SALT LAKE CITY – Haley Sales of Burnaby, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker of Langley, B.C., missed a medal by half a point and placed fourth in ice dancing on Saturday to conclude the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic.
World championship silver medallists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the U.S. won the gold with 197.42. Their compatriots Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko were second at 174.04 and Misato Komatsubara and Tim Koleto of Japan were third at 142.93.
Sales and Wamsteeker, third after the short dance, followed at 142.48.
Two-time Olympian Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., was also in the medal hunt in women’s competition but struggled in her free skate and was sixth with 169.15. She was third after the short program.
‘’Today was rough,’’ said Daleman. ‘’It was a long day, there was a delay but I learned from it. I’d been training really well leading into this competition and I showed it in the short. But in the long there was stuff that was decent but a lot needs to be improved.’’
Satoko Miyahara of Japan won the gold with 201.23, Eunsoo Lim of South Korea was second at 187.30 and her compatriot Yelim Kim was third at 176.65.
On Friday, Nam Nguyen of Toronto won the gold in the men’s event.
Full results: 2018 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic