TAIPEI CITY – Kevin Reynolds of Coquitlam, B.C. soared to seventh spot to lead a trio of Canadians into the top-10 in men’s competition on Saturday to conclude the ISU 4 Continents Figure Skating Championships.
Boyang Jin of China won the gold medal with Shoma Uno of Japan second and Jason Brown of the U.S. third.
Reynolds was 13th after Thursday’s short program but rebounded with a powerful performance which brought a huge ovation from the crowd and tears to his coach Joanne McLeod. He opened with solid quad Salchow and delivered a clean program which included a quad-triple-double combo. He showed his emotion on the ice when he fist pumped after landing his final triple Salchow.
‘’Amazing,’’ said Reynolds. ‘’It was everything I could have asked for in what could be my last performance. I laid it all on the ice. Regardless of what the marks were I was thrilled to perform in front of all my fans here and I felt the joy that they felt.’’
Elladj Baldé of Montreal was eighth and Nam Nguyen of Toronto ninth.
Canada ends the competition with silver medal earned by ice dancers Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of North Vancouver.
Full results: ISU Four Continents Championships 2018