Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Teen Nam Nguyen Wins Bronze Medal in Senior Grand Prix Debut

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Teen Nam Nguyen Wins Bronze Medal in Senior Grand Prix Debut

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Nguyen wins bronze in senior GP debut

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Canada's world junior champion Nam Nguyen landed a quadruple Salchow and two triple Axels to win a bronze medal at Skate America on Saturday, in his senior Grand Prix debut.

Tatsuki Machida of Japan took the gold medal with 269.09 points, Jason Brown of the U.S. was second with 234.17, while Nguyen scored 232.24 to finish third.

The 16-year-old from Toronto landed the quad and two triple Axels -- including one in combination -- in the opening minute of his program to music from "La Strada." He added five more triples including a beautiful Lutz to cap the program.

The medal was a bit of a surprise for Nguyen, who was seventh after the short program on Friday.

"I didn't have a great week of training so it's nice to finish like this with a satisfying performance," said Nguyen who is coached by Brian Orser. ''The start of my program is important but I know I still have the rest of the program to focus on. …

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