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Gabrielle Daleman fourth at ISU Junior Grand Prix

TALLINN, Estonia – Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., came within less than five points of a second medal on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit on Saturday placing fourth in women’s competition.

Serafima Sakhanovich led Russia to a 1-2 finish with with 164.48 points.  Elizaveta Iushenko was second at 159.86 and Miyabi Oba of Japan third at 152.13.  Daleman, fifth after the short, scored 147.89.

“I got my two combos in so that was good,” said Daleman, 15, third at last month’s junior Grand Prix in Poland and sixth at the world junior championships last season.  “All my jumps weren’t there but I kept fighting and I was happy about that.”

Larkyn Austman of Coquitlam, B.C., was eighth in her international debut.

“It was a great experience, a lot better than I anticipated,” said Austman, 15. “I felt very well prepared for the competition so the nerves of competing for the first time internationally was not an issue. I wish I could have skated better but it was good for me to do this.”

In ice dancing, Anna Yanovskaya and Sergey Mozgov of Russia won the gold medal.  First-year partners Brianna Delmaestro of Port Moody, B.C., and Timothy Lum of Burnaby, B.C., were fifth while Katie Desveaux of Toronto and Dmitre Razgulajevs of Ajax, Ont., were seventh in their international debut.

“We were very happy with our performance,” said Delmaestro.  “We improved many elements over our Grand Prix performance in Poland earlier this year.  We’re now going to prepare for nationals with a lot of confidence.”

Louis Daignault

Canadian pair sixth at ISU Junior Grand Prix

TALLIN, Estonia – Tara Hancherow of Tisdale, Sask., and Wesley Killing of Woodstock, Ont., placed sixth in pairs on Friday at the last stop of the season on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

The first-year pair were also sixth at their first Junior Grand Prix together last month and improved their overall score to 124.44 on Friday.

“Tara was amazing on the throws,” said Killings, 20.  “We improved upon many elements including our two lifts, twists and death spiral. The speed and flow of the program is what hurt us today.  Still we’ve adapted well to each other and already have our timing down.  I’m excited about this partnership.”

“We’re pretty happy despite a few mistakes,’’ added Hancherow, 17.  “”It was a good experience and we are making a lot of progress.  It’s just going to get better from here.”

Xiaoyu Yu and Yang Jin of China finished ahead of two Russian couples for the gold.

In ice dancing after the short dance, Brianna Delmaestro of Port Moody, B.C., and Timothy Lum of Burnaby, B.C., are fifth and Katie Desveaux of Toronto and Dmitre Razgulajevs of Ajax, Ont., are seventh.

In women’s competition after the short program, Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., is fifth and Larkyn Austman of Coquitlam, B.C., seventh.

The free dance and women’s free skate are on Saturday.  There were no Canadian entries in men’s competition.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/jgpest2013/

Louis Daignault

Tallinn, Estonia Marks Final Stop on 2013-2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Circuit

OTTAWA, ON: Canada will send eight athletes, for a total five entries to Tallinn, Estonia, for the seventh and final stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating. The event will run from October 9-12, 2013 and Canada will have competitors in ladies, pair and ice dance.

Canadian silver medalist Gabrielle Daleman, 15, Newmarket, Ont., will be one of two Canadian entries in ladies. Daleman won bronze earlier this season in Gdansk, Poland. Last season, she competed at two ISU Junior Grand Prix events, placing fifth and sixth in Chemnitz, Germany, and Linz, Austria, respectively. She also represented Canada at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, placing sixth. Daleman is coached by Andrei Berezintsev and Inga Zusev and trains at the Richmond Training Centre in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Larkyn Austman, 15, Coquitlam, B.C., will also represent Canada in the ladies division. This is her first international assignment. Austman is the 2013 Canadian champion in the junior category. She is coached by Heather Austman and Eileen Murphy at the Connaught Skating Club in B.C.

Tara Hancherow, 17, Tisdale, Sask., and Wesley Killing, 20, Woodstock, Ont., are the sole Canadian entry in pair. Hancherow and Killing earned a sixth place finish in Kosice, Slovakia, in their first international assignment. They are coached by Annie Barabé and Maximin Coïa at CTC Contrecoeur in Quebec.

Katie Desveaux, 17, Toronto, Ont., and Dmitre Razgulajevs, 16, Ajax, Ont., are one of two entries in ice dance for Canada. This is their first international assignment. Desveaux and Razgulajevs placed seventh in junior dance at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships. They are coached by Juris Razgulajevs and Carol Lane at Scarboro FSC in Ontario.

Brianna Delmaestro, 17, Port Moody, B.C., and Timothy Lum, 18, Burnaby, B.C., are the second entry in ice dance for Canada. Delmaestro and Lum placed fifth at their first international assignment in Gdansk, Poland. They are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe at the BC Centre of Excellence.

Petra Burka of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian team leader and Dr. Hemen Shukla, also of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian doctor onsite. Ron Conacher of Toronto, Ont., and Susan Heffernan of Roberts Creek, B.C., will be the Canadian officials at the event.