Ice dancers Kharis Ralph of Toronto, Ont., and Asher Hill of Pickering, Ont., won bronze over the weekend at the NRW Trophy, a senior international ice dance competition in Dortmund, Germany.

DORTMUND, Germany – Ice dancers Kharis Ralph of Toronto, Ont., and Asher Hill of Pickering, Ont., won bronze over the weekend at the NRW Trophy, a senior international ice dance competition in Dortmund, Germany.

Ralph and Hill sat in fourth following a short dance of 50.35 points but managed to climb on the podium with the third best free dance of the weekend (79.92), for a total score of 130.27 points. The representatives of Scarboro FSC were happy with the result, coming off a fourth place finish the previous weekend at the Cup of Nice. “It has been a long two weeks, so it wasn’t the best free dance, but we are happy with tonight’s performance,” Ralph stated following the competition on Sunday.

The Italian duo of Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri handily won the gold with 144.28 points overall. Alisa Agafonova and Alper Ucar of Turkey edged out the Canadians by 2.19 points, scoring 132.46 overall to win silver.