KRASNOYARSK, Russia – Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont of Ajax, Ont., were less than three points from the podium on Saturday finishing fourth in the ice dancing event to conclude the fourth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.
Russia was 1-2 with Irina Khavronina and Dario Cirisano taking the gold with 167.31 points and Sofia Leonteva and Daniil Gorelkin second at 165.14. Angela Ling and Caleb Wein of the U.S. were third at 160.23.
Bashynska and Beaumont remained in fourth earning an international best 157.34. They won a bronze at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2019 and were silver medallists in junior at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.
‘’We’re pretty satisfied with both of our skates,’’ said Bashynska. ‘’We need to fix some technical issues that we had here for our next event.’’
Emma Goodstadt of Oakville, Ont., and Michael Barsoum of North York, Ont., were 11th in their international debut.
The Russians grabbed the top-five positions in women’s competition led by Sofia Akateva who won the gold medal.
Lia Pereira of Milton, Ont., in her Junior Grand Prix debut, was 10th.
‘’I learned a lot more about myself about how to handle the pressure of an event like this,’’ said Pereira. ‘’It was an amazing experience.’’
Canada ends the competition with a bronze medal earned by Wesley Chiu of Richmond, B.C., on Friday in the men’s event.
The next stop on the circuit is this upcoming Thursday to Saturday in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/jgprus2021/