Canada’s Madeline Schizas has pushed Canada into the final round of the figure skating team event at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Schizas, 18, placed third in the women’s singles with 69.90 points, moving Canada from sixth place to fourth in the team event. Only the top five countries advance to the final round.

Russia leads all countries with 36 points, the United States is second with 34, Japan is third with 29 and Canada is fourth with 24.

Canada is the reigning gold medal winner in the event, and earned silver in 2014.


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