Ice Dance Team Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell in Medal Contention. Corey Circelli Rank’s Fourth in Junior Men’s.

KOSICE, Slovakia – The junior men’s competition came to a close today. Russia’s Kirill Sarnovskiy rose form third place after the short program to take home the gold medal with a score of 215.96. Ilya Yablokov, also from Russia, held strong in second place with a score of 207.39. William Annis of the U.S. fell from first to third today to capture the bronze medal with a score of 204.60 points.

A great free program skate from Corey Circelli of Toronto, Ontario. Circelli climbed from eigth place after the short program yesterday to finish the competition in fourth place with a total score of 191.13.

“I felt a lot of redemption in my long program today.” Circelli shared.

The pairs competition also came to conclusion today. Russia’s team, Anastasia Mukhortova and Dmitry Evgenyev took home the gold medal with a score of 171.99. Capturing the silver medal was, Karina Safina and Luka Berulava of Georgia with 168.26 and scoring the bronze medal was Polina Kostiukovich and Aleksei Briukhanov of Russia with 158.82 points.

The Canadian pairs team, Meghan Fredette, of Gatineau, Que. and William St-Louis of Shawinigan, Que., finished in sixth with a score of 131.36.

When asked about their performance, St-Louis said, “It was a good opportunity, this is the beginning and our first international competition so we just learn from it.”

Competition at this Junior Grand Prix will come to a close tomorrow with the women’s free skate and the free dance in the ice dance.

The results after the women’s short program see Russia currently sitting in spots one, two and three. In first, is Sofia Muravieva with a score of 72.52. Sitting in second is Veronika Zhilina with a score of 71.57 and in the bronze medal position is Adeliia Petrosian with a score of 69.30.

Canada’s Justine Miclette of Chambly, Que is currently ranked in fourteenth with a score of 45.45.

The action in Ice Dance will continue tomorrow. Keep an eye out for Canada’s Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell of Toronto, Ont. This team is currently sitting in medal contention after their Rhythm Dance this morning and is ranked second with a score of 64.48. D’Alessandro and Waddell are just 0.36 points away from the current first place team, Vasilisa Kaganovskaia and Valeriy Angelopol, from Russia, with a score of 64.84 points. In third place is Sofya Tyutyunina and Alexander Shustitskiy, also from Russia, with a score of 63.10

Canada’s second ice dance team at this event, Chloe Nguyen of Edmonton, Atla., and Alec Roueche of Surrey, B.C., are currently ranked in tweflth place with a score of 44.10.

Competition ends Saturday with the free skates for women and ice dancing.

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