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Kurt Browning, Pj Kwong recap Skate America on podcast

10/27/2014 10:11 EDT | Updated 12/27/2014 05:59 EST
Click above as CBC Sports’ Kurt Browning and Pj Kwong look back at Skate America over the weekend in Hoffman Estates, Ill., in their podcast.

On Saturday, Canada’s Nam Nguyen jumped four spots to win a bronze medal. Seventh after the short program, he showed well in the free and finished with 232.24 points. Japan's Tatsuki Machida was a runaway winner with a score of 269.09.

Nam, whose heritage is Vietnames, was born in Ottawa but moved to Vancouver at the age of one. The 16-year-old is considered by many as Canada's next great skater. 

He was 13th at the 2012 junior worlds and landed his first-ever triple axel in competition at the event. 

Earlier this year, Nam landed two triple axels in his free program to become the 2014 world junior champion. Two weeks later, he was skating at the senior worlds in Saitama, Japan where he finished 12th.

In pairs, Vanessa Grenier of Sherbrooke, Que., and Maxime Deschamps of Loretteville, Que., were sixth in their senior Grand Prix debut on Sunday.

In Friday’s ice dance short competition, Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams of Canada placed sixth with 55.10 points.

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