It was a hard-luck finish for Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland, who had been the wire-to-wire leader of the World Junior Championship in good old Khanty-Mansiysk, in Russia. He drew with Black in the last round against GM Benjamin Bok of the Netherlands to finish with an excellent 10-3 score; unfortunately for him Russian GM Mikhail Antipov defeated highly-rated (2540) Italian IM Francesco Rambaldi with White to equal that score. They finished a full point ahead of the bronze medalist, Matthias Bluebaum of Germany, but their medals came down to tiebreaks. On the third tiebreaker Antipov came out a hair ahead, and he is thus the winner of the most prestigious of the annual junior world championships.
Congratulations to everyone but the FIDE organizers, whose timing with the World Cup pretty much ensured the absence of most of the absolute top juniors. That isn't the fault of the winners, who can only worry about the players that show up and not those who don't. But it is a pity to have a world championship that lacks most of the best eligible players. There is another problem FIDE has that has nothing to do with the World Cup conflict, and it's that the best eligible players are (and have been for some time) regular participants in elite and near-elite events, so the tournament in some way represents a step down and a rating risk for them. If FIDE could get all or virtually all of the top juniors participating, however, then the prestige would go up and the rating risk would be lessened.