Junior world champions that became senior world champions

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  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    While watching the JGP I often wonder how many of these talented young skaters will actually make it in the seniors.

    Junior world champs that later won world or Olympic title later at the senior level are not many, when you consider that they too compete every year.

    Men:

    Yagudin
    Plushenko
    Kulik (OGM only; no world title)
    Takahashi

    Ladies:

    Michelle Kwan
    Irina Slutskaya
    Kristi Yamaguchi (she won the pairs but not sure if she won singles as a junior)
    Yu na kim
    Mao Asada
    Miki Ando
    Midori Ito (did she win a junior world title?)


    Pairs:
    Gordeeva-Grinkov
    Savchenko with another partner


    Ice dance:

    Virtue -Moir
    Domnina-Shabalin
    Kostomorov with another partner
     
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  2. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

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    Todd Eldridge
    Elaine Zayak
    Rosalynn Summers
    Yuka Sato
    Underhill/Martini
    Ingo Steuer
    Petrova/Sikharulidze (senior titles with other partners)
    Grishuk/Platov (junior titles with other partners)
    Anissina/Averbukh (senior titles with other partners)
    Domina/Shabalin
     
  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Men
    Todd Eldredge

    Ladies
    Yuka Sato
    Elaine Zayak

    Ice Dance
    Domnina & Shabalin

    Midori did not win a junior world title. :)
     
  4. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I had listed Domnina-Shabalin in the OP.
     
  5. shsocu

    shsocu Active Member

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    Yamaguchi did win the pairs and singles titles in 1988.
     
  6. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    Thank goodness for Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Junior_Figure_Skating_Championships


    Others include (with senior year wins in brackets)

    Men

    1980 Alexander Fadeev / (1985)
    1984 Viktor Petrenko / (1992) OG in 1992
    1988 Todd Eldredge / (1996)

    Boitano never won junior worlds, btw. He was third in 1978

    Ladies:

    1979 Elaine Zayak (1982)
    1980 Rosalynn Sumners (1983)
    1988 Kristi Yamaguchi (1991, 1992) OG in 1992
    1990 Yuka Sato (1994)

    Pairs
    1978 Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini (1984)
     
  7. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    You can find the lists of all the medalists here

    Then you'd have to search for names in the Gold column of both junior and senior lists.

    Yes, she won both the ladies singles and pairs junior world titles in 1988.

    Galindo won the men's singles title in 1987, the year before winning pairs.
     
  8. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Thanks for the correction. I will remove his name from the OP.