Canadian skater Conrad Orzel takes Silver, Cotop wins bronze at Bavarian Open
OBERTSDORF, Germany — Toronto’s Conrad Orzel won the silver medal in men’s competition and Aurora Cotop of Thornhill added a bronze in the women’s event Sunday to conclude the Bavarian Open figure skating competition.
Both skaters were competing for the first time at the senior international level.
In men’s competition, Koshiro Shamada of Japan took the gold with 210.80 points. Orzel, fourth after the short program on Friday, finished second with 200.51, while Peter-James Hallam of Britain was third at 192.10. There were 12 entries.
“Landing the two quad toes and my triple Axels were a big highlight for me,” said Orzel, 18. “Still there were costly mistakes on triple jumps, so I didn’t get the score I wanted. But it was a world ranking score which means I got the job done.”
Japan was 1-2 in the women’s event with Satoko Miyahara first at 204.56 and Yuna Aoki second at 182.90. Cotop ranked third in both programs and totalled 162.56. There were 18 entries.