Thursday, April 2, 2009

USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, France and China qualify for ISU World Team Trophy

With the conclusion of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2009, the qualified teams for the first ISU World Team Trophy have been determined.

The top ranked six teams are the USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, France and China. They qualified according to the results of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, ISU European, ISU Four Continents, ISU World Junior and ISU World Figure Skating Championships.

The USA top the team standings with 7659 points followed by Canada with 6755 points and Japan with 6660 points. Russia accumulated 6370 points and came in fourth while France is ranked fifth at 4938 points. China qualified with 4150 points.

The ISU World Team Trophy is a competition between six national figure skating teams and will be held for the first time in 2009. Each team consists of two Men, two Ladies, one pair and one ice dance couple. The competition will be held in Tokyo, Japan from April 16th to 19th in Yoyogi National Stadium.

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