Top Moments of 2011: March

Junior Worlds:

Alexander Majorov became the first Swedish man to medal at Junior Worlds with his bronze medal finish.

The Russian wonderbabies Adelina Sotnikova and Elizaveta Tuktamisheva cruised to a 1-2 finish with their strong technical content.

Sui and Han claimed their 2nd Junior World title.

Monko and Khaliavin won the dance title and Lichtman and Copely held off a Russian sweep of the podium.


A huge earthquake rocked Japan and was followed by a devastating tsunami only a week before the Worlds were scheduled to take place.  The entire Japanese team was unharmed as were several of the skaters already in the county.  Eventually, the event was postponed and Moscow was awarded the World Championships.  See how I covered the aftermath here and here.