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FIGURE SKATING | Oona, Gage Brown Capture World Junior Ice Dance Crown; Kida, Morita Finish 12th

The American siblings, who skated to “Muse Medley,” retained their lead after the rhythm dance and earned a comfortable victory.



Ice dancers Nao Kida and Masaya Morita compete in the free dance at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, on April 17. (KYODO)

The brother and sister team of Oona and Gage Brown of the United States won the world junior title in ice dance on Sunday afternoon, April 17 in Tallinn, Estonia. The American duo retained their lead after the rhythm dance to score a comfortable victory with a total score of 170.25 points.

Canada captured both the silver and bronze medals through Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell, who finished with 162.56, and Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont, who tallied 157.64.

Japan's Nao Kida and Masaya Morita, who were 14th after the rhythm dance, moved up to finish 12th in their very first world juniors. It was an impressive result for the 15-year-old Kida and 18-year-old Morita. Their total score was 132.94.

Read the full story here, on JAPAN Forward’s dedicated sports website SportsLook.

Author: Jack Gallagher

The author is a veteran sports journalist and one of the world’s foremost figure skating experts. Find articles and podcasts by Jack on his author page, here, and find him on Twitter @sportsjapan.

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