168 skaters from 44 ISU member countries finally have been entered for the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014, announced ISU Media Team in Sofia.
-21-year-old pair skater Max SETTLAGE (USA) is the oldest skater competing in the Championship (date of birth Jul 1, 1992)
-19-year-old ice dancer Viktoria KAVALIOVA (BLR) is the oldest lady (dob Jul 9, 1994)
-The youngest competitor is 14-year-old pair skater Julia LINCKH (GER/dob Feb 21, 2000)
-The youngest mail skater competing is 14-year-old Denis VASILIEVS (LAT/dob Aug 9, 1999)
There is one brother and sister team competing:
-Rachel PARSONS/Michael PARSONS (USA) in the Ice Dance event
One skater competes in two disciplines:
-Anna DUSKOVA (CZE) and in Ladies and Pairs
Elena RADIONOVA (RUS) is the only reigning World Junior Champion who came back to defend her title in Sofia. She could become the first junior lady to repeat as World Junior Champion. Also competing are the following World Junior medalists: 2013 bronze medalist Shotaro OMORI (USA), 2011 silver medalist Keiji TANAKA (JPN), 2012 Pairs silver medalists Xiaoyu YU/Yang JIN (CHN) as well as 2012 Pairs bronze medalists Vasilisa DAVANKOVA/Andrei DEPUTAT (RUS).
HAPPY BIRTHADAY today, March 10, to the ice dancer Sergey MOZGOV (RUS), turning 19 here in Sofia!
Two more skaters celebrate their birthday during the Junior Worlds:
-Daniel SAMOHIN (ISR) will be 16 on March 10
-Slavik HAYRAPETIAN (ARM) celebrates his 18th birthday on March 16.