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Gold for Sotskova, silver for Chen at JGP Croatia

Yanovskaia, Mozgov take gold in ice dance; Parsons siblings win silver
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Russia's Maria Sotskova topped the ladies podium in Croatia. -Getty Images

Competition wrapped up on the final day of JGP Croatia, the last of seven 2014 Junior Grand Prix (JGP) events. The ladies and ice dance champions were crowned Saturday.


Russia's Maria Sotskova took the top podium spot after scoring 112.33 points in her free skate to bring her competition total to 170.81. After an opening triple flip-triple toe combination, she was clean on all but one of her remaining jumps, highlighted by a triple Lutz-double toe combination and a double Axel-loop-triple Salchow combination.

American Karen Chen picked up her second medal of the 2014 JGP Series, taking silver after earning 106.70 points in her third-place free skate. Chen, who fell just short of taking the competition's top spot with a total score of 169.41, opened with a triple Lutz-triple toe combination worth 11.30 points. She also landed a triple Lutz-double toe combination. She is the first alternate for the JGP Final.

Russian Alexandra Proklova won bronze, scoring 107.93 points in her second-place free skate for a 159.23 total. Proklova, skating to "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinski, had a powerful opening behind a triple Lutz-double toe combination and a triple flip-loop-triple Salchow combination. She landed her remaining six jumps and also had three Level 4 spins.

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Anna Yanovskaia and Sergei Mozgov took home gold in dance, ending with a competition total of 145.34. The Russian duo earned 88.55 points in their free dance, starting with a Level 3 step sequence, following that with a Level 4 combination spin and closing with a Level 3 step sequence.

Americans Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons won silver with an 84.05-point free dance, bringing their competition total to 140.33. The Parsons, who had positive Grades of Execuation (GOE) on every element, used a Level 3 circular step sequence, a set of Level 4 twizzles and a Level 3 diagonal step sequence to secure their second JGP medal of the season.

Hungary's Carolina Moscheni and Adam Lukacs finished with the bronze medal after earning a score of 82.82 for their free dance to bring their competition total to 135.96. After opening with a Level 4 straight line lift, the Hungarian duo performed back-to-back serpentine step sequences and diagonal step sequences.

Elliana Pogrebinsky and Alex Benoit turned in a top-10 finish for Team USA, finishing eighth with a score of 106.92.