Canadian pair fifth at ISU Junior Grand Prix stop

MINSK, Belarus – Julianne Séguin of Longueuil, Que., and Charlie Bilodeau of Trois-Pistoles, Que., placed fifth in pairs on Friday to conclude their first international assignment at the fifth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

Kamilla Gainetdinova and Ivan Bich of Russia took the gold with 142.38 points, Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage of the U.S. were second at 131.66 and Vasilisa Davankova and Andrei Deputat of Russia were third at 130.46.

Séguin and Bilodeau were in the medal mix finishing three points behind third place at 127.42.

In women’s competition, Polina Edmunds of the U.S. was the winner at 165.77, Elizabet Turzybaeva of Kazakhstan second at 150.83 and Rika Hongo of Japan prevailed in a tight battle for the bronze at 144.97.

Both Canadians were in that fight for third with Madelyn Dunley of Campbellville, Ont., sixth at 141.78 and Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., seventh at 141.09.

In ice dancing after Friday’s short dance, Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Simon Tanguay of Montreal are sixth and Jessica Jiang and Tyler Miller of Abbotsford, B.C., are 12th.

In Thursday’s men’s short program, Roman Sadovsky of Vaughan, Ont., was 10th.

The men’s free skate and the free dance are on Saturday.

Louis Daignault

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