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Figure Skating – Keegan Messing seventh after short program at ISU Grand Prix

MOSCOW – Canada’s Keegan Messing made two major mistakes in his short program Friday to stand seventh in men’s competition at the Rostelecom Cup, the fifth stop on the ISU Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan leads with 110.53 points, Morisi Kvitelashvili of Georgia is a distant second at 89.94 and Alexander Majorov of Sweden third at 82.33

Messing, second at Skate Canada earlier this month, fell on his opening quad-triple combo and nearly tumbled on his triple Axel, holding himself up with his hand.

‘’I just felt a little bit tight out there,’’ said Messing. ‘’The legs were a little stiff but I kept fighting through the whole program.’’

Messing is the sole Canadian entry at the event.  The free skate is on Saturday.

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Canada’s Roman Sadovsky wins silver at ISU Challenger Series event

INNSBRUCK, Austria – Roman Sadovsky of Vaughan, Ont., held on two second place to win the silver medal in men’s competition on Thursday at the CS Inger Solar Memorial- Alpen Trophy figure skating competition.

Daniel Grassl of Italy took the gold with 230.50 points, Sadovksy followed at 204.95 and Tomoki Hiwatashi of the U.S. was third at 199.21.

Sadovksy was second after the short program and produced the fifth best free skate.

‘’I’m disappointed with the performance, I didn’t reach my potential,’’ said Sadovsky. ‘’I felt I had some improved elements and it just didn’t show in this competition.’’

There were no other Canadians.

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