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Newberry smashes personal best and Jones & Boyadji in top ten - Worlds day 2 review

Graham Newberry shattered his personal best in the Men's Singles Short Program with a score of 74.92 on the second day of the World Figure Skating Championships in France.

Skating to Torture by Les Friction his well landed triple axel started off what would be a wonderful clean routine that scored well over his previous personal best of 64.49. The sensational performance left him in 21st after the Short Program and comfortably in the Free Skate on Saturday. The Romford-based skater will be in the opening group on for the finale that starts at 09:55 (GMT) and will be broadcast on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer and BBC Sport app.

Zoe Jones and Chris Boyadji came into the Pairs Free Skate in tenth after a season's best Short Program yesterday. They recorded a second season's best in two days for an emotional routine that was awarded 94.57. It was a fitting way to bow out as they bring their career together to a close.

Their total of 144.24 looked to be good enough for 11th until the American Pair of Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc had to withdraw after a nasty fall from Cain-Gribble left them unable to register a score.

Jones was emotional as she stepped off the ice and the enormity of the moment appeared to catch up with her. The 42-year-old has shown remarkable longevity in a career based on the love of skating and competing. A tenth place at their fifth and final World Championships as a Pair was truly well deserved.

Alexa Knierim / Brandon Frazier of the USA picked up the gold medal, Japan's Riku Miura/ Ryuichi Kihara came second with Canada's Vanessa James / Eric Radford taking the final place on the podium.


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