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2012 World Championships quick links

World Synchronized Skating Championships
April 12-14, 2012
Gothenburg, Sweden

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Worlds 2012: team updates, broadcast schedules, and more

After hosting the Junior World Challenge Cup less than a month ago, the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, is in the synchro spotlight once again as it welcomes teams, officials, and fans from around the globe to the World Synchronized Skating Championships this week. April 13th and 14th will arguably be the most exciting two days of the year for synchro aficionados, and for those of us who can’t be in Sweden to take in the live action, we give thanks for the blessing that is the Internet. A Quick Links post with the essentials is on its way, but here’s an extended list of links to satiate your synchro cravings in the meantime:

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Junior World Challenge Cup 2012 videos

Missed the Junior World Challenge Cup live broadcast on the weekend? Never fear — Youtube to the rescue. Here are some of the JWCC videos that have popped up so far. Enjoy!

Fintastic claims sixth consecutive Junior World Challenge Cup gold medal

The Finnish teams continued to dominate at the Junior World Challenge Cup in Gothenburg on Saturday, as Fintastic won their sixth consecutive (and seventh total) JWCC gold medal, while Musketeers claimed silver. Musketeers finished more than 20 points ahead of the bronze medal winners from Canada, Les Supremes, who moved up from fourth place after the short program, putting Canada back on the podium after missing out on a medal in 2011.

Canada’s Nexxice took advantage of errors made by USA’s Team Braemar and Skyliners, and Sweden’s Convivium, to move up to fourth place in the free, though they ultimately finished sixth overall behind the American teams. Braemar and Skyliners finished fourth and fifth overall respectively, Convivium seventh, and Russia’s Spartak Junost eighth.

Full results are here.

Next year’s Junior championship has been provisionally allotted for Helsinki, Finland, from March 8-9, 2013 and is scheduled to be the first official ISU World Championship for Juniors, rather than a Challenge Cup.

Congratulations to all of this year’s participating teams!