US ice dancers Nguyen and Kolesnik win junior gold

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Americans Avonley Nguyen and Vadym Kolesnik won the ice dance gold medal at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Saturday.

Two-time U.S. champ Alysa Liu earned the bronze medal in the women’s event.

Nguyen and Kolesnik were in third place coming into the free dance, but less than two points behind the leaders. The 2020 U.S. junior winners were the final team to skate and finished off their best international best performance, to “Piano Concerto No. 2” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, with 108.91 points. Their technical score of 58.64 was nearly three points higher than the rest of the field.