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Rostelecom Cup: BOBROVA/SOLOVIEV WIN GOLD DESPITE A FALL, WEAVER/POJE IN SECOND PLACE, CHOCK/BATES IN THIRD

Home crowd favourites Ekaterina Bobrova and Dimitri Soloviev won the gold medal of the ice dance competition at the Rostelecom cup in Moscow. Despite a bad fall during the free dance, the couple reached a score of 168.32 beating the canadian and the american pairs. They skated to the music of Vivaldi’s “Four season” and Mozart’s “Lacrimosa”. “Too bad about the fall, this was terrible. But aside from that it was a great skate and we enjoyed it. We have always to skate with these emotions, but we need to be a bit careful to control them. The levels were better than in our first competition, just the circular step sequence was second level, probably this was an effect of the fall”, Bobrova said. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew poje from Canada placed behind the russians with a total score of 163.14. Their “Tango” free program is very passionate dance. “Andrew and I are very pleased. It was a personal best skate for us, not a personal best score, but we are very happy that we came back strong and fought today. We are happy that the audience felt we skated the best today. The support was incredible, that helped us to perform very well”, Weaver noted. The americans Chock/Bates went home with a bronze medal and an overall score of 152.36. They chose the original soundtrack of the musical “Les Miserables” for their free dance this year.“Maddie and I a really happy with the week as a whole, especially our two performances. I think that this is our best competition to date. Our next event is U.S Championships, which will be our most important event and Olympic qualifier for us. We use this (competition) as a stepping stone for our preparation for that competition”

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