PARIS – Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., posted her personal best score in the women’s short program to stand in second place at the Trophee de France, the fourth stop on the ISU Grand Prix figure skating circuit.
World champion Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia is in first place with 78.52 points, Daleman follows at 72.70 and Maria Sotskova of Russia is third at 68.71. Daleman eclipses her previous best of 67.38 set at the world championships this past March where she placed ninth.
In ice dancing after the short dance, Piper Gilles of Toronto and Paul Poirier of Unionville, Ont., are in fourth place at 64.74 points less than four points from second spot.
World champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France are first at 78.26, Elena Ilinykh and Ruslan Zhiganshin of Russia second at 68.72 and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the U.S. third at 66.77.
Canada has no entries in men’s competition or pairs.
All four free skates are on Saturday.
Full results: ISU GP Trophee de France 2016