Alaine Chartrand shocks, wins women's figure skating title at nationals
Alaine Chartrand captured gold in women's singles at the Canadian figure skating championships, while Gabrielle Daleman dropped to fifth place.
Chartrand says the victory was redemption after a heartbreaking season that saw her miss the Pyeongchang Olympic team by a narrow margin.
The 22-year-old from Prescott, Ont., skated a clean program to music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard," scoring 185.91 points.
Daleman led after the short program in her first competition since taking the fall season off to focus on her mental health.
But the 21-year-old from Newmarket, Ont., a bronze medallist at the 2017 world championships, fell twice in her free skate, and nearly fell twice more, plummeting to fifth place. She burst into tears after her marks were shown.