Kagiyama takes gold at French figure skating Grand Prix

Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama claimed the lads’s gold medal by a large margin on the Grenoble determine skating Grand Prix on Saturday after Russian world champion Anna Shcherbakova survived a slip to win the ladies’s occasion.

The 18-year-old Kagiyama had dominated the quick programme on Friday and, after the free routine, beat Russia’s Andrei Mozalev by over eight factors general, along with his compatriot Shun Sato coming third.

Winner within the Turin occasion earlier in November, this was Kagayima’s second success on the high stage and secures his place on the Grand Prix Closing in December in Osaka.

“The Grand Prix Closing was a part of my objectives for this season and because it takes place in Japan, I actually wished to participate there and I’m glad I make it,” he advised the ISU.

Within the ladies’s occasion, the 17-year-old Shcherbakova, who’s favorite to take the gold on the Winter Video games in February, slipped off the takeoff of her opening Lutz of Saturday’s free skate.

However Shcherbakova recovered with a quadruple flip to put up a complete of 229.69 factors.

“The error threw me off and I used to be very upset, however I did all my parts afterwards, which was crucial,” she mentioned.

Fellow Russian Alena Kostornaia was second, 7.84 factors behind, whereas Japan’s Wakaba Higuchi climbed from sixth to take the bronze.

Within the ice dancing, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron additionally fluffed a transfer however held their in a single day result in clinch gold.

The French winners suffered a uncommon second of horror throughout a sophisticated motion however by some means managed to proper themselves popping out of the transfer.

Later Saturday, the pairs podium may also be determined.

The Grenoble competitors follows Grand Prix occasions in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Turin and Tokyo.

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