October 10, 2016
Canadians surge in standings at ISU Junior Grand Prix/ Chan third after short in Finland
Figure Skating – Canadians surge in standings at ISU Junior Grand Prix/ Chan third after short in Finland
DRESDEN, Germany – Canada’s two pairs entries each gained three spots in the standings with strong free skates on Saturday to conclude the seventh and final stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.
Evelyn Walsh of London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud of Strathroy, Ont., moved from eighth after the short program to fifth while Justine Brasseur of Brossard, Que., and Mathieu Ostiguy of Ste-Angèle-de-Monnoir, Que., went from ninth to sixth.
Anastasia Mishina and Vladislav Mirzoev of Russia won the gold medal, Anna Duskova and Martin Bidar of the Czech Republic the silver and Alina Ustimkina and Nikita Volodin of Russia the bronze.
In women’s competition, Sarah Tamura of Burnaby, B.C. moved from seventh to sixth with her free skate. Anastasiia Gubanova of Russia won the gold medal.
Full results: ISU JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 2016
Chan third after short program at Finlandia Trophy
ESPOO, Finland – Three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Toronto is in third place after Saturday’s short program in men’s competition at the Finlandia Trophy.
Maxim Kovtun of Russia is first at 88.26, Nathan Chen of the U.S. second at 87.50 and Chan follows at 84.59.
‘’Not a great skate,’’ said Chan, about his season debut. ‘’But the reason I came here was to get comfortable skating in an international event again. There ‘s a lot of new things happening and the energy on the ice before the program was all different for me.’’
The men’s free skate is on Sunday.
Full results: Finlandia Trophy Espoo 2016