Here is the ninth entry of my favorite figure skating moments of 2014:

2. Russian and Japanese dominance in the Junior and Senior Grand Prix: What else can anyone say? It’s hard to argue with such consistent results, performances and dominance. Did you know Russian skaters won 12/24 medals awarded in the recent GP Final? And what about the Japanese singles skaters winning 50% of the medals at the World Championships in Saitama including both the ladies and mens singles titles? Both of these nations and their skaters and their coaches have thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the world. Consider the challenge accepted. Go TEAM USA in 2015!

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