Well, at least she is consistent.
Originally Posted by Marco
Originally Posted by Polymer Bob
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Originally Posted by UGG
Ongoing streak: A Japanese lady has medaled at every World Championships since 2006.
2006: Fumie Suguri (silver)
2007: Miki Ando (gold), Mao Asada (silver)
2008: Mao Asada (gold)
2009: Miki Ando (bronze)
2010: Mao Asada (gold)
Japanese ladies medaled at every GP event (including finals) from 2004 TEB to 2007 Cup of China.
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Didn't USA ladies medal at worlds every year between 1970 - 1992?
US ladies medaled at every worlds from 1949 through 1960; after the 1961 plane crash, a US lady didn't medal until Peggy Fleming got a bronze in 1965. Then, US ladies medaled in '65, '66, '67 and '68, but not in '69, before the streak you mentioned. Another two years off the podium (in '93 and '94) and US ladies medal again consistently from 1995 through 2006.
Originally Posted by CaptCrunch
The U.S. boasts the most (14) ladies World Junior champions:
1976: Suzie Brasher
1978: Jill Sawyer
1979: Elaine Zayak
1980: Rosalynn Sumners
1981: Tiffany Chin
1987: Cindy Bortz
1988: Kristi Yamaguchi
1989: Jessica Mills
1994: Michelle Kwan
1997: Sydne Vogel
2000: Jenny Kirk
2002: Ann Patrice McDonough
2007: Caroline Zhang
2008: Rachael Flatt
Another Jr. Worlds factoid: The Soviet Union won 15 consecutive ice dance titles between 1978-1992, the longest JWC gold medal streak.
Last edited by chipso1; 09-30-2010 at 01:20 AM.
Cindy Botz and Jessica Mills were two skaters that I had hoped to see more in the senior rank, but they never duplicated their junior successes.
Did Jessica Mills really win Jr. World? I thought she finished 2nd twice.
She finished 1st in 1989 and 4th in 1990.
Originally Posted by orbitz
And then Lisa Ervin finished 2nd three times in a row, 1991-92-93.