Medal bonanza for Canadian skaters at Bavarian Open

OBERTSDORF, Germany – Stephen Gogolev and Joseph Phan were 1-2 in the men’s junior competition to highlight a strong Canadian performance at the Bavarian Open figure skating competition.

Gogolev, from Toronto, totalled 227.68 points placing first in both the short and long programs. Phan, from Laval Que., soared from fifth place after the short, to take the silver with 206.68.

Canadians also grabbed the top two positions in junior pairs. Kelly Ann Laurin of St-Jérôme, Que., and Loucas Ethier of St-Eustache, Que., took the gold with 139.71 edging Gabrielle Levesque of Bridgewater, N.S. and Pier-Alexandre Hudon of St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Que., second at 139.57.

There were two sections for the junior women’s competition and Canadians won both. Kaiya Ruiter of Ottawa took the junior 1 with 165.22 while Madeline Schizas of Oakville, Ont., topped the junior 2 with 164.29.

Canada swept the medals in girls novice 2 with Amy Shao Ning Yang of Vancouver first at 114.95, Sara-Maude Dupuis of Anjou, Que., second at 113.88 and Audréanne Foster of Baie-Comeau, Que., third at 98.16.

Michelle Lee of Hamilton took silver in the girls novice 1 with 117.29.

In novice boys, Brendan Wong of Burnaby, B.C., was third and John Kim of Mississauga, Ont., fifth.

The week-long competition, which features a 32-member Canadian squad, ends Sunday.

Full results: Bavarian Open 2020

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