Canada’s Stephen Gogolev captured men’s gold at the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Vancouver on Friday night.
The 13-year-old from Toronto blew the rest of the competition away with a combined score of 233.58 to top the podium.
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Russia’s Petr Gumennik was the runner-up with 218.75 and Japan’s Koshiro Shimada rounded out the podium with 214.38.
Gogolev sat in second place after Thursday’s short program with 78.82 points, but put on a stunning performance in Friday’s free skate. His score of 154.76 easily propelled him to first.
Source : cbc