Three medals for Canada at Coupe du Printemps

KOCKELSCHEUER, Luxemburg (March 19, 2023) – Matthew Newnham of St. Albert, Alta., William Chan of Vancouver,B.C. and Aleksa Volkova of Lac-Brôme, Que., all reached the podium this past weekend at the Coupe du Printemps figure skating competition.

The Coupe du Printemps is targeted towards single novice, junior and senior athletes and Canada was represented in all three categories. 

In men’s senior competition, Newnham was fourth after the short program and delivered the second best free skate on Sunday to get the bronze with 213.79. Jimmy Ma of the U.S. won the gold with 222.73 and Koshiro Shimada of Japan was second at 214.98.

Chan posted Canada’s best result with the silver in novice boys, also on Sunday. The 14-year-old won the free skate and moved within three points of the gold finishing with 108.52. Zachary Lopinto of the U.S. took the gold with 111.80 and Sandro de Angelo of Switzerland was third at 99.06.

The top Canadian in novice girls was Lucille Yang of Ottawa in fifth, just three points from the podium, with Mély-Anne Gagner of Sherbrooke, Que., seventh.

In junior competition Saturday, Aleksa Volkova of Lac-Brôme, Que., took the bronze in the women’s event with 157.30 just ahead of Reese Rose of Gananoque, Ont., in fourth at 156.78. Megan Woodley of Oro Station, Ont., was 16th.

Ami Nakai led Japan to a 1-2 finish with 198.23 followed by Yo Takagi at 179.78.

On the men’s junior side,  David Howes of Winnipeg and Vladimir Furman of St-Hubert, Que., were fifth and 10th.

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