World Junior Champion who became World Champions in Women’s Figure Skating
Back in 1976 the World Junior Figure Skating Championships were first held. Today the 40th World Junior Championships 2017 start. The question always is who could get to be not only the Junior World Champion but also can achieve that in the Senior ranks. Here are those skaters who made it so far!
Kristi Yamaguchi (USA) - 1988 World Junior Champion & 1991-1992 World Champion
Yuka Sato (JPN) - 1990 World Junior Champion & 1994 World Champion
Michelle Kwan (USA) - 1994 World Junior Champion & 1996,1998,200,2001 and 2003 World Champion
Irina Slutskaya (RUS) - 1995 World Junior Champion & 2002 and 2005 World Champion
Miki Ando (JPN) - 2004 World Junior Champion & 2007 and 2011 World Champion
Mao Asada (JPN) - 2005 World Junior Champion & 2008,2010 and 2014 World Champion
Yuna KIm (KOR) - 2006 World Junior Champion & 2009 and 2013 World Champion
Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) - 2015 World Junior Champion & 2016 World Champion
Only 8 figure skaters achieved a Gold in both the Junior Worlds and Senior Worlds!
Good luck to all competitors at the World Junior Championships 2017!