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Roman Sadovsky snares Olympic spot for Canada at Nebelhorn Trophy

OBERSTDORF, Germany – Roman Sadovsky accomplished his goal on Friday by earning a second Olympic spot in men’s singles for Canada by placing eighth at the Nebelhorn Trophy, a stop on the ISU Challenger Series figure skating circuit.

The 22-year-old from Vaughan, Ont., needed to be in the top-seven countries competing for a spot. One skater in the top-eight was not eligible for a qualifying spot.

‘’I didn’t think it would nearly as hard as what it was,’’ he said. ‘’I was training for this competition and I felt confident but once I stepped on the ice it hit really differently. I’m glad I got that Olympic spot and it’s out of the way.’’

Vincent Zhou of the U.S. took the gold medal with 284.23 points, Adam Siao Him Fa of France was second at 243.78 and Mark Kondratiuk of Russia third at 241.06. Sadovksy scored 207.62, just over four points ahead of two skaters from Turkey.

Skating to Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, Sadovsky had a rough start to his program falling on his opening quad Salchow. However he quickly regained his composure and improved throughout the skate.

‘’It would have been a little bit of a nightmare if I didn’t get the spot,’’ he said. ‘’I know I’d be beating myself up but I did what I had to do and I’m happy about it.’’

Canada earned one spot in men’s singles at the word championships this past spring when Keegan Messing posted a sixth-place finish.

Sadovsky was the only Canadian entry at the competition.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/csger2021/

Roman Sadovsky on track for second Olympic spot for Canada at Nebelhorn Trophy

OBERTSDORF – Roman Sadovsky of Vaughan, Ont., stands on the edge of earning a second Olympic qualifying spot for Canada placing eighth in Thursday’s men’s short program at the Nebelhorn Trophy, a stop on the ISU Challenger Series figure skating circuit.

Vincent Zhou of the U.S. is first with 97.35 points, Adam Siao Him Fa of France second at 89.23 and Brendan Kerry of Australia third at 85.89.

Sadovsky, the 2020 national senior champion, fell on his opening quadruple Salchow but continuously improved afterwards hanging on to his triple Axel and triple Lutz jumps.

In the men’s event, the top-seven among qualifying countries gets an additional spot for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Gabriele Frangiapani of Italy currently in fourth is not eligible for the Olympic qualifying leaving the 22-year-old Canadian with the last qualifying spot heading into Friday’s free skate.

Canada earned one spot in men’s singles at the word championships this past spring when Keegan Messing posted a sixth-place finish.

Sadovsky is the only Canadian entry at the competition.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/csger2021/

Roman Sadovsky to Compete at Nebelhorn Trophy

OTTAWA, ON: Roman Sadovsky, Canada’s 2020 National Men’s Champion is headed to Nebelhorn Trophy to compete for Canada’s second men’s berth at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The Nebelhorn Trophy is an Olympic qualifier and the third stop of the ISU Challenger Series. The event is scheduled to take place from September 21-25, 2021, in Oberstdorf, Germany.

Roman Sadovsky is 22 years old, from Vaughan, Ont., and is the reigning Canadian men’s champion having won the gold medal at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Sadovsky also took home the gold medal at 2021 Skate Canada Challenge and won a bronze medal at both the 2019 NHK Trophy and the Finlandia Trophy in 2019. Roman is coached by Tracey Wainman and Grzegorz Filipowski.

Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director will be the team leader at this event. Karen Butcher, Skate Canada President of Greely Ont., will also be attending the event. Physiotherapist Scott Fraser of Kingston, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite and Andrea Derby of Uxbridge, Ont., will be the Canadian Official attending the event.

For more information, please visit www.isu.org 

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT ISU CS NEBELHORN TROPHY – OBERSTDORF, GERMANY

Men
Roman Sadovsky (22) / Vaughan, Ont. / York Region Skating Centre / Coached by Tracey Wainman and Grzegorz Filipowski