WJC Preview

World Junior Championships are just around the corner, so for some perspective, let’s take a look at how various nations have done at this even historically. I’m not going to provide much commentary, just show each nation’s history.

First up the US:

Usa

Not ideal trends, I think, across the board. But junior championships can be fickle, particularly with kids (relatively) unused to travel to Europe. As for Canada:

Can

Some definite improvement for the women’s distance event, to be sure.

Now let’s look at some of the more traditionally strong nations, starting with Norway:

Nor

Will Norway’s junior women rebound from an off year? As for Sweden:

Swe

Their women had a generally good one last year. That trend in the men’s distance event has to be troubling, though. What about Finland:

Fin

The men’s distance results have been all over the place, but much improved the last three years. The women’s distance have tailed off a bit recently, though. Only two more nations, starting with Russia:

Rus

The Russians appear to have been rebuilding their women’s junior program over the last 5-7 years. And finally, Germany:

Ger

The men have generally had a consistently strong showing in the distance event, with a bit of an off year for them last time around.

Related posts:

  1. Canadian Ski Team: 2011-2012 Preview
  2. WJC/U23 Preview: International
  3. WJC/U23 Preview: USA and CAN
  4. WJC/U23 Preview: USA and Canada (con’t)
  5. World Champs Preview: Distance

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