Silver for Canadians Fournier Beaudry and Sorensen at Lombardia Trophy

BERGAMO, Italy – Montreal ice dancers Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen held on to the silver medal position after Sunday’s free dance to conclude the Lombardia Trophy figure skating competition, the first stop on the ISU’s Challenger Series circuit.

The top-three remained unchanged after Saturday’s rhythm dance. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy took the gold at 205.35, the Canadians followed at 185.26 and Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin of Spain were third at 180.98.

‘’Not the best free dance today, there were some small mistakes,’’ said Sorensen, also a silver medallist here with Fournier-Beaudry in 2019. ‘’But it’s still early in the season and we are just going to build from here. The feedback we got from here are both programs are really good.’’

Alicia Fabbri of Terrebonne, Que., and Paul Ayer of Calgary, ninth at the world juniors in 2019, took 12th spot.

‘’It was really amazing to get back competing,’’ said Fabbri. ‘’It’s been two years since an international event. Things started feeling normal again with the competitors around and the judges. And, of course, having some fans gives a boost to the performance.’’

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