Canada's Bobak, Beharry win junior pairs silver at Grand Prix Final
Katherine Bobak and Ian Beharry captured a silver medal in junior pairs for Canada at the ISU Grand Prix Final on Friday in Quebec City, to continue their swift rise up the figure skating ranks.
The 17-year-old Bobak and Beharry, 19, earned a score of 152.65 points overall, clinching silver with their second-place performance in the free program.
Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China won the gold with 160.43 points, while Americans Britney Simpson and Matthew Blackmer scored 146.35 for bronze.
Bobak and Beharry, both from Guelph, Ont., have only been competing together since last February, but earned a gold and silver in their two Junior Grand Prix events to earn a berth in the Final.
"I think both of our skating styles are really similar, that's what everybody said right off the bat in our first tryout," said Beharry, who also has a job as a Zamboni driver.
"I would say he's got a really calm personality so even when I'm a little high maintenance it always balances each other out, I guess," said Bobak, a Grade 12 student.
Their medal was Canada's first in pairs at the Final since Jessica Dube and Bryce Davison won gold in 2003.
"And to do it in Canada, couldn't ask for anything else," said Beharry.