Vanessa James and Eric Radford launched their new partnership for Canada with a Silver Medal in pairs at the Autumn Classic International figure skating competition.
Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan finished in first place with 131.74 points, James and Radford follow with 115.72 points, and Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps from Canada finished third with 112.08 points.
Skating to Harry Styles, James and Radford opened with a solid triple twist and executed a clean throw triple Salchow later on. But they were shaky on their side-by-side jumps with James falling once and stepping out of another.
‘’For me it’s a learning lesson on how to control my stress,’’ said James. ‘’I’m taking this as a step in our career.’’
2021 Autumn Classic International Pairs - Free Skating Results
131.74 Riku MIURA / Ryuichi KIHARA - JPN
115.72 Vanessa JAMES / Eric RADFORD – CAN
112.08 Deanna STELLATO-DUDEK / Maxime DESCHAMPS – CAN
112.01 Katie MCBEATH / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY - USA
111.06 Ashley CAIN-GRIBBLE / Timothy LEDUC - USA
93.44 Jessica PFUND / Joshua SANTILLAN - SUI
89.27 Lori-Ann MATTE / Thierry FERLAND - CAN