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Canadian stars shine on home ice at Skate Canada

REGINA, Canada, Oct. 29 -- It's reported by Xinhua that Canada's skating stars collected four medals, including three gold as the competition at Skate Canada International in Regina wrapped up Saturday.
 
World silver medalist Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada won the battle of the "Black Swans" as the ladies' event concluded with the Free Skating. The 21-year-old scored 136.85 points and won with 212.91 points overall.
 
"Overall, it was my best performance of the season, although some of the jumps did not work out very great," Osmond said.
 
Russia's Maria Sotskova, the 2016 World Junior silver medalist, earned 126.42 points for the free skating and totalled 192.52 points to claim the silver. Ashley Wagner of the United States jumped from seventh after the short program to the podium, taking the bronze with a total score of 183.94 points.
 
Three-time and reigning World Champions Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir took their seventh Skate Canada title in Regina and set a record score at 199.86 points. Teammates Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje ranked third in the Free Dance at 112.54 points, but held on to second place with 190.01 points overall. Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue of the United States finished second in the Free Dance with 113.35 points. Overall, they remained in third place at 189.43 points.
 
Japan's Shoma Uno cracked 300 points at Skate Canada International to claim the third Grand Prix gold medal of his career. American Jason Brown earned the silver medal and Russia's Alexander Samarin took the bronze in his debut at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
 
The 19-year-old Uno, who already has two ISU Grand Prix Final bronze medals to his name, collected 197.48 points and accumulated 301.10 points in total.
 
Brown scored 170.43 points and moved up one place at 261.14 points overall. Samarin, the 2017 World junior bronze medalist set a personal best with 166.04 points and totalled 250.06 points to take the bronze medal in his first senior Grand Prix event.
 
Canada's two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford soared to gold with 222.22 points as the competition at Skate Canada International concluded with Pairs Free Skating.
 
World silver medalists Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot of Germany took the silver medal overall at 215.66 points. France's Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres earned the bronze with 141.33 points for their Free Skating which gave them 214.37 points overall.
 
Russia's Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert remained in fourth place with 192.70 points. Cheng Peng/Yang Jin of China moved up from seventh to fifth with 182.50 points.
 
Skate Canada International is the second of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The top six skaters and couples in each discipline qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya, Japan in December. The global prize money for the Grand Prix is 272,000 US dollars.