BOLZANO, Italy- Alison Schumacher of Toronto and Eric Liu of Edmonton both improved on earlier results this season on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit on Saturday.

Russians were 1-2 in women’s competition. Sofia Samodurova was fist, Alena Kostornaia second while Rika Kihira of Japan was third.

Schumacher was eighth improving on her ninth place earlier this season at the Grand Prix stop in Latvia.

In men’s competition, Matteo Rizzo of Italy won the gold with Vladimir Samoilov of Russia second and Tomoki Hiwatashi of the U.S. third.

Liu climbed a spot to 12th place for his best career result on the circuit in three appearances.

The top skaters from this season’s seven-stops on the Junior Grand Prix will compete at the Grand Prix Final in December.

Full results: ISU JGP Egna/Neumarkt 2017