Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ontario have won the bronze medal in ice dancing at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy. For Weaver and Poje on Saturday, it was their third career medal in ice dancing at the world championships.
Weaver and Poje posted a third place total score of 192.35 points. Reigning Olympic silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won the gold medal with a total score of 207.2 points. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the United States won the bronze medal with a score of 196.64 points. Weaver and Poje earned their bronze medal by 0.27 points over the Italian duo of Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, who finished in fourth place with a total score of 192.08 points on home ice.
It was interesting that Weaver and Poje returned to perform to the music “Je Suis Malade.” Weaver and Poje originally performed to the song at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France. At the time, Weaver and Poje finished in fourth place.
Prior to 2018, Weaver and Poje won the silver medal in ice dancing at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan and the bronze medal in ice dancing at the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai.
Weaver is 28 and Poje is 31. It is doubtful that the pair will stick around for another four years and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. However an Olympic medal could peak their interest to continue for another four years.