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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:


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:


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:


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


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:


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:


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


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.

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