TILBURG, Netherlands – Justine Miclette of Chambly, Que., and Lia Pereira of Milton, Ont., were fourth and sixth in the junior women’s event on Sunday at the Challenge Cup figure skating competition.
Mone Chiba led Japan to a 1-2 finish with 175.29 points with Ayumi Shibayama second at 165.03 and Anna Pezzetta of Italy third at 155.04.
The 16-year-old Miclette, crowned the Canadian junior champion last month, was sixth after the short program and produced the fourth best free skate to climb within one spot of the podium with 149.66.
Pereira, 18, also made an impressive comeback surging from seventh after the short with the third best free skate for 148.51. There were 22 entries.
Miclette and Pereira were Canada’s only two entries at the competition.