Ontario Figure Skaters Win Silver and Bronze at World Championships

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ontario figure skaters brought home silver and bronze medals for Canada at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, which were recently held in Saitama, Japan.

The World Championships started strong for Canada with Meaghan Duhamel (Lively, ON) and Eric Radford (Balmertown, ON) earning a bronze medal in the pairs competition, while fellow Ontarians Kirsten Moore-Towers (St. Catharines, ON) and Dylan Moscovitch (Toronto, ON) finished just off the podium in fourth.

In an exciting finish to the World Championships, the ice dance event saw only 1.5 points separate the top four final scores. Ontario ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje (both of Waterloo, ON) won the silver medal, finishing a mere 0.2 behind first place.

Canada’s other ice dance entries Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier (Toronto, ON) and Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam (Barrie, ON) finished 8th and 10th respectively.

Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers, both of Saskatchewan, rounded out Canada’s entries in the pairs event, finishing 12th.

In the women’s competition, Ontario’s Gabrielle Daleman (Newmarket, ON) finished 13th, while teammate Kaetlyn Osmond (Marystown, NL) finished 8th behind winner Mao Asada of Japan.

Canada’s recently crowned World Junior Figure Skating Champion Nam Nguyen (Toronto, ON) finished 12th in the men’s event, his first senior level international competition, one spot behind fellow Canadian Kevin Reynolds of British Columbia. Canada’s third entry, Elladj Balde (Montreal, QC) finished 18th in the men’s competition, which was won by Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan.

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