Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of London, Ontario won the silver medal in the 2017 International Skating Union Grand Prix Final in Nagoya, Japan on Saturday.It was Virtue and Moir’s fifth career silver medal in ice dancing at the ISU Grand Prix Final. Their lone Grand Prix final win came in 2017 in Marseille, France.
Virtue and Moir were beaten to the top of the podium by two-time world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France. Papadakis and Cizeron posted a score of 202.16 points. Virtue and Moir’s second place score was 199.86 points. Maia and Alex Shibutani of the United States won the bronze medal with 188 points. Virtue and Moir reached the podium by 12.46 points over Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the United States, who finished in fourth place with a score of 188 points.
Canada also came away with two third place finishes from the ISU Grand Prix Final. Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, Newfoundland won bronze in the women’s singles and Meagan Duhamel of Sudbury, Ontario and Eric Radford of Winnipeg, Manitoba won the bronze medal in the pairs competition.
In the women’s singles, Osmond posted a score of 215.16 points. Alina Zagitova of Russia won the gold medal with a score of 223.3 points. Maria Sotskova of Russia won the silver medal with 216.28 points. Osmond reached the podium by 0.51 points over Carolina Kostner of Italy, who finished in fourth place with 214.65 points.
In the pairs, Duhamel and Radford posted a score of 210.83 points. Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany won the gold medal with 236.68 points. Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China won the silver medal with 230.89 points. Duhamel and Radford reached the podium by 1.57 points over Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia who finished in fourth place with a score of 209.26 points. The 2017 ISU Grand Prix Final was the last major figure skating competition prior to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.