wang, CHN: This is her JGP debut.  She is 16 years old.

Ema Lipovscak, CRO: She placed 36th in the preliminary round at Junior Worlds.  She placed 26th in JGP Slovenia.  Her personal best is 84.30.  She is 17 years old.

Valentina Mikac, CRO: She placed 24th at JGP Austria.  Her personal best is 83.77.  She is 15 years old.


Nika Zafran, CRO: Her personal best is 71.05.  She is 17 years old.

Kristina Dubrovskaya, CYP: This is her international debut. 

Jana Coufalova, CZE: This is her international debut.

Pernille Sorensen, DEN: She placed 16th at JGP USA.  Her personal best is 100.21.  She is 14 years old.


Oliya Clarkson, GRN: She placed 22nd in the preliminary round at Junior Worlds.  She placed 27th at JGP Turkey.  Her personal best is 76.20.  She is 15 years old.

Georgina Kantor, HUN: This is her international debut.

Caterina Andermarcher, ITA: She placed 15th at JGP Italy last season.  Her personal best is 103.04.  She is 17 years old.

Rika Hongo, JPN: She won silver at JGP France.  Her personal best is 149.38.  She is 15 years old.

Mayako Matsuno, JPN: This is her international debut.

Ieva Gaile, LAT: She placed 16th at JGP Latvia last season.  Her personal best is 99.23.  She is 15 years old.

Raya M. Willoughby, MAS: She placed 24th at JGP USA.  Her personal best is 57.27.  She is 16 years old.


Roobi Gaskins, PUR: This is her international debut.  She is 16 years old.

Tae Yeon Lee, KOR: This is her international debut.

Anna Pogorilaya, RUS: This is her international debut.

Kristina Zaseeva, RUS: She placed 7th at JGP Turkey.  Her personal best is 126.13.  She is 16 years old.

Milica Jokic, SRB: This is her international debut.  She is 13 years old.
 
Ceciliane Mei Ling Hartmann, SIN: She placed 19th at JGP France.  Her personal best is 92.76.  She is 14 years old.


Dominika Murckova, SVK: She placed 17th at JGP Latvia last season.  Her personal best is 95.80.  She is 16 years old.

Pina Umek, SLO: She placed 22nd at JGP Turkey.  Her personal best is 89.92.  She is 17 years old.

Josefine Taljegard, SWE: She placed 10th at JGP USA.  Her personal best is 122.99.  She is 17 years old.

Laure Nicodet, SUI: She placed 13th at JGP Austria.  Her personal best is 105.09.  She is 14 years old.

Mimi Tanasorn Chindasook, THA: She placed 18th in the preliminary round at Worlds and 18th at Four Continents.  She placed 19th at JGP Italy last season.  Her personal best is 107.88.  She is 17 years old.

Sila Saygi: TUR: She placed 15th in the preliminary round at Worlds and 16th at the preliminary round of Junior Worlds.  She finished 18th at JGP Turkey.  Her personal best is 118.94.  She is 16 years old.

Hannah Miller, USA: She won silver at JGP Austria.  Her personal best is 158.52.  She is 15 years old.


Angela Wang, USA: She won bronze at JGP USA.  Her personal best is 150.40.  She is 16 years old.