Oakville skater’s best still not enough to get Canada onto podium at Olympics
Published February 7, 2022 at 12:57 pm
A personal-best performance by Oakville’s Madeline Schizas led Canada to a fourth-place finish in the team figure skating event Monday at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The 18-year-old Milton Skating club member, backed by a triple Lutz-triple toe combination, a triple Salchow and a double Axel-triple loop combination, finished third with a score of 132.04 in the women’s free skate.
That beat her previous best of 125.44.
Despite Schizas’ personal-best performance, the defending Olympic champion Canadian team missed the podium in the figure skating team event for the first time at the Olympics.
Russia would win gold in the event, while the United States grabbed silver and Japan bronze.
It was another personal-best performance by Schizas in the women’s short program that helped Canada earn its berth in the five-team final.
The White Oaks Secondary School grad finished third with a score of 69.60 to lift Canada from sixth place to fourth in the standings.
The top five countries advanced to the free skate and free dance portions.
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