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Lewis, Bye take silver at Youth Olympic Games

Rose, Goodpaster help Team Desire win gold in mixed team event
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Team USA's Chloe Rose Lewis and Logan Bye came away with a personal-best free dance at the Youth Olympic Games to claim silver. -Getty Images

Team USA took home two medals at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Chloe Rose Lewis and Logan Bye are the Youth Olympic Games ice dance silver medalists, while Sarah Rose and Joseph Goodpaster won gold as part of Team Desire in the mixed team event.

Performing to a Spanish medley, Lewis and Bye skated their international personal-best free dance to move up from third after the short dance and secure the silver medal. The duo came away with 81.30 points for the free dance to finish with a 136.37-point total. The performance featured several Level 4 elements including the twizzles, spin and lift. Lewis and Bye, who train in Igor Shpilband's camp in Novi, Michigan, set themselves up well after the short dance, earning 55.07 points and all positive Grades of Execution.

They were joined on the podium by gold medalists Anastasia Shpilevaya and Grigory Smirnov and bronze medalists Anastasia Skoptcova and Kirill Aleshin, both of Russia.

Making her international debut, Southern California's Vanna Giang finished eighth with a total score of 135.65 points. Giang's free skate, set to music from The Island of Secrets soundtrack by Panu Aaltio, included a trio of Level 4 spins, a double axel-double axel combination and a triple salchow. Her free skate earned a total of 87.51 points. The ladies podium consisted of Russia's Polina Tsurskaya, Russia's Maria Sotskova and Kazakhstan's Elizabet Tursynbaeva.

Camden Pulkinen, who lives and trains in the Phoenix area, finished seventh overall in the men's event after earning 108.68 points for his free skate. Set to music by Niccolò Paganini, Pulkinen skated a clean routine, capitalizing on three jump combinations: a triple lutz-double-toe, triple flip-double toe and double axel-loop-double salchow. The men's podium included Japan's Sota Yamamoto, Canada's Roman Sadovsky and Latvia's Deniss Vasiļjevs.

In the pairs competition, Rose and Goodpaster finished sixth, scoring 80.06 in their free skate set to music from The Nightmare Before Christmas, earning 126.53 points overall. The pairs podium consisted of Russia's Ekaterina Borisova and Dmitry Sopot, the Czech Republics Anna Duskova and Martin Bidar and Russia's Alina Ustimkina and Nikita Volodin.

Rose and Goodpaster also had the unique opportunity to skate in the mixed team event. Each team/duo skated their free skate and earned points based on their respective finishes which counted toward their team's overall score. Eight teams, made up of athletes from around the world, competed in this unique event. As part of Team Desire, Rose and Goodpaster earned four points for their fifth-place finish. They also improve on their previous Youth Olympic Games free skate score with 82.47 points. Team Desire's other members were China's Li Xiangning (five points), Russia's Dmitri Aliev (seven points) and Russia's Skoptcova and Aleshin (seven points).