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Chartrand claims fifth at Junior Figure skating Championships

The Canadian Press

3/16/2014 9:45:00 PM

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., climbed from seventh to fifth spot in women's competition Sunday at the ISU world junior figure skating championships.

Elena Radionova led a Russian medal sweep with Serafima Sakhanovich second and Evgenia Medvedeva third.

Chartrand, seventh after Friday's short program, took charge in the free skate to finish with 164.35 points. The 17-year-old was fifth at the 2014 national skating championships and seventh at the 2014 ISU Four Continents figure skating championships.

Larkyn Austman of Coquitlam, B.C., was 16th in her world juniors debut. The 15-year-old finished eighth at her first international assignment on the ISU junior Grand Prix circuit in Estonia earlier this season, and earned a 10th place finish at this year's national skating championships, competing in the senior category.

Nam Nguyen of Toronto won the gold medal Saturday in men's competition and Madeline Edwards of Port Moody, B.C., and Zhao Kai Pang of Burnaby, B.C., took bronze in ice dancing on Friday.