OBERTSDORF – Roman Sadovsky of Vaughan, Ont., stands on the edge of earning a second Olympic qualifying spot for Canada placing eighth in Thursday’s men’s short program at the Nebelhorn Trophy, a stop on the ISU Challenger Series figure skating circuit.
Vincent Zhou of the U.S. is first with 97.35 points, Adam Siao Him Fa of France second at 89.23 and Brendan Kerry of Australia third at 85.89.
Sadovsky, the 2020 national senior champion, fell on his opening quadruple Salchow but continuously improved afterwards hanging on to his triple Axel and triple Lutz jumps.
In the men’s event, the top-seven among qualifying countries gets an additional spot for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Gabriele Frangiapani of Italy currently in fourth is not eligible for the Olympic qualifying leaving the 22-year-old Canadian with the last qualifying spot heading into Friday’s free skate.
Canada earned one spot in men’s singles at the word championships this past spring when Keegan Messing posted a sixth-place finish.
Sadovsky is the only Canadian entry at the competition.
Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/csger2021/