Cipres and James win second Grand Prix title

Cipres and James win second Grand Prix title
By Sportsbeat

25/11/2018 at 13:04Updated

Morgan Cipres and Vanessa James overcame a disappointing first day to bag pairs gold at the Grand Prix Internationaux de France on home ice in Grenoble.

The duo dazzled the judges in the free skating to finish first after struggling in the short programme.

They had been third after the first stage of the competition but jumped up the rankings with 140.53 points in the free skating, giving them the winning score of 205.77 points.

James said: "We’re both happy with the fight today, especially after a disappointing short program yesterday. We're very proud to have our second gold medal at a Grand Prix."

American pair Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea took the silver medal, scoring 191.43 points with their fourth place in the short programme and second in the free skating.

Overnight leaders Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Sozlovskii dropped down to the bronze medal position.

The Russian duo finished with 189.84 points, just 1.89 points clear of fourth-placed pair Tae Ok Ryom and Ju Sik Kim, of South Korea.

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