October 23, 2016
Canada’s Nam Nguyen sixth at Skate America
Figure Skating – CHICAGO- Nam Nguyen of Toronto produced two clean programs including Sunday’s free skate and took sixth spot in men’s competition to conclude Skate America, the first stop on the ISU Grand Prix circuit in figure skating.
Shoma Uno of Japan won the gold medal with 279.34 points, Jason Brown of the U.S. was second at 268.38 and his compatriot Adam Rippon third at 261.43.
The 18-year-old Nguyen, fourth after Friday’s short program, opened with a quad Salchow and also landed two triple Axels including one in combination in his free skate to George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
‘’I felt a little bit nervous heading into my free skate after a great short program yesterday,’’ said Nguyen. ‘’But I was still able to do my job. There’s still so much to work on and today was a good step towards my goals this season.’’
Canada earned one medal here this weekend. On Saturday, Julianne Séguin of Longueuil, Que., and Charlie Bilodeau of Trois-Pistoles, Que., won the gold in pairs. Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., was fourth in women’s competition.
The next stop on the circuit is Skate Canada International this Friday to Sunday at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont.
In Nice, France at the Nice Cup, Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of Barrie, Ont., finished seventh in ice dancing. Canada’s other entry Eri Nishimura of Toronto was 22nd in women’s competition.
Full results Skate America: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1617/gpusa2016/
Full results Nice Cup: 21th INTERNATIONAL CUP OF NICE