Sofia and Bulgaria set a record for hosting the ISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships. This year the competition will be held from 5 to 11 March. Our country will host the prestigious tournament for the fifth time after 2001, 2008, 2009 and 2014. The French city Megeve hosted four Junior Worlds, Colorado Springs (USA) and Oberstdorf (Germany) have been hosts three times.
Medalists in Sofia were great stars such as Johnny Weir, Evan Lysacek, Adam Rippon, Alena Leonova, Ashley Wagner, Mirai Nagasu, Hao Zhang, Yuko Kawaguti, Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto, Maxim Shabalin, Evan Bates, Madison Chock and Maya Shibutani / Alex Shibutani.
Four years ago on the ice in Sofia we saw the current superstars Evgenia Medvedeva, Elena Radionova, Satoko Miyahara, Nathan Chen, Shoma Uno, Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov and others.
Photo: Andriana Andreeva – Nam Nguyen, Nathan Chen and Shoma Uno