Japan’s Rinka Watanabe captured gold in girls’s singles at Skate Canada International on a tough day for Canadians Madeline Schizas and Gabrielle Daleman.
Skating to the soundtrack of Jin, Watanabe landed a triple Axel — a leap few feminine skaters try — to attain 197.59 on Saturday in Mississauga, Ont.
Starr Andrews of the United States scored 191.26 to win silver, whereas You Young of South Korea, who additionally landed a triple Axel, captured the bronze (190.15).
It was a disastrous day for Schizas and Daleman, who had been 1-2 after Friday’s quick program.
Schizas, a 19-year-old from Oakville, Ont., and the reigning Canadian champion, tumbled right down to seventh place with 180.59, falling as soon as and two-footing a few leap landings.
Daleman, a 24-year-old from Newmarket, Ont., and two-time Olympian, fell twice, and practically fell a 3rd time to complete tenth (171.61).
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier had been scheduled to go for ice dance gold later Saturday. The Canadians led after Friday’s quick program. The occasion concludes with the pairs and males’s singles Saturday night time.
WATCH l Schizas held lead after girls’s quick program:
The Grand Prix circuit culminates in the Final in Turin, Italy in December.
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Schedule of occasions
- Saturday, Oct. 22: Ice dance free dance (3:20 p.m. ET), pairs free program (5:55 p.m. ET), males’s free program (7:31 p.m. ET)
- Sunday, Oct. 23: Gala exhibition (2 p.m. ET)