Canada’s Nam Nguyen triumphs at U.S. International Figure Skating Classic
Nam Nguyen of Ajax, Ont., overcame a self-described “disastrous” warm-up to win the gold medal in males’s competitors Friday at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake Metropolis.
Nguyen earned 213.52 factors with Michael Brezina of the Czech Republic second at 208.27 and Jimmy Ma of the U.S. third at 206.10.
“My warm-up was disastrous,” stated Nguyen, who could not have requested for a greater begin after ending final season with a 25th place at the world championships. “However I used to be capable of regroup afterwards and get the job executed.”
“The primary two-thirds of this system was strong with my two quads and triple Axel. Then the legs acquired actually heavy. I virtually cried going into the final soar as a result of I used to be hurting a lot.”
In pairs, Camille Ruest of Rimouski, Que., and Drew Wolfe of Calgary positioned fifth. Individuals have been 1-2, led by Ashley Can and Timothy Leduc.
Canada can be in medal competition in ice dancing and girls’s competitors.
Two-time Olympian Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., produced a clear program and is third after the ladies’s brief program with 63.28. Satoko Miyahara of Japan leads at 67.53 and Eunsoo Lim of South Korea is second at 64.85.
Haley Gross sales of Burnaby, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker of Langley, B.C. are third after the brief dance with 54.11. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the U.S., are first at 79.11 and their compatriots Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko are second at 68.61.
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