Russia’s Daniil BERNADINER (59,52p.) skated to the lead in the Junior Men Short Program followed by his teammates Dmitriy MIKHAYLOV (59,23p.) and Roman SAVOSIN (57,80). Daniil BERNADINER landed a nice triple Lutz – triple toe combination and a clean double Axel. Currently ranked second, only 0.29 points behind is Dmitriy MIKHAYLOV. His routine reatured a clean double Axel and a triple Salchow-triple toe combination. His cheography was quite nice and the step sequence very impressive. Roman SAVOSIN performed very emotional to his sad music and landed a triple Lutz-triple toe combination. He left some points on the board, because he only singled the last Axel.
To the delight of the homecrowd Germany’s Niko ULANOVSKY (51,25p.) and Alexander BETKE (46,97p.) put out solid performances and came in 5th and 8th. Niko ULANOVSKY put out a solid skate, just the triple Lutz-triple toe and the double Axel were a bit wobbly. Alexander BETKE produced a nice triple Lutz – triple toe combination and beautiful spins.