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09/20/2015 20:36 EDT | Updated 09/20/2016 01:12 EDT

Canada's Paradis & Xavier-Ouellette win figure skating bronze

Canadian ice dancers Elisabeth Paradis and Francois Xavier-Ouellette won bronze medals at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City.

Paradis of Loretteville, Que., and Xavier-Ouellette of Laval, Que., scored 136.90 points Saturday night to finish in third place.

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the U.S. took the gold with 153.62 points, Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen of Denmark were second at 141.08.

"We had some technical struggles but we were really happy we skated it with good feeling, together," Paradis said. ''We need to work more on the elements, especially the step sequences, and do a lot more run-throughs.''

Brianna Delmaestro of Port Moody, B.C., and Timothy Lum of Burnaby, B.C., the Canadian junior champions, were sixth.

On Friday, Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro of Sarnia, Ont., won the bronze medal in pairs.

In ladies' event, Canadian junior champion Selena Zhao of Montreal produced the third best free skate of the night hitting six triple jumps, two in combination to climb from ninth to fifth overall with 157.03 points.  Véronik Mallet of Sept-Iles, Que., was ninth.

Satoko Miyahara of Japan won the gold, while Elizabet Tursynbaeva of Kazakhstan earned silver and bronze went to Angela Wang of the United States.