Canadian ice dancers shine at Bavarian Open

OBERTSDORF, Germany – Canada won two medals in both the junior and novice ice dancing events this past weekend at the Bavarian Open figure skating competition.

In the novice ice dance, Emma Goodstadt of Oakville, Ont., and Michael Barsoum of Toronto won the gold medal with 118.35 points. Hailey Yu and Brendan Giang of Burnaby, B.C., were third at 115.82 while Erica Estepa  and Nolen Hickey of Brampton, Ont., were seventh.

In the junior ice dance, Emmy Bronsard  of Levis, Que., and Aissa Bouaraguia of Montreal took the silver with 155.85 just ahead of Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell of Toronto in third at 155.05. Avonley Nguyen and Vadym Kolesnik of the U.S. took the gold at 165.46.

Miku Makita and Tyler Gunara of Burnaby were fifth and Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont of Ajax, Ont., were ninth.

Haley Sales and Nikolas Wamsteeker of Kelowna, B.C., added a bronze in the senior ice dance with 163.43. Molly Lanaghan  and Dmitre Razgulajevs of Ajax were fifth.

The week-long competition featured a 32-member Canadian squad which totalled 16 medals (six gold, five silver and five bronze) in three age categories.

Full results: Bavarian Open 2020

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