(March 13, 2010 - THE HAGUE, The Netherlands) – Kate Charbonneau of Winnipeg delivered a clean long program and posted a personal best score to take sixth spot in women’s competition on Saturday to conclude the world junior figure skating championships.
Kanako Murakami of Japan won the gold medal with 165.47 points, Agnes Zawadzki of the U.S., climbed from eighth after the short program to get the silver at 156.79 and Polina Agafonova of Russia was third at 154.27.
Charbonneau was fourth after the short program and was pleased with her performance.
‘’My goal coming in here was a top-10 so I’m really happy,’’ said Chabonneau, 16. She was the only Canadian in the women’s event. Earlier this season she picked up a silver medal at her second ISU Grand Prix event in Zagreb, Croatia.
Charbonneau is coached by Robert Tebby at the Mariposa School of Skating in Barrie, Ont., and by Lori Charbonneau at the Bloomington FSC.
Canada ends the competition with one silver medal earned by Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam of Barrie, Ont., in ice dancing on Friday.
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