Canada’s Sadovsky in medal contention at ISU Junior Grand Prix

TALLIN, Estonia – Canada’s Roman Sadovsky heads in to Saturday’s men’s free skate with an opportunity to win Canada’s first medal this season in the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

The 17-year-old from Vaughn, Ont., is in third spot after nearing his personal best score with 71.96 points. Vincent Zhou of the U.S. is first with 78.10 and Alexander Samarin of Russia second at 73.36.

Samuel Turcotte of Varennes, Que., is 11th.

The pairs free skate was held on Friday and Australians Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor took the gold medal.

Hannah Dawson of Johnstown, Ont., and Christian Reekie of Ottawa were ninth while Evelyn Walsh of London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud of Strathroy, Ont., were 11th.

In women’s competition, Russian skaters were 1-2 with Polina Tsurskaya taking the gold and Elizaveta Nugumanova the silver.

Emily Bausback of Vancouver was 13th.

In ice dancing after the short dance, Hannah Whitley of Barrie, Ont., and Elliott Graham of Angus, Ont., are fifth while Irina Galiyanova of Ajax, Ont., and Tommy Tang of Toronto are 12th.

Competition ends Saturday with the men’s free skate and the free dance.

Full results: ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016

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