Nguyen Triumphs at U.S. International Figure Skating Classic

Thursday, September 20, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – Nam Nguyen of Ajax, Ont., overcame a self-described ‘’disastrous’’ warm-up to win the gold medal in men’s competition Friday at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic.

Nguyen earned 213.52 points with Michael Brezina of the Czech Republic second at 208.27 and Jimmy Ma of the U.S. third at 206.10.

‘’My warm-up was disastrous,’’ said Nguyen, who couldn’t have asked for a better start after finishing last season with a 25th place at the world championships. ‘’But I was able to regroup afterwards and get the job done.’’

‘’The first two-thirds of the program was solid with my two quads and triple Axel. Then the legs got really heavy. I almost cried going into the last jump because I was hurting so much.’’

In pairs, Camille Ruest of Rimouski, Que., and Drew Wolfe of Calgary placed fifth. Americans were 1-2 led by Ashley Can and Timothy Leduc.

Canada is also in medal contention in ice dancing and women’s competition.

Two-time Olympian Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., produced a clean program and is third after the women’s short program with 63.28. Satoko Miyahara of Japan leads at 67.53 and Eunsoo Lim of South Korea is second at 64.85

Haley Sales of Burnaby, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker of Langley, B.C. are third after the short dance with 54.11. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the U.S., are first at 79.11 and their compatriots Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko are second at 68.61.

Full results: 2018 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic

Story by: Skate Canada 

News Category: 

Latest News

  • Logos
    April 1, 2020
    SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE : WHO /Public Health Presently we have over 8,600 confirmed cases with > 100 deaths or 3 per 1 million population in Canada which continues to rise. Canada’s death rate is at approximately 1% of confirmed...
  • March 30, 2020
    The International Olympic Committee ( IOC ), the International Paralympic Committee ( IPC ), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII...
  • March 24, 2020
    Note: The full audio recording of the media conference call on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 with COC President Tricia Smith and CEO and Secretary General David Shoemaker can be downloaded here . TORONTO / OTTAWA (March 24, 2020) – The Canadian Olympic...
  • March 16, 2020
    SPECIAL NOTICE – CSIO CLOSURES March 15th, 2020 Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, the senior leadership team at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario ( CSIO ) in consultation with our Chief Medical Officer and supported by the Chair of the Board, has...
  • March 4, 2020
    By David Grossman Canadian Sport Institute Ontario believes in the power of sport and the importance of positive, inspiring role models and mentors at all levels of sport. This 5-part article series, written by award-winning sport journalist David...