Eric Radford and Vanessa James, Canada’s newest pairs combo, continued to impress at the Autumn Classic International on Friday, finishing second in the free skate to finish second overall.
The couple scored a 115.72 free-skate score, bringing their total to 184.01, trailing Japan’s Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara’s total of 204.06. The Japanese pair won both the short programme and the free skate, with a score of 131.74 in the latter.
Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps of Canada finished third with a score of 112.08, barely 0.07 ahead of American team Katie McBeath and Nathan Bartholomay.
Radford, a three-time Olympic medalist, and two-time world champion revealed in April that he and James would be returning to the competition. James formerly participated for France, where he won the European and Grand Prix Final championships as well as a bronze medal in the World Championships.