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Quebecers Julianne Séguin and Charlie Bilodeau got 63.98 for their performance.
Osaka — Quebecers Julianne Séguin and Charlie Bilodeau finished in fifth place in the short program at the NHK Trophy figure skating on Friday.
Séguin, Montreal, and Bilodeau, Rimouski, have obtained 63.98 for their performance. They have experienced difficulties during their jumps side by side, but seemed strong on their scope with a triple twist and throw triple.
“This is not a performance that shows what we can do, said Seguin, who missed part of last season because of a concussion. Overall, however, we have a good feeling. This is a work in progress. “
Unsurprisingly, the champions of the world chinese Wenjing Sui and Cong Han, who have skated on the song Hallelujah, dominated the competition with a score of 79,43 points.
Russians Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov, as well as their compatriots Kristina Astakhova and Alexei Rogonov, followed in second and third places respectively with 75,05 and 70,47 points.
On the men’s side, Canada’s Keegan Messing has also led to the fifth level in the short program, with a crop of 80,13 points. His compatriot Toronto’s Nam Nguyen has seen its share of trouble and finished 11th and last place of the competition.
“My main goal today was to skate and have fun, said Messing. The crowd was very receptive to my performance. I am happy to have successfully completed the quad-triple toe loop, and it was the first time this week that I fell on my triple axel. “
The Russian Sergei Voronov flew over the test with 90,06 points.
The NHK Trophy is the fourth stop of the Grand Prix series of figure skating.