AMERICANS WIN THREE MEDALS AT 2017 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The United States took home three medals from the 2017 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.

Vincent Zhou won the gold medal in the men’s competition, beating the field by over ten points with 258.11 points. Zhou is the first American champion since Josh Farris won the title in 2003.

Alex Krasnozhon was eighth. Andrew Torgashev was 25th after the short program, but didn’t qualify for the free skate.

In ice dance, the duo of Rachel and Michael Parsons won the gold medal, earning 164.83 total points. The title marks the third for the Americans in the last four years.

Americans Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko took home the bronze with 154.68 points. It’s the second consecutive year that the United States has won two medals in the ice dance competition.

Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter were seventh.

In the ladies competition, Bradie Tennell finished seventh while Starr Andrews finished 12th

In pairs, Chelsea Liu and Brian Johnson, and Nica Digerness and Danny Neudecker were seventh and tenth, respectively.

Source: usfsa.org/isu.org

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