Madeline Schiz won her second consecutive national figure skating title on Saturday (January 14) in Oshawa, Ontario, on Canadian Skating Championships.
The 19-year-old from Ontario wowed fans with her “West Side Story” themed roller skates, which began with a sequence of triple Lutz, triple toe and double axle, triple toe, double toe.
Schizas posted a combined score of 196.47, surpassing the 2020 junior champion Kaiya Ruiter (189.36). Fiona Bombardier he was third with a score of 189.54.
“It’s a bit surreal, I didn’t expect to ever become a two-time Canadian champion in my life,” Schizas later said. “It’s just amazing. I just wanted to come to the nationals when I was nice and to be here as a two-time champion is just crazy.”
In Saturday’s free skate, Schizas was second with a score of 128.15. But she had a seven-point lead from the short program, which allowed her to overtake Ruiter, whose 129.82 cleared the free skate.
Schizas is the first woman to repeat the title of Canadian champion since then Kaetlyn Osmond he did so in 2013-14. Osmond won Olympic bronze and the world title in 2018.
Later Saturday night Keegan Messing looking for a second title in a row. He leads the short program.
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2023 Canadian Ice Skating Championships – Results
**Here is the table after the Women’s Free Program_._ See the full list of results here.
1. Madeline Schizas 196.47
2. Kaiya Ruiter 189.36
3. Fiona Bombardier 180.54
4. Sarah-Maude Dupuis 169.56
5. Lia Pereira 165.83
6. Justine Miclette 162.95