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2015/03/07 - Heartbreak for Bent and MacKeen at world juniors

TALLIN, Estonia – Mackenzie Bent of Uxbridge, Ont., and Garrett MacKeen of Oshawa, Ont., took fifth spot in ice dancing on Saturday at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

Anna Yanovskaya and Sergey Mozgov of Russia won the gold medal, Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter of the U.S. were second and Alexandra Nazarova and Maxim Nikitin of Ukraine third.

Bent and MacKeen were second after Thursday’s short dance and appeared in contention for a medal until with seconds left in their free dance, MacKeen slipped and fell on both knees causing a major point deduction.  Their free dance was ranked eighth.

Madeline Edwards of Port Moody, B.C., and ZhaoKai Pang of Burnaby, B.C., remained sixth despite posting the fourth best free dance.

In men’s competition, Shoma Uno of Japan took the gold with Boyang Jin of China second and Sota Yamamoto of Japan third.

Roman Sadovsky of Vaughan, Ont., was 14th.

Canada ends the competition with one silver earned by Julianne Séguin of Longueuil, Que., and Charlie Bilodeau of Trois-Pistoles, Que., in pairs on Thursday.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/wjc2015/index.htm

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