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2015 Junior Grand Prix Final

JGPF_SP_1It was an honor to have qualified and competed at Junior Grand Prix Final. It was quite an achievement for me to make it in my first year competing in the Junior Grand Prix circuit. I missed the podium by just one point! I know I placed better than many expected, even myself, but it’s quite frustrating when there is that little of a gap between being on the podium and sitting in the dressing room wishing you had landed that one jump a little better. But every experience is one to learn from, and I am incredibly honored to have competed with these wonderful men. Barcelona has been kind to me. Congrats to Nathan, Dimitri and Sota, who deserved every point they earned!

Vincent Zhou’s Inspiring Trip to the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona

Birds eye of Barcelona by the Mediterranean Sea

Birds’ eye view of Barcelona by the Mediterranean Sea

Barcelona, here I come!

Barcelona, here I come!

Me with Coach Tom outside the competition arena

Vincent with Coach Tom outside the competition venue

Ready, set...

Ready, set…

Calmness before the storm

The calm before the storm

Team USA

Team USA

The best Junior Men in the world

The best Junior Men in the world!

Early morning practice for the Junior Men Free Skate

Early morning practice for the Junior Men Free Skate

Me getting instruction from Coach Tom on the first day's practice

Getting instruction on the first practice

A glimpse of the coaching area at Senior Men's practice

A glimpse of the coaching area at Senior Men’s practice

My ending position of my short program

Ending position of my short program

My starting position for my free skate

Starting position for my free skate

Fans lining up outside of the athletes exit waiting for autographs two days before the competition started

Fans lining up outside of the athletes’ exit waiting for autographs two days before the competition starts!

The cheering banners

The fans’ posters

The Russian fans sitting next to my mom

Russian fans sitting next to my mom

The Canadian fans

Canadian fans!

The Japanese fans. How come I don't have any photo for the American fans and Spanish fans?

A sea of Japanese fans!

It was so inspiring to watch the Senior Men skate

It was so inspiring to watch the Senior Mens’ skating!

Junior Men watching the competition in the athlete area

Junior Men watching the competition

Vincent with Javier Fernandez

Vincent with Javier Fernandez

Vincent with Mao Asada

Vincent with Mao Asada

Vincent with Shoma Uno

Vincent with Shoma Uno

Vincent with Boyang Jin

Vincent with Boyang Jin

Vincent posing with fans

Vincent posing with fans

A gift from the fans

A gift from my fans

A very typical Japanese gift

A special Japanese gift

The view from my hotel room

The view from my hotel room

A scene that reminds me of southern California

A scene that reminds me of southern California

The crispy air feels like northern California

The crispy air feels like northern California

Feel the winter

Feeling the winter

Sunset in Barcelona

Sunset in Barcelona

An inside view of Sagrada Familia

An inside view of Sagrada Familia

Another inside view of Sagrada Familia

Another inside view of Sagrada Familia

By Vincent Zhou

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