Silver medalists earlier this month at the Grand Prix d’Angers, France, Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen repeated the feat on Saturday by once again finishing on the second step of the podium, this time at the Grand Prix d’Angers, France. ‘Espoo, Finland.
Ice dancers from Quebec placed in the second provisional row after the rhythmic dance program that was presented on Friday. Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates, winners of Texas Allen at the very start of the season, were then the only ones ahead of Fournier Beaudry and Sorensen in the rankings.
In the free dance on Saturday, Chock and Bates again had the best score of the day with 123.85 points. Right behind them, the Quebecers received 123.70 points and secured their place on the second step of the podium with a total of 206.32 points.
“We are extremely happy to have delivered another great performance with a routine that we really enjoy. It’s always nice to come to Finland, the crowd is very warm and it’s an event we love year after year,” Sorensen began.
This medal should also allow the Canadian duo to participate in the Grand Prix Final, which will be held on December 7 in Beijing, China. Fournier Beaudry and Sorensen took sixth place in Turin last year.
“We are going to the finals for the second year in a row! This is great and sure to be fun. We will take time to return to training at home in the next few days to be ready,” said Laurence Fournier Beaudry.
“We’re excited about what’s next. We don’t want to make big changes in our routines, we just need to improve a few technical points and everything could be perfect,” she added.
The Americans and Canadians were joined on the podium by Finns Juulia Turkkila and Matthias Versluis (195.80 points).