Alison Schumacher, two Canadian ice dance teams crack top-10 at world juniors

TALLIN, Estonia – Two Canadian ice dance teams and Alison Schumacher of Tecumseh, Ont., all cracked the top-10 on Saturday to conclude the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

In ice dancing, Avonlea Nguyen and Vadym Kolesnik of the U.S. won the gold with Maria Kazakova and Goergy Reviy of Georgia second and Elizaveta Shanaeva and Devid Naryzhnyy of Russia third.

Miku Makita and Tyler Gunara of Vancouver climbed from eighth after Thursday’s rhythm dance to eighth and Emmy Bronsard and Aissa Bouaraguia of Montreal were ninth. Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell of Toronto took 11th spot.

In women’s competition, Schumacher climbed to ninth spot to improve on last year’s result.

Kamila Valieva led Russia to a 1-2 finish with Daria Usacheva second at 207.74 and Alysa Liu of the U.S. third at 204.83

Schumacher, the 17-year-old silver medallist at the senior nationals in January, was 11th after Friday’s short program and produced the ninth best free skate to crack the top-10 for a second straight year. She was 10th in her world junior debut last year.

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