Canadian ice dancers graze podium at ISU Junior Grand Prix

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Ice dancers Miku Makita and Tyler Gunara of Vancouver missed a berth on the podium by a mere 0.37 points to finish fourth on Saturday to conclude the second stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

Avonley Nguyen and Vadim Kolesnik of the U.S. took the gold with 170.80, Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin of Russia were second at 160.17 and Natalie Taschlerova and Filip Taschler of the Czech Republic were third at 150.00.

The Canadians were third after the rhythm dance and finished with 149.63. Irina Galiyanova and Grayson Lochhead of Scarborough, Ont., were ninth.

The women’s competition was won by Alysa Liu of the U.S. while Emily Bausback of Vancouver took sixth spot.

The Russians swept the medals in pairs led by Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov. Brooke McIntosh and Brandon Toste of Toronto moved from seventh to fifth while Gabrielle Levesque of Bridgewater, N.S., and  Pier-Alexandre Hudon of St-Roch-des-Aulnaies Que., were seventh.

On Friday night, Stephen Gogolev of Toronto won the silver medal in men’s competition.

The third stop on the circuit is this Thursday to Friday in Riga, Latvia.

Full results: ISU JGP Lake Placid 2019

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