VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nathan Chen rebounded from a shocking battle final weekend at Skate America to high the brief program Friday at Skate Canada.
Third final week in Las Vegas after profitable 14 straight occasions since March 2018, the 22-year-old American scored 106.72 factors to open the competitors at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports activities Centre.
“Any time, each in observe and competitors, if you don’t do properly, I need instantly to get one other alternative to attempt,” Chen stated. “I don’t know if it’s going to achieve success or however I need that subsequent alternative. I’m thrilled I’ve this chance to do this once more relatively than wait three or 4 weeks.”
The three-time world champion who received the Grand Prix Closing in Vancouver in 2019, Chen had a whooping technical component rating of 60.29.
Fellow American Jason Brown was second at 94.00, and Canada’s Keegan Messing was third at 93.28 in entrance of about 600 followers on the College of British Columbia rink.
“Having the gang was unimaginable,” Lacking stated. “I virtually forgot what it was wish to skate with a crowd. They have been pumping me up and getting me going. I felt like my toes have been floating on the ice tonight.”
At night time within the ladies’s brief program, 15-year-old Kamila Valieva scored 84.19 factors to steer a Russian sweep of the highest three spots. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, the 2015 world champion, was second at 81.24, and Alena Kostornaia third at 75.58.
China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong led the pairs after the brief program at 78.94. Russia’s Daria Pavliuchenko and Denis Khodykin have been a distant second at 69.46. People Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc have been sixth at 61.68.
In ice dancing, Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier led at 85.65. They received the 2019 occasion in Kelowna. Italy’s Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri have been second at 78.82, adopted by Spain’s Olivia Good and Adrian Diaz at 76.97.
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