Oakville skater solid in women’s short program at worlds


Published March 23, 2022 at 4:35 pm

Oakville skater Madeline Schizas is 10 after the women's short program on Wednesday at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in France. SKATE CANADA PHOTO

A solid performance Wednesday by Oakville skater Madeline Schizas helped her qualify for the women’s free skate at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in France.

The local skater sits 10 after the short program, qualifying her for Friday’s free skate. The Canadian Olympian, who placed 19 in Beijing, finished with a score of 64.20

Olympic bronze medallist Kaori Sakamoto holds a comfortable lead after the short program with 80.32 points.

The Japanese skater leads Loena Hendrickx of Belgium by five points and is nearly eight points ahead of American skater Mariah Bell.

Olympic gold medallist Anna Shcherbakova, silver medallist Alexandra Trusova and fourth-place finisher Kamila Valieva are not competing with Russians barred from international competition following the invasion of Ukraine.


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