Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Figure Skater Stephen Gogolev Wins Gold in Junior Grand Prix Debut

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Figure Skater Stephen Gogolev Wins Gold in Junior Grand Prix Debut

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Gogolev wins gold in Junior Grand Prix debut

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Stephen Gogolev landed three quadruple jumps en route to a golden performance in men's competition Friday at the season-opening stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

In his skate to excerpts from the "Sherlock Holmes" soundtrack, Gogolev also became the first Canadian to land a quad Lutz in competition.

Gogolev, a 13-year-old from Toronto, totalled 226.13 points for the victory with Mitsuki Sumoto of Japan second at 210.31 and Daniel Grassl of Italy third at 199.26.

"To land those three quads really brings up my confidence," said Gogolev, who is coached by Brian Orser and Lee Barkell."I still need to get some runs though done so I can improve the second half of my skate."

Aleksa Rakic, also 13, from Burnaby, B. …

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