EGNA, Italy – There was a change in the standings but Canada maintained its two medal positions to win silver and bronze Saturday at the Egna Dance Trophy figure skating competition.
Sofia Lukinskaya and Valriy Angelopol of Russia took the gold in the novice ice dancing with 94.29 points.
Nadiia Bashynska of Markham, Ont., and Peter Beaumont of Unionville, Ont., moved from third to second with 84.92 for the silver and Miku Makita of Anmore, B.C., and Tyler Gunara of Burnaby, B.C., were third at 83.74.
‘’We really worked hard for this,’’ said Bashynska, 14. ‘’We are really pleased with the marks we received today especially for an international event.’’
‘’We are really thankful for the opportunity to skate abroad,’’ added Beaumont, 16. ‘’To get the silver medal means a lot to both of us. With the training and effort we put into it we are really happy with the result.’’
Bashynska and Beaumont won the national novice title last month just ahead of Mikita and Gunara who were second after the two pattern dances on Friday.
‘’We are happy with the medal but disappointed in our skating,’’ said Mikita, 14. ‘’Our free dance didn’t go as planned and I think we learned some valuable lessons.’’
‘’It wasn’t one of our greatest performances,’’ agreed Gunara, 15. ‘’But we still learned a lot about ourselves for next season. Still to win a medal at our first international event felt pretty good.’’
Full results: Egna Dance Trophy