Watch the highlights as the favorites prevailed at the Internationaux de France in Grenoble. Five skaters grabbed the last available spots for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. The Internationaux de France was the sixth and last event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2018/19.
World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) rebounded after a sub-par Short Program to take the gold. After winning the short program, Jason Brown (USA) had to settle for silver and the bronze went to Russia’s Alexander Samarin.
Three-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France continued their winning ways and cruised to the gold in Grenoble. Russians Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov held on to their silver medal and booked their ticket to the Grand Prix Final, while Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier of Canada stayed in third place to earn the bronze.
Rika Kihira led the Japanese Ladies to a one-two finish at the Internationaux de France and took her second Grand Prix gold medal this season. Mai Mihara slipped from first to second while Bradie Tennell (USA) climbed from sixth to third, edging Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) off the podium.
World bronze medalists Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres of France came back from a faulty Short Program in the Free Skating to claim their second Grand Prix gold medal this season. In an event that produced a few surprises, Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea (USA) captured the silver medal while overnight leaders Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii of Russia earned the bronze. Both Kayne/O’Shea and Boikova/Kozlovskii won their first ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating medal.