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Canada fourth at ISU World Team Trophy

TOKYO – Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., won the free skate in pairs and Canada finished fourth on Saturday at the ISU World Team Trophy figure skating competition.

The U.S. finished first overall in the six-country competition with 110 points, Russia was second at 109 and Japan third at 103. The Canadians, Olympic silver medallists in 2014, followed at 82 with China fifth and France sixth.

Duhamel and Radford, just a few weeks off their first world title, took the free skate with 140.70 points. They edged Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China in second at 139.73 and Alex Scimeca and Chris Knierim of the U.S. were third at 127.87.

The victory for Duhamel and Radford was worth 12 points to Canada’s total score. Second place was worth 11 and so on.

‘’Our team came in with the feeling that we didn’t have the expectations to win the gold medal,’’ said Duhamel, Canada’s team captain. ‘’But everyone was satisfied with their efforts and we’re building this Canadian team towards the next World Trophy in 2017 and of course the Olympics in 2018 where we’ll be aiming for a better result.

‘’We should end our season with our heads held high.’’

In the women’s free skate, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Elena Radionova, both of Russia, were 1-2 in the free skate which was worth 23 points to the Russians in the team standings but not enough to catch the Americans.

Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., was eighth and Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., 11th.

Full competition: http://www.isuresults.com/results/wtt2015/

Canada remains fourth at ISU World Team Trophy

TOKYO – Second place finishes in the pairs short program and free dance wasn’t enough to lift Canada in the standings on Friday at the ISU World Team Trophy figure skating competition.

Canada, the Olympic silver medallists, remains fourth with 63 points with one day of competition remaining. The U.S. leads with 83 points, Japan is second at 79 and Russia third at 77.

In the free dance, world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France were first edging Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., by under two points. The Canadians won the short dance on Thursday.

For each event the winning country gets 12 points, second place 11 points and so on. The top six-ranked countries in the world are battling for the world team crown.

In the pairs short program, Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China were first ahead of world champions Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., in second.

The men’s free skate was won by Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan with Nam Nguyen of Toronto seventh and Jeremy Ten of Vancouver ninth.

Competition ends Saturday with the free skates for pairs and women.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/wtt2015/

Canada in fourth place after first day at ISU World Team Trophy

TOKYO – Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., won the short dance and Canada is in fourth place after the first day of competition at the ISU World Team Trophy figure skating event.

The U.S. is in first place with 48 points followed by Japan and Russia which are tied at 43. Canada, the Olympic silver medallists last winter, stand at 31 points.

In the short dance, Weaver and Poje bettered their score from last month’s world championships earning 73.14 points. Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the U.S. were second at 72.17 points and world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France were third at 70.86.

Weaver and Poje’s first place finish was worth 12 points to the team score while the Americans earned 11 and the French 10.

Gracie Gold of the U.S. topped the women’s short program standings followed by Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia and her compatriot Elena Radionova. Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., and Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., were eighth and ninth combining for nine points to the team standings. Both the Russians and Americans earned 21 points in the event.

In the men’s short program, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, Han Yan of China and Jason Brown of the U.S. were 1-2-3. Nam Nguyen of Toronto was sixth and Jeremy Ten of Vancouver 10th. That was worth 10 points for Canada while Japan totalled 21 and the U.S. 16.

Competition continues Friday with the pairs short program featuring Canadian world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford and the free skates for ice dancing and men.

Full competition: http://www.isuresults.com/results/wtt2015/

Team Canada ready to compete at ISU World Team Trophy in Japan

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send an eight member team to the 2015 ISU World Team Trophy taking place for the fourth time Tokyo, Japan from April 15-19. The team will consist of two entries in ladies and men’s, and one entry in pair and ice dance.

The countries ranked one to six on the ISU team standings qualify for the event. This year the six-country competition will include teams from Russia, USA, Japan, Canada, France, and China. Skaters compete in their disciplines with short programs/dance and free skates/dance. After the results, they receive placement points, which are then added together and the team with the highest points total will win the title. Teams will compete for a total of $1 million USD in prize money.

Canada has medal at all three previous events, winning silver at the inaugural event in 2009, bronze in 2012 and silver in 2013.

Leading the Canadian team are 2015 World Pair Champions Meagan Duhamel, 29, Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford, 30, Balmertown, Ont. They competed at this event both in 2012 and 2013. Duhamel will also act as the captain for Team Canada. The representatives of Walden FSC and CPA Saint-Léonard are coached by Richard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, and Sylvie Fullum at CPA Saint-Léonard.

The Canadian ice dance entry will be 2015 world ice dance bronze medallists Kaitlyn Weaver, 26, Waterloo, Ont., and Andrew Poje, 28, Waterloo, Ont. This will be their second trip to this event, having won silver in 2013. Weaver and Poje represent the Sault FSC and Kitchener-Waterloo SC and are coached by Pasquale Camerlengo and Angelika Krylova in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Canadian champion Nam Nguyen, 16, Toronto, Ont., is the first of two Canadian entries in men’s. Nguyen will make his debut at this event following a fifth place finish at the world championships. He is coached by Brian Orser and Ernest Pryhitka at the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club.

Canadian silver medalists Jeremy Ten, 26, Vancouver, B.C., will compete at the ISU World Team Trophy for the first time. Ten represents the Grandview Skating Club and is coached by Joanne McLeod and Neil Wilson at the Champs International Skating Centre.

In ladies, Gabrielle Daleman, 17, Newmarket, Ont., will make her second trip to this event after winning silver in 2013. The Canadian champion is a representative of Richmond Hill FSC. She is coached by Andrei Berezintsev and Inga Zusev and trains at the Richmond Training Centre in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Canadian silver medallist Alaine Chartrand, 19, Prescott, Ont., will be Canada’s second entry in the ladies category. This will be her first time competing at this event. Chartrand is coached by Michelle Leigh and Brian Orser and represents the Nepean Skating Club.

The team leader for the event will be Skate Canada High Performance Director Mike Slipchuk. Physiotherapist Shirley Kushner of Westmount, Que., will be the Canadian medical personnel onsite. Leslie Keen of Vancouver, B.C., and Andrea Derby of Windsor, Ont., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

For results and full entries please visit www.isu.org.


Discipline Name Age Hometown Club Coach
Mens Nam Nguyen 16 Toronto, Ont. Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club Brian Orser / Ernest Pryhitka
Mens Jeremy Ten 26 Vancouver, B.C. Grandview SC Joanne McLeod / Neil Wilson
Ladies Gabrielle Daleman 17 Newmarket, Ont. Richmond Hill FSC Andrei Berezintsev / Inga Zusev
Ladies Alaine Chartrand 19 Prescott, Ont. Nepean Skating Club Michelle Leigh
Pairs Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford 29/30 Lively, Ont. / Balmertown, Ont. Walden FSC / CPA Saint-Léonard Richard Gauthier / Bruno Marcotte / Sylvie Fullum
Ice Dance Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje 26/28 Waterloo, Ont. / Waterloo, Ont. Sault FSC / Kitchener-Waterloo SC Pasquale Camerlengo / Angelika Krylova