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More update news about the Canadian team at the Four Continents figure skating championships.

Links:

1. CBC: Canadian Pairs Skater Dube Released From Hospital

2. CBC: Dubreuil, Lauzon Win At Four Continents

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Here are the final results of the 2007 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.

Men:

1. Evan Lysacek (USA)

2. Jeffery Buttle (Canada)

3. Jeremy Abbott (USA)

Ladies:

1. Kimmie Meissner (USA)

2. Emily Hughes (USA)

3. Joannie Rochette (Canada)

Pairs:

1. Xue SHEN/Hongbo ZHAO (China)

2. Qing PANG/Jian TONG (China)

3. Rena Inoue/John Baldwin (USA)

Ice Dance:

1. Marie-France Dubreuil/Patrice Lauzon (Canada)

2. Tanith Belbin/Benjamin Agosto (USA)

3. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (Canada)

Next on the international figure skating calendar, it is the 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships at Oberstdorf, Germany. This event takes place from February 26 - March 4.

Links:

1. Official Website Of The 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships In Germany

2. Participant List For The Oberstdorf Event

As of this post, the list has no names yet.

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Wow. Talk about a lot of entries for this junior world championships, except for the pairs event.

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The World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Germany is underway, courtesy of this CBC article.

CBC: Patrick Chan First After Short Program At World Junior Figure Skating Meet

Took the silver medal in the end.

Link: CBC: Canada's Chan Wins Silver At Junior Figure Skating Worlds

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Final results for the 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Germany.

Men:

1. Stephen Carriere (USA)

2. Patrick Chan (Canada)

3. Sergei Voronov (Russia)

Ladies:

1. Caroline Zhang (USA)

2. Mirai Nagasu (USA)

3. Ashley Wagner (USA)

Pairs:

1. Keauna McLaughlin/Rockne Brubaker (USA)

2. Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov (Russia)

3. Ksenia Krasilnikova/Konstantin Bezmaternikh (Russia)

Ice Dance:

1. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (Russia)

2. Grethe Gruenburg/Kristian Rand (Estonia)

3. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (Canada)

Well, there is only one major left in this year's figure skating season: TOKYO!

Link 1: The 2007 World Figure Skating Championships In Tokyo, Japan

Link 2: Completed List Of Participants For The Tokyo Event

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Good luck to all figure skaters here!

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Well, the World Championships is about to start and one half of a Canadian pair that got in a bloody incident in Colorado Springs seems to be ready to go.

Link: CBC: Jessica Dube, Having Recovered From Bloody February Injury, Off To World Meet

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Hey CAF, re the chances of your German Pairs couple at the Tokyo Worlds,...after the Short Program, they are #2 - smack between the top 2 Chinese pairs!! Good luck! Break 'em Ping and Pong!!

Prelim standings of Paris competition after the Short Program

Szolkowy may YET be the first male skater of partial African descent to break into the medallists' Pairs circles!! And at this point in the competition, notice that the top Russian couple (currently #4 going into the Finals), the female half is a Japanese imported lady!! Here's more info on that emerging Russo-Japanese pair!!

"Kawaguchi and Smirnov teamed up in spring 2006. They missed Russian Nationals and the 2007 European Champioships after she broke her ankle in a fall in practice in December. Kawaguchi competed internationally in singles for Japan before switching to pair skating. With former partner Alexander Markuntsov, she became the first pair skater from Japan to medal at an ISU Championship (silver at 2001 Junior Worlds). After her partnership with Markuntsov dissolved in 2003, she has been skating with different partners and competed with Devin Patrick at the U.S. Championships. Kawaguchi has been living and training in Russia since 2002 and now decided to represent Russia."

Talk of things being turned around!! Boy, Yuko sure gets around. And not only does she switch partners as easily as she probably changes skates, as you can see, they only partnered a year ago, and she's older than the present Alexander!

Can't wait for BLADES OF GLORY!!

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First, Jeff Buttle is sitting second in the men's competition, before the final skate.

Link: CBC: Canada's Buttle 2nd At Figure Skating Worlds

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Now, the first of four final results has come out.

PAIRS:

1. Xue SHEN/Hongbo ZHAO (China)

2. Qing PANG/Jian TONG (China)

3. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (Germany)

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Top Canadian team: Valerie Marcoux/Craig Buntin placed SIXTH overall.

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I guess thats not a bad result for Canada. Now, I wonder how Buttle, Dubreuil/Lauzon and Rochette are gona doe.

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I guess thats not a bad result for Canada. Now, I wonder how Buttle, Dubreuil/Lauzon and Rochette are gona doe.

The latest: Buttle finished in 6th; Dubreuil/Lauzon are now 2nd going into the Free Dance (altho they finished #3 behind Belbin-Agosto in the Original Dance portion). So in the Dance, the Bulgarians are #1 going into tomorrow night's Finals, Dubreuil/Lauzon second; and Belbin/Agosto #3.

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Final result for the MEN.

1. Brian Joubert (France)

2. Daisuke Takahashi (JAPAN)

3. Stephane Lambiel (Switzerland)

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Top Canadian: Jeffrey Buttle placed SIXTH.

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Final result for the ICE DANCE event.

1. Albena Denkova/Maxim Staviski (Bulgaria)

2. Marie-France Dubreuil/Patrice Lauzon (Canada)

3. Tanith Belbin/Benjamin Agosto (USA)

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As well, the Canadian women are not doing well while Yu-Na Kim is one step closer to giving South Korea its first ever world champion in the sport.

Link: CBC: Canadian Women Well Back At Figure Skating Worlds

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The final result of the event and of the entire season.

Ladies:

1. Miki Ando (JAPAN)

2. Mao Asada (JAPAN)

3. Yu-Na Kim (South Korea)

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Top Canadian: Joannie Rochette placed 10th.

As they say, "That's all, folks." That is, until next season, when these figure skaters go at it again toward Gothenburg, Sweden, for 2008.

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I don't know about this, but it seems that Evgeni Plushenko is not happy with the overall Russian performance in the 2006-2007 season. He is reported that it was so much so that he is considering coming back into the 2007-2008 season to "help morally a depressed team."

Link: CBC: Olympic Champ Evgeni Plushenko Says He's Returning To Competition

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This statement, within this article, says it all: "It was Russia's worst showing since 1960." Kind of harsh, isn't it?

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