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Guinzbourg shows vast improvement to place fourth at ISU Junior Grand Prix

CHELYABINSK, Russia – Alec Guinzbourg of Aurora, Ont., shattered his previous best international score on Friday to place fourth in men’s competition at the fourth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

Russia was 1-2-3 with Petr Gumennik first at 222.14, Artur Danielian second at 221.93 and Ilya Yablokov third at 207.68.

Guinzbourg delivered a clean free program to better his score from last year’s Grand Prix appearance by more than 20 points finishing at 185.80 points. His previous best was 162.90 set in an 11th place finish.

In his free skate Friday, the 14-year-old, executed seven jumps including three in combination and two double Axels. He was fourth after the short and remained there despite the seventh best ranked free skate.

Iliya Kovler of Richmond Hill, Ont., climbed from 10th to sixth spot at 179.74.

In pairs, Russian teams grabbed the top four positions with Kseniia Akhanteva and Valerii Kolesov taking the gold with 185.05 points. Brooke McIntosh and Brandon Toste of Toronto were sixth and Patricia Andrew of London, Ont., and Zachary Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., were eighth.

In Thursday’s ice dancing, Elizaveta Shanaeva and Devid Naryzhnyy of Russia are first after the rhythm dance at 67.70 and their compatriots Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin second at 64.79.

Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont of Ajax, Ont., beat their personal best by nearly 12 points to stand third at 59.83 and Irina Galiyanova and Grayson Lochhead of Scarborough, Ont., are fourth at 57.86, also a PB.

In women’s competition, Russians stand 1-2-3 after the short program led by Kamila Valieva while Olivia Gran of Kelowna, B.C., is 13th.

Competition ends Saturday with the free dance and women’s free skate.

Full results: JGP RUS 2019

Canadian skaters en route to Russia for Junior Grand Prix #4

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have seven entries, for a total of 11 skaters at the fourth stop of the 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  Team Canada’s entries include two entries in men, one entry in women, two entries in pair and two entries in ice dance. The competition will take place from September 11-14, 2019.

Iliya Kovler, 16, Richmond Hill, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in men. This season, Kovler finished 10th in Courchevel. Last season, Kovler finished third at the Armenian Cup and seventh at JGP Canada. At the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, he placed ninth in senior. He is coached by Andrei Berezintsev and Inga Zusev in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Alec Guinzbourg, 14, Aurora, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in men. Last year, Guinzbourg finished 11th at the Armenian Cup and eighth in senior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. He is coached by Andrei Berezintsev and Inga Zusev in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Olivia Gran, 16, Kelowna, B.C., will be the lone Canadian entry in women. At the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, Gran finished ninth in senior. She is coached by Karen and Jason Mongrain in Kelowna, B.C.

Canadian junior silver medallists Brooke McIntosh, 14, Toronto, Ont., and Brandon Toste, 16, Toronto, Ont., will be the first Canadian pair entry. This season, the two finished fifth at Lake Placid. They are coached by Andrew Evans in Mississauga, Ont.

Patricia Andrew, 14, London, Ont., and Zachary Daleman, 19, Newmarket, Ont., will be the second Canadian pair entry. This will be their first ISU Junior Grand Prix competition as a newly formed pair team. The two are coached by Alison Purkiss and Bryce Davison in Brantford, Ont.

Nadiia Bashynska, 15, Ajax, Ont., and Peter Beaumont, 18, Ajax, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in ice dance. Last season, they finished ninth at Bratislava and first at Lake Placid Ice Dance International. The two are coached by Carol and Jon Lane, Juris Razgulajevs and Marc-André Servant in Scarboro, Ont.

Irina Galiyanova, 17, Moscow, Russia and Grayson Lochhead, 19, Sweaburg, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. This season, the team finished 9th in Lake Placid. Last year, they finished seventh at Amber Cup and third at Lake Placid Ice Dance. They are coached by Carol Lane and Juris Razgulajevs in Scarboro, Ont.

André Bourgeois, Skate Canada NextGen Director and Danielle Williams of Surrey, B.C., will be the team leaders at the event. Physiotherapist Shirley Kushner of Westmount, Que., and Dr. Erika Persson of Edmonton, Alta., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Lorna Schroder of Georgetown, Ont., and Pam Chislett of Grand Prairie, Alta., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.

For more information, please visit www.isu.org.


Men Iliya Kovler 15 Richmond Hill, Ont. Richmond Hill Training Centre Andrei Berezintsev
Men Alec Guinzbourg 14 Aurora, Ont. Richmond Hill Training Centre Andrei Berezintsev
Women Olivia Gran 16 Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna SC Karen Mongrain / Jason Mongrain
Pair Brooke McIntosh / Brandon Toste 14/16 Toronto, Ont. / Toronto, Ont. Canadian Ice Academy Andrew Evans
Pair Patricia Andrew / Zachary Daleman 14/19 London, Ont. / Newmarket, Ont. Brantford Competitive Skating Centre Alison Purkiss / Bryce Davison
Ice Dance Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont 15/18 Ajax, Ont. / Ajax, Ont. Scarboro FSC Carol Lane / Jon Lane / Juris Razgulajevs / Marc-André Servant
Ice Dance Irina Galiyanova / Grayson Lochhead 17/19 Moscow, Russia / Sweaburg, Ont. Scarboro FSC Carol Lane / Juris Razgulajevs