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Marinaro caps great figure skating season with bronze

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Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers capped their tremendous figure skating season with a bronze medal in pairs at the World Team Trophy.

Their third-place finish last week was the Canadian team’s best result at the ISU event in Japan.

In the team event, skaters compete in their disciplines with short and free programs.

Canada, seeded sixth entering the competition, finished fifth overall, behind the U.S., Japan, Russia and France.

“I felt we performed this program better than at worlds,” Moore-Towers said of the World Championships in March, where they finished seventh.

“We used our breathing spots a little bit better and we learned a lot of lessons that we will take with us next year,” she told Skate Canada.

“It’s a little better to end the season on a positive skate,” Marinaro added.


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