D’Alessandro and Waddell Win Second ISU Junior Grand Prix Medal

LJUBLJANA – Toronto ice dancers Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell earned a second medal this season on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit on Saturday with a bronze.

Russians Vasilia Kaganovskaia and Valeriy Angelopol maintained top spot for the gold with 167.22 points. Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen of the U.S. took the silver with 163.25 and the Canadians took third spot with 161.79.

D’Alessandro and Waddell beat the Russians three weeks ago for gold at the third stop in Slovakia and were a close second after Friday’s rhythm dance.

Alyssa Robinson of Ridgetown, Ont., and Jacob Portz of Calgary made an impressive climb in the standings with their free dance surging from 11th to sixth overall with 132.09 in their Junior Grand Prix debut.

In women’s competition, Adeliia Petrosian led Russia to a 1-2 finish. Sofia Samodelkina was second and Lindsay Thorngren of the U.S. was third.

Audréanne Foster of Forestville, Que., was 12th in her Junior Grand Prix debut.

‘’It was a wonderful experience,’’ said the 17-year-old Foster. ‘’I’m really proud of both my programs.’’

The next stop on the circuit is this upcoming Thursday to Saturday in Gdansk, Poland.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/jgpslo2021/

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