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Madison Hubbell And Zach Donohue Make It 2-For-2 With Skate Canada Title

By Paul D. Bowker | Oct. 27, 2018, 9:30 p.m. (ET)

(L-R) Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue wave to fans at the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Skate America on Oct. 21, 2018 in Everett, Wash.


Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue are now a perfect 2-for-2.

Skating to their “Romeo and Juliet” free dance on Saturday, Hubbell and Donohue won the ice dancing competition at Skate Canada in Laval, Quebec, the second stop on the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. They won the series opener last week at Skate America.

Hubbell and Donohue, who made their Olympic debut in the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, had a score of 120.27 in their free dance Saturday for a total score of 200.76. They also led the competition after Friday’s short program with a season-best score of 80.49.

The victory qualified Hubbell and Donohue for the Grand Prix Final, which takes place in Vancouver in December.

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Their free dance score Saturday was topped only by Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov, who posted a 120.51.

Hubbell and Donohue are the current U.S. champions. They finished fourth in the 2017 Grand Prix Final.

Sinitsina and Katsalapov finished second with a score of 195.17, and Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier were third with a score of 186.97.

The next Grand Prix stop is November 2-4 in Helsinki, Finland.

Paul D. Bowker has been writing about Olympic sports since 1996, when he was an assistant bureau chief in Atlanta. He is sports editor of the Cape Cod Times and a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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