Canada's Marjorie Lajoie, Zachary Lagha score junior ice dance gold

Canada's Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha held on to win ice dancing gold on Saturday at the fifth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in Zagreb, Croatia.

Quebec duo earn 1st-career Grand Prix victory, qualify for final in December

Canada's Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha earned their first junior Grand Prix victory and third medal in five career appearances on Saturday in Zagreb, Croatia. (Twitter/@SportcomQuebec)

Canada's Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha held on to win ice dancing gold on Saturday at the fifth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in Zagreb, Croatia.

Lajoie of Boucherville, Que., and Lagha of Greenfield Park, Que., finished with 150.30 points. Sofia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko of Russia were second at 145.05 and their compatriots Ksenia Konkina and Grigory Yakushev were third at 143.77.

It's the first victory for the Canadian duo and third medal in five junior Grand Prix career appearances. They won silver at the season opening event in Australia and are now qualified for the Grand Prix final in December.

It was Canada's second medal of the competition.

Joseph Phan of Laval, Que., took the in men's competition on Friday.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now