Joannie Rochette Wins Skate Canada

November 21, 2009

After an astounding short program and an even better long, Joannie Rochette has won gold at the 2009 Skate Canada International today.

Upon completion of her short program yesterday, she received the best marks of her career, 70 points. Her previous best was 67.90, when she won the silver medal at the world figure skating championships last season in Los Angeles. (Kim Yu-Na of South Korea has the world-record short-program score of 76.28, set last week at Skate America.)

Here is Joannie's fantastic short program:

Patrick Chan has finished in a disappointing 6th place after falling 3 times during his long program.

Jessica Dube and Bryce Davison won bronze after Dube singled a side by side triple salchow.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are currently sitting in first place with the Free Dance still tomorrow. I'm actually kind of shocked that they are in first because Tessa does slip and fall at 1:18 AND 1:29!!


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