COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Madison Chock and Evan Bates delivered the season-simplest free dance they wanted to edge Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nkolaj Sorensen and receive the ice dance at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Sunday.
The four-time American champions scored 133.14 sides to their free dance for a complete of 220.81. Their Canadian opponents, who also catch of abode a season simplest with their free dance, executed with 214.08 sides to elevate shut the silver medal.
Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha scored 200.00 sides to elevate shut the bronze medal.
It became the third title for Chock and Bates at the marquee match for non-European international locations, and it underscores their scheme as the favorites to receive the ice dance world title next month in Japan. Their ultimate opponents, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Canada, didn’t compete at Four Continents after a hit their head-to-head assembly at the Colossal Prix Closing.
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