Vanessa James and Eric Radford debut at Autumn Classic International

Vanessa James and Eric Radford (Photo via Skate Canada)

Canadian figure skaters Vanessa James and Eric Radford made their competitive debut together at the 2021 Autumn Classic International in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada.

James and Radford began their short program performance with a triple twist lift and, then, the pair attempted a side-by-side triple Salchow; however, James doubled the jump and fell. A later triple flip throw was successful. They earned a score of 68.29 points.

The 33-year-old James and 36-year-old Radford announced their partnership in April.

2020 Japanese national champions Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara lead after the first day of the competition with a score of 72.32 points. Meagan Duhamel, who won three Olympic medals and two World titles as Radford’s partner, is listed as one of Miura’s and Kihara’s coaches.

Results after short program:

  1. Riku MIURA / Ryuichi KIHARA (JPN) – 72.32
  2. Vanessa JAMES / Eric RADFORD (CAN) – 68.29
  3. Ashley CAIN-GRIBBLE / Timothy LEDUC (USA) – 59.58
  4. Deanna STELLATO-DUDEK / Maxime DESCHAMPS (CAN) – 57.83
  5. Katie MCBEATH / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY (USA) – 56.60
  6. Jessica PFUND / Joshua SANTILLAN (SUI) – 53.39
  7. Lori-Ann MATTE / Thierry FERLAND (CAN) – 51.17

Judges’ Scores


Women, after short program

  1. Marilena KITROMILIS (CYP) – 61.33
  2. Seoyeon JI (KOR) – 60.67
  3. Young YOU (KOR) – 60.66
  4. Starr ANDREWS (USA) – 59.21
  5. Karen CHEN (USA) – 58.01
  6. Eliska BREZINOVA (CZE) – 52.52
  7. Siwon LEE (KOR) – 52.31
  8. Gabrielle DALEMAN (CAN) – 51.84
  9. Emily BAUSBACK (CAN) – 51.61
  10. Alison SCHUMACHER (CAN) – 47.51
  11. Jenny SHYU (TPE) – 40.24

Judges’ Scores

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: