Chiu, Gogolev Crack Top-Five at ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships

TALLIN, Estonia – Wesley Chiu of Richmond, B.C., and Stephen Gogolev of Toronto, Ont. placed fourth and fifth on Saturday in the men’s competition at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

Ilia Malinin of the U.S. won the gold medal with 276.11 points with Mikhail Shaidorov of Kazakhstan second at 234.31 and Tatsuya Tsuboi of Japan third at 233.82.

Chiu was second after Thursday’s short program but he fell on his quad toe loop and wasn’t sharp on his other jumps to drop in the standings. He totalled 228.29.

Gogolev, competing at his third world juniors, matched his result from 2019 with a clean program to improve from sixth after the short with 224.49.

In the women’s short program, Isabeau Levito of the U.S. posted the best score with 72.50 ahead of South Koreans Jia Shin in second at 69.38 and Ahsun Yun in third at 66.28

Lia Pereira of Milton, Ont., is 12th and Canadian junior champion Justine Miclette of Chambly, Que., is 14th.

Competition ends Sunday with the free dance featuring Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell of Toronto, Ont. and Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont of Ajax, Ont., second and third after Friday’s rhythm dance, and the women’s free skate.

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