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:
- Riku MIURA / Ryuichi KIHARA (JPN) – 72.32
- Vanessa JAMES / Eric RADFORD (CAN) – 68.29
- Ashley CAIN-GRIBBLE / Timothy LEDUC (USA) – 59.58
- Deanna STELLATO-DUDEK / Maxime DESCHAMPS (CAN) – 57.83
- Katie MCBEATH / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY (USA) – 56.60
- Jessica PFUND / Joshua SANTILLAN (SUI) – 53.39
- Lori-Ann MATTE / Thierry FERLAND (CAN) – 51.17
Women, after short program
- Marilena KITROMILIS (CYP) – 61.33
- Seoyeon JI (KOR) – 60.67
- Young YOU (KOR) – 60.66
- Starr ANDREWS (USA) – 59.21
- Karen CHEN (USA) – 58.01
- Eliska BREZINOVA (CZE) – 52.52
- Siwon LEE (KOR) – 52.31
- Gabrielle DALEMAN (CAN) – 51.84
- Emily BAUSBACK (CAN) – 51.61
- Alison SCHUMACHER (CAN) – 47.51
- Jenny SHYU (TPE) – 40.24