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Canadians in Medal Position at ISU Grand Prix

SOCHI, Russia – Roman Sadovsky of Vaughan, Ont., and Montreal ice dancers Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen are both in third place after Friday’s short programs at the Rostelecom Cup,the sixth stop on the ISU Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

In men’s competition, Kazuki Tomono of Japan is first after the short with 95.81 points. Morisi Kvitelashvili of Georgia follows closely at 95.37 and Sadovsky, 12th at Skate Canada International last month, earned a season’s best 84.59.

‘’Overall, I am very pleased with what I was able to put out there today,’’ said Sadovksy, 22. ‘’I had a little bit of struggle internationally this year so far. I hope that my efforts and adjustments we did in practice will reflect in my free skate.’’

In ice dancing, world champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia lead after the rhythm dance with 86.81. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy are second at 79.56 and Fournier Beaudry and Sorensen are third at 76.39.

‘’We felt pretty good today, it wasn’t perfect,’’ said Soerensen, third with his partner Laurence Fournier Beaudry at Skate America, last month. ‘’We improved a lot on the performance and also on the technical side since Skate America.’’

Also in the medal hunt is Madeline Schizas of Oakville, Ont., who is fourth after the short in women’s competition with a season’s best 67.49. Schizas, 18, was eighth at Skate Canada International and ninth at the Finlandia Trophy.

Russia is 1-2 with Kamila Valieva first with 87.42 and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva second at 80.10. Mariah Bell of the U.S. is third at 69.37.
In pairs, Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro of Sarnia, Ont., are seventh after the short.

All four free skates are on Saturday.
Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/gprus2021/CAT004RS.htm

Gilles and Poirier Take the Road to Gold at Skate Canada International

VANCOUVER – The long and winding road led to gold for Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier as they won the ice dance competition on Saturday at Skate Canada International, the second stop on the ISU Grand Prix circuit.

Skating to the Beatles classic, the Toronto duo enthralled the crowd at UBC totalling 210.97 points less than four points off their personal best set in a bronze medal performance at the world championships in March. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy were second at 200.05 and Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz of Spain third at 192.83.

‘’The free dance was a little more shaky than our short program,’’ said Poirier. ‘’We have some nerves to work through, but this is really a big step forward moving through the rest of the Grand Prix season.’’

Marjorie Lajoie of Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha of St-Hubert, Que., were sixth and Haley Sales and Nikolas Wamsteeker of Langley, B.C. 10th.

‘’We didn’t get the score we wanted but that ovation from the crowd at the end that for me was really awesome,’’ said Lajoie.

In pairs, Canadians Vanessa James and Eric Radford came within less than two points from the podium finishing fourth with 187.92 points.

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China took the gold with 224.05, Daria Pavliuchenko and Denis Khodykin of Russia were second at 193.08 and Ashley Cain -Gribble and Timothy Leduc of the U.S. climbed from sixth after the short to third with 189.90.

First year partners James and Radford were less than three points off their best score set earlier this month at the Finlandia Trophy.

‘’Aspects of our program grew and improved, aspects of certain elements that we focused on after Finlandia improved but certain other elements need improvement,’’ said Radford.

‘’This is a step up,’’ added James. ‘’A lot of the transition elements are better, but we are still working on getting that clean program.’’

Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro of Sarnia, Ont., were sixth and Lori-Anne Matte and Thierry Ferland of Levis, Que., were seventh.

In men’s competition, Nathan Chen of the U.S. was the only skater in the top group to deliver a clean program and he won the gold outright landing four quads and totalling 307.18 points. Jason Brown of the U.S. was second at 259.55 and Evgeni Semenenko of Russia moved from fifth to third with 256.01.

Canada’s Keegan Messing struggled in his free skate and dropped from third to fifth overall with 238.34. Conrad Orzel of Woodstock, Ont., couldn’t gain ground with the sixth best free skate and remained ninth and Roman Sadovsky of Vaughan, Ont., was 12th.

‘’I was pretty disappointed I wasn’t able to give the performance I wanted to today,’’ said Messing, sixth at the world championships this past March. ‘’After my fall I felt a bit shaky but I tried to forget about it. I’m just going to put my best foot forward towards the next competition.’’

Orzel was determined to bounce back after a subpar short.

‘’I was disappointed about my short program, so it was great to come back in the long and do two quad toes in the free skate,’’ said Orzel, 21, in his season debut. ‘’Although there were some mistakes, I was happy with the general performance.’’

Russia swept the medals in women’s competition with Kamila Valieva first, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva second and Alena Kostornaia third.

Madeline Schizas of Oakville, Ont., was eighth, Emily Bausback of Vancouver 11th and Alison Schumacher of Tecumseh, Ont., 12th.

‘’I was really happy with my free program today,’’ said Schizas, 18, 13th at the 2021 worlds. ‘’My coaching team and I made a lot of changes since my last competition to make the second half of the program more successful and that reflected in my performance today.’’

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/gpcan2021/

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 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 


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


Athlete Spotlight: Roman Sadovksy

Roman Sadovksy

Q: What’s your go to song to get pumped up for training and competition?
Roman: Lose Yourself by Eminem

Q: Who is someone in the sports world, past or present, you’d love to have dinner with and why?
Roman: Ulrich Salchow because he invented my favourite jump and I need to thank him.

Q: What is the best advice that you were given?
Roman: JUST DO IT!!!

Q: What is your favourite place in the world and why?
Roman: Home. Despite living there, I barely spend any time at home, and it’s the best place to chill out.

Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Roman: CanSkaters walking with skates on concrete without guards.