JGP Italy Recap

Men
Han Yan increased his score by 14 points in one week and earned his second gold medal and a spot in the Junior Grand Prix Final.  Jason Brown took home the silver medal and also secured a spot in the Final.  June-Hyoung Lee took home his 1st medal, a bronze.

Some skaters had weaker performances here, than earlier this season.  Artur Dmitriev botched the jumps in his short program and finished 23 points less than Poland and will likely not make the Final.  Maurizio Zandron finished 12 points less than in Austria and Yoji Tsuboi finished 13 points below his score in Latvia.

Filippo Ambrosini improved his score by 24 points since Poland and Luiz Manella improved his personal best by 40 points in his season debut.

Ladies
Julia Lipnitskaia set a record for her score on route to her second gold medal of the season and a trip to the Junior Grand Prix Final as the top seeded skater.  She also increased her score by 11 points since Poland.  Her teammate Anna Shershak took home the silver medal in her international debut.  Hannah Miller, also making her international debut, won the bronze.

Anita Madsen finished 12 points higher than in Australia and climbed from 17th in the short to 8th overall.  So Youn Park increased her score by 13 points since Austria.  Isadora Williams had the biggest improvement of the ladies event, increasing her personal best by 21 points in her season debut.

Satoko Miyahara finished 19 points below the mark she set in Poland where she won the silver medal.  Micol Cristini finished 13 points less than Romania.  Isabelle Olsson finished 12 points below her personal best in her season debut and Sandy Hoffman finished 22 points below her personal best.  Courtney Hicks withdrew after sustaining an injury during her free skate.

Dance
Stepanova and Bukin won their second gold medal of the season and claimed their spot in the Final.  They closed the gap between themselves and their teammates Sinitsina and Zhiganshin and the race for gold in the Final should be very close.  Zenkova and Sinitsin increased their score by 15 points since Romania to capture the silver medal and Bonacorsi and Mager took home the bronze.

Tessari and Colafato finished 12 points below their score in Poland.  Yermak and Liubchenko finished 19 points above their personal best in their season debut.